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Sunday Night Salsa

A listing of Sunday 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 Rumba Workshop Series

Event Type: Salsa Dancing Lesson
Cost: $120 pre-registration, $135 at the door
Location: Redwood City
Description: A 4-week long Afro Cuban Rumba series taught by Yenne Guibert, the founder of the highest regarded folkloric dance group in Havana,Cuba. The curriculum includes AfroCuban specific body movement, vocabularies, and phrases to teach you the exact motions utilized. Then, we will build a short but comprehensive class presentation routine over the 4 weeks. The series allows dancers to work on material progressively. Series registered dancers will have the opportunity to participate in the 'Rumba Challenge' to perform a rumba routine at a local club at the end of the series. Pre-registration discount is $120 for 8 hours of instructions @ sandy_chao@yahoo.com. $135 at the door. Visit www.mambogroovin.com for more details.
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Allegro Salsa Party

Event Type: Beginner Lesson, Intermediate Lesson, Social Dancing
Cost: $8 Social, $12 w/ Lesson
Location: Emeryville
Description: A weekly, all-ages salsa social at Allegro Ballroom in Emeryville. Starts with beginner and intermediate salsa lessons taught by Garry & Isabelle followed by a night of dancing in a spacious ballroom setting. Features salsa, bachata, and timba music.
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Boogaloo Sundays

Event Type: Salsa Dancing Lesson, Salsa Dancing Social
Cost: Free ($5 w/ free drink on band nights)
Location: San Jose
Description: Salsa 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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Boogie Wonders Salsa

Event Type: Salsa Dancing Lesson
Cost: $16 (monthly passes available)
Location: San Jose
Description: Salsa lessons with the Boogie Wonders every Sunday and Thursday at The Get Down in Japan Town in San Jose. Learn the unique salsa style of the Boogie Wonders which is a little bit funky, a little bit Latin and a whole lot of fun. (more…)
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Chevere Sundays

Event Type: Salsa Dancing Lesson, Salsa Dancing Social
Cost: $10, Guest List Available
Location: San Francisco
Description: Afro Latino party with Timba/salsa, Reggaeton, bachata & merengue at the Cigar Bar & Grill every Sunday. Some nights feature live music from Cuban bands. Get on the guest list to get in for free before 6pm or $5 after by contacting the promoters (415.424.6014 or info@latincitysf.com). Regular admission is $10.
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El Rio Salsa Sundays

Event Type: Salsa Dancing Social
Cost: $8
Location: San Francisco
Description: Same sex salsa and live bands every 2nd and 4th Sunday of the month at El Rio in San Francisco. Full bar, patio, and a relaxed vibe.
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Hot Bachata Nights

Event Type: Salsa & Bachata Lessons, Dance Party
Cost: $10 for social, $20 for lesson & social
Location: San Francisco
Description: Salsa, bachata, and kizomba lessons once a month at HUE Nightclub (formerly Atmosphere) in San Francisco. The event features dance lessons followed by dancing in two rooms for dancing with bachata in the main room, and salsa or kizomba in the second room. Full bar, affordable bottle service, and free street parking. One of the best places to go dancing in San Francisco on a Sunday night.
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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 Social

Event Type: Salsa Dancing Lesson, Salsa Dancing Social
Cost: $15
Location: San Francisco
Description: The iLoveMambo Social (formerly known as iHeartMambo) is a social typically held every 3rd Sunday of the month at the Women’s Building of San Francisco. Classic salsa, mambo, cha cha cha, and boogaloo tunes are played on vinyl by renowned DJ Mayimbe of LA or invited guest djs. Beginning at 7:00pm, a one hour lesson is taught by guest instructor, followed by social dancing from 8:00pm to 11pm. (more…)
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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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Impala Lounge Sundays

Event Type: Beginner Lesson, Intermediate Lesson, Social Dancing
Cost: $10 Just party
$15 Party and one lesson
$20 Party and both lessons
Location: San Francisco
Description: Salsa and Bachata lessons and dancing at the Impala Lounge in SF. 2 floors, Bachata upstairs and Salsa downstairs. Gourmet Dinner service throughout the night and exotic drink specials every week.
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La Havana Salsa Caña Sundays

Event Type: Salsa Dancing Social
Cost: Free before 6pm
Location: San Francisco
Description: Sunday salsa dancing at the Slate Bar in San Francisco. Dancing from 4pm-Midnight and no cover before 6pm. DJs playing the hottest salsa, merengue, bachata, and reggaeton all night. Drink specials from 4-6pm.
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Latin Symbolics 25th Anniversary Party

Event Type: Salsa Dancing Lesson, Salsa Dancing Social
Cost: $20
Location: San Francisco
Description: The 25 year anniversary party for the Latin Symbolics, the longest running salsa team in the Bay Area. Salsa lessons at 7:30pm followed by dancing until midnight. Special performances by World Champions Junior & Emily along with top Bay Area salsa teams. Music by DJ Jimmy Anton from NYC.
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On2 Salsa Classes w/ Luis Aguilar

