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Salsa Events Going On Today:

(Salsa dancing events for Saturday, February 28, 2015)

Salsa With Tiffany

Event Type:  Beginner, Intermediate & Advanced Salsa Lessons
Cost:  Beginner: $10 drop-in, or $35 for 4 classes
Intermediate: $12 drop-in, or $40 for 4 classes
Advanced: $14 drop-in, or $45 for 4 classes
Location:  Oakland
Description:  Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced salsa lessons by Tiffany Wu, with the focus of leading and following skills, which enables one to dance with anyone with ease and style. Classes are held as progressive series in the first 4 Saturdays of every month. Every month, a new Salsa dance sequence is taught and reviewed through the 4-week period. Body movement and styling tips are incorporated to the sequences, and so are leading and following techniques (what makes a true social dancer).
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Rodchata’s Salsa Mega Party

Event Type:  Salsa Dancing Lesson, Salsa Dancing Social
Cost:  $15
Location:  Emeryville
Description:  A dance party hosted by Rodchata at Allegro Ballrom in Emeryville every 4th Saturday and 5th of the month. Salsa, bachata, kizomba, and cha cha cha lessons early in the evening followed by dancing to live Latin music (different bands every month). 3 rooms for dancing salsa & timba, kizomba, and bachata. Plenty of free parking, all ages welcome. (more…)
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Cigar Bar

Event Type:  Music & Dancing
Cost:  $10
Location:  San Francisco
Description:  Salsa night at The Cigar Bar & Grill, a unique San Francisco restaurant & bar located in historic Jackson Square, featuring salsa dancing every Friday and Saturday night. Live salsa music every night, and free before 9:30pm.
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SabrosoSF Space 550

Event Type:  Salsa Lesson, Salsa Social, Live Music
Cost:  $20, $25 for special events
Location:  San Francisco
Description:  Salsa dancing every 2nd and 4th Saturday of the month at Space 550 in San Francisco. Salsa lessons by Jake Jacobs at 8:30pm, followed by dancing until 2am in the morning. Three rooms for dancing and live salsa music every week. For 1st & 3rd Saturdays, see Yerba Buena Social Club.
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The Ramp

Event Type:  Live Music
Cost:  $10 after 4 Pm
Location:  San Francisco
Description:  Live music & outdoor barbecue at a local waterfront spot, located in Mission Bay, one of the sunniest parts of San Francisco. During the cooler months there is a heated tent with dancing every Saturday, weather permitting.
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Kizomba Soul Night, Redwood City

Event Type:  Kizomba Dancing Lesson, Kizomba Social
Cost:  $10 lesson + social, $8 just social
Location:  Redwood City
Description:  Kizomba lessons and dancing every Saturday night at Studio S Broadway in Redwood City. Kizomba lessons from 9:15pm by Joe followed by kizomba dancing until 1am in the morning.
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Stanford Salsa

Event Type:  Salsa Lessons, Salsa Dancing
Cost:  Free
Location:  Stanford
Description:  A salsa dancing social organized by Los Salseros de Stanford on the Stanford University campus. This is an all ages that's open to both students and non-students. The exact location of their social can change from week to week, so be sure to check out their Facebook page for the latest location.
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Kizomba, Zouk, Bachata at Mint Leaf, Berkeley

Event Type:  Kizomba Dancing Lesson, Kizomba Social
Cost:  $5
Location:  Berkeley
Description:  A kizomba, zouk, and bachata party every 2nd and 4th Saturday of the month at the Mint Lead Indian Bistro in Berkeley. Kizomba lessons at 10pm followed by dancing until 1:45am. Free street parking available.
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Roccapulco Salsa

Event Type:  Lessons, Live Music, Social Dancing
Cost:  $10 before 10pm
Location:  San Francisco
Description:  Salsa dancing every Friday and Saturday night at Club Roccapulco in the heart of San Francisco, featuring a large dance floor, two floors, and a full bar. Roccapulco also offers live salsa music on Friday nights.
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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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Pacific Mambo Orchestra Releasing New Single “Pacific Mambo Dance”

Posted February 6, 2015 by

Pacific Mambo Dance

Last year the Pacific Mambo Orchestra from the SF Bay Area shocked the music world by winning a Grammy Award for Best Tropical Latin Album over household names such as Marc Anthony.

Now, for the first time since their Kickstarter-funded launch in 2013, Pacific Mambo Orchestra is launching a brand new single called the “Pacific Mambo Dance”. The single will be available worldwide digitally on March 3rd 2015. The new song from PMO is an infectious, get-off-your-feet dance anthem that aims to be a favorite at salsa clubs around the world.
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World Latin Dance Cup 2014 Results

Posted December 8, 2014 by Takeshi

2014 World Latin Dance Cup

The World Latin Dance Cup is one of the largest Latin dance competitions in the world, and it’s happening this week in Miami. Every year the competition attracts over 800 competitors from 40 countries, including many from right here in SF Bay Area. Salsa By The Bay will be providing live coverage of the event from Miami– check this page to find out the latest competition results and updates from the 2014 World Latin Dance Cup.
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2014 SF Salsa Congress Happening This Weekend!

Posted November 20, 2014 by Takeshi

2014-sf-salsa-congress

Are you ready for the biggest salsa event of the year? The 2014 SF Salsa Congress is coming to the Bay Area this weekend, starting off with a kickoff party tonight at the Oakland Marriott Convention Center.

If you’ve never been to the SF Salsa Congress before, it is a 4-day long salsa festival held every year at the Oakland Marriott Hotel. The event attracts over 3,000 dancers from around the world for 4 days of non-stop dancing.

The event kicks off on Thursday night with dancing, live music, and performances at the Oakland Marriott. Then the party continues from Friday through Saturday, with dance workshops by professional instructors every day from 10am-4pm, amazing dance shows by some of the best dancers in the world, and social dancing until 4am in the morning every night.

If you love salsa, bachata, and kizomba, this is one event you don’t want to miss! You can find full details about the congress here.

Halloween Salsa Parties 2014

Posted October 22, 2014 by Takeshi

Halloween Salsa Party

I hope you’ve picked up some Halloween salsa costumes, because there are a bunch of Halloween salsa parties coming up in the Bay Area that are going to be hot!

Below is our round-up of 2014 Halloween salsa parties in the Bay Area, from San Francisco and the East Bay, all the way down to San Jose. Let us know in the comments if we’ve missed any!
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Cafe Cocomo Closing For Good After This Weekend

Posted September 10, 2014 by Takeshi

Cafe Cocomo Closing Down

We have heard from numerous sources that Cafe Cocomo will be closing down for good after this weekend.

We first reported that Cocomo would be closing back in June, as the location was sold to developers for the construction of new condos. However, the closing date was pushed back multiple times due to permits and other issues, and last we heard that Cocomo might even be open until November.

However, it now appears that this week will officially be the last week for Cocomo, and the building is scheduled to be torn down, bringing an end to one of the most iconic salsa dancing venues in the Bay Area.
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