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Salsa Dancing in San Francisco

Looking for places to go salsa dancing in San Francisco? Here's a complete list of salsa events happening in San Francisco compiled by the Salsa By The Bay Team.

For a listing of more events in the Bay Area, see our Salsa Events Calendar.


Events Happening Today:

Cuban Salsa Lessons in SF

No image availableEvent: Salsa Lessons
Time: 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Cost: $12
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...

Salsa Rueda Class

No image availableEvent: Salsa Lessons
Time: 8:00pm - 9:30pm
Cost: $12
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...

Salsa With Tianne

No image availableEvent: Salsa Lessons
Time: 8pm - 10pm Mondays
7pm - 8pm Tue/Thu
Cost: $15 drop-in, $50 for 4 classes, $80 for 8 classes
Description: Salsa classes taught by 3-time World Salsa Championships finalist Tianne Frias and Ricardo Tellez at the Danzhaus Center in San Francisco. Monday classes start at 8pm, followed by an intermediate lesson at 9pm....

SalsaCrazy Mondays

No image availableEvent: Lessons & Dancing
Time: 7:00pm - 2:00am
Cost: $20 for Lessons, $10 Afterwards
Description: SalsaCrazy Mondays features beginner & intermediate salsa dancing lessons followed by Dancing at the Neck of the Woods (formerly the Rockit Room) every Monday night in San Francisco. Beginner friendly atmosphere, no...

Monday Night Salsa Events:

Cuban Salsa Lessons in SF

No image availableEvent: Salsa Lessons
Time: 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Cost: $12
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...

Kizomba Class at City Dance Annex, San Francisco

No image availableEvent: Salsa Lessons
Time: 8:00pm - 10:00pm
Cost: $15 or $60 for package of 5 classes
Description: Kizomba lessons taught through Semba music every Monday night by Yair & Chalianna at the Dance Annex in San Francisco. Semba from 8:30pm-9:30pm, followed by practice from 9:30pm-10:00pm . Classes cover kizomba...

LGBTQ Salsa Class

No image availableEvent: Salsa Lessons
Time: 8:15pm - 9:30pm
Cost: $17 drop in
Description: 5 week series taking place on all 5 Mondays in March. Queer, trans*, and allies all welcome!!!

Salsa Rueda Class

No image availableEvent: Salsa Lessons
Time: 8:00pm - 9:30pm
Cost: $12
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...

Salsa Wednesday San Jose

No image availableEvent: Special Event
Time: 8:00pm - 2:00am
Cost: Free salsa lesson, $5 after 9:30pm
Description: Salsa dancing every Wednesday night at Miami Beach Club in downtown San Jose. Beginner salsa lessons at 8pm with veteran salsa instructor Edmundo & Alyssa, followed by dancing until 2am. Full bar...

Salsa With Tianne

No image availableEvent: Salsa Lessons
Time: 8pm - 10pm Mondays
7pm - 8pm Tue/Thu
Cost: $15 drop-in, $50 for 4 classes, $80 for 8 classes
Description: Salsa classes taught by 3-time World Salsa Championships finalist Tianne Frias and Ricardo Tellez at the Danzhaus Center in San Francisco. Monday classes start at 8pm, followed by an intermediate lesson at 9pm....

SalsaCrazy Mondays

No image availableEvent: Lessons & Dancing
Time: 7:00pm - 2:00am
Cost: $20 for Lessons, $10 Afterwards
Description: SalsaCrazy Mondays features beginner & intermediate salsa dancing lessons followed by Dancing at the Neck of the Woods (formerly the Rockit Room) every Monday night in San Francisco. Beginner friendly atmosphere, no...

Tuesday Night Salsa Events:

Echale Mas Salsa

No image availableEvent: Social Dancing
Time: 9:00pm - 2:00am
Cost: $10
Description: Salsa dancing every Tuesday night at Playa SF (the new home of Cafe Cocomo). Doors open 9pm and dancing all night until 2am, to the rhythms of salsa, mambo, and guaguanco. Music...

Freestyle Salsa Tuesdays

No image availableEvent: Salsa Lessons
Time: 7:45pm - 8:45pm
Cost: $15
Description: Learn social dancing from the dance worlds of Salsa, Timba, Son, Cha Cha Cha (depending on who shows up) with experienced “freestyle salsa” instructor Garry Johnson. Classes every Tuesday @7:45-8:45 PM at...

