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Saturday Night Salsa

A listing of Saturday Night Salsa Events, Dance Lessons, and Socials in the Bay Area.

Note: Event times are subject to change. Always double check with the event organizer before making plans.


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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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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Cuban Salsa Dance Party

Event Type: Cuban Salsa Lesson, Live Music
Cost: $15 in advance, $20 at the door
Location: Alameda
Description: A Cuban style salsa party at Rhythmix Cultural Works in Alameda. Salsa dance lessons at 7:30pm by Alvaro Batista followed by dancing all night to music by DJ EldelaClave and a live performance by Edgardo Cambon and "Latido". You won't want to miss this rare opportunity to see and hear this amazing line up of young and veteran Bay Area Latin music and dance masters in an intimate setting!
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Hot Salsa Saturday

Event Type: Beginner Lesson, Intermediate Lesson, Dance Party
Cost: $12 General, $10 Student
Location: San Jose
Description: Salsa lessons and dancing every 1st and 3rd (and sometimes 5th) Saturday of the month at Dance Boulevard in San Jose. Beginner & intermediate salsa lessons by world salsa champion Michelle Castro and Orlando Felix from 8-10pm, followed by dancing until 2am. Music by DJ BoriQua.
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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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Kizomba, Bachata, Salsa Pleasant Hill

Event Type: Salsa, Bachata, & Kizomba Lessons
Cost: $10 per class or $25 for 3 classes
Location: Pleasant Hill
Description: Kizomba, bachata, and salsa lessons taught every 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Saturday of the month at Studio 925 in Pleasant Hill. Classes are $10 per lesson, or $25 for all three. Every 1st Saturday of the month is a monthly social dance featuring dancing until 1:30am.
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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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La Roomba Social Nights

Event Type: Salsa Dancing Lesson, Salsa Dancing Social
Cost: $10
Location: San Francisco
Description: La Roomba Social Nights is a bi-monthly salsa social held at Balançoire in San Francisco on the 2nd and 4th Thursday of the month. Beginner salsa and bachata lessons from 8pm (intermediate at 9pm) followed by social dancing until 2am. Two rooms for dancing. Free coat check and free street parking. Food available for order at the restaurant.
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LUX Salsa Bachata Saturday

Event Type: Salsa Dancing Social
Cost: $10
Location: Sunnyvale
Description: Salsa dancing every Saturday night at the IC Lounge in downtown Sunnyvale. Doors open at 10:30pm and dancing all night to salsa, bachata, chachacha, and merengue, with live music on some nights. Plenty of free parking, drink specials, bottle service, and VIP tables available. Strict dress code enforced.
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Mambonova Halloween Salsa Party

Event Type: Halloween Salsa & Bachata Social
Cost: $15 ($10 with student ID)
Location: San Jose
Description: A Halloween themed salsa party organized by Mambonova Dance Company. Beginner bachata and salsa lessons, followed by a night of dancing. Two rooms for dancing, with one room for salsa, mambo, and cha cha, and the other for bachata and kizomba. Halloween costume contest with a cash reward for the best costume.
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Montuno Dance Company Fall Showcase & Social

Event Type: Salsa Lessons, Salsa Social, Performances
Cost: $15 at the door, $12 with valid Student I.D.
Location: San Jose
Description: Montuno Dance Company's annual Fall Showcase and social held at the Mexican Heritage Plaza in San Jose. Salsa lessons by Isidro Corona and Marianela Calonje at 8pm followed by dancing until midnight. Special dance showcase by Montuno Dance Company and all-star Bay Area dance teams. Discounted pre-sale tickets available! Contact montunodanceco@gmail.com for info and tickets pre-sale. All ages welcome. Free for children 6 years and younger.
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Noche Bailable Son Party

Event Type: Salsa Dancing Lesson, Salsa Dancing Social
Cost: $10
Location: Oakland
Description: A Cuban Son party held at Studio 1924 in Oakland. Son lesson by Roberto Borrell starting at 8:15pm, followed by dancing to classic and popular Cuban music by DJs Garry Johnson and Roberto Borrell. Dancing all night to Son, Cha Cha Cha, a bit of Timba, and more. Call ahead of time for the door code.
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PMO @ Cocoanut Grove, Santa Cruz

Event Type: Live Salsa Concert
Cost: $31.50 in advance, $35 at the door
Location: Santa Cruz
Description: For one night only! The Grammy Award-winning Pacific Mambo Orchestra is performing live at the Cocoanut Grove in Santa Cruz on Saturday, November 8th. Doors open at 7pm with free dance lesson by Mario Avila at 7:30pm. Music and dancing starts at 8:30pm. Ticket holders must be 21 and older to enter.
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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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Rodchata 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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Sabados de Rumba

Event Type: Salsa Dance Party
Cost: $10
Location: San Mateo
Description: Salsa, bachata, and merregue to the music of some of the hottest DJs in the Bay Area at Club Level 236 in San Mateo, held on the 2nd Saturday and 4th Friday of every month.
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Salsa Festival on The Fillmore

Event Type: Salsa Lessons, Live Music, Salsa Festival
Cost: See ticket website
Location: San Francisco
Description: A two night music & dance event in the Fillmore district of San Francisco. Held at multiple venues on Fillmore Street including Yoshis, The Fillmore Center Plaza, Sheba Lounge, Westbay Conference Center, the Lushlife Gallery and Brunos. Starts with a free outdoor concert and dancing under the stars to two of the best Bay Area salsa bands (Andy Callao on Friday and N'Rumba on Saturday). The party then moves to the West Bay Conference Center and Yoshi's for even more live salsa music by Pacho Orquesta Evolucion, Mazacote, Grupo Bakkan, and Avance.
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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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Salsa, Bachata, & Kizomba Mega-Party at Allegro

