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SalsaCruz.com Newsletter January 27th 2010 - Newsletter ( 27th January, 2010 )
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This Week-

 

Today, Wednesday, Jan 27-
 

TWO FOR ONE- NOW even more FUN: Salsa Rueda Dance Class:

Bring a friend to a Beginner class and one of you gets in for FREE!

NOW Downtown Santa Cruz at Louden Nelson Community Center

301 Center Street. Salsa Dance Casino Rueda Style Intro/Beginner Class

No partner required, Drop-ins are very welcome!

Every Wednesday, 7 pm. For more info call 831-457-7432 or visit www.SalsaRuedaSantaCruz.com

 

Thursday, Jan 28-

Last day in a 4 week series of Beginning Salsa with Zak. Class runs from 8:30 – 9:30  at the Palomar Ballroom. Venue information below.  The series begins again on Feb 4th. $36 in advance; $42 day of class . $8 off for college students with ID

 

Blue Fin Café & Billiards hosts Salsa Thursday Nights. Classes are held from 8-9pm. The social dance begins at 9! $5. See venue info below.

 

Lutheran Community Church offers salsa classes beginning at 7 pm. Student pricing offered.  See Weekly Events for more info.

 

Friday, Jan 29

Dance through the night and help raise money for relief project for Haiti. Monterey Salsa presents “Hope for Haiti” Benefit Night and Slammin’ Salsa Friday featuring Orquesta Saboricua at the El Palomar Restaurant. $10 cover. 21 and over. Doors open at 9 pm to kick off a Bachata lesson at 9:15 . The party begins at 10. Proceeds are to be donated to the American Red Cross benefit for Haitian Earthquake Relief Efforts. El Palomar Restaurant, 724 Abrego Street, Monterey 93940 831.372.1032

Drop in a salsa class with Jeremy and stay to party at the Palomar Ballroom. The fun begins at 7:30 with an intermediate salsa lesson. Beginners learn the steps at 8:15. The salsa dance party begins at 9 pm and runs to 11:30. $10 for classes and party, $3 party only! Venue info below

 

Saturday, Jan 30

Mario is teaching Tango beginning at 7:30 at the Palomar Ballroom. Venue info below. The beginners lesson is at 7:30 with an Intermediate lesson following at 8:15 pm. The Ballroom and & Latin Dance party runs 9 –10:30pm. $10/person for the class(es) & party. College students pay $7. $3 for party only.

 

 

--- Upcoming Events & News! ---

 

Monday, Feb 1-

Attend a special Intermediate/Advanced workshop in Salsa Rueda with Chris & Jessica at 8 pm. The workshop will be held at the Louden Nelson Community Center 301 Center Street, Downtown Santa Cruz. $7;$5 for students. Brought to you by SalsaRuedaSantaCruz.com, Tel 831-457-7432

 

First day in a 4 week series of Intermediate Salsa classes taught by Jeremy at the Palomar Ballroom. The series runs from Feb 1-22 at 8: 30 pm. $48 in advance, $56 at the door. $8 off for college students with valid ID.  See venue info below.

 

First day in a 4 week series of Advanced Beginner Salsa classes taught by Jeremy at the Palomar Ballroom. The series runs from Feb 1-22 at 7:30 pm. $48 in advance; $56 at the door. $8 off for college students with valid ID. See venue info below.

Wednesday, Feb 3

No Salsa Rueda Class on Wednesday Feb 3 and Monday Feb 8. Chris and Jessica are in Brazil.They are back for class on Wednesday, Feb 10. Contact: 831-457-7432;  www.SalsaRuedaSantaCruz.com

On Wed, Feb 10 come back to enjoy TWO FOR ONE - NOW even more FUN: Salsa Rueda Dance Class:

Bring a friend to our Beginner class and one of you gets in for FREE!
NOW Downtown Santa Cruz at Louden Nelson Community Center 301 Center Street.
Salsa Dance Casino Rueda Style Intro/Beginner Class
No partner required, Drop Ins very welcome!
Every Wednesday, 7pm
Contact: 831-457-7432;  www.SalsaRuedaSantaCruz.com

 

Rhythm Nexus had a great night last Saturday, Jan 23 at Dance Synergy, Aptos. Now they are offering new classes. For information call  831.662.1788 or visit info@rhythmnexus.com

 

Bailamos Salsa Rueda is offering a FREE class of your choosing when you bring a “first timer” friend to one of their classes. Look out for a pink flyer.

