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Past Events

Below is a listing of past salsa events collected for archival purposes. For a listing of current events in the Bay Area, see our Salsa Events Calendar.


Boogaloo Sundays

Event Type: Salsa Dancing Lesson, Salsa Dancing Social
Date: Every Sunday
Description: Update: Event has been cancelled due to noise complaints. Boogaloo Sundays is a salsa event held every Sunday afternoon at the Hotel De Anza in downtown San Jose. Salsa lessons at 3:30pm, followed by dancing until 8pm. Live band every other Sunday. Formerly held at the Gordon Biersch restaurant in San Jose.
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Salchata Social

Event Type: Salsa Dancing Lesson, Salsa Dancing Social
Date: April - December 2018
Description: Come experience Latin dance culture at On One Studios every 3rd Saturday of the month: Salchata Social ! All skill levels are invited to break barriers, meet new people, and learn something new. Each month we're bringing the most passionate Instructors, World renowned Champions, brand new and seasoned dancers, friends & family, all under one roof to enjoy a night of GOOD VIBES, GOOD COMPANY, ALL LOVE! Enjoy the FULL EXPERIENCE with TWO dance classes (Salsa and Bachata), Live DJ + Open Floor dancing, Photobooth, light refreshments/ food, and LIVE performances throughout the night! No partner or prior experience necessary. Dress code is casual; salsa/bachata shoes encouraged, but not required. Snacks and light refreshments will be provided.
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Stanford Salsa Fest 2018 w/ Griselle Ponce

Event Type: Salsa Dancing Lesson, Salsa Dancing Social
Date: Friday, January 19th 2018
Description: Stanford's biggest salsa social to date, featuring the "Mambo Diva" Griselle Ponce from New York. The social will feature a Mambo Fundamentals lesson by Griselle, a Jack and Jill competition, a "Diva" theme costume contest, dance performances, and social dancing until midnight. Because this venue is used specifically for dancing, there is a *NO STREET SHOES* policy, as they may ruin the flooring. Please wear dancing shoes only! All ages welcome, free street parking. (more…)
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Spartan Mambo Holiday Social

Event Type: Salsa Dancing Lesson, Salsa Dancing Social
Date: Friday, December 1st 2017
Description: A holiday themed salsa dancing social organized by Spartan Mambo. Beginner salsa dance lessons from 8:30-9:30pm, followed by dancing until midnight. Live music by the SJSU Latin Jazz Ensemble and top bachata & salsa music from DJ Stylez. Special performances from local dance teams. The event is held at Spartan Complex Central on the San Jose State University campus. All ages welcome.
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Spartan Mambo Halloween Social

Event Type: Salsa Dancing Lesson, Salsa Dancing Social
Date: Friday, October 27th 2017
Description: A Halloween themed salsa dancing social organized by Spartan Mambo. Beginner salsa dance lessons from 8:30-9:30pm, followed by dancing until midnight. Special performances from local dance teams. The event is held at Spartan Complex Central on the San Jose State University campus. All ages welcome. Bring a costume!
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iLoveMambo Adolfo Weekender

Event Type: Salsa Dancing Lesson, Salsa Dancing Social
Date: Saturday, Sept 30th & Sunday, Oct 1st
Description: A weekend-long dance workshop and social with the world-renowned Adolfo Indacochea from Italy hosted by iHeartMambo. 4 hours of workshops on Saturday and Sunday afternoon, followed by dancing in the evening. Space for the workshops is limited, see the event website for prices & availability. The social on Saturday is at the Abada Studio in the Mission, with dancing and performances from 9pm-2am and the dancing on Sunday is at the Women's Building in SF, with dance lessons from 7pm-8pm followed by dancing until 11pm.
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Sabroso Saturdays

Event Type: Salsa Dancing Lesson, Salsa Dancing Social
Date: Every Saturday
Description: Live salsa, bachata and more every Saturday at Evolution Nightclub in Sunnyvale. Dance lessons by top salsa instructors. $15 all night, includes free dance lesson and a drink. Some nights can cost more for special bands and performances, call ahead to find out the current price: (415) 410-4663
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Beresford Rec Center Salsa

