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(Salsa dancing events for Friday, August 17, 2018)

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Palomar Ballroom

Event Type:  Beginner Lesson, Intermediate Lesson, Dance Party
Cost:  $12 Classes & Party, $6 Just Dancing
Location:  Santa Cruz
Description:  Drop in a salsa class with Jeremy, followed by a salsa party with music from DJ Omambo at the Palomar Ballroom.
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Salsa Bachata Social Fridays

Event Type:  Salsa Dancing Lesson, Salsa Dancing Social
Cost:  $15
Location:  Pleasanton
Description:  Salsa dancing every Friday night at the Mark Ballas Dance and Performing Arts studio in Pleasanton. Beginning salsa & bachata lessons from 7pm, followed by social dancing from 8:30pm-10pm. Dancers of all skill levels are encouraged to come! Bachata lessons (Newcomer and Beginners) w/Danielle and Miguel 7pm-7:45pm Salsa lessons (Newcomer, Beginner and Intermediate) w/Danielle, Miguel and Eric 7:45pm-8:30pm Discount Salsa Night Passes available, see front desk for details.
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San Francisco Social Club

Event Type:  Salsa Dancing Lesson, Salsa Dancing Social
Cost:  $20 Drop In / $60 Four Week Series
Location:  San Francisco
Description:  Beginner salsa lessons every Friday. 4 week series, with a social on the last Friday of the month. See the event website for the latest class schedule.
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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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Club Fox Salsa Night

Event Type:  Salsa Dancing, Live Music
Cost:  $15 ($10 w/ student ID)
Location:  Redwood City
Description:  Salsa dancing every 1st & 3rd Friday of the month (every Friday during the summer!) at Club Fox in Redwood City, sponsored by Salsa Pa'l Bailador. Dancing from 9pm-2am to the hottest salsa, bachata, merengue, and cha cha cha. Live music on some nights.
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Salsa Marin

Event Type:  Salsa Dancing Lesson
Cost:  $15 drop in, discounts for more
Location:  San Francisco
Description:  Beginner class in front studio - no experience necessary. Intermediate/Advanced class in back studio - learn interesting patterns Very comfortable atmosphere, nice teachers, friendly class. Class often goes out dancing to a club in Marin after class.
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Salsa Rueda ODC

Event Type:  Beginning & Intermediate Salsa Rueda Lessons
Cost:  $13 a class
Location:  San Francisco
Description:  Beginning and intermediate Miami-style Salsa and Havana-style Casino rueda moves taught every Thursday at the ODC Dance Commons by veteran Rueda-instructor Ryan Mead.
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Salsa with Esme

Event Type:  Salsa Dancing Lesson
Cost:  $15
Location:  San Francisco
Description:  Salsa lessons every Friday with Esme Leon at Igurukul Studios in Santa Clara. Class starts with basic footwork, followed by partnerwork. All ages welcome. No partner necessary.
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Cigar Bar

Event Type:  Music & Dancing
Cost:  $10
Location:  San Francisco
Description:  Salsa night at The Cigar Bar & Grill, a unique San Francisco restaurant & bar located in historic Jackson Square, featuring salsa dancing every Friday and Saturday night. Live salsa music at 10pm every night. For complete line-up and more information please visit our website cigarbarandgrill.com See also Chevere Sundays for their Sunday event.
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2018 SF Salsa Festival This Weekend!

Posted March 23, 2018 by

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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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!

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