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(Salsa dancing events for Tuesday, May 3, 2016)

ODC Salsa

Event Type:  Salsa Dance Lessons
Cost:  $14 for one class ($1 cash discount)
Location:  San Francisco
Description:  New York style mambo classes by Gabriel Romero, taught at the esteemed Oberlin Dance Collective School of Rhythm and Motion in San Francisco.
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Double Salsa! at Top Dance Ballroom

Event Type:  Salsa Dancing Lesson
Cost:  $20
Location:  San Jose
Description:  Double Salsa! An hour and a half of fun patterns and technique. All levels, drop-ins welcome, no partner required.
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Salsa With Juan

Event Type:  Beginner Lesson, Intermediate Lesson
Cost:  $15
Location:  Oakland
Description:  Beginning and intermediate level salsa lessons taught by Juan Gil in Oakland every Tuesday night.
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Albertos Salsa

Event Type:  Beginner Lesson, Intermediate Lesson, Dance Party
Cost:  $10 ($7 student, $15 band nights)
Location:  Mountain View
Description:  A cool bar & lounge located in Mountain View with a great instructor and chill atmosphere. Plenty of seating, a full bar, and live bands of Friday nights. Music is a mix of salsa and bachata, with a sprinkling of cha cha and merrengue.
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Intermediate Salsa Class Top Dance Ballroom

Event Type:  Salsa Dancing Lesson
Cost:  $15 for one class and $24 for both classes
Location:  San Jose
Description:  Intermediate salsa lessons every Tuesday at Top Dance Ballroom taught by Darwin. Covers salsa turn patterns and footwork. Open to dancers of all ages, no partner necessary.
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Freestyle Salsa Tuesdays

Event Type:  Salsa Dancing Lesson
Cost:  $15
Location:  San Francisco
Description:  Learn social dancing from the dance worlds of Salsa, Timba, Son, Cha Cha Cha (depending on who shows up) with experienced "freestyle salsa" instructor Garry Johnson. Classes every Tuesday @7:45-8:45 PM at Genesis DanceSport Studio on Clement Street in Inner Richmond (SF). $15 drop-in. Packages available.
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Afrocuban Rumba Salsa Classes

Event Type:  Afro Cuban Lessons
Cost:  $13
Location:  Berkeley
Description:  Afro-Cuban Rumba lessons taught by veteran dance instructor Erick Barberia at The Beat in Berkeley, every Tuesday night and Saturday morning. The class explores the the roots of Afro-Cuban dance from Cuban Son, Rumba, and it's heavy African influences all the way to present day Timba, pushing you to improve your body movement and expression.
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Beginners Salsa Bootcamp

Event Type:  Salsa Dancing Lesson
Cost:  $15 drop-in or $48 for the month
Location:  San Jose
Description:  Salsa Bootcamp! Beginners and Beyond with Ky Van and Big Bad Mike. Do you have 2 left feet? Are you a total beginner? Do you need to refresh and practice your cool moves? Then this class is perfect for you! Every class starts with a warm up and basic footwork and turns. Call Ky-Van (pronounced key-van). Drop in cost are $15 per class or $48 per month.
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Echale Mas Salsa

Event Type:  Salsa Dancing Social
Cost:  $10
Location:  San Francisco
Description:  Salsa dancing every Tuesday night at Playa SF (the new home of Cafe Cocomo). Doors open 9pm and dancing all night until 2am, to the rhythms of salsa, mambo, and guaguanco. Music by DJ ELDJX, DJ Orlando, and guest DJs. Plenty of free parking in the area after 7pm.
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Pick School Salsa Lessons

Event Type:  Beginner & Intermediate Salsa Lessons
Cost:  $16 drop-in
Location:  San Francisco
Description:  Salsa dancing lessons at the Pick School of Ballroom Dancing in San Francisco. Cost is $16 for drop-ins, with discounts available if you purchase multiple weeks at once. First class is free, see the Pick School website for more details.
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Bay Area Schools Dominate 2016 College Salsa Congress

Posted April 26, 2016 by

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Photo by Raul Photography Company

For the second year in a row teams from the Bay Area took the tops spots at the annual College Salsa Congress held in Los Angeles. Los Salseros de Stanford and SJSU’s Spartan Mambo were just 1 point apart, and took 1st and 2nd at this year’s competition.

The two teams competed against some of the top college salsa teams from California including Cal State Long Beach, UCLA, Santa Clara University, and longtime rivals Cal State Northridge, who placed 3rd in the competition.

Congratulations to both teams, way to represent Bay Area salsa!
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2016 SF Salsa Festival Coming Next Month!

Posted February 26, 2016 by Takeshi

SF Salsa Festival 2016

The 8th Annual San Francisco Salsa Festival is coming in less than a month!

The SF Salsa Festival is a 3-day long salsa festival held in San Francisco every year, featuring dance workshops, competitions, performances, live music and dancing until 2am every night. The event will be held from Thursday, March 24th to Saturday, March 26th at the Park Central Hotel in SoMa.

This year’s event features some of the top salsa dancers from around the world, including 3X world salsa champions Rafael & Carine of Brazil, two-time world champions MG Dance Company from LA, and Majesty and Motion Dance Company from San Diego. The event will also feature live music from The New Swing Sextet and Montuno Swing!

The SF Salsa Festival is the top salsa event of the year to attend in the Bay Area, so be sure to check it out! You can purchase tickets and find out more information about the event on the SF Festival website.

World Salsa Summit 2016 Results

Posted February 4, 2016 by Takeshi

World Salsa Summit 2016

The World Salsa Summit is an international salsa and Latin dance competition organized by Billy Fajardo and held every year at the Deauville Beach Resort in Miami.

This year the competition runs from Thursday, February 4th to Sunday, February 8th, and dozens of competitors from the Bay Area are flying out to compete at the event. Salsa By The Bay will be in Miami to provide live coverage of the event as well as live competition results.
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Amanda Needs Your Support!

Posted January 5, 2016 by Takeshi

Amanda Hanes

Many of you know longtime Bay Area salsa dancer Amanda Hanes. She is a beautiful, bubbly 25 year old with a heart of gold. And she needs a liver transplant very very soon.

Please help us raise funds for Amanda. Your donations will go towards her medical bills for her liver transplant.

https://www.gofundme.com/3bh6v7tw

This is her story:
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World Latin Dance Cup 2015 Results

Posted December 14, 2015 by Takeshi

2015 World Latin Dance Cup

The World Latin Dance Cup is an international Latin dance competition organized every year by Albert Torres Productions. This year’s competition took place from Monday, December 14th to Sunday through Sunday, December 20th at the Deauville Beach Resort Hotel in Miami.

There was quite a bit of controversy at this year’s World Latin Dance Cup and you can read all about it here.

Dozens of competitors from the Bay Area competed at the WLDC this year, and as usual we provided live coverage of the event as well as results from the competition. See below for the winners of the 2015 World Latin Dance Cup.

2015 World Latin Dance Results

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