Event Type: Salsa Dancing Lesson
Date: Thursdays
Description: Beginner to intermediate level at the Beresford Rec Center in San Mateo taught by Tim Michaels and Kimi Wynn, 2 certified instructors with help from friendly TA's.
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Bay Area Salsa Bachata Festival

Event Type: Salsa Dancing Lesson, Salsa Dancing Social
Date: Friday, December 9th - Saturday, December 10th, 2016
Description: The Bay Area Salsa Bachata Festival is a 2-day long Latin dance festival featuring 6 hours of dance workshops, 2 rooms for dancing salsa & bachata, and dancing until 3am. The party begins on Friday night at Club Milano in San Jose with dance lessons, performances, and dancing until 3am. The Festival then moves to the CPAA Arts Center on Saturday for a full day of workshops, dance performances, and dancing until 3am. Finish off 2016 right with 2 unforgettable nights of music & dancing!
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Halloween Masquerade Salsa Party

Event Type: Salsa Dancing Lesson, Salsa Dancing Social
Date: Saturday, October 29th 2016
Description: Live salsa music and dancing at the La Peña Cultural Center in Berkeley. Salsa lessons at 8pm followed by dancing until midnight. Make sure to bring cash for the beer & wine bar!
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San Jose’s Epic Halloween Salsa Bash

Event Type: Salsa Dancing Lesson, Salsa Dancing Social
Date: Saturday, October 29th 2016
Description: A Halloween salsa party at the Broken Spoke in San Jose featuring salsa dance lessons, performances, and a Halloween costume contest. Over $300 in cash prizes, so bring your best costume!
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Halloween Salsa & Rueda Party

Event Type: Salsa Dancing Lesson, Salsa Dancing Social
Date: Friday, October 28th 2016
Description: 3rd Annual Halloween Salsa & Rueda Party hosted at the ODC in San Francisco. Four levels of salsa and rueda lessons starting at 7:30pm followed by dancing until midnight. Bring food and drink to share for the potluck. Costumes are encouraged, but not required!
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Sizzling Salsa Sundays

Event Type: Salsa Dancing Lesson, Salsa Dancing Social
Date: Every Sunday
Description: Salsa lessons and dancing every Sunday at the St. James Gate Pub in Belmont. Lessons at 3pm followed by dancing until 10pm. 2 full bars, VIP area, and indoor and outdoor dance floors. Plenty of full free parking.
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Jimmy Bosch Live at Club Milano

Event Type: Salsa Lesson, Dance Social, Live Music
Date: Friday, August 26th 2016
Description: For one night only, the world-renown Jimmy Bosch playing live at Club Milano in downtown San Jose. Salsa lessons from 8-9:30pm with world salsa champion Luis Aguilar, followed by dancing until 2am. Two rooms for dancing salsa and bachata. Live music by Jimmy Bosch and special dance performances.
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Gordon Biersch Salsa

Event Type: Salsa Dancing Lesson, Salsa Dancing Social
Date: Every Sunday
Description: UPDATE: This event has moved to Hotel De Anza since the closing of Gordon Biersch. Boogaloo Sundays features lessons and dancing to live music every Sunday at Gordon Biersch in downtown San Jose. Salsa lessons at 6pm followed by dancing on an outdoor patio to the music of DJ Lance and a different live band every week.
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San Jose Jazz Summer Fest

Event Type: Outdoor Salsa Festival
Date: Friday, August 12th - Sunday, August 14th, 2015
Description: The San Jose Jazz Summer Fest (formerly known as the “San Jose Jazz Festival”) is the largest outdoor music festival in San Jose. Held every year in downtown San Jose by the Plaza de Cesar Chavez, the San Jose Jazz Summer Fest is a massive music event that spans multiple city blocks, and features musicians from around the world playing a wide variety of genres including Jazz, Swing, Blues, and Salsa. The salsa dancing takes place at the Salsa Stage, and is one of the largest outdoor salsa dancing events of the year. The music spans the gamut of salsa genres from Latin Jazz to Salsa Dura and Cuban Salsa. This year’s lineup of salsa musicians include: Avance, Visión Latina, La Mixta Criolla, Jesus Diaz y su QBA, Pirulo y La Tribe, Danilo y Orquesta Universal, La Máquina Insular, Ricky’s Villanueva Show, and the Bay Area Salsa All Stars.
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Salsa Sundays

