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Salsa Events Going On Today:

(Salsa dancing events for Friday, April 25, 2014)

Important: Event times are subject to change. Always double check with the event organizer before making plans.

Cigar Bar

Event Type:  Music & Dancing
Cost:  $7
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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Latin Fever Friday – Bachata & Kizomba Night

Event Type:  Salsa Dancing Social
Cost:  $15
Location:  Berkeley
Description:  This is an intimate and classy event - ONLY 250 tickets will be sold at the door. Kizomba lessons taught by Yasert Ortega from 9:15pm - 10:15pm followed by social dancing until 2am to the hottest Kizomba, Bachata, and Mambo beats in the Bay. Dress to impress.
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Top Dance Ballroom Salsa Fridays

Event Type:  Salsa Dancing Lesson, Salsa Dancing Social
Cost:  $15 Lesson + Dancing, $10 Just Dancing
Location:  San Jose
Description:  Salsa lessons and social dancing every Friday at Top Dance Ballroom in San Jose. Lessons are at 8pm followed by dancing, no partner necessary. Lessons by Ricki Anaya of Salsa Dance Now every 2nd and 4th Friday of the month, and lessons with David every other Friday. The cost is $15 for the lesson and party or $10 for just the dancing/party without the lesson. Open to all ages.
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Palomar Ballroom

Event Type:  Beginner Lesson, Intermediate Lesson, Dance Party
Cost:  $10 Classes & Party, $5 Just Dancing
Location:  Santa Cruz
Description:  Drop in a salsa class with Jeremy, followed by a salsa party with music from DJ Omambo at the Palomar Ballroom.
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Club Milano Salsa

Event Type:  Salsa Dancing Lesson, Salsa Dancing Social
Cost:  $10 before 10:30pm, $15 after
Location:  San Jose
Description:  Salsa dancing every 2nd and 4th Friday of the month at Club Milano in downtown San Jose. Salsa dancing lessons from 9-10pm with world renowned dancers from Grizzly Dance Company and bachata lessons by Kristin La Chinita. Live Latin music every week and separate bachata room for sensual dancing.
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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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Taste Fridays

Event Type:  Bachata & Salsa Lesson, Dance Party, Live Music
Cost:  $15
Location:  San Francisco
Description:  Taste Fridays is an event held every Friday at Cafe Cocomo in San Francisco, combining gourmet food tasting, salsa & bachata lessons, live music, performances, and dancing until 2 in the morning. Taste aims to be more than just a dance event, but a party for all your senses.
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Club Fox Salsa Night

Event Type:  Salsa Dancing, Live Music
Cost:  $15
Location:  Redwood City
Description:  Salsa dancing every Friday night at Club Fox in Redwood City, sponsored by Salsa Pa'l Bailador. Dancing from 9pm-2am to the hottest salsa, bachata, merengue, and cha cha cha. Live music on some nights.
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Mint Leaf Salsa Berkeley

Event Type:  Salsa Dance Party
Cost:  $5
Location:  Berkeley
Description:  Salsa dancing every Friday night at the Mint Leaf restaurant ("Casa De La Musica") in Berkeley, playing the best salsa and timba Cubana spun by DJ Antonio. Smooth floor, full bar, and late night dining menu.
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Cesars Latin Palace

Event Type:  Salsa Dancing Social
Cost:  $10.00
Location:  San Francisco
Description:  Dancing to live music by Cesar's Latin Allstars Band (a 10-piece Latin Orchestra) at Cesar's Latin Palace in San Francisco. Band followed by music from DJ Lionel Chartrand playing the hottest salsa, merrengue, boleros, and cumbias. Enjoy dancing on a 5000 square foot dance floor. Plenty of free parking.
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Cheryl Burke Salsa

Event Type:  Beginner Lesson, Intermediate Lesson, Dance Party
Cost:  $10 Beginner, $12 Intermediate
Location:  Mountain View
Description:  Beginning and intermediate salsa lessons, followed by dancing in a ballroom setting.
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Salsa Rueda ODC

Event Type:  Beginning & Intermediate Salsa Rueda Lessons
Cost:  $13 a class
Location:  San Francisco
Description:  Beginning and intermediate Miami-style Salsa and Havana-style Casino moves taught every Thursday at the ODC Dance Commons by veteran Rueda-instructor Ryan Mead.
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You can find more information about the audition on their website.

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