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Salsa Events Going On Today:

(Salsa dancing events for Friday, October 21, 2016)

Featured Events:

Salsa With Tiffany

Event Type:  Beginner, Intermediate & Advanced Salsa Lessons
Cost:  Beginner:
$12 drop-in, or $40 for 4 classes
$15 drop-in, or $45 for 4 classes
$15 drop-in, or $50 for 4 classes
Ladies Styling:
$20 drop-in. or $70 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. (more…)
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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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Club Fox Salsa Night

Event Type:  Salsa Dancing, Live Music
Cost:  $15 ($10 w/ student ID)
Location:  Redwood City
Description:  Salsa dancing every 1st & 3rd Friday of the month (every Friday during the summer!) 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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Palomar Ballroom

Event Type:  Beginner Lesson, Intermediate Lesson, Dance Party
Cost:  $12 Classes & Party, $6 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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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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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 rueda moves taught every Thursday at the ODC Dance Commons by veteran Rueda-instructor Ryan Mead.
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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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San Jose Jazz Summer Fest This Weekend!

Posted August 11, 2016 by


Get ready for the largest outdoor salsa dancing event of the year! The San Jose Jazz Summer Fest (also known as the San Jose Jazz Festival) is coming up this weekend!

The San Jose Jazz Summer Fest is the largest music festival held in San Jose every year, featuring hundreds of musicians and dozens of stages spanning multiple city blocks in downtown San Jose. The musical genres span everything from Jazz and Blues to Funk and R&B, and there are even dedicated stages just for Salsa and Latin Jazz!

This is a must-go event for salsa and music lovers, and is a great chance to dance outdoors and enjoy some amazing music! Tickets and more information can be found on the San Jose Jazz website.

Bay Area Schools Dominate 2016 College Salsa Congress

Posted April 26, 2016 by Takeshi


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.

This is her story:
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