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(Salsa dancing events for Sunday, December 21, 2014)

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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Caribbean Garden

Event Type:  Salsa Lessons, Social Dancing, Bar
Cost:  $10
Location:  Burlingame
Description:  Salsa Dance lessons and party based at Burlingame's popular Caribbean Garden. Lessons by John and Liz.
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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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La Havana Salsa Sundays at Caña SF

Event Type:  Salsa Dancing Social
Cost:  Free before 6pm
Location:  San Francisco
Description:  Music, brunch, and cocktails served at Caña San Francisco every Sunday. Brunch served from 11am-3pm, with dancing kicking off from 4pm-10pm. Kitchen open until 8pm. Playing the hottest salsa, merengue, bachata, and Latin Beats with Chuy Gomez and DJ Mind Motion, and speal guest DJ's every week. Free beginning salsa class by Big Rob Herrera from 3:30-4:30. Free before 6pm. Bands start at 12pm, call 415-235-4036 for reservations!
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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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Sunday Salsa Class

Event Type:  Beginner Lesson, Intermediate Lesson
Cost:  $15 drop-in, $50 for 4 classes, $80 for 8 classes
Location:  San Francisco
Description:  Sunday salsa classes with Tianne Frias and Jack Lin at the Metronome. Beginner lesson at 5pm emphasizing connection, musicality, and fun. Novice level at 6pm covers one elemental salsa pattern. Intermediate classes at 7pm emphasizes creativity and connection, focusing on learning a complete repertoire of foundational salsa patterns.
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Hot Bachata Nights

Event Type:  Salsa & Bachata Lessons, Dance Party
Cost:  $10 party, $5/per class
Location:  San Francisco
Description:  Salsa, bachata, and kizomba lessons every Sunday night at club A3 Atmosphere in San Francisco. 3 rooms of dancing with salsa, bachata, and kizomba music. Full bar and free street parking. One of the best places to go dancing in San Francisco on a Sunday night.
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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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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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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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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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World Latin Dance Cup 2014 Results

Posted December 8, 2014 by

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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Baila Conmigo Competing Tonight On America’s Got Talent

Posted September 2, 2014 by Takeshi

Baila Conmigo AGT

The salsa dance team Baila Conmigo will be competing tonight in the semi-finals of America’s Got Talent on NBC at 9pm PST.

Baila Conmigo is a Colombian-style salsa team based out of New Jersey, and they have already made it through 3 rounds of the competition, and have made it to the semi-finals along with 23 other acts. 12 winners selected from tonight’s competition will make it through to the Final 12 next week.

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