Event Type: Salsa Dancing Lesson
Cost: $20
Location: San Francisco
Description: Beginner & intermediate on2 salsa lessons taught every Sunday by 2-time World Champion Luis Aguilar at DSG Dance Studios in San Francisco. The focus of the class is on building strong social dancing technique, covering both footwork and partnerwork. Classes are aimed at a beginner/intermediate level. A beginner Cha Cha Cha lesson is also offered on Sundays. Dancers should come in comfortable workout clothes and dance shoes. No street shoes allowed, no exceptions. Free street parking available nearby.
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Salsa Block Party

Event Type: Salsa Dancing Lesson, Salsa Dancing Social
Cost: Free
Location: Berkeley
Description: Salsa Sundays Block Party is a series of five block parties held every third Sunday from June through October in the heart of Downtown Berkeley. Each free event is held on a tree lined stretch of Center Street that is home to the Berkeley Art Museum. It is also a half block from the Downtown BART station and a half block from Cal Campus. This event begins at 12pm and ends at 6pm.
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Salsa by the Lake

Event Type: Salsa Dancing Social
Cost: Free
Location: Oakland
Description: A Sunday afternoon salsa social held at Lake Marritt in Oakland. The event happens irregularly throughout the year, depending on the whims of the weather and the organizers. Join their Facebook group to stay up-to-date on when the next social will be.
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Salsa by the Sea

Event Type: Outdoor Dance Party
Cost: Free
Location: Santa Cruz
Description: Salsa By The Sea is a free, weekly outdoor salsa dancing event held next to the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk, by the Ideal Bar & Grill. The event runs all year long (except when it rains) and the start time depends on the season (later in the summer, earlier in the winter). Some weekends are "Bachata by the Sea", with more bachata music played than salsa.
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Salsa Rueda at the Tannery

Event Type: Salsa Dancing Lesson
Cost: $7 General, $5 for Students
Location: Santa Cruz
Description: Beginner level salsa rueda (circular salsa) lessons taught every Sunday afternoon at the Tannery Dance Center in Santa Cruz by the Bailamos Salsa Rueda team.
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Salsa w/ Pantea

Event Type: Beginner Lesson, Intermediate Lesson, Dance Party
Cost: $10
Location: San Jose
Description: Beginning and intermediate salsa dance lessons followed by dancing in a ballroom setting at Starlite Ballroom in San Jose, taught by Pantea. No partner necessary, beginners welcome!
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Salsa With Carolyn

Event Type: Beginning, Intermediate, & Advanced Salsa Lesson
Cost: $15 Drop-in, 5 for $60, 10 for $100
Location: San Francisco
Description: Salsa lessons with World Salsa Champion Carolyn Barreno at Metronome Dance in San Francisco. Intermediate lesson on Sunday begins at 4pm, followed by an Advanced-Intermediate lesson at 5pm. Intermediate lesson is recommended for dancers with 6+ months of salsa experience. Advanced-Intermediate lesson is recommended for dancers with 1-2 years of experience. Salsa lesson on Monday begins at 8:30pm and covers other Latin social dances as well. This class is for all levels and beginner-friendly. Drop-ins welcome. No partner needed. Discounts available when purchasing a package.
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Salsa Workshop @ Studio 1924

Event Type: Salsa Dancing Lesson
Cost: $15 pre-pay, $20 drop-in
Location: Oakland
Description: This workshop will cover basic fundamentals, footwork and partner work taught by longtime Salsamania Angie Seminario & Big Rob Herrera. Together they have many years of performance, social dance and teaching experience. Get ready to work hard and have a great time. Comfortable clothes and dance shoes are recommended. FREE PARKING!
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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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Sausalito Seahorse Salsa Sunday

Event Type: Salsa Lesson, Live Music, Salsa Dancing
Cost: $10
Location: Sausalito
Description: Salsa dancing and live music every Sunday at the Seahorse restaurant in Sausalito. Salsa lesson with Carolina from 4-5pm, followed by dancing and music until 10pm. The venue has plenty of free parking, good food, and live music every Sunday.
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Sensual Salchata Nights

Event Type: Salsa/Bachata Lessons, Social Dancing
Cost: $10 ($15 on band nights)
Location: Santa Rosa
Description: Beginner salsa and bachata lessons, followed by a night of dancing at the Flamingo Resort Conference Center in Santa Rosa. Live bands on some nights. Dance lessons by Antonio Morán and Irene Silva of Santa Rosa Salsa, no partner or experience necessary.
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SF Mambo Socials

Event Type: Salsa Dancing Lesson, Salsa Dancing Social
Cost: $10
Location: San Francisco
Description: A monthly Mambo/Salsa social for dancers by dancers on every 2nd Sunday of the month, from 6pm - 9:30pm at the Symbolic Dance & Fitness studio is San Francisco. Dance lessons from 6pm-7pm by SF Mambo instructors, music by DJ Willie Martinez & Guest DJ Hong Kwon. Street parking available / walkable from 16th & Mission BART station.
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Sunday Salsa Night in Carmel

Event Type: Salsa Dancing Lesson, Salsa Dancing Social
Cost: Free
Location: Monterey
Description: Salsa lessons and dancing every 3rd Sunday of the month at Cultura Bebida y Comida Restaurant in Carmel by the Sea (on Dolores St, between 5th and 6th St, in "Su Vecino" Courtyard). Great food and drinks. Free cover and no partner or experience necessary!
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