Hot Zouk Tuesdays, San Francisco

No image availableEvent: Lessons & Dancing
Time: 8:15pm - 12:00am
Cost: $12 - 1 class + social, $17 - 2 classes + social, $6 - social only
Description: Zouk Lambada lessons taught every Tuesday night at City Dance Studios in San Francisco. Two levels of zouk lessons from 8:15pm-10:15pm by Nicolas & Susan, followed by dancing until midnight.

ODC Salsa

No image availableEvent: Salsa Lessons
Time: 7:30pm - 10:15pm
Cost: $14 for one class ($1 cash discount)
Description: New York style mambo classes by Gabriel Romero, taught at the esteemed Oberlin Dance Collective School of Rhythm and Motion in San Francisco.

Pick School Salsa Lessons

No image availableEvent: Salsa Lessons
Time: 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Cost: $16 drop-in
Description: Salsa dancing lessons at the Pick School of Ballroom Dancing in San Francisco. Cost is $16 for drop-ins, with discounts available if you purchase multiple weeks at once. First class is free,...

Wednesday Night Salsa Events:

Bachatalicious

No image availableEvent: Lessons & Dancing
Time: 8:00pm - 1:00am
Cost: $10 Lessons and Social
$5 Social only (after lessons)
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...

Bissap Baobab

No image availableEvent: Social Dancing
Time: 10:30pm - 1:45am
Cost: $5
Description: A Wednesday night Timba salsa party at Bissap Baobab in San Francisco. $5 cover, and dancing until 1:45am.

Cuban Salsa Lessons in SF

No image availableEvent: Salsa Lessons
Time: 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Cost: $12
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...

El Valenciano

No image availableEvent: Lessons & Dancing
Time: 9:00pm - 2:00am
Cost: $12
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.

Latin Symbolics Salsa On 1 Wednesdays

No image availableEvent: Salsa Lessons
Time: 7:30pm - 9:30pm
Cost: $14 one class or $20 both classes
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.

Salsa Rueda Class

No image availableEvent: Salsa Lessons
Time: 8:00pm - 9:30pm
Cost: $12
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...

Salsa Wednesday San Jose

No image availableEvent: Special Event
Time: 8:00pm - 2:00am
Cost: Free salsa lesson, $5 after 9:30pm
Description: Salsa dancing every Wednesday night at Miami Beach Club in downtown San Jose. Beginner salsa lessons at 8pm with veteran salsa instructor Edmundo & Alyssa, followed by dancing until 2am. Full bar...

Thursday Night Salsa Events:

Balançoire Salsa Thursdays

No image availableEvent: Lessons & Dancing
Time: 7:00pm - 10:30pm
Cost: Free
Description: Free salsa lessons and live salsa music every Thursday night at Balançoire Restaurant & Club in San Francisco. Beginner salsa lessons from 7-8pm followed by live music by local salsa band, Adelante....

Friday Night Salsa Events:

Cigar Bar

No image availableEvent: Social Dancing
Time: 9:00pm - 1:00am
Cost: $10
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...

Dance Fridays

No image availableEvent: Special Event
Time: 7:30pm - 2:30am
Cost: $20
Description: Live music and dancing every Friday night at Space 550 in San Francisco. Doors open at 7:30pm followed by a beginner salsa and bachata lesson at 8pm. No experience or partner necessary....

La Tropi-Cal

No image availableEvent: Social Dancing
Time: 10:00pm - 2:00am
Cost: $10
Description: La Tropi-Cal is the original Timba spot in San Francisco, held every last Friday of the month at Il Pirata. Music played at the social includes Timba, classic Timba, Cuban salsa,...

Salsa Rueda ODC

No image availableEvent: Salsa Lessons
Time: 7:15pm - 9:15pm
Cost: $13 a class
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.

San Francisco Bachata Festival

No image availableEvent: Special Event
Time: 10am - 6am
Cost: See event website
Description: The San Francisco Bachata International Festival (SFBIF) is a 3-day long dance festival held every year in the San Francisco Bay Area. The event is held at the gorgeous Hyatt Regency hotel...

Saturday Night Salsa Events:

Cigar Bar

No image availableEvent: Social Dancing
Time: 9:00pm - 1:00am
Cost: $10
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...

Jake’s “Cocomo Reunion” Salsa Class & VibraSON!

