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(Salsa dancing events for Sunday, December 16, 2018)

Salsa w/ Pantea

Event Type:  Beginner Lesson, Intermediate Lesson, Dance Party
Cost:  $10
Location:  San Jose
Description:  Beginning and intermediate salsa dance lessons followed by dancing in a ballroom setting at Starlite Ballroom in San Jose, taught by Pantea. No partner necessary, beginners welcome!
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Chevere Sundays

Event Type:  Salsa Dancing Lesson, Salsa Dancing Social
Cost:  $10, Guest List Available
Location:  San Francisco
Description:  Afro Latino party with Timba/salsa, Reggaeton, bachata & merengue at the Cigar Bar & Grill every Sunday. Some nights feature live music from Cuban bands. Get on the guest list to get in for free before 6pm or $5 after by contacting the promoters (415.424.6014 or info@latincitysf.com). Regular admission is $10.
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Sensual Salchata Nights

Event Type:  Salsa/Bachata Lessons, Social Dancing
Cost:  $10 ($15 on band nights)
Location:  Santa Rosa
Description:  Beginner salsa and bachata lessons, followed by a night of dancing at the Flamingo Resort Conference Center in Santa Rosa. Live bands on some nights. Dance lessons by Antonio MorĂ¡n and Irene Silva of Santa Rosa Salsa, no partner or experience necessary.
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On2 Salsa Classes w/ Luis Aguilar

Event Type:  Salsa Dancing Lesson
Cost:  $20
Location:  San Francisco
Description:  Beginner & intermediate on2 salsa & cha cha lessons taught every Sunday 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.
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Metronome Salsa Social

Event Type:  Salsa Lesson & Dancing
Cost:  $15
Location:  San Francisco
Description:  The Metronome Salsa Social is typically held every 3rd or 4th Sunday of the month at the Monte Cristo Club in San Francisco. Salsa, Mambo, and Bachata played by popular Bay Area DJs. Simultaneous beginner and intermediate group classes at 4PM, followed by social dancing until 8PM. Classes are included with cover. Catering to all levels of dancers, beginners warmly welcome!
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Sausalito Seahorse Salsa Sunday

Event Type:  Salsa Lesson, Live Music, Salsa Dancing
Cost:  $10
Location:  Sausalito
Description:  Salsa dancing and live music every Sunday at the Seahorse restaurant in Sausalito. Salsa lesson with Carolina from 4-5pm, followed by dancing and music until 10pm. The venue has plenty of free parking, good food, and live music every Sunday.
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Salsa With Carolyn

Event Type:  Beginning & Intermediate Salsa Lesson
Cost:  $15 Drop-in, 5 Sundays for $60, 10 Sundays for $100
Location:  San Francisco
Description:  Salsa lessons with World Salsa Champion Carolyn Barreno at Metronome Dance in San Francisco. Beginner lesson on Sunday begins at 3pm, followed by an Open Level technique/shines class at 4pm and an Intermediate partnering lesson at 5pm. Open lesson is recommended for dancers of all levels. Intermediate lesson is recommended for dancers with 6+ months of salsa experience. Lessons are provided on a "Day Pass" payment format: pay for only 1 class per Sunday, dance as many as you can. Drop-ins welcome. No partner needed. Discounts available when purchasing a package.
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Salsa Rueda at the Tannery

Event Type:  Salsa Dancing Lesson
Cost:  $7 General, $5 for Students
Location:  Santa Cruz
Description:  Beginner level salsa rueda (circular salsa) lessons taught every Sunday afternoon at the Tannery Dance Center in Santa Cruz by the Bailamos Salsa Rueda team.
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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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Salsa by the Sea

Event Type:  Outdoor Dance Party
Cost:  Free
Location:  Santa Cruz
Description:  Salsa By The Sea is a free, weekly outdoor salsa dancing event held next to the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk, by the Ideal Bar & Grill. The event runs all year long (except when it rains) and the start time depends on the season (later in the summer, earlier in the winter). Some weekends are "Bachata by the Sea", with more bachata music played than salsa.
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Allegro Salsa Party

Event Type:  Beginner Lesson, Intermediate Lesson, Social Dancing
Cost:  $8 Social, $12 w/ Lesson
Location:  Emeryville
Description:  A weekly, all-ages salsa social at Allegro Ballroom in Emeryville. Starts with beginner and intermediate salsa lessons taught by Garry & Isabelle followed by a night of dancing in a spacious ballroom setting. Features salsa, bachata, and timba music.
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Salsa on the Patio

Event Type:  Salsa Dancing Social
Cost:  Free
Location:  Byron
Description:  Come and dance Salsa, Bachata, Merengue, Cumbia & more at the Aloha Club a beautiful outdoor / indoor venue enjoy the sunset, great music food is available $7 mojitos beer by the bucket, great dance floor under the trees which makes it 10 to 15 degrees cooler than surrounding areas come and join us every Sunday from 5 to 11 pm. (more…)
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San Francisco Salsa Bachata Kizomba (SFSBK) Congress Coming Up Next Month!

Posted October 17, 2018 by

SFSBK 2018

Mark your calendars, because the San Francisco Salsa Bachata Kizomba (SFSBK) Congress is coming up in exactly 30 days! SFSBK is a 3-day long dance festival featuring 16-hours of dance instruction, world-class dance performances, and dancing every night until 6am!

The event will be held at the gorgeous Hyatt Regency San Francisco hotel, and will be one of the largest Latin dance events in the Bay Area this year! This is one event you won’t want to miss, be sure to book your tickets now before prices go up!

2018 SF Salsa Festival This Weekend!

Posted March 23, 2018 by Takeshi

SF Salsa Festival 2018

The 10th Annual San Francisco Salsa Festival is coming up this weekend, March 23rd-March 24th! The SF Salsa Festival is one of the largest salsa events of the year, featuring live music from renowned musicians like Jimmy Bosch, Herman Olivera, and the Pacific Mambo Orchestra, international salsa instructors and performers, and dancing until 3am in the morning. This is one salsa event you won’t want to miss! Book tickets here.

Salsa Team Performs for Golden State Warriors

Posted April 28, 2017 by Takeshi

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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