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Salsa Events Going On Today:

(Salsa dancing events for Friday, September 4, 2015)

Featured Events:

Palomar Ballroom

Event Type:  Beginner Lesson, Intermediate Lesson, Dance Party
Cost:  $12 Classes & Party, $6 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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Club Fox Salsa Night

Event Type:  Salsa Dancing, Live Music
Cost:  $15
Location:  Redwood City
Description:  Salsa dancing every 1st & 3rd Friday of the month (every Friday during the summer!) 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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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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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 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 rueda moves taught every Thursday at the ODC Dance Commons by veteran Rueda-instructor Ryan Mead.
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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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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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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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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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San Jose Jazz Summer Fest This Weekend!

Posted August 6, 2015 by

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!

Also, if that’s not enough dancing, be sure to check out the Salsa After Party hosted at the Agenda Lounge in downtown San Jose, with dancing every night (Friday to Sunday) after 9pm.

SF Bachata Festival Coming This Weekend!

Posted July 14, 2015 by Takeshi

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Are you ready for the biggest Bachata event of the year? The annual SF Bachata Festival is coming this weekend! The party kicks off on Wednesday and Thursday night with pre-parties at Caribbean Gardens in Burlingame, followed by a weekend of non-stop dance workshops, performances, live music and dancing until 6am every morning.

This event isn’t just for bachata-lovers either, the SF Bachata Festival also features rooms for dancing kizomba, zouk, and salsa as well. This is one of the best dance festivals of the summer, and one event you don’t want to miss!

More info on the SF Bachata Festival website.

‘Más Bhangraton’: A New Indian/Fusion Single

Posted July 13, 2015 by Takeshi

Check out the new Indian/Latin fusion release ‘Más Bhangraton’ by local Bay Area dancer and musician, Giju John. The new single, featuring Mixman Shawn, combines the upbeat sounds of Bhangra with the hard hitting rhythms of reggaeton.

Spartan Mambo & Stanford Win At College Salsa Congress

Posted May 4, 2015 by Takeshi

2015 College Salsa Congress Spartan Mambo
Photo by Raul Photography Company

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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