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Past Events

Below is a listing of past salsa events collected for archival purposes. For a listing of current events in the Bay Area, see our Salsa Events Calendar.


Afinkao Dance Co. Auditions

Event Type: Salsa Dance Audition
Date: Sunday, July 13th & 20th
Description: We are working on a huge 10 year dance production piece for 2015 and we are looking for dancers looking to take their dancing to the next level. We are a salsa dance team that dances ON2 and we practice in Oakland every Sunday from 1pm-4pm. If you are interested in auditioning please send me a private note to reserve a spot. No beginners please, intermediate dancers at a minimum. Here's a sample of our work 2010 - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BF5m_usnVBs Sample of work 2014 - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dTnqjhaNYLU
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Battle of the Son at Club Milano

Event Type: Salsa Lesson, Dance Social, Live Music
Date: Thursday, July 3rd 2014
Description: A special salsa event hosted at Club Milano in San Jose, featuring two live bands: Vibrason and Salson! Dance the night away to the music of these two great Bay Area salsa bands! Complimentary salsa lessons by Michelle Castro and Orlando Felix. Doors open at 9:00pm. PLEASE NOTE: Club Milano will be closed this Friday, July 4th to the public because of a private event. See you on THURSDAY!!
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Alma SF Auditions

Event Type: Dance Team Audition
Date: Saturday, July 28th 2014
Description: Auditions for the Alma SF dance team, choreographed by Sergio and Gaby of Alma Latina, and taught by Isidro Corona and Marianela Calonje of Montuno Dance Company. The audition will be for 2 teams: a performance bachata team and an all-ladies performance team. The auditions are on Saturday, June 28th at KB Fitness in San Jose, with auditions for the ladies team from 5-6pm and the bachata team from 6-7pm. If accepted onto the team, the ladies team will meet every Saturday from 3-5pm, and the bachata team will meet every Saturday from 6-7pm. Cost of the teams is $100/month. Auditions are free. Beginners welcome.
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Montuno Dance Company Auditions Summer 2014

Event Type: Salsa Dance Team Auditions
Date: Saturday, June 7th 2014
Description: Auditions to join Montuno Dance Company, a salsa dance team based in San Jose. Montuno will be holding auditions for all of their teams, including their Student, Amateur, and Semi-Pro Teams. Auditions will consist of a short warm-up followed by learning a short footwork and styling combination. Dancers will be evaluated on timing, performance ability, styling and ability to learn choreography.
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SalsaCrazy Daytime Barbecue

Event Type: Salsa Dancing Social
Date: Saturday, May 31st 2014
Description: A daytime dance party at Cafe Cocomo celebrating the 20th year anniversary of SalsaCrazy. Includes barbecue and good music on the outdoor patio of Cafe Cocomo. A good way to relax with friends during the daytime and prepare for the big event in the evening.
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Montuno Dance Co. Spring Showcase and Social

Event Type: Salsa Lesson, Dance Performances, Social Dancing
Date: Friday, May 30th 2014
Description: Montuno Dance Company's annual Spring Dance Showcase, featuring some of the best performers and DJs in the Bay Area. Performances by ALL of Montuno Dance company's Dance Teams and special performances by all star Bay Are dance teams. Time: 7:45pm doors open. 8pm Salsa Lesson with Director Of MDC Isidro Corona. 9pm - 1 am Social dancing to top Salsa, Bachata, Merengue and Cha-Cha with Best djs in the Bay Area. $15 at the door $12.00 with valid Student I.D. All ages are welcome.
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LIVE: New Swing Sextet

Event Type: Salsa Dancing Lesson, Salsa Dancing Social
Date: Saturday, June 14th
Description: A special performance by the New Swing Sextet, one of New York's top salsa bands, at Cafe Cocomo in San Francisco. Salsa lessons at 8pm, followed by dancing all night. New Swing Sextet will play 2 sets, along with top local DJs playing the hottest salsa, bachata, and cha cha cha.
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Pre-Cinco De Mayo Fiesta