Event Type: Salsa Dancing Lesson, Salsa Dancing Social
Date: Every 3rd Sunday of the Month
Description: Free live salsa music and salsa lessons every 3rd Sunday of the month between June and October in Berkeley, sponsored by Downtown Berkeley Eats, Beats & Brews. Salsa lessons by Ruth Caspary followed by food, music, and dancing at this family-friendly event. The band lineup is as follows: June 19 - Fito Reinoso y su Ritmo y Armonia July 17 - Somos El Son August 21 - Rumbache September 18 - Julio Bravo October 16 - N\'Rumba
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San Francisco Bachata Festival

Event Type: Salsa & Bachata Festival
Date: Friday, July 15 - Sunday, July 17, 2016
Description: The San Francisco Bachata International Festival (SFBIF) is a 3-day long dance festival held every year in the San Francisco Bay Area. The event is held at the gorgeous Hyatt Regency hotel in Burlingame and features a weekend of dance lessons, performances, and competitions. The San Francisco Bachata Festival features dozens of professional instructors from around the world teach bachata, kizomba, salsa and more. Workshops start at 10am every morning with top instructors from around the world and dancing continues until 6am every night. If you love bachata, kizomba, and salsa, this is one Festival you don’t want to miss!
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Balançoire Salsa Thursdays

Event Type: Salsa Dancing Lesson, Salsa Dancing Social
Date: Every Thursday
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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Jake’s “Cocomo Reunion” Salsa Class & VibraSON!

Event Type: Salsa Lesson, Dance Social, Live Music
Date: Saturday, July 30th
Description: Club Fuego/Space550 hosts a very special night on Sat, July 30! Start with a "Cocomo Reunion" Salsa dance lesson by Jake at 8:30pm. Many of you know Jake taught Thur/Sat at the legendary Cafe Cocomo for over 15 years in San Francisco. This class will follow that lead with great technique, musicality, humor, and danceable patterns for Beginners and Intermediate Salsa dancers. To top off the night, Jake's hot band VibraSÓN plays at 10:15pm for a night of great LIVE salsa music to dance to on the large dance floor at this club. Bachata room/DJ too! Full bar, free street parking. Gonna be a great night! See Facebook and promotional flyers for discounts, etc. Club is 21+ since it serves alcohol. Large Dance Floor and 3 rooms. Coat check. Street parking available for free.
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Salsa Wednesday San Jose

Event Type: Salsa Dancing Lesson, Salsa Dancing Social
Date: Every Wednesday
Description: Salsa dancing every Wednesday night at Miami Beach Club in downtown San Jose. Beginner salsa lessons at 8pm with veteran salsa instructor Edmundo & Alyssa, followed by dancing until 2am. Full bar and free street parking.
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iHeartMambo’s NYE Mambo Bash

Event Type: New Years Salsa Party
Date: Thursday, December 31st 2015
Description: Celebrate the New Year's Eve in SF with the iHeartMambo family. Dance your heart out to the music of hard swinging Dj Mayimbe from LA who will be spinning his kickass Mambo selection all night. Hosted at the Genesis DanceSport Studio in San Francisco, all ages welcome!
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Salsamania 15 Year Anniversary Party at Space 550

Event Type: Salsa Dancing Lesson, Salsa Dancing Social
Date: Saturday, October 24th 2015
Description: A salsa party hosted at Space 550 in San Francisco celebrating the 15-year anniversary of Salsamania, one of the top salsa dance companies in the Bay Area. Salsa lessons from World Champions John Narvaez and Liz Rojas at 8:30pm followed by dancing until 2:30am. (more…)
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San Francisco Salsa Congress 2015

