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(Salsa dancing events for Saturday, July 30, 2016)

Featured Events:

The Ramp

Event Type:  Live Music
Cost:  $10 after 4 Pm
Location:  San Francisco
Description:  Live music & outdoor barbecue at a local waterfront spot, located in Mission Bay, one of the sunniest parts of San Francisco. During the cooler months there is a heated tent with dancing every Saturday, weather permitting.
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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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Rodchata’s Salsa Mega Party

Event Type:  Salsa Dancing Lesson, Salsa Dancing Social
Cost:  $12 ($10 for students)
Location:  Emeryville
Description:  A dance party hosted by Rodchata at Allegro Ballrom in Emeryville every 4th and 5th Saturday of the month. Salsa, bachata, kizomba, and cha cha cha lessons early in the evening followed by dancing to live Latin music (different bands every month). 3 rooms for dancing salsa & timba, kizomba, and bachata. Plenty of free parking, all ages welcome. (more…)
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Noches Latinas

Event Type:  Salsa Dancing Social
Cost:  Free
Location:  Monterey
Description:  Live bands and salsa dancing every Saturday night at The Other Side Restaurant and Cantina in Monterey. Large dance floor in a spacious venue serving Mexican food and drinks.
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Salsa With Tiffany

Event Type:  Beginner, Intermediate & Advanced Salsa Lessons
Cost:  Beginner: $10 drop-in, or $35 for 4 classes
Intermediate: $12 drop-in, or $40 for 4 classes
Advanced: $14 drop-in, or $45 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. Classes are held as progressive series in the first 4 Saturdays of every month. Every month, a new Salsa dance sequence is taught and reviewed through the 4-week period. Body movement and styling tips are incorporated to the sequences, and so are leading and following techniques (what makes a true social dancer).
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Afrocuban Rumba Salsa Classes

Event Type:  Afro Cuban Lessons
Cost:  $13
Location:  Berkeley
Description:  Afro-Cuban Rumba lessons taught by veteran dance instructor Erick Barberia at The Beat in Berkeley, every Tuesday night and Saturday morning. The class explores the the roots of Afro-Cuban dance from Cuban Son, Rumba, and it's heavy African influences all the way to present day Timba, pushing you to improve your body movement and expression.
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Space 550 SF Salsa

Event Type:  Salsa Lesson & Social, Live Music
Cost:  $20 at the door
Location:  San Francisco
Description:  Live salsa band every Saturday night at Space 550 in San Francisco with Team Fuego. Salsa Lessons with Beto and Noelani from Tri Valley Salsa start at 9pm. Multiple rooms for dancing including salsa, bachata, reggaeton, merengue and cumbia. Free Parking with security patrol. Pre-sale tickets available at www.fuegoclubsf.com for $10 or email to be on discounted guest list for $13 at noelanidasilva@gmail.
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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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Bay Area Schools Dominate 2016 College Salsa Congress

Posted April 26, 2016 by

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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.

https://www.gofundme.com/3bh6v7tw

This is her story:
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World Latin Dance Cup 2015 Results

Posted December 14, 2015 by Takeshi

2015 World Latin Dance Cup

The World Latin Dance Cup is an international Latin dance competition organized every year by Albert Torres Productions. This year’s competition took place from Monday, December 14th to Sunday through Sunday, December 20th at the Deauville Beach Resort Hotel in Miami.

There was quite a bit of controversy at this year’s World Latin Dance Cup and you can read all about it here.

Dozens of competitors from the Bay Area competed at the WLDC this year, and as usual we provided live coverage of the event as well as results from the competition. See below for the winners of the 2015 World Latin Dance Cup.

2015 World Latin Dance Results

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