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Saturday Night Salsa

A listing of Saturday Night Salsa Events, Dance Lessons, and Socials in the Bay Area.

Note: Event times are subject to change. Always double check with the event organizer before making plans.


Afro-Cuban Dance Party with CMC’s Cuban Charanga Ensemble

Event Type: Salsa Dancing Lesson, Salsa Dancing Social
Cost: Free
Location: San Francisco
Description: Enjoy a night of Cuban charanga music and dancing at Community Music Center. CMC’s own Cuban Charanga Ensemble will be performing as part of the Mission Arts Performance Project (MAPP). There will be two sets of swinging Cuban dance music, from Danzón to Timba, with a free dance lesson from our very own Rodrigo Ipince starting at 6:30 pm. The Mission Arts & Performance Project is a homegrown bi-monthly, multidisciplinary, intercultural happening that takes place in the Mission District.
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Afro-Cuban Summer Concert

Event Type: Salsa Dancing Lesson, Salsa Dancing Social
Cost: $25 - $30
Location: San Rafael
Description: Enjoy a night of dancing to live music with Afro-Cuban band, Ricardo Lemvo & Makina Loca. A Congo born musician and singer, Ricardo Lemvo blends Afro-Cuban rhythms with pan-African styles. A beginner level salsa class starts at 6:40pm. Doors open at 6:00pm and music begins at 7:00pm. This event will have a wooded dance floor on the turf for dancing until 10pm. Family friendly and ample free lot and on-street parking available. Tickets are available at www.marinjcc.org/arts
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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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Allegro Salsa Bachata Kizomba

Event Type: Salsa, Bachata, & Kizomba Lessons, Live Music
Cost: $15 ($10 w/ student ID)
Location: Emeryville
Description: Salsa, bachata & kizomba dancing every 3rd Saturday of the month at the Allegro Ballroom in Emeryville. 3 dance classes (salsa, bachata, and kizomba) for beginners followed by dancing until 2am in the morning. Live music, 4 DJs, and 4 rooms for dancing. Free parking and free house sangria!
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Berkeley Bachata Social

Event Type: Salsa Dancing Lesson, Salsa Dancing Social
Cost: $10 online, $15 door
Location: Berkeley
Description: Bachata Dance Social in Berkeley is held every 2nd Saturday of the month at The Beat. This social is hosted by Rodchata Dance Company with lessons and social dancing. Beginner bachata lesson starts at 8pm, followed by an intermediate bachata lesson at 9pm. Social dancing begins at 10pm. All ages welcome.
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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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Clave Sundays

Event Type: Salsa Dancing Social
Cost: $10 dollars before 8pm
Location: Concord
Description: Salsa, bachata, & reggaeton music and dancing at Nica Lounge in Concord. Doors open at 6:30pm. Live music starts at 8pm with different latin bands every Sunday. Doors close at 1am.
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Cuban Salsa Dance Party

Event Type: Cuban Salsa Lesson, Live Music
Cost: $15 in advance, $20 at the door
Location: Alameda
Description: A Cuban style salsa party at Rhythmix Cultural Works in Alameda. Salsa dance lessons at 7:30pm by Alvaro Batista followed by dancing all night to music by DJ EldelaClave and a live performance by Edgardo Cambon and "Latido". You won't want to miss this rare opportunity to see and hear this amazing line up of young and veteran Bay Area Latin music and dance masters in an intimate setting!
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Dance Vita Salsa/Bachata Intensive & Social

Event Type: Salsa Dancing Lesson, Salsa Dancing Social
Cost: $15 – $80
Location: San Francisco
Description: A full day of workshops by Dance Vita social dance instructors, Carolyn Barreno and Maria Joukovskaya. Designed to level up your dancing, these comprehensive workshops will cover fundamentals, body action, partnering skills, shines, and styling in Salsa and Bachata. Open to the public. Space is limited. No refunds. -- SESSION 1 -- Experienced Beginners and Up -- 12:00-1:00 Bachata Fundamentals with Maria 1:00-2:00 Latin Body Action (Salsa & Bachata) with Carolyn 2:00-2:15 {Break} 2:15-3:15 Shines/Ladies Styling (Salsa & Bachata) with Maria -- SESSION 2 -- Intermediate and Up -- 3:45-4:45 Bachata Partnering Intensive with Maria 4:45-5:45 Salsa Syllabus Redux with Carolyn 5:45-6:00 {Break} 6:00-7:00 Salsa Partnering Intensive with Carolyn The social will be in the same place from 9:00PM - 12:00AM. Dance the night away with Bay Area legend, DJ Chino spinning the hottest Salsa and Bachata for you!
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Fiesta with a Purpose

