Thursday Night Salsa
A listing of Thursday 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.
Cost: $13 lesson only, $15 lesson and open dancing
Description: Salsa lessons and open dancing, hosted in the east bay at Dublin's 4 Ever Dance Studio.
Cost: $10 ($7 student, $15 band nights)
Location: Mountain View
Description: A cool bar & lounge located in Mountain View with a great instructor and chill atmosphere. Plenty of seating, a full bar, and live bands of Friday nights. Music is a mix of salsa and bachata, with a sprinkling of cha cha and merrengue.
Cost: $8 Members, $12 Non-Members
Description: Thursday night salsa lessons with veteran salsa instructor Garry at the Allegro Ballroom in Emeryville. Focuses on intermediate patterns and partnering. Extra practice time is available after the lesson for an additional $5.
Description: Salsa lessons with Hector and Jherrica, followed by a night of music and dancing at Blue Fin Billiards in Monterey Bay.
Cost: $16 drop-in; $12.50-$15 w/BWB Class Card
Location: Foster City
Description: Salsa and bachata lessons every Thursday night at the Boogie Woogie Ballroom in Foster City, taught by experienced ballroom dancers.
Cost: $12 Thursdays, $15 Saturdays
Location: San Francisco
Description: Cafe Cocomo is a popular spot in San Francisco featuring a huge dance floor, live salsa bands, full bar, and salsa lessons taught by Jake Jacobs.
Cost: $12 for lessons/ $10 party only, $2 off w/ student ID
Description: Salsa lessons and dancing every Thursday night at Ballroom & Beyond dance studio in Hayward. Salsa lessons with Antonio Miguel from 7-9pm, followed by social dancing until 1am in the morning. No partner necessary and all ages welcome. $2 off with student ID.
Cost: $10 for lessons, $5 for the party
Description: A salsa and Timba party every Thursday night at the Shashamane Bar & Grill, hosted by DJ JuanLove. Monte Negro is a fun atmosphere, where you can relax, enjoy a great cocktail and tear up the dance floor to the best Timba, Salsa Dura, Regaeton, Bachata, and Cumbia. Free lessons will be coming soon in March!
Cost: $8 ($4 for students)
Location: Santa Cruz
Description: Salsa Rueda classes every Thursday night at the Louden Nelson Center in Santa Cruz. Two classes at the same time: into/beginner and beginner/intermediate. No partner required, and half off for students!
Cost: $5 per 30 min class
Description: Beginner salsa rueda classes with Karen and Michael every Thursday at the Ashkenaz in Berkeley. Classes from 7-9pm, progress from Intro to Salsa Rueda to Rueda Level I & II. Back Studio is in the back of the ground floor at Ashkenaz, behind the main room. If the side door is locked, enter in the main entrance and tell the staff you are here for the salsa class in the back studio. Or ring buzzer at side door and we will buzz open the door.
Description: Beginners, pre-intermediate, "bridge", and pre-advanced salsa lessons held every Thursday in Oakland taught by Salsa With Juan. The studio is open for salsa and bachata practice from 9-10pm, with DJ music. Free with paid class that evening or $5 drop in.
Location: San Rafael
Description: Dance lessons with Jose "JAS" Santamaria followed by dancing; live bands every last Thursday of the month and Salsa Y Sabor every 2nd Thursday with DJ Medina.
Cost: $15 for 1 class, $20 for 2 classes
Location: Santa Rosa
Description: Salsa lessons and dancing every Thursday night at the Society: Culture House in Santa Rosa. Doors open at 6pm for food and cocktails, dance lessons begin at 7pm, and dancing continues until 10:30 in the evening. Salsa lessons by Irene Silva and Jesus Cruz of Santa Rosa Salsa. No partner or experience necessary.
Cost: $12 per class, $20 for both
Location: San Jose
Description: Salsa lessons with World Salsa Champion Michelle Castro and Orlando Felix at Dance Boulevard in San Jose. Beginner friendly lesson from 7-8pm, followed by an intermediate footwork and partnerwork session from 8-9pm. No partner necessary, and plenty of free parking.
Description: Salsa dancing and other Latin music at Vinnie's Bar & Grill in Concord, every Thursday night. Free street parking and a full bar.
Location: San Francisco
Description: A new weekly salsa event by the founders of the Yerba Buena Social Club. Designed for the after-work crowd, Yerba Buena @ Verdi Club is held every Thursday night at the Verdi Club in the Mission district in SF. Ultimate sprung hardwood floors and a BarChata room! Salsa lessons by Jesus Cruz & Kristen Nowakowski and music by DJ Super Chino as well as special guest DJs. Parking is exceptional and well lit, both on the street and if needed in the parking lot of the Safeway at 16th St and Bryant a block away and open 24 hours. Free entry on Thursday, July 31st!
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