Event Type: Salsa Congress
Date: Thursday, November 19th - Sunday, November 22nd 2015
Description: A four-day salsa extravaganza held in the Marriott Hotel in downtown Oakland. The SF Salsa Congress features four days of workshops, performances, competitions, live music, and more, with dancing until 4am in the morning every night. This year is the 14-year anniversary of the SF Salsa Congress, and the event will likely be the largest ever, with an expected attendance of thousands of dancers from around the world. The Congress will feature live music from top salsa musicians including Fruko y Sus Tesos as well as performances and workshops by top dancers including Griselle Ponce and Yamulee! This is one salsa event that is not to be missed!
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Grand Opening Dance Spot

Event Type: Salsa Dancing Lesson & Social, Live Music
Date: Every Friday
Description: The Dance Spot is a weekly salsa social organized by Sabroso Presents at the Mariani's Inn & Restaurant in Santa Clara. The event features salsa, bachata, and kizomba lessons from professional instructors; live music; and 5 party rooms for dancing. Plenty of free parking.
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Salsa Dura La Peña

Event Type: Salsa Party, Live Music
Date: Last Monday of the Month
Description: Every last Monday of the month, La Peña Salsa Orchestra brings the raw power of salsa dura to La Peña’s stage. Every last Monday the Josh Jones La Peña Community Latin Jazz Orchestra will be playing great Cuban and Puerto Rican Classics from Rumbavana to Gran Combo. All ages welcome.
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Tomaj’s Hot Salsa Friday

Event Type: Salsa Dancing Lesson, Salsa Dancing Social
Date: Friday, September 11th 2015
Description: A salsa dance party hosted by Tomaj Trenda at the Orinda Masonic Hall in the Easy Bay on Friday, September 11th, 2015. Salsa and bachata lessons from 8pm-9pm, followed by dancing until 1am in the morning. Music by DJ Willie Love and live music by Orquesta Bembé.
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San Jose Jazz Festival Salsa After Party

Event Type: Salsa Dancing Lesson, Salsa Dancing Social
Date: Friday, August 7th - Sunday, August 9th
Description: Salsa after party for the 2015 San Jose Jazz Summer Fest at the Agenda Lounge in downtown San Jose. Dance lessons by Francisco Junior and Ruth Caspary from 9:00-10:00pm. Live music by Orquesta Salson and Saboricua and Dj's Felipe El De La Calve, Adrian Mayen from Portland and Ron S Palma spinning the hottest salsa, bachata, and merengue.
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San Jose Jazz Summer Fest

Event Type: Outdoor Salsa Festival
Date: Friday, August 7th - Sunday, August 9th, 2015
Description: The San Jose Jazz Summer Fest (formerly known as the “San Jose Jazz Festival”) is the largest outdoor music festival in San Jose. Held every year in downtown San Jose by the Plaza de Cesar Chavez, the San Jose Jazz Summer Fest is a massive music event that spans multiple city blocks, and features musicians from around the world playing a wide variety of genres including Jazz, Swing, Blues, and Salsa. The salsa dancing takes place at the Salsa Stage, and is one of the largest outdoor salsa dancing events of the year. The music spans the gamut of salsa genres from Latin Jazz to Salsa Dura and Cuban Salsa. This year’s lineup of salsa musicians include: Vibrason, Somos El Son, Rumbaché, Doug Beavers' Titanes Del Trombón, Latin Jazz Youth Ensemble of San Francisco, Orquesta Bembé, Conjunto Karabali, Orquesta Dharma, and Ritmo y Armonia.
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San Francisco Bachata Festival

Event Type: Salsa & Bachata Festival
Date: Friday July 17th - Sunday July 19th 2015
(pre-party on Wednesday & Thursday night)
Description: The San Francisco Bachata International Festival (SFBIF) is a 3-day long bachata festival held every year in the San Francisco Bay Area. The event is held at the Hyatt Regency San Francisco Airport in Burlingame and will feature a weekend of dance lessons, performances, and competitions. The San Francisco Bachata Festival features dozens of professional instructors from around the world teach bachata, kizomba, salsa and more. Workshops start at 10am every morning with top instructors from around the world and dancing continues until 6am every night. There is also a pre-party at Caribbean Gardens across the street from the hotel on Wednesday & Thursday night, for those who want to start dancing earlier. If you love bachata, kizomba, and salsa, this is one Festival you don't want to miss!
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