Event Type: Salsa, Bachata, & Kizomba Party
Cost: $20 general, $15 students
Location: Emeryville
Description: A mega dance party at Allegro Ballroom in Emeryville. 3 dance lessons in casino rueda, bachata, and kizomba and 3 rooms for dancing bachata, kizomba, and timba. Live bachata music by Grupo Invasion Latina and dancing until 1am.
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Salsamania Dance Competition

Event Type: Salsa Dancing Competition
Cost: $5 - General Admittance, $35 - Competitor Registration
Location: Oakland
Description: Join Salsamania Dance Company on Saturday, October 4, 2014 for an exciting weekend of competition. Invite your family and friends to come watch you dance your heart out!
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Salsoween Halloween Salsa Party

Event Type: Salsa Dancing Lesson, Salsa Dancing Social
Cost: $20
Location: San Mateo
Description: The annual Salsoween Halloween salsa party at the San Mateo Marriott Hotel, featuring 4 rooms, 4 live bands, 8 Dj's and cash prices for the best costumes. 4 separate rooms for dancing, including a Salsa Room, Bachata & Kizomba Room, South American Room, and Havana Room. Live music by Julio Bravo y su Orquesta Salsabor, Christian Pepin y Orquesta Bembé, Don Sonero, Orquesta Bohemia and more. Special dance performance by John & Andrew (featured on America's Got Talent). All ages welcome.
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San Francisco Bachata Festival

Event Type: Salsa Dancing Lesson, Salsa Dancing Social
Cost: See ticket website
Location: San Francisco
Description: The San Francisco Bachata International Festival (SFBIF) is a 3-day long bachata festival held every year in the San Francisco Bay Area. This year's event will be held at the Hyatt Regency San Francisco Airport in Burlingame and will feature a weekend of dance lessons, performances, and competitions. The San Francisco Bachata Festival features dozens of professional instructors from around the world teach bachta, kizomba, salsa and more. The Festival is partnering with the SF iSemba Kizomba Festival this year to create one mega dance production. Workshops start at 10am every morning and dancing continues until 6am every night. If you love bachata, kizomba, and salsa, this is one Festival you don't want to miss!
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San Francisco Salsa Congress 2014

Event Type: Salsa Congress
Cost: See Congress Website
Location: Oakland
Description: A four-day salsa extravaganza held in the Marriott Hotel in downtown Oakland. The SF Salsa Congress features four days of workshops, performances, competitions, live music, and more, with dancing until 4 in the morning every night. Sunday night will also host the World Salsa Challenge, a salsa competition featuring some of the best salsa dancers from around the world. This year is the 13-year anniversary of the SF Salsa Congress, and the event will likely be the largest ever, with an expected attendance of more than 8,000 dancers from around the world. The Congress will feature live music from legendary Tito Rojas as well as performances and workshops by top dancers including Eddie Torres and Yamulee! This is one salsa event that is not to be missed!
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South Bay Mambonova Social

Event Type: Salsa Lessons, Dance Competition, Dance Social
Cost: $12 at the door , $10 Student ID
Location: San Jose
Description: A monthly salsa social hosted by Mambonova Dance Company at Dance Boulevard in San Jose. Beginner salsa lessons On2 by Hector Reyes at 8:30pm, followed by dancing until 1:30am in the morning. Two rooms for dancing, salsa and bachata..
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Stanford Salsa

Event Type: Salsa Lessons, Salsa Dancing
Cost: Free
Location: Stanford
Description: A salsa dancing social organized by Los Salseros de Stanford on the Stanford University campus. This is an all ages that's open to both students and non-students. The exact location of their social can change from week to week, so be sure to check out their Facebook page for the latest location.
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Studio 1924 Salsa Class & Social

Event Type: Salsa Rueda Lessons, Salsa Dancing
Cost: $15 w/class, $5 between 10-10:30pm, $8 after 10:30pm
Location: Oakland
Description: A monthly social held at Studio 1924 in Oakland, featuring salsa rueda de casino lessons with Miguel Vazquez and dancing until 1:30am in the morning to the music of DJ Freaky. Close to BART and easy street parking.
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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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Tomaj’s 3rd Saturdays Salsa, Bachata, & Kizomba Party

Event Type: Salsa, Bachata, & Kizkmba Party, Live Music
Cost: $15
Location: Emeryville
Description: Salsa class and dance party at Emeryville's popular Allegro dance studio, hosted every third Saturday of the month. Featuring live music and dance performances, as well as complementary food and drinks.
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Tropical Night with N’Rumba and Fuego Latino

Event Type: Live Salsa Music
Cost: $15
Location: San Rafael
Description: A night live salsa music and dancing at Club Fogata (located in the Yet Wah Restaurant) in San Rafael. Dance the night away to the sounds of salsa, merrengue, cumbia, and bachata, with live music by Orquesta N'Rumba. Plenty of free parking.
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Yerba Buena Social Club

Event Type: Social Dancing, Dance Performances, Live Music
Cost: $15
Location: San Francisco
Description: A monthly salsa social at Space 550 in San Francisco held on the first Saturday of the month. Beginner friendly salsa lessons and special performances by local and professional dancers included. This month at Yerba Buena Social Club: November 15: SALSÓN + DJ Guaguanco Co-hosted by Mambo Romero Dance Company. December 6: "PALLADIUM" Night Tito Garcia & La Internacional + EldelaClaveSF DJ Guapo in the Bachata room
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