New! On Wednesdays attend a Beginner level 1 and/or 1+ at 8:00!.

Beginner pricing packages are available. 4 classes for the price of 3 applied to level 1 and 1+ classes only.

An invitation to Intermediate and Advance Dancers to come join any level 1 or 1+ classes free For more details see Jeanne

www.BailamosSalsaRueda.com

For schedule and more info see Regular Weekly Events.

Thank you to all our readers notifying us of the sudden closing of Veterans Hall. The historic landmark has been indefinitely closed due to structural failings. We at SalsaCruz could not confirm this at the time of the update last week. Although the county owns the property, it is run by a nonprofit. Therefore, for more information on the events and classes held at Veterans Hall, please contact the respective organizers. Salsa enthusiasts can contact  Jose Resendiz at (831) 295-0301 or email: jose_resendiz0930@yahoo.com for more information on salsa events previously held at Veterans Hall. 

 This year's 2nd annual Salsa Rueda Festival will be held at the historic Hotel Whitcomb Ballroom in San Francicso from Feb 18-21. Special guest, Roberto Borrell will be teaching. A fantastic programs has been developed for beginners The festival is meant to inspire everyone and anyone to take up dancing. So register now! For more information, check out the site at www.salsaruedafestival.com
 

-Salsa Rueda classes have moved to a new location at The Louden Nelson Community Center located at 301 Center Street, the corner of Laurel and Center Street, in downtown Santa Cruz. Parking is available in the city lot across the street next to the police station. The classes are held in Room 5 and are running on the same schedule with the same teachers. Cotact Chris or Jessica at 831- 457-7432 or visit www.salsaruedasantacruz.com

Kirsten Liske has a message...Anyone know of  a local salsa band that might want to play at EarthDay festival on a Saturday in April?  Please forward suggestions of bands and/or have them contact Amy Gross, County of Santa Cruz at dpw115@co.santa-cruz.ca.us or 831-477-3988
Thank you!

 

 - Interested in flamenco visit: www.flamencoromantico.com

- Every Tues. @ Vets Hall; Classes & Dance! See weekly regular events for more details-

 

- Support the Peru Project visit..
   http://www.buildingforgenerations.com/index.html

 

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---------- ADDITIONAL VENUE INFORMATION --------

--- Venues & Contact Info.---

Venue: Vets Hall Type: Stage, Dance Address: 846 Front Street, Santa Cruz Tel: (831) 454-0478 
Web: http://www.vetshall.org/events.htm 

Venue: Palomar Ballroom Type: Dance Address: 1344 Pacific Ave. Santa Cruz Tel: (831) 426-1221 
Web: http://www.palomarballroom.com/ 

Venue: Dance Synergy Type: Stage, Dance Address: 9055 Soquel Drive, Aptos, CA 95003 Tel: (831) 661-0235 
Web: http://www.dance-synergy.com/about.html 

Venue: Cypress Lounge Type: Bar, Dance Address: 120 Union Street, Santa Cruz, CA 95060 Tel: (831) 459-9876 
Web: http://www.yelp.com/biz/cypress-lounge-santa-cruz 

Venue: Crows Nest Type: Restaurant, Bar, Stage, Dance Address: 2218 E. Cliff Drive, Santa Cruz Tel: (831) 476-4560 
Web: http://www.crowsnest-santacruz.com 

Venue: Moes Alley Type: Stage, Bar, Dance Address: 1535 Commercial Way, Santa Cruz Tel: (831) 479-1854 
Web: http://www.moesalley.com/ 

Venue: Verve Lounge Type: Wine Bar, Dance Address: 7941 Soquel Drive, Aptos 95003 Tel: (831) 662-2247 
Web: http://www.verveloungeaptos.com/ 

Venue: Portugese Hall Type: Stage, Dance Address: 216 Evergreen St, Santa Cruz, CA 95060 Tel: (831) 423-7753 ( bet Costco and Harvey West Park on the corner of Coral and Evergreen)
Web: www.santacruzportuguesehall.com

Venue: Kuumbwaa Jazz Type: Food, Stage Address: 320-2 Cedar Street, Santa Cruz Tel: (831) 427-2227 
Web: http://www.kuumbwajazz.org/ 