Event Type: Salsa Dancing Lesson, Salsa Dancing Social
Date: Saturday, May 3rd 2014
Description: A pre-Cinco de Mayo party at the Blue Fin in Monterey. Dance lessons by DJ Willi followed by dancing to the hottest salsa, bachata, merengue, and cumbia all night. $5 cover, dress to impress.
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La Roomba Social Nights

Event Type: Salsa Dancing Lesson, Salsa Dancing Social
Date: April 26th, 2014
Description: La Roomba Social Nights, is the only event in San Francisco Bay area that Funds Project Ninios sin zapatos (Kids without shoes) Dancers make it possible. TWO ROOMS OF PARTYING FASHION SHOW, LIVE BACHATA MUSIC, SALSA & BACHATA CLASSES Designer Dancesportdivas by Ashanti Altovese ART EXHIBITION Artist: Sandy Victorio LIVE PAINTING by Nataliya Tyaglo To be auctioned off at the event Salsa and Bachata classes and Dance performances by local pros. SALSA ROOM, MUSIC BY Dj DJ-Super Chino Jairo Aguilar DJ el de La Clave Concert by: JOEY PAVON From Brooklyn New York, Now in San Francisco Bachata Singer, Giving us the Best Bachata Concert for all of those in love with His Music, His Album MI VIDA http://youtu.be/ydrvTr9PnTY Behind this event there is a project that has been born, PROJECT NINOS SIN ZAPATOS (Kids without shoes) part of the funds will be held for this specific cause for every entrance you will be buying shoes for children. around the world: MEXICO, GUATEMALA SALVADOR, HONDURAS, NICARAGUA, COSTA RICA, PANAMA AND OTHER COUNTRIES. Contact the host for additional details.
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Dia De San Juan with Ismael Miranda

Event Type: Outdoor Music & Dance Festival
Date: Saturday, June 9th 2014
Description: Dia de san Juan is an outdoor music and dance festival organized every year by the Western Region Puerto Rican Council. The event will be held at History Park in San Jose, and brings together members of the Puerto Rican community and other diverse nationalities. This is a family-friendly event featuring authentic Puerto Rican food, drinks, and live music by top salsa musicians such as Ismael Miranda and Victoria Sanabria as well as local talent such as Orquesta Saboricua.
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Club Milano Salsa Fundraiser

Event Type: Salsa Lesson, Salsa Social, Performances, Live Music
Date: Friday, April 11th 2014
Description: A special salsa fundraiser local salsa champions JC & Helen at Club Milano in downtown San Jose! Salsa lessons from 9-10pm with 2X World Salsa Champion Grizzly Hidriago from LA and bachata lessons by Kristin La Chinita. Special performances by JC & Helen and reigning World Salsa Champions Salsamania Dance Company. Dancing all night to live salsa music by Orquesta Salsón. Dress to impress!
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Noche de salsa con Mazacote

Event Type: Salsa Dancing Social, Live Music
Date: Thursday, April 10th 2014
Description: A night of salsa dancing at La Fogata Club with live salsa music by Mazacote and DJ Antonio spinning the latest salsa, bachata, and more. Lots of free parking behind the restaurant. Noche de salsa con Mazacote, La Fogata Club se encuentra inside Restaurante yet Wah, tenemos suficiente parqueo atras del restaurant. DJ Antonio tambien con nosotros en los intermedios. Los esperamos.
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Salsa at Da Kine Restaurant

Event Type: Salsa Dancing Lesson, Salsa Dancing Social
Date: Sunday, March 16th 2014
Description: A special salsa dancing event at Da Kine Island Grill in downtown San Jose. Beginner salsa dancing at 6pm, followed by dancing until midnight. Live Latin Jazz music provided by members of Soulful Obsession. All proceeds go to support the salsa club at San Jose State University.
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Pacific Mambo Orchestra Grammy Gala

