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(Salsa dancing events for Sunday, May 24, 2015)

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 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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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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El Rio Salsa Sundays

Event Type:  Salsa Dancing Social
Cost:  $8
Location:  San Francisco
Description:  Same sex salsa and live bands every 2nd and 4th Sunday of the month at El Rio in San Francisco. Full bar, patio, and a relaxed vibe.
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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 MorĂ¡n and Irene Silva of Santa Rosa Salsa, no partner or experience necessary.
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Southbay Hot Bachata, Salsa, Kizomba

Event Type:  Salsa Dancing Lesson, Salsa Dancing Social
Cost:  $10
Location:  San Jose
Description:  Salsa lessons and dancing every 2nd and 4th Sunday of the month at Susan's Dance Studio in San Jose. Dance lessons by Montuno Dance Company. Multiple dance studio floors for bachata/salsa and kizomba rooms, featuring beginner-friendly social dancing until 1:30am. All ages welcome, free parking.
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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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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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Latin Social Dance Classes

Event Type:  Salsa Dancing Lesson
Cost:  $12 for one class, $20 for both. Monthly packages available.
Location:  San Francisco
Description:  Social dancing classes for beginners taught by Donald & Elena Webb at the LINES Dance Center in downtown San Francisco. The class offers lessons in popular Latin club dances including bachata, salsa, and cha cha in one place. The class focuses on differentiating common styles of Latin dance music, timing, musicality, footwork and partnerwork. No partner necessary. Monthly packages available.
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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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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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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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Spartan Mambo & Stanford Win At College Salsa Congress

Posted May 4, 2015 by

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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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Pacific Mambo Orchestra Releasing New Single “Pacific Mambo Dance”

Posted February 6, 2015 by Takeshi

Pacific Mambo Dance

Last year the Pacific Mambo Orchestra from the SF Bay Area shocked the music world by winning a Grammy Award for Best Tropical Latin Album over household names such as Marc Anthony.

Now, for the first time since their Kickstarter-funded launch in 2013, Pacific Mambo Orchestra is launching a brand new single called the “Pacific Mambo Dance”. The single will be available worldwide digitally on March 3rd 2015. The new song from PMO is an infectious, get-off-your-feet dance anthem that aims to be a favorite at salsa clubs around the world.
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World Latin Dance Cup 2014 Results

Posted December 8, 2014 by Takeshi

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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