Venue: Cocoanut Grove Type: Stage, Dance Address: 400 Beach Street, Santa Cruz Tel: (831) 423-2053 Web: http://www.cocoanutgrovesantacruz.com/events.html

Venue: Santa Cruz Dance & Performing Type: Stage, Dance Address: 2800 Porter St. Soquel, CA 95073 Tel: (831) 479-4700 
Web: http://www.shallwedancepg.com/

Venue: Shall We Dance Type: Stage, Dance, Events Address: 205 17th St., Pacific Grove, CA 93950 Tel: (831) 373-5678

Venue: The Dance Spectrum Type: Classes, Dance, DJ Address: 1707d South Bascom Avenue, Campbell Tel: (408) 265 3774 
Web: http://www.ricardoandmichelle.com/classes/fridays.html

 

Venue: Blue Fin Café & Billiards Type: Restaurant, Bar, Pool Hall, Dance Address:685 Cannery Row, Monterey, CA 93940 Tel: (831) 717- 4280

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----------  Featured Salsa Instructors ----------

Micheal Mpyangu: Micheal has over 20 years of global amateur and professional dance experience and is offering regular weekly classes on Salsa techniques, moves and shines. There are regular weekly classes on Tues. & Fri. He also provides private instruction, workshops and other related services. He can be reached at; tel: 831.295.3366; email: mpyangu@rhythmnexus.com; web: www.rhythmnexus.com/

Mario Avila You probably have seen Mario in some salsa dance events with his slick dance moves. He has been teaching, dancing, competing many years in various dance genres such as swing, salsa, tango, foxtrot and more. For more info. on his classes contact;
Mario at (831) 295 9555 or email: sc.mario@yahoo.com. web: www.dancesantacruz.com

 

---------- REGULAR WEEKLY EVENTS --------

--- Saturdays:

Check above venues for specialized events including salsa events, dances etc.

--- Sundays:

Salsa by the Sea (Every Sunday at the Santa Cruz Boardwalk next to the Ideal Restaurant)
Free open air dancing every Sunday by the Santa Cruz Boardwalk. Rotating DJs so there is
something for everyone! 2.00pm-5:00pm. Rain or Shine!

 

Special Sunday Classes at the Palomar see website for more info. http://www.palomarballroom.com

 

--- Mondays:

FUN Salsa Dance Classes Casino Rueda style NOW Downtown Santa Cruz

Louden Nelson Community Center 301 Center Street.

Enjoy a fun time with Chris and Jessica

 

- 7pm Beginner level 3 & Intermediate level
- 8pm Special Workshops
(workshops not regularly scheduled. Check website for upcoming events)!
Cost: $7/$5 students (other discounts available)

Teaching Salsa Casino Rueda Style since 2001; Recipient of the 2004 Calabash Award
Contact: 831-457-7432;  www.SalsaRuedaSantaCruz.com

 

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Palomar Ballroom: Advanced Beginning Salsa Series with Jeremy 7:30-8:30pm Intermediate Salsa Series with Jeremy 8:30-9:30pm. Venue info listed above. 

 

Tuesdays:

Contact  Jose Resendiz at (831) 295-0301 or email: jose_resendiz0930@yahoo.com for more information on events previously held at Veterans Hall.

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Bailamos Salsa Rueda has Kirsten's New Fun Salsa Rueda Dance Classes!

Learn to dance Salsa the friendly and easy way.

Beginner class, Level 1 held at 7 pm. Beginner class, Level 2 at 8 pm.

The first class is complimentary. Also take a FREE class of your choosing when you bring a “first-timer” friend to one of their classes. Pay a visit today to Portuguese Hall. Venue info above
www.BailamosSalsaRueda.com or Contact Kirsten at 831.818.1834

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Wednesdays:

FUN Salsa Dance Classes Casino Rueda style Now Downtown Santa Cruz
Louden Nelson Community Center 301 Center Street
Enjoy a fun time with Chris and Jessica
- 7pm Intro/Beginner 1 
Even more Fun introduction to Salsa and Salsa Rueda, Drop-ins very welcome, No partner required!
Since 2001 in Santa Cruz, Award-winning, experienced and non-intimidating. 
Two for One: Bring a friend to our Beginner 1 class and one of you gets in for FREE!
- 8pm Beginner level 2 and 3 
Even more fun class with two great teachers
Cost: $7/$5 students (other discounts available)

Teaching Salsa Casino Rueda Style since 2001; Recipient of the 2004 Calabash Award
Contact: 831-457-7432;  www.SalsaRuedaSantaCruz.com

TWO FOR ONE- NOW even more FUN: Salsa Rueda Dance Class:

Bring a friend to our Beginner class and one of you gets in for FREE!

