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Salsa Events Going On Today:

(Salsa dancing events for Saturday, November 22, 2014)

Featured Events:

Son Party (Noche Bailable)

Event Type:  Salsa Dancing Lesson, Salsa Dancing Social
Cost:  $10
Location:  Oakland
Description:  This first one was such a hit, that we're doing it again! We are overjoyed to announce that on Saturday, November 22nd, Garry Johnson and Roberto Borrell are going to throw THE Son Party a.k.a. "Noche Bailable." Come dance to Son, Cha Cha Cha, a bit of Timba and more. Here are the details.... Roberto will be leading a mini Son Lesson from 8:15 to 8:30ish. Following the lesson, Garry and Roberto will play their favorite classic popular Cuban music and some contemporary Cuban music. With any questions, don't hesitate to ask. We are looking forward to a great night of dancing with wonderful people. Hope to see you there!
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Salsa Mega Party

Event Type:  Salsa Dancing Lesson, Salsa Dancing Social
Cost:  $15
Location:  Emeryville
Description:  A dance party hosted by Rodchata at Allegro Ballrom in Emeryville every 4th 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.
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Kizomba, Zouk, Bachata at Mint Leaf, Berkeley

Event Type:  Kizomba Dancing Lesson, Kizomba Social
Cost:  $5
Location:  Berkeley
Description:  A kizomba, zouk, and bachata party every 2nd and 4th Saturday of the month at the Mint Lead Indian Bistro in Berkeley. Kizomba lessons at 10pm followed by dancing until 1:45am. Free street parking available.
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Roccapulco Salsa Saturdays

Event Type:  Lessons, Live Music, Social Dancing
Cost:  $10 before 10pm
Location:  San Francisco
Description:  Salsa dancing every Saturday night at Club Roccapulco in the heart of San Francisco, featuring a large dance floor, two floors, and a full bar. They also offer live salsa music every Thursday night. Upcoming concerts: July 12th - Live salsa music with Avance
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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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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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Salsa With Tiffany

Event Type:  Beginner & Intermediate Salsa Lessons
Cost:  Beginner: $10 drop-in. New students $30 for 4 classes
Intermediate: $12 drop-in. New students $35 for 4 classes
Practice: open and FREE for all
Location:  Oakland
Description:  Begining Salsa Lesson and Intermediate Salsa Lesson 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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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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Kizomba Soul Night, Redwood City

Event Type:  Kizomba Dancing Lesson, Kizomba Social
Cost:  $10 lesson + social, $8 just social
Location:  Redwood City
Description:  Kizomba lessons and dancing every Saturday night at Studio S Broadway in Redwood City. Kizomba lessons from 9:15pm by Joe followed by kizomba dancing until 1am in the morning.
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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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