Event Type: Salsa Lesson, Live Music, Salsa Party
Date: Saturday, March 22nd 2014
Description: A special gala performance by Pacific Mambo Orchestra, officially celebrating their Grammy win at Cafe Cocomo in San Francisco! Happy hour from 7-9pm featuring $2 beers, cocktails, and tapas. Beginning dance lessons by Jake Jacobs from 8-9pm. Then live salsa music by Pacific Mambo Orchestra at 10pm. Special dance performances by Couture Dance Alliance, Salsamania, Rica Salsa, and many more.
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Cuban Rose Dance Party

Event Type: Salsa Lesson, Salsa Social, Live Music
Date: Saturday, April 12th 2014
Description: Come dance the night away at the Cuban Rose Dance Party, Berkeley Rose School's second annual fundraiser! The event features the live hot Cuban band Fito Reinoso y sus Clasicos de Cuba, DJ Kodiak Brinks, a salsa lesson at 7:30pm, a silent auction, wine, beer, cocktails, and desserts. 21 and over.
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1 Year Anniversary Party at Monterey Dance

Event Type: Salsa Dancing Lesson, Salsa Dancing Social
Date: Friday, February 28th 2014
Description: Join us in Celebrating our 1 year of teaching at Monterey Dance. Thanks to everyone's support, it has and continues to be a great success. Lets Dance!
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Salsa With Tiffany Saturdays

Event Type: Beginner & Intermediate Salsa Lessons
Date: 1st & 2nd Saturdays every month
Description: Beginning and intermediate salsa lessons taught by Tiffany Wu every first and second Saturday of the month at the Lake Merritt Dance Center in Oakland. Beginning classes are from 7:30-8:15pm followed by intermediate lessons from 8:15-9pm. Classes are $10 per drop-in.
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Santa Rosa Salsa Festival

Event Type: Salsa Festival
Date: Thursday, February 13th 2014 - Sunday, February 16th 2014
Description: The 4th Annual Santa Rosa Salsa Festival held at the Flamingo Conference Resort & Spa in Santa Rosa. The event features live music from top Latin musicians (including Grammy Award-winning Pacific Mambo Orchestra), dance workshops, performances by Bay Area dance teams, and dancing every night until 2am. Tickets for the event are available from the event website.
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San Francisco Salsa Festival

Event Type: Salsa Festival
Date: Thursday, April 17th - Saturday, April 19th 2014
Description: The 6th Annual San Francisco Salsa Festival is one of the largest salsa events of the year, organized by Salsamania Dance Company. The event is a 3-day extravaganza of dance workshops, performances, live salsa music, and dancing until 2am in the morning. The 2014 SF Salsa Festival will feature all-star salsa instructors and performers from around the world, including World Latin Dance Cup champions Grizzly & Alien, David & Paulina, and Ernesto & Maritza, as well as local Bay Area instructors. Tickets for the event can be purchased on the Event Website.
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Hacienda Latin Saturdays

Event Type: Salsa Dancing Lesson, Salsa Dancing Social
Date: Every Saturday
Description: Free dance lessons and an evening of dancing every Saturday night at the Hacienda Mexican Grill in Salinas. Restaurant features authentic Mexican cuisine and a full bar. No cover, dress code enforced.
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New Years Eve Masquerade Party

Event Type: Salsa Dancing Lesson, Salsa Dancing Social
Date: Tuesday, December 31st 2013
Description: The 13th Annual New Year's salsa party at the San Mateo Marriott hotel. Features 9 rooms of dancing, including 3 salsa rooms, a bachata & kizomba room, a cumbia room, and a timba room. Live music by Julio Bravo y su Orquesta Salsabor, Orquesta N'Rumba, Pacho y Orquesta Evolucion, Orquesta Son de Caña, and Tambores de Colombia. Free beer and complimentary masquerade masks & party favors. Dress code enforced.
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Randall Carvajal South Bay Fundraiser

