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(Salsa dancing events for Thursday, July 20, 2017)

Balançoire Salsa Thursdays

Event Type:  Salsa Dancing Lesson, Salsa Dancing Social
Cost:  Free
Location:  San Francisco
Description:  Free salsa lessons and live salsa music every Thursday night at Balançoire Restaurant & Club in San Francisco. Beginner salsa lessons from 7-8pm followed by live music by local salsa band, Adelante. Dance salsa, bachata, cumbia, and reggaeton from one of the few original Latin bands remaining in the Mission.
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Vinnie’s Bar & Grill

Event Type:  Salsa Dancing
Cost:  Free
Location:  Concord
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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Monte Negro Salsa con Timba Party

Event Type:  Salsa Dancing Social
Cost:  $10 for lessons, $5 for the party
Location:  Oakland
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.
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Allegro Beg/Int Lessons

Event Type:  Beginner/Intermediate Salsa Lesson
Cost:  $8 Members, $12 Non-Members
Location:  Emeryville
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.
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Albertos Salsa

Event Type:  Beginner Lesson, Intermediate Lesson, Dance Party
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.
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Salsa Gente Salsa Rueda

Event Type:  Salsa Rueda Class
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!
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Boogie Wonders Salsa

Event Type:  Salsa Dancing Lesson
Cost:  $16 (monthly passes available)
Location:  San Jose
Description:  Salsa lessons with the Boogie Wonders every Sunday and Thursday 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. (more…)
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4Ever Dance Thursdays

Event Type:  Beginning and Intermediate Salsa Lesson, Salsa Dancing
Cost:  $13 lesson only, $15 lesson and open dancing
Location:  Dublin
Description:  Salsa lessons and open dancing every Thursday night, hosted in the East Bay at Dublin's 4 Ever Dance Studio.
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Salsa and Bachata Lessons

Event Type:  Salsa Dancing Lesson
Cost:  $10 per lesson
$18 for 2 lessons
Location:  Monterey Bay
Description:  Beginning salsa lesson with DJ Willi at Move Studios in Monterey. Lesson begins at 7:30pm, followed by a beginning bachata lesson at 8:15pm. Each lesson is $10, or $18 for both lessons. No partner needed.
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Salsa With Juan

Event Type:  Salsa Lessons
Cost:  $15
Location:  Oakland
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.
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Sultry Salsa Nights

Event Type:  Beginning/Intermediate Salsa Lesson, Social Dancing
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.
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Salsa Thursdays at Vinyl Room

Event Type:  Salsa Dancing Lesson, Salsa Dancing Social
Cost:  Free
Location:  San Francisco
Description:  Free salsa lessons and dancing every Thursday night at the Vinyl Room in downtown Burlingame. Salsa lessons by Miriam and Randal followed by social dancing with DJ Franklin. NO COVER, plenty of parking and dress to impress!
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Salsa Team Performs for Golden State Warriors

Posted April 28, 2017 by

Warriors fans were treated to a salsa and bachata dance performance last month when the San Jose State University’s salsa team, Spartan Mambo, performed during their halftime show.

The four minute routine was performed as a part of the Golden State Warriors’ Latino Heritage Night event, which also featured a pre-game show by a Folkloriko group. Good job promoting salsa dancing to a crowd of over 30,000 people!

2017 SF Salsa Festival Coming Next Month!

Posted February 20, 2017 by Takeshi

2017 SF Salsa Festival

The 9th Annual SF Salsa Festival is coming up next month, March 17th-18th! The SF Salsa Festival is the largest annual salsa event in San Francisco, featuring top international salsa performers & instructors, live salsa music, and dancing until 4am each night!

This year’s headliners include World Champions Jefferson & Adrianita from Colombia, Alma Latina Dance Company, Omambo Dance Project, Harold & Regan, and more. There will be live music on both nights with Grammy-award winners on Friday night and the legendary New Swing Sextet on Saturday night.

Ticket prices for the event will be going up later this month, so we recommend getting your tickets now at the SF Salsa Festival website. This is one salsa event you won’t want to miss!

World Salsa Championships 2016 Results!

Posted December 12, 2016 by Takeshi

The World Salsa Championships is an international salsa dance competition that brings together some of the best salsa dancers from around for what some call the “Olympics of Salsa”. Dancers qualify to compete at the WSC by competing and placing at other top international salsa competitions such as the World Salsa Summit, World Latin Dance Cup, and World Salsa Open.
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Bay Area Salsa Bachata Festival Coming Next Month!

Posted November 25, 2016 by Takeshi

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The 1st annual Bay Area Salsa Bachata Festival is coming up in just a few short weeks!

The Bay Area Salsa Bachata Festival is a 2-day long Latin dance event featuring 6+ hours of dance workshops with top instructors, exciting dance performances from top teams from LA and the Bay Area, and dancing until 3am. There are two rooms for dancing each night for salseros and bachateros, and live music on Friday night with Antonio Bliss.

This is one event you won’t want to miss! Make sure to get your tickets this week at BayAreaSalsaBachata.com before prices go up!

2016 Halloween Salsa Parties

Posted October 27, 2016 by Takeshi

Halloween Salsa Party

Looking to go out dancing this weekend in your latest Halloween costume? Here’s our annual guide to Halloween salsa events going on in the Bay Area:
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