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ages: 21+

2.75 / 5 stars out of 3 reviews
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Overview:

Latin Nights every Wednesday at the ShBoom Nightclub in San Ramon, featuring salsa and bachata lessons starting at 7pm with weekly guest instructors. Lounge setting, hardwood dance floor & full bar with DJs playing Salsa, Cha Cha, Merengue, Bachata, Cumbia & Reggaton.

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Event: Salsa & Bachata Lessons, Dancing Salsa Moda Shirts
Date: Wednesday
Time: 6pm Dinner Buffet, 7:30-8:15pm Beginner Lesson, 8:15-9pm Intermediate Lesson, 9pm Open Dancing
Cost: $10
Instructors: Weekly Guest Instructors
Address: ShBoom Nightclub
2410 San Ramon Valley Blvd., Suite 130
San Ramon, CA 94583
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Contact: (925) 837-9777
www.shboomnightclub.com
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User Reviews:


Dec 22, 2011 at 2:30 pm

4 people found this review helpful
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Tried this place out last night since I was in the Bay Area and it was alright. Really the only place locally if you live in the East Bay. The floors appear to be wood but it’s not a dance floor (or at least it isn’t maintained like one i.e. I wouldn’t bring your nice shoes, mine got messed up).
The crowd is mostly beginners (even the “intermediates”), but especially later into the night, there WERE a good handful (like 5) of experienced dancers, including Beto and Lani. Only a few On2.
Live bad was cool, but one thing they don’t mention is that it’s $15 regardless of what time you arrive if it’s live band night. Also, get this: you get charged $1 for every glass of water and $3 for bottled. Lame.
Crowd is definitely older. I’m 21 and was definitely the youngest there. Otherwise, it was overall a good night, and I’ll probably go back, but I think it would be worth checking out Allegros or Cocomos if you’re more advanced. Great for beginners.

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Apr 17, 2014 at 1:16 am

1 person found this review helpful
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It’s still the OG kick it spot and it was a ghost town by 10:30pm… kinda disappointing especially because the cover charge was $10.
If you are looking for great dancing/dancers, this is not the place for you. I don’t see myself going ever again.

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Jun 19, 2012 at 6:38 pm

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Great place overall.
I have been going there for about 8 years now and always look forward to Wed nights.
Most of the dancers are 35+, the atmosphere is very friendly so you don’t need a partner or buddy to go with.
Instructors, Beto and Lani, are great if you need a class.
You also get dinner with cover charge and class if you come around 7:30pm.
After 9pm it is only $5.
They don’t do bands anymore which is actually great since it used to get really crowded and loud with live music.
Most of the dancers leave around 11pm -11:30pm.
Floors are not the best but they use baby powder in one corner of the room and that helps.
Quality of music varies depending on the DJ.
70% is salsa. The rest of the time they play bachata, cha cha and merengue, once in a while cumbia.
Beats sitting on the couch and watching TV, even if it is ‘Dancing with the Stars’.

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