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 (monthly passes available)
Location: San Jose
Description: Salsa lessons with the Boogie Wonders every Thursday night at The Get Down in Japan Town in San Jose. Learn the unique salsa style of the Boogie Wonders which is a little bit funky, a little bit Latin and a whole lot of fun. The beginner class is for absolute beginners and those who know basic salsa, but want to practice, drill and feel more comfortable social dancing. Students will learn the salsa basic, fundamentals, timing and simple partnerwork. For the intermediate class, students must already know the salsa basic. Here, students will master timing, learn variations of patterns, footwork, styling, musicality and focus more on body movement. In this class, students will learn to incorporate different genres of dance (house, locking, waacking, hip hop) to their own dance.
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.
Description: Free Latin dance classes every Thursday at the Bay Street Courtyard in Emeryville. Dance in the beautiful open summer night... bring friends and meet new ones! DJ Soto playing music from 7:30pm - 9pm. Each week - Raffle for $25 giftcard to merchant of your choice.
Cost: $12 for lessons/ $10 party only, $2 off w/ student ID
Description: Note: This event is on hiatus until January 2015. 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: $12 for lesson, $8 for just social
Description: Kizomba classes and dancing every Thursday night at mOOv in 1924 Studios in Oakland. Beginner and improvers kizomba lessons taught by Nika & Emile 8-10pm, followed by social dancing. The event is $12 for the lessons or $8 for just dancing. Free street parking available nearby. Entry code: 2419 (on doorknob keypad)
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. Salsa Rueda dance class with Sean Foster from 8pm.
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!
Description: Local bar and lounge, Vinyl Room is offering free salsa dance lessons every Thursday starting Thursday, March 5th, with special instruction by the D'Vettes and Keesha Roberts, a classically trained salsa performer and instructor, who has performed at Salsa Congresses around the world as a member of the Pretty Boys & Girls Pro Team. Bay Area and local residents are encouraged to bring their friends, co-workers, and dance partners to learn the latest Latin moves every Thursday night. Beginners and seasoned salseros are welcomed!
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 Francisco
Description: Salsa & Zouk lessons every Thursday at 8:30pm followed by dancing in a fun and casual atmosphere at the Balançoire Restaurant & Club in SF (formerly at El Valenciano). Salsa Holic Ron teaching West Coast style salsa on the main floor and Anthony & Collyane teaching Zouk upstairs, no partner or experience necessary. 2 rooms for dancing, with salsa/bachata room downstairs and a kizomba/zouk room upstairs. Food served until midnight and new drink specials at our full bar every week until 2am.
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.
Description: Salsa dancing and other Latin music at Vinnie's Bar & Grill in Concord, every Thursday night. Free street parking and a full bar.
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