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(Salsa dancing events for Friday, November 28, 2014)

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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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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Club La Maraca Salsa

Event Type:  Salsa Dancing Lesson, Salsa Dancing Social
Cost:  $20
Location:  San Jose
Description:  Salsa dancing and live music at Club Maraca in downtown San Jose. Grand opening on Friday, October 24th. Salsa lessons at 9pm with Hector Reyes, followed by dancing to the live music of Johnny Polanco y su Conjunto Amistad. 2 dance floors, 2 bars, and a VIP area. 21 and over.
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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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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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Salsa Fridays at George’s

Event Type:  Salsa Dancing Lesson, Salsa Dancing Social
Cost:  $15 (Ladies free before 9pm)
Location:  San Rafael
Description:  A new salsa held at George's Nightclub in San Rafael every Friday. Salsa lessons by Jose Jas Santamaria at 8:30pm followed by dancing to DJ and live music until 1:30am. Ladies get in free before 9pm.
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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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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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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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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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Levitate Salsa Fridays

Event Type:  Salsa Dancing Lesson, Salsa Dancing Social
Cost:  $15
Location:  San Francisco
Description:  Salsa lessons and dancing every Friday night at Roccapulco night club in San Francisco. Salsa lessons by Tomaj Trenda and Tiffany Wu from 8pm, followed by dancing until 2am to live music and the mixes of DJ EldelaClave & DJ Willie Love. Happy hour from 8pm - 10pm. Free street parking available.
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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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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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2014 SF Salsa Congress Happening This Weekend!

Posted November 20, 2014 by

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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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Cafe Cocomo To Remain Open Until At Least November

Posted August 20, 2014 by Takeshi

Cafe Cocomo The Energizer Bunny

UPDATE: The latest word is that Cocomo will be closing after Sunday, September 14th.

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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