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Salsa Events Going On Today:

(Salsa dancing events for Friday, August 22, 2014)

Featured Events:

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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Top Dance Ballroom Salsa Fridays

Event Type:  Salsa & Bachata Lessons
Cost:  $15 per lesson or $24 for both lessons
Location:  San Jose
Description:  Salsa dancing and bachata lessons every Friday with Wil Orrock at Top Dance Ballroom in San Jose. Salsa lessons are at 8pm followed by bachata lessons at 8:45pm. The cost of the class is $15 for one class or $24 for both. No partner necessary. Open to all ages.
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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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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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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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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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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 at Cheryl Burke Dance studio in Mountain View, taught by Ciro and Louise.
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Club Milano Salsa

Event Type:  Salsa Dancing Lesson, Salsa Dancing Social
Cost:  $15 (price varies)
Location:  San Jose
Description:  Salsa dancing every Friday night 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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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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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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Latest News:

Cafe Cocomo To Remain Open Until At Least November

Posted August 20, 2014 by

Cafe Cocomo The Energizer Bunny

Surprise surprise! Cafe Cocomo, one of the Bay Area’s most iconic salsa dancing venues, has just announced that they will not be closing until November (at least).

Cafe Cocomo first announced that they would be closing back in May, when the property was sold to developers to make way for condos. Since then, the closing date has been pushed back multiple times, and now the latest news is that Cocomo will be open until at least November.
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New Kizomba Events Calendar

Posted August 19, 2014 by Takeshi

Kizomba Dancers

Do you dance Kizomba? Kizomba is a sensual dance from Angola that is gaining in popularity in the Bay Area and around the world. Although not technically a Latin dance, kizomba music is often played at events that play salsa and bachata, and there are a number of festivals in the Bay Area just for kizomba!

Due to the growing popularity of this dance, we have created a new Kizomba Events Calendar where you can find a list of all kizomba lessons and events in the Bay Area! Although it’s not salsa, it’s a great dance to add to your dance repertoire. As always, let us know if we missed any events!

Vote for John & Andrew on America’s Got Talent!

Posted August 5, 2014 by Takeshi

John & Andrew America's Got Talent

UPDATE: John & Andrew did not make it to the semifinals, but they had a great performance (see below). Thanks to everyone who voted!

Voting for this week’s episode of “America’s Got Talent” featuring Bay Area salsa dancers John and Andrew opens up at 7:55pm tonight and continues until 9am on Wednesday. The top 5 contestants with the most votes will move onto the next round.

There are 3 different ways you can vote, and you can vote 10 times using each method, for a total of 30 votes per person. Here’s what you need to know to vote: Continue reading post…

John & Andrew Competing in Quarterfinals of America’s Got Talent Tonight

Posted August 5, 2014 by Takeshi

John & Andrew America's Got Talent

John & Andrew are competing in the quarterfinals of America’s Got Talent tonight, and they need your help!

John Narvaez and Andrew Cervantes made it through Judgement Week two weeks ago, and made it to Radio City Music Hall in New York City where they will perform live tonight at 9pm PST. Moving forward from this point requires votes from viewers of the show, and there are 3 ways to vote: Continue reading post…

San Jose Jazz Summer Fest This Weekend!

Posted August 4, 2014 by Takeshi

San Jose Jazz Summer Fest - Salsa

The annual San Jose Jazz Summer Fest is coming this weekend! The San Jose Jazz Summer Fest (formerly the San Jose Jazz Festival) is one of the largest music events in San Jose. The event takes over multiple city blocks in downtown San Jose, and features 6 separate stages of music, including a salsa stage!

The event kicks off on Friday afternoon, and continues for the rest of the weekend, with music and dancing all-day on Saturday and Sunday. This is one of the top outdoor dancing events of the year, and is not to be missed!

Visit the San Jose Jazz website for tickets and more information.

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