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(Salsa dancing events for Monday, December 17, 2018)

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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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Rueda and Rhythm

Event Type:  Salsa Rueda Lesson
Cost:  $14 per class or $30 for a 4-class card
Location:  Oakland
Description:  A two hour-long salsa and rueda class held every Monday night in Oakland with a special focus on Rhythm and Musicality. Classes start at 7:30pm and 8:30pm with four instructors who teach four different levels simultaneously – we offer Levels 1, 2, 3, and 4 all at once. Special rhythm and musicality instruction in Oakland: Every hour at Levels 3 and 4 we will be teaching new rhythmic footwork, timing, and movement exercises to raise your rhythmic awareness and improve your connection to the music. Fun con Ritmo!
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Cuban Salsa Lessons in SF

Event Type:  Cuban Salsa Lessons
Cost:  $12
Location:  San Francisco
Description:  Cuban salsa lessons taught at the Dance Mission Theater in San Francisco every Monday and Wednesday by Ramon Ramos Alayo. In his class, Ramon teaches basic Cuban footwork, style, and musicality as well as complex turn patterns. No partner necessary, wear comfortable clothes.
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Mambo Mondays at Alberto’s

Event Type:  Ladies Styling, Salsa Dancing Lesson, Salsa Dancing Social
Cost:  $10
Location:  Mountain View
Description:  Every Monday night, Victoria Ruskovoloshina teaches New York style On2 salsa at Alberto’s in Mountain View. Footwork and Partnering for men and women will be taught in two levels: Level 1 at 8pm and Level 2 at 9pm. Social dancing starts at 10pm For Private Lessons, contact Victoria at: vika.rusk@gmail.com or via Facebook.
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Salsa With Tomaj

Event Type:  Beginner and Intermediate/Advanced Salsa Lessons
Cost:  $15 drop-in
Location:  Orinda
Description:  Monday night salsa classes in Orinda with Tomaj Trenda.
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Salsa Rueda Class

Event Type:  Salsa Rueda Class
Cost:  $12
Location:  San Francisco
Description:  Salsa Rueda (aka Rueda de Casino) lessons at the Dance Mission Theater in SF taught by veteran instructor Ramon Ramos Alayo. Salsa Rueda is a dance where couples dance in a circle, and was developed in Havana, Cuba. Everyone dances together in a circle, dancing simultaneously to the caller's commands. Experience with Cuban salsa dancing required.
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Cuban Salsa & Rueda Classes

Event Type:  Salsa Dancing Lesson
Cost:  Drop ins per class: $15 debit/credit or $14 cash/check
Location:  San Francisco
Description:  The Salsa Lab hosts Cuban Salsa and Casino Rueda classes in San Francisco every Monday. The progressive series begin on the first Monday of every month. Beginning Cuban Salsa Series: A progressive Cuban Salsa class that starts on the first Monday of every month. It focuses on students who are new to Cuban Salsa. The class begins at 6:30pm and ends at 8:00pm. Intermediate Cuban Salsa & Casino Rueda Series: This class builds on the foundation learned in the Beginning Cuban Salsa class. This class focuses on the basics of Rueda de Casino (formation, various ways of swapping partners, leading and following and basic turns). We'll cover the basics at the beginning of each month and will progress into more complex turns and calls as the weeks progress. The class begins at 8:00pm and ends at 9:30pm. No partner necessary.
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Salsamania Salsa Mondays

Event Type:  Beginner & Intermediate Salsa Lessons
Cost:  $15 drop-in, $50 for 4 week series
Location:  Oakland
Description:  Salsa lessons taught by John & Liz of Salsamania Dance Company at the Just Dance Ballroom in Oakland every Monday. There are classes of two difficulty levels, beginner and intermediate, followed by open floor practice so you can practice your new moves.
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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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