NOW Downtown Santa Cruz at Louden Nelson Community Center

301 Center Street. Salsa Dance Casino Rueda Style Intro/Beginner Class

No partner required, Drop-ins are very welcome!

Every Wednesday, 7 pm.

Contact 831-457-7432 or visit www.SalsaRuedaSantaCruz.com

 

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Bailamos Salsa Rueda offers Intermediate Salsa Rueda Dance Classes
at Portuguese Hall. Venue info. Above.

Kirsten teaching Intermediate class,  Level 3 at 7:00
Gilberto teaching Intermediate class, Level 4 at 8:00
Danny teaching Advanced class, Level 5 at 9:00

Also, Beginner level 1 or 1+ offered at 8pm.

The first class is complimentary. Take a FREE class of your choosing when you bring a “first-timer” friend to one of their classes. Also, Intermediate and Advanced dancers are invited to join any Level 1 or 1+ classes for free.
www.BailamosSalsaRueda.com or Contact Kirsten at 831.818.1834


Thursdays:

A 4 week Beginning Salsa Series with Zak from 8:30-9:30pm. The series runs from Feb 4-25. $36 in advance; $42 on the day of class. $8 off for college students with ID. More info: http://www.palomarballroom.com

 

Bailamos Salsa Rueda offers Advanced Salsa Rueda Dance Classes
at Portuguese Hall. Venue info. Above.

Kirsten teaching Level 6 at 7:00
Kirsten teaching Level 7 at 8:00
Ten minutes of dancing between classes; $7 per class, $5 for students

 

The Blue Fin Café & Billiards hosts Salsa Thursday nights. The social dance begins at 9 with lessons from 8-9. $5 admission. Venue info listed above.

 

The Lutheran Community Church at 95 Alta Vista Watsonville (In front of DMV) offers the following classes beginning at Jan 7, 2010
7:00-8:00-Salsa Beginners
8:00-8:45-Salsa Intermediate
8:45-10:00-Dance Party
Admission: One Class: $7.00; Both Classes: $10.00; Student Pricing (with current/valid ID): One Class: $5.00; Both Classes: $8.00 For more info contact: Jose (831) 295-0301
jose_resendiz0930@yahoo.com

 

For those of us who just can't get enough opportunities to dance and are willing to drive a little to satisfy that burning desire, there is a lot of dancing going on in Pacific Grove! Car pooling is available with Salsanow group.

Come join us for Salsa classes at Shall We Dance on Thursday nights. (www.shallwedancepg .com) 
Beginner classes start at 7:PM with a brand new progressive series beginning THIS Thursday, Nov. 5th.
Intermediate class starts at 8:PM
Then the Social Dance Party goes on until 10: and often later. If you can't make the classes, you can join the Dance Party for only $5.

Also other types of classes available including an array of dance offerings during the week. Lessons on West Coast Swing, East Coast Swing, Tango, Night club 2-step, Milango, Ceroc (haven't heard of Ceroc? Check it out on Youtube! It's the newest wave sweeping the dance floors!), Zumba, Yoga, Hip Hop, Urban Groove, and more!

~Susan C.

Shall We Dance Studio
205 17th Street
Pacific Grove, CA 93950
831.373.5678

 

 

 Fridays:

Palomar Ballroom (venue info listed above) 7:30 Intermediate Salsa lesson, 8:15 Beginning lesson. 9:00-11:30 Salsa dance party. $10 for both classes and party, or come for just the party for $3. http://www.palomarballroom.com

 

Every Friday at 6:30 at Spa Fitness in the aerobics room: Gilberto teaches a
beginners' class and Kirsten teaches a mixed level (generally every Friday
except the first).  Members of the spa are free, $5.00 for non-members-check
in at the front desk.
Brought to you by Kirsten
www.BailamosSalsaRueda.com

 

 

Weekends: see main newsletter section for more info.


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