Event Type: Salsa Dancing Social
Cost: $55
Location: San Jose
Description: Join Orchestra Latin Heat and DJ Julian Q for a night of tequila tasting and salsa dancing for a good cause. Ticket includes a Mexican buffet dinner, one drink ticket, and tequila tasting. Shop with a Cop Foundation of Silicon Valley is an ethnically led, 100% volunteer driven, non-profit organization whose mission is to provide innovative academic motivation, charitable relief and assistance to at-risk, disenfranchised children in need.
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Hot Salsa Saturday

Event Type: Beginner Lesson, Intermediate Lesson, Dance Party
Cost: $12 General, $10 Student
Location: San Jose
Description: Salsa lessons and dancing every 1st Saturday of the month at Dance Boulevard in San Jose. Beginner & intermediate salsa lessons by world salsa champion Michelle Castro and Orlando Felix from 8-10pm, followed by dancing until 2am. Music by DJ BoriQua.
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iLoveMambo Adolfo Weekender

Event Type: Salsa Dancing Lesson, Salsa Dancing Social
Cost: $15 for Social
Location: San Francisco
Description: A weekend-long dance workshop and social with the world-renowned Adolfo Indacochea from Italy hosted by iLoveMambo. 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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iLoveMambo Yamulee Weekender

Event Type: Salsa Dancing Lesson, Salsa Dancing Social
Cost: $15 for Social
Location: San Francisco
Description: A two-day long salsa weekender hosted by iLoveMambo featuring Yamulee dance company from New York City. 4 hours of salsa workshops on Saturday and Sunday afternoon, followed by dancing in the evenings at the Women's Building in San Francisco. Limited space available for the workshops, see the event website for ticket prices & availability.
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Kizomba Soul Night, Redwood City

Event Type: Kizomba Dancing Lesson, Kizomba Social
Cost: $10 lesson + social, $8 just social
Location: Redwood City
Description: Kizomba lessons and dancing every Saturday night at Studio S Broadway in Redwood City. Kizomba lessons from 9:15pm by Joe followed by kizomba dancing until 1am in the morning.
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Kizomba, Zouk, Bachata at Mint Leaf, Berkeley

Event Type: Kizomba Dancing Lesson, Kizomba Social
Cost: $5
Location: Berkeley
Description: A kizomba, zouk, and bachata party every 2nd and 4th Saturday of the month at the Mint Lead Indian Bistro in Berkeley. Kizomba lessons at 10pm followed by dancing until 1:45am. Free street parking available.
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Late Night Salsa at Slap Face Coffee

Event Type: Salsa Dancing Social
Cost: Free
Location: Fremont
Description: Enjoy a night of salsa dancing at Slap Face Coffee & Tea in Fremont. This event is free and all levels are welcome to attend. There will be a short instructional demonstration to get you familiarized with the basic salsa step before the dancing begins.
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Latin Big Band Summer Concert

Event Type: Salsa Dancing Lesson, Salsa Dancing Social
Cost: $25 - $30
Location: San Rafael
Description: Enjoy a night of dancing to live music with Grammy Winning "Best Tropical Latin Album" in 2014, Pacific Mambo Orchestra. This 19-piece Latin Big Band orchestra plays salsa, Latin Jazz, cha cha cha, bachata, and more. A beginner level mambo class starts at 6:40pm. Doors open at 6:00pm and music begins at 7:00pm. This event will have a wooded dance floor on the turf for dancing until 10pm. Family friendly and ample free lot and on-street parking available. Tickets are available at www.marinjcc.org/arts
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Mambo in the City

Event Type: Salsa Lessons, Dancing, & Performances
Cost: $15
Location: San Francisco
Description: A monthly salsa dancing social organized by Mambo Romero Dance Company every of the month at LEVYstudio in San Francisco. Salsa lessons by Gabriel and Victoria followed by a night of dancing and performances.
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Mambonova Summer Social

Event Type: Salsa Dancing Lesson, Salsa Dancing Social
Cost: $12 social dancing, $15 lesson + dancing
Location: San Jose
Description: A salsa and bachata hosted by Mambonova and Hector Reyes at Dance Boulevard in San Jose. Salsa lessons On2 8:15pm to 9:45pm, with dancing until 1:30am. Two rooms for dancing salsa and bachata. All ages welcome, student discounts available with student ID.
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Noches Latinas

