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SalsaCruz.com Newsletter March 24, 2010 - Newsletter ( 24th March, 2010 )
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Today, Wednesday, March 24,
 
Enjoy a FREE Class for Intro/Beginner class with TWO FOR ONE - Bring a friend and one of you gets a FREE Class. Does not need to be first-timer, you can come as often as you like, and does not need to be your dance partner. This much fun is provided by Salsa Rueda Santa Cruz at the Louden Nelson Community Center in Downtown Santa Cruz. Venue info below.
Every Wednesday, 7pm
Contact: Chris or Jessica at 831-457-7432;  www.SalsaRuedaSantaCruz.com
 
Join Kirsten from Bailamos Salsa Rueda for Level 1 Beginner and Intermediate classes in Salsa. Learn the Rueda and Basic moves at 8 pm. Intermediate dancers will develop a quick response to calls and learn longer moves beginning at 7 pm. See Regular Weekly Events for more info.
   

Thursday, March 25,

The 2nd Annual San Francisco Salsa Festival begins! From March 25-27 at the Whitcomb Hotel dance to the hottest local bands and enjoy live shows of celebrated performers and bands such as the Combo Sextet Band, Orquesta Rovira, DJ Fab Freddy, Ricardo Linnell and many more.

Tonight, attend the Welcome Party followed by live music and performances by out of town troupes, Bay Area dance troupes and visitors.
For more information on tickets, events and schedules, visit www.sfsalsafestival.com
 
Zak is teaching the last class in the weekly Beginning Salsa Series at the Palomar Ballroom from 8:30- 9:30 pm. Venue info below. The series runs from March 4-25. $48 in advance; $56 on the day of class. $8 off for college students with ID. More info: http://www.palomarballroom.com
 
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.
 
Challenge your recall and responsiveness and dance in pairs in Advanced classes offered by Bailamos Salsa Rueda starting at 7 pm. See Weekly Events for more info.
 
Friday, March 26,
 
Check out this public event listed by Dance Anywhere. Enjoy dancing in sync with people from across the globe at exactly 12 pm PST!
http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=262573146734
 
Bailongo will be at Lulu Carpenter’s from 8:30-9:30 pm. You are invited to come and enjoy live Cubano son FREE at 1545 Pacific Avenue, Santa Cruz. For more information, visit www.bailongoson.com
 
The San Franciso Salsa Festival is at its peak tonight with the RED HOT SALSA Party! Dress in RED to impress! For more information on tickets, events and schedules, visit www.sfsalsafestival.com
 
Drop by the Louden Nelson Community Center (venue info below) for more classes with Jose. Beginning Salsa dancers start off at 6:45 with dancers for the Intermediate class joining in at 7:45. Everyone is welcome to a Bachata class catering to all levels from 8:45-9:30. Admission: $8; Students with valid ID :$4. For more info contact: call Jose at (831) 295-0301 or send an email to jose_resendiz0930@yahoo.com.
 
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, March 27,
 
Last night of the San Franciso Salsa Festival at Westin. Performances and Workshops. Finish of the night with a not to miss GALA NIGHT. For more information on tickets, events and schedules, visit www.sfsalsafestival.com
 
The Cabrillo College Puente Club is hosting Salsa Night with DJ Mundo! Enjoy a night of Salsa, Merengue, Bachata and more while helping raise funds for a club that advocates leadership and motivates students to reach for higher education. A free dance lesson with Edmundo Martinez begins at 7. The dance party runs from 8- 12:30 am. Admission $10. Cabrillo College Cafeteria, 6500 Soquel Drive aptos,CA.95003-3198. For more information, contact Nahayeli Juarez at nejuarez@hotmail.com
 
 Ladies! Advanced Beginning/Intermediate level Salseras are invited to join Darci at the Palomar Ballroom for Salsa Styling from 6-7 pm! Add sizzling moves to your salsa routine. Simply drop-in, no need to pre-register. $10/person at the door. Venue info below.
 
If you miss Darci and her styling class, join Zak for Tango lessons and party from 7:30-10:30 pm.
7:30 pm Beginners
8:15 pm Intermediate
9-10:30 pm Ballroom & Latin Dance Party
$10/person/class(es) & party; $7/ college students with valid ID; $3/ party only!
Palomar Ballroom. Venue info below.
 
Sunday, March 28,
 
Salsa By the Sea by the Santa Cruz Boardwalk.
FREE open air dancing! Rotating DJs so there is something for everyone. Join the fun from 4-6 pm. Rain or Shine!
   
--- Upcoming Events & News! ---
 Monday, March 29,
 
Contact the Palomar ballroom for information on their 4 week series of Advanced Beginning and Intermediate Salsa classes. The classes taught by Jeremy are offered every Monday to pre-registered students. No drop-ins for either class. The Advanced Beginning Series runs from 7:30 – 8:30 pm. The Intermediate is offered from 8:30-9:30 pm. $48 in advance, $56 at the door. Students with valid ID pay $8 less. www.palomarballroom.com Additional venue info below.
 
The Palomar Ballroom is still having the Monday night parties from 9:30- 11:30 pm. The Monday night parties will be ongoing and FREE for a limited time. If the weekend did not start with the Friday party at the Palomar, start the week with this party. For more info visit www.palomarballroom.com.
 
Chris and Jessica are bringing the FUN Salsa Dance Classes Casino Rueda style at the Louden Nelson Community Center. Venue info below.
- 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
 
Jose is at the Lutheran Community Church at 95 Alta Vista Watsonville (In front of DMV) offering the following classes
7:00-8:00-Salsa Beginners
8:00-8:45-Salsa Intermediate
Admission: $8; Students with current/valid ID: $4 For more info contact: Jose (831) 295-0301
jose_resendiz0930@yahoo.com
 
Tuesday, March 30,
 
Moe’s Alley will be hosting Manicato, one of the most exciting bands coming from the Bay. Doors open at 8 pm. Show begins at 8:30 pm. Admission: $5 in advance, $8 at the door. Students with valid ID pay $5 at the door. For more info, visit www.moesalley.com and click Calendar on the left hand side.
 
