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(Salsa dancing events for Sunday, August 2, 2015)

Salsa Rueda at the Tannery

Event Type:  Salsa Dancing Lesson
Cost:  $7 General, $5 for Students
Location:  Santa Cruz
Description:  Beginner level salsa rueda (circular salsa) lessons taught every Sunday afternoon at the Tannery Dance Center in Santa Cruz by the Bailamos Salsa Rueda team.
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Birdland Salsita Social Club

Event Type:  Salsa Dancing Lesson, Salsa Dancing Social
Cost:  $10-15
Location:  Oakland
Description:  Weekly Sunday salsa lessons and live music social at the new Birdland Salsista Social Club in Oakland, the new salsa meet-up in the East Bay.
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Salsa w/ Pantea

Event Type:  Beginner Lesson, Intermediate Lesson, Dance Party
Cost:  $12 Intermediate
Location:  Mountain View
Description:  Sexy beginning and intermediate salsa lessons by Pantea, followed by dancing until 11pm.
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Sausalito Seahorse Salsa Sunday

Event Type:  Salsa Lesson, Live Music, Salsa Dancing
Cost:  $10
Location:  Sausalito
Description:  Salsa dancing and live music every Sunday at the Seahorse restaurant in Sausalito. Salsa lesson with Carolina from 4-5pm, followed by dancing and music until 10pm. The venue has plenty of free parking, good food, and live music every Sunday.
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KoKeto’s Salsa Sundays

Event Type:  Salsa Dancing Social
Cost:  $10
Location:  Belmont
Description:  Salsa dancing every Sunday afternoon at St James Gate Irish Pub in Belmont. Indoor and outdoor seating, full bar & restaurant, and plenty of parking. DJ Antonio playing the hottest salsa, bachata, and merengue. Grand Opening on Sunday June 22nd featuring live salsa music by Julio Bravo y su Orquesta Salsabor.
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Sensual Salchata Nights

Event Type:  Salsa/Bachata Lessons, Social Dancing
Cost:  $10 ($15 on band nights)
Location:  Santa Rosa
Description:  Beginner salsa and bachata lessons, followed by a night of dancing at the Flamingo Resort Conference Center in Santa Rosa. Live bands on some nights. Dance lessons by Antonio Morán and Irene Silva of Santa Rosa Salsa, no partner or experience necessary.
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Salsa by the Sea

Event Type:  Outdoor Dance Party
Cost:  Free
Location:  Santa Cruz
Description:  Salsa By The Sea is a free, weekly outdoor salsa dancing event held next to the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk, by the Ideal Bar & Grill. The event runs all year long (except when it rains) and the start time depends on the season (later in the summer, earlier in the winter). Some weekends are "Bachata by the Sea", with more bachata music played than salsa.
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Allegro Salsa Party

Event Type:  Beginner Lesson, Intermediate Lesson, Social Dancing
Cost:  $8 Social, $12 w/ Lesson
Location:  Emeryville
Description:  A weekly, all-ages salsa social at Allegro Ballroom in Emeryville. Starts with beginner and intermediate salsa lessons taught by Garry & Isabelle followed by a night of dancing in a spacious ballroom setting. Features salsa, bachata, and timba music.
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SF Bachata Festival Coming This Weekend!

Posted July 14, 2015 by

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Are you ready for the biggest Bachata event of the year? The annual SF Bachata Festival is coming this weekend! The party kicks off on Wednesday and Thursday night with pre-parties at Caribbean Gardens in Burlingame, followed by a weekend of non-stop dance workshops, performances, live music and dancing until 6am every morning.

This event isn’t just for bachata-lovers either, the SF Bachata Festival also features rooms for dancing kizomba, zouk, and salsa as well. This is one of the best dance festivals of the summer, and one event you don’t want to miss!

More info on the SF Bachata Festival website.

‘Más Bhangraton': A New Indian/Fusion Single

Posted July 13, 2015 by Takeshi

Check out the new Indian/Latin fusion release ‘Más Bhangraton’ by local Bay Area dancer and musician, Giju John. The new single, featuring Mixman Shawn, combines the upbeat sounds of Bhangra with the hard hitting rhythms of reggaeton.

Spartan Mambo & Stanford Win At College Salsa Congress

Posted May 4, 2015 by Takeshi

2015 College Salsa Congress Spartan Mambo
Photo by Raul Photography Company

Congratulations to San Jose State University’s Spartan Mambo and Los Salseros de Stanford who competed and won at the 8th Annual College Salsa Congress held in Huntington Beach this past weekend!

SJSU and Stanford placed 1st and 3rd respectively in a competition against college salsa teams from across California, including San Diego State, UCLA, Long Beach, and Cal State Northridge. The two teams also had strong showings at last year’s competition.
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Afinkao 10 Year Anniversary Coming May 8-9th

Posted April 23, 2015 by Takeshi

Afinkao 10 Year Anniversary

Afinkao Dance Company is celebrating their 10 year anniversary this year with a two-day long Dance Showcase from Friday May 8th – Saturday May 9th at the Allegro Ballroom in Emeryville.

The party begins Friday night with a bachata dance intensive with Francisco Junior and Kathy Reyes, followed by an evening of dancing with live music from Somos El Son. The evening also features a Jack & Jill competition where competitors are paired off with a random partner and compete in social dancing.
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2015 SF Salsa Festival Coming Next Weekend

Posted March 25, 2015 by Takeshi

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The 7th Annual San Francisco Salsa Festival is happening next weekend from April 2-4! The SF Salsa Festival is one of the largest salsa events of the year, and is sure to bring hundreds of dancers together in San Francisco for an awesome weekend of dancing!

Organized by Salsamania Dance Company, the SF Salsa Festival is a weekend-long event filled with workshops, performances, live music, and dancing. The party kicks off on Thursday night at Club Verdi where the party will go until 2am and dancers will get a taste of what’s in store for the festival.
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