Event Type: Salsa Dancing Social
Cost: Free
Location: Monterey
Description: Live bands and salsa dancing every Saturday night at The Other Side Restaurant and Cantina in Monterey. Large dance floor in a spacious venue serving Mexican food and drinks.
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PMO @ Cocoanut Grove, Santa Cruz

Event Type: Live Salsa Concert
Cost: $31.50 in advance, $35 at the door
Location: Santa Cruz
Description: For one night only! The Grammy Award-winning Pacific Mambo Orchestra is performing live at the Cocoanut Grove in Santa Cruz on Saturday, November 8th. Doors open at 7pm with free dance lesson by Mario Avila at 7:30pm. Music and dancing starts at 8:30pm. Ticket holders must be 21 and older to enter.
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Redwood City Salsa Festival

Event Type: Salsa Dancing Festival, Live Music
Cost: Free
Location: Redwood City
Description: The 9th annual Redwood City Salsa Festival is a free event organized by Redwood City featuring live music and dancing. The festival spans multiple blocks in downtown Redwood City with multiple stages of live music including Salsa, Latin Jazz, Reggae and more. In addition to the dancing, there are activities for the entire family including a salsa tasting contest, hands-on art projects, tequila tasting, and a children's play area. (more…)
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Redwood City Salsa Festival 2015

Event Type: Outdoor Salsa Dancing Festival
Cost: FREE!
Location: Redwood City
Description: Redwood City is going to be sizzling during its 8th annual Salsa Festival, on Saturday September 26th, 2015. Multiple stages featuring a variety of Latin Music, including Salsa and Jazz, will fire up Redwood City with music and dancing all day long. Plus, this year we’ve expanded our cultural offering with an additional Reggae Stage. Amateur and professional Salsa Chefs will compete for fun, prizes and Salsa Glory, at the mouth watering and exciting Salsa Tasting & Competition, where the public takes part in the judging. Public tasting is from 12-5pm, but come early to be sure to sample the most popular! Along with tasty salsa, local restaurants will also offer their delicious fares throughout the day. The festival features public Tequila Tasting, FREE hands-on art projects, a Children's Play Area complete with bounce houses, and much more. Redwood City's Salsa Festival guarantees a fun-filled day of tongue-tingling salsa, great activities, music, entertainment, dancing, food, beverages, and a wonderful time for the entire family from noon until 8 pm.
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Rodchata’s Salsa Mega Party

Event Type: Salsa Dancing Lesson, Salsa Dancing Social
Cost: $12 ($10 for students)
Location: Emeryville
Description: A dance party hosted by Rodchata at Allegro Ballrom in Emeryville every 4th and 5th Saturday of the month. Salsa, bachata, kizomba, and cha cha cha lessons early in the evening followed by dancing to live Latin music (different bands every month). 3 rooms for dancing salsa & timba, kizomba, and bachata. Plenty of free parking, all ages welcome. (more…)
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Sabados de Rumba

Event Type: Salsa Dance Party
Cost: $10
Location: San Mateo
Description: Salsa, bachata, and merregue to the music of some of the hottest DJs in the Bay Area at Club Level 236 in San Mateo, held on the 2nd Saturday and 4th Friday of every month.
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Sabroso SF

Event Type: Dance Lessons, Dance Social, Live Music
Cost: $15 before 10:30pm, $20 after. More for special events.
Location: San Francisco
Description: A new live music event held at Space 550 in San Francisco on Saturday nights. Salsa and bachata lessons from 8:30pm - 10pm followed by dancing until 2am in the morning. Live salsa music every night, with a different band each week.
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Salsa Con Vino: A Dance, Music & Wine Party (Vol. 2)

Event Type: Salsa Dancing Lesson, Salsa Dancing Social
Cost: $20 in advance online
$25 at the door
Location: Napa Valley
Description: Dance Papi and the Napa Valley Opera House present “Salsa Con Vino (Vol. 2),” a celebration of dance, music, and wine on Saturday, August 19th. This community dance event includes live salsa music by Edgardo & Candela, salsa lessons by Nicole Lazo, and music by DJ MigZ. 7:30 pm | Doors Open 8:00 pm - 8:45 pm | Salsa Lesson by Nicole Lazo 8:45 pm - 10:45 pm | Live Salsa by Edgardo & Candela 11:00 pm - 12:30 am | DJ MigZ Tickets: $20 in advance online $25 at the door 21+ with ID.
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Salsa Festival Fillmore