Pay What You Wish and party with Jose at the Portuguese Hall from 9-11pm! If you need to brush up on dance moves join his Salsa and Bachata classes. 7:00-8:00-Salsa Beginners; 8:00-8:45-Salsa Intermediate; 8:45-9:15-Bachata All levels; 9:00-11:00-Salsa Party. Both classes are $8; Students with valid ID pay $4; Dance Party w/o Class: Pay what you wish. Venue info below. Contact Jose at (831) 295-0301 or email him at jose_resendiz0930@yahoo.com
 
Bailamos Salsa Rueda welcomes beginners with classes and a party at the Portuguese Hall. Ladies will enjoy Happy Hour for FREE from 9-10 pm. 
7pm:  Level 1 Introduction to Salsa Rueda. Learn the basic moves and rueda.
8pm: Level 2  Beginners with Gilberto build their basics of beginner moves.
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. Otherwise it is $7/per class and $5/per class for students with valid ID.
After classes, stay for the party from 9 pm –11pm. Ladies enjoy a happy hour for FREE from 9-10. So this Tuesday, do pay a visit today to Portuguese Hall. Venue info above
www.BailamosSalsaRueda.com or Contact Kirsten at 831.818.1834
 
Wednesday, March 31,
 
Join Kirsten from Bailamos Salsa Rueda for intermediate classes in Salsa. See Regular Weekly Events for more info.
 
Enjoy a FREE Class for Intro/Beginner class with TWO FOR ONE  presented by Salsa Rueda Santa Cruz. Bring a friend and one of you gets a FREE Class. Neither of you have to be a first timer, you can come as often as you like and friends do not have to be each other’s dance partner.
Louden Nelson Community Center (Venue info below)
Salsa Dance Casino Rueda Style Intro/Beginner Class
No partner required, Drop Ins very welcome!
Every Wednesday, 7pm
Contact: Chris & Jessica at 831-457-7432;  www.SalsaRuedaSantaCruz.com
 
Rumbache LIVE On April 10th at 8:30 pm. Dance to Salsa, Timba and Son to Bay Area’s Rumbache brought to you by Bailamos Salsa Rueda. Admission is $12. Portuguese Hall. Venue info below. Contact Kirsten at 831 818 1834 or visit www.bailamossalsarueda.com
 
National Dance Week begins late April and runs through early May!          
 
Rhythm Nexus is looking for Salseros and Salseras of all levels to join in a choreographed performance during National Dance Week. Contact Michael at 925. 381.4230 for more information.
 
Salsa Rueda Santa Cruz (SRSC) will also be joining the fun for National Dance Week.
1.      Sign up now for a fun performance on Thursday, April 19. For all Beginner level 2 and up. Sign up sheets available at their classes. Choreography by former professional dancer and performer Jessica. This will be SRSC 89th performance since 2001 supporting community events. Exact time and place TBA.
2.      FREE Intro Beginner Class Salsa Casino Rueda style for everyone by SalsaRuedaSantaCruz.com, Tel 831- 457-7432 Out of the Studion Into the Streets: Saturday, May 1, 2010. Down Santa Curz. Exact time and place to be announced.
3.      FREE Intro Beginner Class Salsa Casino Rueda style for everyone on Wednesday May 5, 2010 at 7pm at the Louden Nelson Community Center in Downtown Santa Cruz. 
For more information on these events visit www.salsaruedasantacruz.com or call Chris & Jessica at 831- 457-7432. 
 
Salsa classes are ongoing at Rhythm Nexus. For more information contact 925.381.4230 or email info@rhythmnexus.com
 
Since the closing of Vets Hall, Jose has moved his classes to the Portuguese Hall and the Lounden Nelson Community Center. For information about his classes and parties call Jose at (831) 295-0301 or email him at jose_resendiz0930@yahoo.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
For schedule and more info see Regular Weekly Events.
 
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
 
- 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 CLOSED TILL FURTHER NOTICE
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: Louden Nelson Community Center Type: N/A Address: 301 Center St, Santa Cruz, CA 95060
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
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
Admission: $8; Students with current/valid ID: $4 For more info contact: Jose (831) 295-0301
jose_resendiz0930@yahoo.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. 
The Palomar Ballroom hosts Monday night Salsa Party from 9:30-11:30pm. The party will be FREE for a limited time! For more info visit www.palomarballroom.com.
 
Tuesdays:
Jose is at the Portuguese Hall teaching Salsa and Bachata Lessons!!! Beginners start off the fun at 7 pm. The Intermediate class runs from 8-8:45 pm. Bachata class offered to dancers of all levels runs 8:45 -9:15pm. A salsa party follows up from 9-11 pm. Admission:$8; Students with valid ID: $4.00; Dance Party w/o Class: $3
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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
Get a FREE Class for Intro/Beginner Class with TWO FOR ONE:
Bring a friend to our Beginner class and one of you gets a FREE class!
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 March 4-25. $48 in advance; $56 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.
 
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
 
Drop by the Louden Nelson Community Center (venue info below) for more classes with Jose. Beginning Salsa dancers start off at 6:45 with dancers for the Intermediate class joining in at 7:45. Everyone is welcome to a Bachata class catering to all levels from 8:45-9:30. Admission: $8; Students with valid ID :$4. For more info contact: call Jose at (831) 295-0301 or send an email to jose_resendiz0930@yahoo.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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