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(Salsa dancing events for Wednesday, August 24, 2016)

Featured Events:

El Valenciano

Event Type:  Lessons,Social Dancing
Cost:  $12
Location:  San Francisco
Description:  El Valenciano Latin Wednesdays is a weekly salsa social hosted by the Mambo Romero Dance Company in San Francisco, featuring salsa lessons On2 and dancing until 2 in the morning.
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Latin Symbolics Salsa On 1 Wednesdays

Event Type:  Beginning & Intermediate Salsa Lessons On 1
Cost:  $14 one class or $20 both classes
Location:  San Francisco
Description:  Beginner and Intermediate level salsa lessons taught "On 1" with Ava Apple & Rodolfo Guzman, the directors of the Latin Symbolics. Beginner lessons at 7:30pm, intermediate at 8:30pm.
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ShBoom Nightclub

Event Type:  Salsa & Bachata Lessons, Dancing
Cost:  $10
Location:  San Ramon
Description:  Latin Nights every Wednesday at the ShBoom Nightclub in San Ramon, featuring salsa and bachata lessons starting at 7pm with weekly guest instructors. Lounge setting, hardwood dance floor & full bar with DJs playing Salsa, Cha Cha, Merengue, Bachata, Cumbia & Reggaton.
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Tomaj Salsa Wednesdays

Event Type:  Salsa Dancing Lesson, Salsa Dancing Social
Cost:  $15 for class, $5 for just social
Location:  San Francisco
Description:  Salsa lessons and dancing every Wednesday night at the Orinda Masonic Hall in Orinda. Beginning salsa dancing technique lesson from 7pm-8:30pm followed by social dancing until midnight. Free parking and all ages welcome.
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Bailamos Salsa Rueda Wednesdays

Event Type:  Salsa Rueda Lesson
Cost:  $7 General, $5 for Students
Location:  Santa Cruz
Description:  Salsa rueda lessons taught every Wednesday night at the Santa Cruz Portuguese Hall by Bailamos Salsa Rueda, followed by social dancing. Salsa lessons are for beginner, intermediate, and advanced rueda dancers.
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Albertos Bachata Nights

Event Type:  Bachata Lessons, Dance Party
Cost:  $10
Location:  Mountain View
Description:  Bachata dancing lessons and dance party every Wednesday at Alberto's Night Club in Mountain View. Beginner bachata lesson by Pantea from 8pm-9:30pm, followed by dancing until 1:30am. Fully stocked bar and free street parking.
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Bachatalicious

Event Type:  Bachata Dancing Lessons, Bachata Dancing Social
Cost:  $10 Lessons and Social
$5 Social only (after lessons)
Location:  San Francisco
Description:  A weekly Bachata social with a hint of Salsa held at Fort One SF (formerly The Parlor SF) in North Beach - near Fisherman's Wharf - in San Francisco. Bachata Fundamentals Lessons at 8pm, Int/Advanced Bachata Lessons at 8:30pm, and dancing until the early hours of the morning.
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Cuban Salsa Lessons in SF

Event Type:  Cuban Salsa Lessons
Cost:  $12
Location:  San Francisco
Description:  Cuban salsa lessons taught at the Dance Mission Theater in San Francisco every Monday and Wednesday by Ramon Ramos Alayo. In his class, Ramon teaches basic Cuban footwork, style, and musicality as well as complex turn patterns. No partner necessary, wear comfortable clothes.
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Salsa Rueda Class

Event Type:  Salsa Rueda Class
Cost:  $12
Location:  San Francisco
Description:  Salsa Rueda (aka Rueda de Casino) lessons at the Dance Mission Theater in SF taught by veteran instructor Ramon Ramos Alayo. Salsa Rueda is a dance where couples dance in a circle, and was developed in Havana, Cuba. Everyone dances together in a circle, dancing simultaneously to the caller's commands. Experience with Cuban salsa dancing required.
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Wednesday Latin Night

Event Type:  Salsa Dancing Lesson, Salsa Dancing Social
Cost:  $10 (includes 2 lessons & 1 drink), $15 for band nights
Location:  Salinas
Description:  Salsa dancing lessons and social every Wednesday night at Giorgios Restaurant in downtown Salinas. Salsa lessons by Wilfredo Prudencio from 7:30pm-9pm followed by an evening of dancing. Please dress to impress: no ball caps, sportswear or sneakers/tennisS shoes. 21 and over only.
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Bissap Baobab

Event Type:  Salsa/Timba Dancing
Cost:  $5
Location:  San Francisco
Description:  A Wednesday night Timba salsa party at Bissap Baobab in San Francisco. $5 cover, and dancing until 1:45am.
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Salsa with Carolyn

Event Type:  Salsa Dancing Lesson
Cost:  $12 Drop-in/ 10 for $100
Location:  San Mateo
Description:  On1 classes taught by World Salsa Champion Carolyn Barreno at Dance Vita Ballroom in San Mateo. The evening starts with a beginner lesson at 8pm, followed by an intermediate lesson at 9pm. No experience necessary for the beginner lesson. No partner needed. Discounts available when purchasing a package.
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San Jose Jazz Summer Fest This Weekend!

Posted August 11, 2016 by

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Get ready for the largest outdoor salsa dancing event of the year! The San Jose Jazz Summer Fest (also known as the San Jose Jazz Festival) is coming up this weekend!

The San Jose Jazz Summer Fest is the largest music festival held in San Jose every year, featuring hundreds of musicians and dozens of stages spanning multiple city blocks in downtown San Jose. The musical genres span everything from Jazz and Blues to Funk and R&B, and there are even dedicated stages just for Salsa and Latin Jazz!

This is a must-go event for salsa and music lovers, and is a great chance to dance outdoors and enjoy some amazing music! Tickets and more information can be found on the San Jose Jazz website.

Bay Area Schools Dominate 2016 College Salsa Congress

Posted April 26, 2016 by Takeshi

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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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