Event Type: Salsa Dancing Lesson, Salsa Dancing Social
Cost: Free!
Location: San Francisco
Description: The Fillmore Salsa Festival is an annual, outdoor salsa festival held in the Fillmore Center Plaza in San Francisco. The festival features salsa lessons, live salsa music by Koketos All Star Band and Oskar Ly & Rumbalu as well as music from DJ Carlitos Way, and dancing under the stars until 10pm. All ages welcome.
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Salsa With Tiffany

Event Type: Beginner, Intermediate & Advanced Salsa Lessons
Cost: Beginner:
$12 drop-in, or $40 for 4 classes
Intermediate:
$15 drop-in, or $45 for 4 classes
Advanced:
$15 drop-in, or $50 for 4 classes
Ladies Styling:
$20 drop-in. or $70 for 4 classes
Location: Oakland
Description: Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced salsa lessons by Tiffany Wu, with the focus of leading and following skills, which enables one to dance with anyone with ease and style. (more…)
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Salsa, Bachata, & Kizomba Mega-Party at Allegro

Event Type: Salsa, Bachata, & Kizomba Party
Cost: $20 general, $15 students
Location: Emeryville
Description: A mega dance party at Allegro Ballroom in Emeryville. 3 dance lessons in casino rueda, bachata, and kizomba and 3 rooms for dancing bachata, kizomba, and timba. Live bachata music by Grupo Invasion Latina and dancing until 1am.
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Salsamania 17th Anniversary Party

Event Type: Salsa Dancing Lesson, Salsa Dancing Social
Cost: $20 at the door
Location: San Francisco
Description: A special dance party hosted at Space 550 in San Francisco celebrating the 17-year anniversary of Salsamania Dance Company. Doors open at 8pm, with beginner salsa lessons form John & Liz of Salsamania starting at 8:30pm. Special dance production by Salsamania Dance Company at 11pm, and dancing continues until 2:30am. 3 rooms for dancing: Salsa, Bachata/Kizomba, and Reggaeton, Merenge, Cumbia and Top 40's. $7 drink specials and guest appearances by Yamulee from New York and iLoveMambo.
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Salsamania Dance Competition

Event Type: Salsa Dancing Competition
Cost: $5 - General Admittance, $35 - Competitor Registration
Location: Oakland
Description: Join Salsamania Dance Company on Saturday, October 4, 2014 for an exciting weekend of competition. Invite your family and friends to come watch you dance your heart out!
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San Jose Jazz Summer Fest 2017

Event Type: Salsa Dancing Social
Cost: $20-150
Location: San Jose
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: Angélique Kidjo's Tribute to Salsa with Pedrito Martinez, Cabanijazz Project, Carlitos Medrano Band, Brian Andres and the Afro Cuban Jazz Cartel, Conjunto Karabali, Pacific Mambo Orchestra, Somos el Son, Manny Martinez y La Rebeldia, Lily Hernandez & Orquesta Featuring Calixto Oviedo, and Bay Area Salsa All-Stars ft. Jimmy Bosch. Info and tickets available at summerfest.sanjosejazz.org.
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Son Party Noche Bailable

Event Type: Salsa Dancing Lesson, Salsa Dancing Social
Cost: $12
Location: Oakland
Description: Noche Bailable a.k.a. The Son Party. A Cuban Son party hosted at Studio 1924 in downtown Oakland. Doors open at 8:00. Roberto Borrell will teach a mini workshop 8:15ish, followed by dancing and a laid back atmosphere. Roberto Borrell and Garry Johnson will be playing our favorite traditional Cuban Son, Cha Cha Cha, more and some timba. Photos from a past son party: https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.906616299349208.1073741869.473187009358808
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South Bay Bachata Salsa Social

Event Type: Salsa Dancing Lesson, Salsa Dancing Social
Cost: $10 social only
$12 lessons and dancing (online)
$16 lessons and dancing (door)
Location: San Jose
Description: South Bay Social presents 2017 Summer Bachata Salsa Social at CPAA Arts Center in San Jose. This event will have 3 dance rooms playing salsa, bachata, kizomba and zouk music. There will be workshops, dancing, and performances from various instructors, teams, and world champions from the Bay Area. 8:00pm - 8:50pm Bachata footwork and styling workshop by Ruby Rumbera and Ivan Duran 9:00pm - 9:50pm Salsa workshop by world champion and Montuno Dance Director, Isidro Corona 10:00 pm - 1:45am Social dancing with various performances throughout the night: Grizzly Junior Team, Audaz Lady’s Styling Team, AandD World Project Bachata Team and SF Bay Zouk Team. Purchase tickets online at www.sfbaysocial.net or at the event. $10 Party Only order online pre-sale ($12 at the door) - Online promotion ends midnight August 1st, 2017. $12 order online pre-sale for All Classes/Workshops & Party in all 3 dance rooms ($16 at the door) $8 with valid student ID - (Good for all dance classes/workshops & dance party in all rooms)
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South Bay Mambonova Social

