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(Salsa dancing events for Monday, August 29, 2016)

Salsa With Rebecca

Event Type:  Beginning & Intermediate Salsa Lessons
Cost:  $15 drop-in or $50 for 4 week series
Location:  Berkeley
Description:  Beginning and intermediate salsa classes by Rebecca Chehalis Miller every Monday at The Works Exercise and Dance Studio in Berkeley. 4 week progressive series, but drop-ins welcome.
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Mambo Mondays at Alberto’s

Event Type:  Ladies Styling, Salsa Dancing Lesson, Salsa Dancing Social
Cost:  $10
Location:  Mountain View
Description:  New York style salsa lessons and social dancing at Alberto's Night Club in Mountain View, taught by veteran salsa instructor Victoria Ruskovoloshina. Ladies styling at 8pm, partnering at 9pm, and social dancing at 10pm. Currently on break for the holidays, class will return January 19th, 2015.
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Salsa Rueda Class

Event Type:  Salsa Rueda Class
Cost:  $12
Location:  San Francisco
Description:  Salsa Rueda (aka Rueda de Casino) lessons at the Dance Mission Theater in SF taught by veteran instructor Ramon Ramos Alayo. Salsa Rueda is a dance where couples dance in a circle, and was developed in Havana, Cuba. Everyone dances together in a circle, dancing simultaneously to the caller's commands. Experience with Cuban salsa dancing required.
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Salsa Rueda Mondays

Event Type:  Salsa Rueda Lesson
Cost:  $5 per 30 min class
Location:  Oakland
Description:  Salsa rueda classes by Karen Lile, Michael Arntz, and Jennae Wallace taught at the Lake Merritt Dance Center in Oakland every Monday night. Beginner lessons start at 8:15pm, with more advanced lessons held throughout the rest of the evening.
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Salsa With Tianne

Event Type:  Beginner & Intermediate Salsa Lessons
Cost:  $15 drop-in, $50 for 4 classes, $80 for 8 classes
Location:  San Francisco
Description:  Salsa classes taught by 3-time World Salsa Championships finalist Tianne Frias and Ricardo Tellez at the Danzhaus Center in San Francisco. Monday classes start at 8pm, followed by an intermediate lesson at 9pm. Beginner lessons on Tuesdays and Thursdays begin at 7pm. No experience necessary for the beginner lessons, discounts available when purchasing as a package.
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Salsamania Salsa Mondays

Event Type:  Beginner & Intermediate Salsa Lessons
Cost:  $12 drop-in (one level), $18 drop-in (both levels), $40 4-week series (one level), $60 4-week series (both levels), $5 social dancing only (after 9 pm)
Location:  Oakland
Description:  Salsa lessons taught by John & Liz of Salsamania Dance Company at the Just Dance Ballroom in Oakland every Monday. There are classes of two difficulty levels, beginner and intermediate, followed by open floor practice so you can practice your new moves.
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SalsaCrazy Mondays

Event Type:  Salsa Lessons, Dance Party
Cost:  $20 for Lessons, $10 Afterwards
Location:  San Francisco
Description:  SalsaCrazy Mondays features beginner & intermediate salsa dancing lessons followed by Dancing at the Neck of the Woods (formerly the Rockit Room) every Monday night in San Francisco. Beginner friendly atmosphere, no partner necessary. Free street parking available nearby.
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Rueda and Rhythm

Event Type:  Salsa Rueda Lesson
Cost:  $14 per class or $30 for a 4-class card
Location:  Oakland
Description:  A two hour-long salsa and rueda class held every Monday night in Oakland with a special focus on Rhythm and Musicality. Classes start at 7:30pm and 8:30pm with four instructors who teach four different levels simultaneously – we offer Levels 1, 2, 3, and 4 all at once. Special rhythm and musicality instruction in Oakland: Every hour at Levels 3 and 4 we will be teaching new rhythmic footwork, timing, and movement exercises to raise your rhythmic awareness and improve your connection to the music. Fun con Ritmo!
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Cuban Salsa Lessons in SF

Event Type:  Cuban Salsa Lessons
Cost:  $12
Location:  San Francisco
Description:  Cuban salsa lessons taught at the Dance Mission Theater in San Francisco every Monday and Wednesday by Ramon Ramos Alayo. In his class, Ramon teaches basic Cuban footwork, style, and musicality as well as complex turn patterns. No partner necessary, wear comfortable clothes.
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Salsa With Tomaj

Event Type:  Beginner and Intermediate/Advanced Salsa Lessons
Cost:  $15 drop-in
Location:  Orinda
Description:  Monday night salsa classes in Orinda with Tomaj Trenda.
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San Jose Jazz Summer Fest This Weekend!

Posted August 11, 2016 by

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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

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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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