No image availableEvent: Special Event
Time: 8:00pm - 2:00am
Cost: $20 at the door
Description: Club Fuego/Space550 hosts a very special night on Sat, July 30! Start with a “Cocomo Reunion” Salsa dance lesson by Jake at 8:30pm. Many of you know Jake taught Thur/Sat at...

Mambo in the City

No image availableEvent: Lessons & Dancing
Time: 9:00pm - 2:00am
Cost: $15
Description: A monthly salsa dancing social organized by Mambo Romero Dance Company every of the month at LEVYstudio in San Francisco. Salsa lessons by Gabriel and Victoria followed by a night of dancing...

Roccapulco Salsa

No image availableEvent: Lessons & Dancing
Time: 8:00pm - 2:00am
Cost: $10 before 10pm
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...

Sabroso SF

No image availableEvent: Lessons & Dancing
Time: 8:00pm - 2:00am
Cost: $15 before 10:30pm, $20 after. More for special events.
Description: A new live music event held at Space 550 in San Francisco on Saturday nights. Salsa and bachata lessons from 8:30pm – 10pm followed by dancing until 2am in the morning. Live...

San Francisco Bachata Festival

No image availableEvent: Special Event
Time: 10am - 6am
Cost: See event website
Description: The San Francisco Bachata International Festival (SFBIF) is a 3-day long dance festival held every year in the San Francisco Bay Area. The event is held at the gorgeous Hyatt Regency hotel...

Space 550 SF Salsa

No image availableEvent: Lessons & Dancing
Time: 8:00pm - 2:30am
Cost: $20 at the door
Description: Live salsa band every Saturday night at Space 550 in San Francisco with Team Fuego. Salsa Lessons with Beto and Noelani from Tri Valley Salsa start at 9pm. Multiple rooms for dancing...

The Ramp

No image availableEvent: Social Dancing
Time: 5:00pm - 8:00pm
Cost: $10 after 4 Pm
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...

Sunday Night Salsa Events:

El Rio Salsa Sundays

No image availableEvent: Social Dancing
Time: 4:00pm - 8:00pm
Cost: $8
Description: Same sex salsa and live bands every 2nd and 4th Sunday of the month at El Rio in San Francisco. Full bar, patio, and a relaxed vibe.

Hot Bachata Nights

No image availableEvent: Lessons & Dancing
Time: 7:15pm - 1:45am
Cost: $10 for social, $20 for lesson & social
Description: Salsa, bachata, and kizomba lessons every Sunday night at HUE Nightclub (formerly Atmosphere) in San Francisco. The event features dance lessons followed by dancing in two rooms for dancing with bachata...

iHeartMambo Social

No image availableEvent: Lessons & Dancing
Time: 6:30pm - 11:00pm
Cost: $15 in advance
Description: iHeartMambo Social is a social typically held every 4th Sunday of the month at the Women’s Building of San Francisco. Classic salsa, mambo, cha cha cha, and boogaloo tunes are played on...

Impala Lounge Sundays

No image availableEvent: Lessons & Dancing
Time: 6:00pm - 2:00am
Cost: $10 Just party
$15 Party and one lesson
$20 Party and both lessons
Description:

La Havana Salsa Caña Sundays

No image availableEvent: Social Dancing
Time: 4:00pm - 12:00am
Cost: Free before 6pm
Description: Sunday salsa dancing at the Slate Bar in San Francisco. Dancing from 4pm-Midnight and no cover before 6pm. DJs playing the hottest salsa, merengue, bachata, and reggaeton all night. Drink specials from...

On2 Salsa Classes w/ Luis Aguilar

No image availableEvent: Salsa Lessons
Time: 9:00pm - 11:00pm
Cost: $20
Description: Beginner & intermediate on2 salsa lessons taught every Sunday by 2-time World Champion Luis Aguilar at DSG Dance Studios in San Francisco. The focus of the class is on building strong social...

San Francisco Bachata Festival

No image availableEvent: Special Event
Time: 10am - 6am
Cost: See event website
Description: The San Francisco Bachata International Festival (SFBIF) is a 3-day long dance festival held every year in the San Francisco Bay Area. The event is held at the gorgeous Hyatt Regency hotel...

SF Mambo Socials

No image availableEvent: Lessons & Dancing
Time: 6:00pm to 9:30pm
Cost: $10
Description: A monthly Mambo/Salsa social for dancers by dancers on every 2nd Sunday of the month, from 6pm – 9:30pm at the Symbolic Dance & Fitness studio is San Francisco. Dance lessons from...

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