Event Type: Salsa Lessons, Dance Competition, Dance Social
Cost: $12 at the door ($15 w/ dance lesson), $10 Student ID
Location: San Jose
Description: A monthly salsa social hosted by Mambonova Dance Company at Dance Boulevard in San Jose. Beginner salsa lessons by Hector Reyes at 7:30pm followed by intermediate lessons at 8:15pm and dancing until 1:30am in the morning. Two rooms for dancing: a Salsa/Cha Cha Room and a Bachata/Kizomba Room. Special dance performances by local dance teams.
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Space 550 SF Salsa

Event Type: Salsa Lesson & Social, Live Music
Cost: $20 at the door
Location: San Francisco
Description: Live salsa band every Saturday night at Space 550 in San Francisco with Team Fuego. Salsa Lessons with Beto and Noelani from Tri Valley Salsa start at 9pm. Multiple rooms for dancing including salsa, bachata, reggaeton, merengue and cumbia. Free Parking with security patrol. Pre-sale tickets available at www.fuegoclubsf.com for $10 or email to be on discounted guest list for $13 at noelanidasilva@gmail.
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Splash Dance Pool Party

Event Type: Salsa Dancing Lesson, Salsa Dancing Social
Cost: $20
Location: Santa Clara
Description: A salsa dance pool party at Mariani's Inn & Restaurant in San Jose. Pool party from 5:00pm to 9:00pm with DJs playing salsa, bachata, kizomba, timba and more. Amazing food and cocktail drinks for available for purchase. Bring your own towel. After 9:00pm the party moves inside with 4 different rooms of music and dancing until 2am. 7 DJs will be mixing great music all day! Party includes 5 dance lessons from world-class instructors: Salsa with Noelani & Beto Da Silva from 6:00-6:45pm, on 2 salsa with Luis Aguilar, bachata with Bryon Stroud and Sammantha Arias, Cuban salsa with Leonardo Saturada Averhoff and Katerine Averhoff, and and kizomba with Yasert Ortega starting at 9:15pm. Entrance fee includes both the pool party and the evening of dancing. Plenty of free parking available.
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Stanford Salsa

Event Type: Salsa Lessons, Salsa Dancing
Cost: Free
Location: Stanford
Description: A salsa dancing social organized by Los Salseros de Stanford on the Stanford University campus. This is an all ages that's open to both students and non-students. The exact location of their social can change from week to week, so be sure to check out their Facebook page for the latest location.
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Studio 1924 Salsa Class & Social

Event Type: Salsa Rueda Lessons, Salsa Dancing
Cost: $15 w/class, $5 between 10-10:30pm, $8 after 10:30pm
Location: Oakland
Description: A monthly social held at Studio 1924 in Oakland, featuring salsa rueda de casino lessons with Miguel Vazquez and dancing until 1:30am in the morning to the music of DJ Freaky. Close to BART and easy street parking.
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The Ramp

Event Type: Live Music
Cost: $10 after 4 Pm
Location: San Francisco
Description: Live music & outdoor barbecue at a local waterfront spot, located in Mission Bay, one of the sunniest parts of San Francisco. During the cooler months there is a heated tent with dancing every Saturday, weather permitting.
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Tomaj’s Hot Salsa Saturdays

Event Type: Dance Lessons, Live Music
Cost: Students $10, Advance Tickets $15, At the door $20
Location: Emeryville
Description: Salsa and bachata lessons followed by a dance party with LIVE BANDS & DJ Willie Love at the Orinda Masonic Hall in Orinda every 2nd Saturday of the month. Free food, free drinks, and free parking! All ages welcome.
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Tropical Night with N’Rumba and Fuego Latino

Event Type: Live Salsa Music
Cost: $15
Location: San Rafael
Description: A night live salsa music and dancing at Club Fogata (located in the Yet Wah Restaurant) in San Rafael. Dance the night away to the sounds of salsa, merrengue, cumbia, and bachata, with live music by Orquesta N'Rumba. Plenty of free parking.
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