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(Salsa dancing events for Tuesday, February 21, 2017)

Top Dance Ballroom Salsa

Event Type:  Salsa Dancing Lesson
Cost:  $15 for one class and $24 for both classes
Location:  San Jose
Description:  Beginner and intermediate salsa lessons every Tuesday at Top Dance Ballroom taught by Darwin. Covers salsa turn patterns and footwork. Open to dancers of all ages, no partner necessary.
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Beginners Salsa Bootcamp

Event Type:  Salsa Dancing Lesson
Cost:  $15 drop-in or $48 for the month
Location:  San Jose
Description:  Salsa Bootcamp! Beginners and Beyond with Ky Van and Big Bad Mike. Do you have 2 left feet? Are you a total beginner? Do you need to refresh and practice your cool moves? Then this class is perfect for you! Every class starts with a warm up and basic footwork and turns. Call Ky-Van (pronounced key-van). Drop in cost are $15 per class or $48 per month.
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Susan’s Dance Studio Salsa

Event Type:  Salsa Dancing Lesson
Cost:  $10 for one lesson, $15 for two lessons
Location:  San Jose
Description:  Salsa and bachata lessons every Tuesday night at New Susan's Dance Studio in San Jose. Beginner salsa lessons from 8-9pm followed by bachata lessons from 9-10pm. No partner necessary and all ages welcome!
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Afrocuban Rumba Salsa Classes

Event Type:  Afro Cuban Lessons
Cost:  $13
Location:  Berkeley
Description:  Afro-Cuban Rumba lessons taught by veteran dance instructor Erick Barberia at The Beat in Berkeley, every Tuesday night and Saturday morning. The class explores the the roots of Afro-Cuban dance from Cuban Son, Rumba, and it's heavy African influences all the way to present day Timba, pushing you to improve your body movement and expression.
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Freestyle Salsa Tuesdays

Event Type:  Salsa Dancing Lesson
Cost:  $15
Location:  San Francisco
Description:  Learn social dancing from the dance worlds of Salsa, Timba, Son, Cha Cha Cha (depending on who shows up) with experienced "freestyle salsa" instructor Garry Johnson. Classes every Tuesday @7:45-8:45 PM at Genesis DanceSport Studio on Clement Street in Inner Richmond (SF). $15 drop-in. Packages available.
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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 With Tianne

Event Type:  Beginner & Intermediate Salsa Lessons
Cost:  $15 drop-in, $50 for 4 classes, $80 for 8 classes
Location:  San Francisco
Description:  Salsa classes taught by 3-time World Salsa Championships finalist Tianne Frias at the Danzhaus Center in San Francisco. Monday classes start at 7pm, followed by an intermediate lesson at 9pm. Beginner lessons on Tuesdays begin at 7pm. No experience necessary for the beginner lessons, discounts available when purchasing as a package.
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Salsa With Juan

Event Type:  Beginner Lesson, Intermediate Lesson
Cost:  $15
Location:  Oakland
Description:  Beginning and intermediate level salsa lessons taught by Juan Gil in Oakland every Tuesday night.
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Latin Connection Dance

Event Type:  Salsa Dancing Lesson
Cost:  $12 drop-in
$45 for 6 classes for members $55 for 6 classes for non-members
Location:  Berkeley
Description:  Salsa dancing lessons and practice every Tuesday night at the YWCA Berkeley taught by Ruth Caspary. Beginning lessons from 6:30-7:30pm, followed by Bridge (learn key moves, next level after Beginner) lessons from 7:30pm. Followed by Taco Tuesday and dancing at Spats on Shattuck and University until midnight.
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Pick School Salsa Lessons

Event Type:  Beginner & Intermediate Salsa Lessons
Cost:  $16 drop-in
Location:  San Francisco
Description:  Salsa dancing lessons at the Pick School of Ballroom Dancing in San Francisco. Cost is $16 for drop-ins, with discounts available if you purchase multiple weeks at once. First class is free, see the Pick School website for more details.
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Latin Vibe Tuesdays

Event Type:  Salsa Dancing Social, Live Salsa Music
Cost:  $10
Location:  San Francisco
Description:  Salsa dancing and live music every Tuesday night at Bar Fluxus in San Francisco. Bar opens at 4pm and Happy Hour is 4-7pm. Some musical acts during Happy Hour too. Live music from VibraSON starting at 9:30pm. Sign up for their newsletter to receive discounts via e-mail.
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ODC Salsa

Event Type:  Salsa Dance Lessons
Cost:  $14 for one class ($1 cash discount)
Location:  San Francisco
Description:  New York style mambo classes by Gabriel Romero, taught at the esteemed Oberlin Dance Collective School of Rhythm and Motion in San Francisco.
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Echale Mas Salsa

Event Type:  Salsa Dancing Social
Cost:  $10
Location:  San Francisco
Description:  Salsa dancing every Tuesday night at Playa SF (the new home of Cafe Cocomo). Doors open 9pm and dancing all night until 2am, to the rhythms of salsa, mambo, and guaguanco. Music by DJ ELDJX, DJ Orlando, and guest DJs. Plenty of free parking in the area after 7pm.
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2017 SF Salsa Festival Coming Next Month!

Posted February 20, 2017 by

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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San Jose Jazz Summer Fest This Weekend!

Posted August 11, 2016 by Takeshi

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Get ready for the largest outdoor salsa dancing event of the year! The San Jose Jazz Summer Fest (also known as the San Jose Jazz Festival) is coming up this weekend!

The San Jose Jazz Summer Fest is the largest music festival held in San Jose every year, featuring hundreds of musicians and dozens of stages spanning multiple city blocks in downtown San Jose. The musical genres span everything from Jazz and Blues to Funk and R&B, and there are even dedicated stages just for Salsa and Latin Jazz!

This is a must-go event for salsa and music lovers, and is a great chance to dance outdoors and enjoy some amazing music! Tickets and more information can be found on the San Jose Jazz website.

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