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: $8 or $5 w/ Student ID
Description: Salsa lessons at dancing every Thursday night at Capone's Speakeasy in Alameda. Dance lessons by John Narvaez & Liz Rojas from 8-9:30pm followed by dancing until 12am in the morning. Live bands on some nights. Discount available for students with valid student ID.
Location: San Francisco
Description: "Good Vibrations" hosted at El Toro Night Club offers salsa & bachata lessons and dancing every Thursday night in SF. Every week there is a free beginner salsa lesson taught by Marianna Pristupa, followed by a free bachata lesson taught by Fernando Del Baile, which starts at 8pm. The event is free for the month of February.
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. Free lessons will be coming soon in March!
Location: San Francisco
Description: Intermediate-level on2 salsa lessons taught every Thursday by 2-time World Champion Luis Aguilar at DSG Dance Studios in San Francisco. The focus of the class is on building strong social dancing technique, covering both footwork and partnerwork. Classes are aimed at a beginner/intermediate level. Dancers should come in comfortable workout clothes and dance shoes. No street shoes allowed, no exceptions. Free street parking available nearby.
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: 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.
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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