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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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Clinica Martin Baro’s 9th Annual Salsa Night

Event Type: Salsa Fundraiser, Live Music
Cost: $15 pre-sale, $18 at the door
Location: San Francisco
Description: Clínica Martín-Baró is a free clinic ran by San Francisco State Students with a partnership with University of California San Francisco medical students, providing free health care to people with no health insurance. This is our 9th annual fundraising benefit dance, all the benefits from the dance goes to our patients medications and to keep us low cost to our target patients. We run on donations and the dance creates the most revenue for our clinic. The event will consist of an Afro-Cuban ensemble directed by grammy nominee John Calloway among other great live performances.
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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, 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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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

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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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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Sabroso SF

Event Type: Dance Lessons, Dance Social, Live Music
Cost: $15
Location: San Francisco
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 salsa music every night, with a different band each week.
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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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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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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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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: $20
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. Upcoming lineup for Yerba Buena Social Club: Sat December 20th: Somos El Son + EldelaClaveSF Sat January 3rd: Orquesta Bembé debuts + EldelaClaveSF Sat January 17th: SALSÓN + DJ Enrique's debut ! Sat February 7th: Montuno Swing + EldelaclaveSF Sat February 21st: Candela + DJ Willie
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