Event Type: Bachata Lesson, Salsa Dancing Social
Date: Sunday, December 29th 2013
Description: A fundraising event for the family of Randall Carvajal-Quiros, a local salsa dancer who recently passed away, held at the Playa Bonita restaurant in San Jose. There will be bachata lessons at 6:30pm followed by dancing until midnight. Special floor shows by JC & Helen, Ryan "The Bachata Rockstar", and Hector Reyes. $10 minimum donation at the door.
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Sparkle Ball

Event Type: Salsa Dancing Social, New Years Eve Social, Dance Performances
Date: December 31st 2013
Description: The Sparkle Ball is a New Years Eve Celebration with Salsa with Juan. 3 Rooms of Dancing with salsa, bachata/kizomba, and Top 40s/funk R&B. Decadent savory & sweet dessert bar. Special dance performances, champagne toast, and balloon drop with prizes at midnight.
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Dance Party with Pallejo Seco

Event Type: Salsa Dancing Lesson, Salsa Dancing Social
Date: Friday, December 27th 2013
Description: A night of live music and dancing at the Ashkenaz Music & Dance Community Center in Berkeley. Cuban salsa lessons with Karen & Michael at 8:30pm, followed by live music and dancing with Pallejo Seco, a Berkeley-based Cuban jazz band.
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Grizzly Hidriago Salsa Workshop

Event Type: Salsa Dancing Workshop
Date: Friday, December 6th 2013
Description: A 3-hour salsa workshop taught by 2-time Salsa World Champion Grizzly Hidriago. The first hour will focus on basics & technique, the second hour will cover intermediate level footwork and turn patterns, and the last hour will cover advanced turn patterns, footwork, and improvisation. The cost of the workshop is $10 per session, and will be held at the CPAA Arts Center in San Jose.
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SalsaCrazy Monday 5 Year Anniversary Party

Event Type: Salsa Dancing Lesson, Salsa Dancing Social
Date: Monday, December 9th 2013
Description: The 5 year anniversary party of SalsaCrazy Mondays, held at the Neck of the Woods in San Francisco. Features beginning and intermediate salsa lessons followed by dancing until 2am in the morning. Special live music performances by VibraSON and Orquesta N'Rumba.
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Turkey Day Salsa, Bachata, & Kizomba Fling

Event Type: Salsa Dancing Lesson, Salsa Dancing Social
Date: Wednesday, November 27th 2013
Description: The annual Turkey Day Salsa, Bachata, and Kizomba fling, organized by DJ JazzyJezz. Features dance lessons at 8:30pm followed by dancing a night of dancing and performances. Three rooms for dancing, featuring salsa, bachata, and kizomba. Come and burn some extra calories before Thanksgiving!
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Que Caliente Latin Jazz

Event Type: Salsa Dancing Social, Live Music
Date: Saturday, November 2nd 2013
Description: Que Caliente, a Latin Jazz and salsa band from Monterey plays at the Bay of Pines restaurant and bar in Monterey in celebration of Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead).
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Shadow Ultra Lounge Halloween Salsa Party

Event Type: Salsa Lessons, Halloween Salsa Party
Date: Thursday, October 31st 2013
Description: A Halloween salsa, bachata, and kizomba party hosted at the Shadow Ultra Lounge in Oakland. No cover charge with costume. Beginner salsa lessons at 8:15pm followed by dancing in two dance rooms until 1:30am.
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Albertos Halloween Salsa Bash

Event Type: Halloween Salsa Paty, Salsa Lessons, Costume Contest, Live Music
Date: Thursday, October 31st 2013
Description: Alberto's annual Halloween Salsa Bash, featuring beginner and intermediate salsa lessons with Pantea, a Halloween costume contest, and dancing until 2am to live salsa music.
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