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SalsaCruz.com Newsletter April 28, 2010 - Newsletter ( 28th April, 2010 )
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Due to the high number of performances taking place during National Dance Week, we apologize if we missed a particular event in this week's newsletter. Please drop us an email at ferdouse@salsacruz.com and we will send out a revised update on Friday, April 30th. We apologize for the inconvenience. SalsaCruz strives to bring you all the exciting salsa events and fun classes offered in your area. We hope that you continue to visit our site.
  
This Week-
 
Today, Wednesday, April 28,
 
One day left before National Dance Week 2010! Get some practice at any of these two dance studios!
 
Salsa Rueda Santa Cruz (SRSC) offers the Two for One special for their beginner classes. Bring a friend and one of you gets a FREE Class! Neither of you have to be a first timer and you don’t have to be each other’s dance partner. Come often as you like or simply drop-in!
 
7 pm Intro/Beginner 1 A fun introduction to Salsa and Salsa Rueda Casino Style
 
8 pm Beginner 2 Students are in for treats every week. Learn ridiculously fun moves such as the “Kentucky”, “La Flaca”, “La Gorda”, “Setenta Miami” among many others.
 
$7 if you are coming in alone;$5 for students with valid ID. Volume discounts available. Also, don’t forget to ask about signing up for SRSC performances in the coming week!
Louden Nelson Community Center, Downtown Santa Cruz. Venue info below.
Contact: Chris or Jessica at 831-457-7432;  www.SalsaRuedaSantaCruz.com
 
Bailamos Salsa Rueda offers the Two for None special. Beginners take advantage of this special twice a week! Bring a friend who is new to salsa and/or to BSR and both of you take a beginner’s class for free. The BSR team makes salsa easy and accessible.
 
Beginners kick off at 8 pm with Gilberto.

Intermediate Level 3 begins at 7pm with Kirsten

Intermediate Level 4 at 8 pm with Danny.
 
Classes are $7 each for dancers flying solo. $5 for students with valid ID.
 
The Portuguese Hall. Venue info below.
www.bailamossalsarueda.com or call Kirsten at 831.818.1834.
 
Thursday, April 29,
 
National Dance Week begins!
 
Dancing in the Streets from 5:15- 9:15 pm! Join in or cheer on hundreds of performances! http://www.downtownsantacruz.com/dance/dancinginthestreets10.htm
 
6:30 pm Bailamos Salsa Rueda is at Stage 3 located at Pacific Ave @ Peets. www.BailamosSalsaRueda.com Kirsten at 831.818.1834. Please note that the Thursday class of Advanced Salsa Rueda Level 5 at 7 pm will NOT be cancelled.
 
7:45 pm Salsa Rueda Santa Cruz is performing at Locust Street & Pacific Ave in Downtown Santa Cruz. Cheer them on! Or contact Chris or Jessica at 831-457-7432 to join the performance. www.SalsaRuedaSantaCruz.com
 
8:15 pm Rhythm Nexus performs. www.rhythmnexus.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.
 
Rueda con Ritmo in partnership with Bailamos Salsa Rueda is offering a series of workshops in preparation for performances at the San Francisco Carnaval on Sunday, May 30, 2010. The workshops are held every Thursday from 8-10 pm from April 1st through May 27th. Cost differs. To accommodate the workshop, Bailamos Salsa Rueda will NOT be holding its 8 pm Advanced Level 6 classes on Thursdays during this time. For more information about the change contact Kirsten at 831.818.1834. For more information about workshops, cost and registration and the San Francisco Carnaval contact Sidney & Ryan at 301-775-6142 or visit www.ruedaconritmo.com or email ryanandsidney@gmail.com
 
If you have been with BSR for Beginners and Intermediate, you are sure to be ready for more! BSR dancers learn to put it all together, the style and the rhythm, and transform themselves into suave dancers on the floor! Join one of the following classes:
 
Advanced Salsa Rueda Level 5 at 7 pm.
Advanced Salsa Rueda Level 6 at 8 pm. Postponed until the first week of June.
 
$7 for each class. $5 for students with valid ID.
 
The Portuguese Hall. Venue info below.
www.bailamossalsarueda.com or contact Kirsten at 831.818.1834.
 
Friday, April 30,
 
Dance in Unlikely Places, Apr 30th – May 2nd
Become a fan of NDW SC on Facebook to receive clues to their Unlikely performance times and locations!
 
Bailamos Salsa Rueda is at the Santa Cruz Wharf ( on the right hand side before entering by car), Apr 30th 1-2 pm; Sun May 2nd 3-4 pm.
Rhythm Nexus and other familiar studios also participate.

JESUS DIAZ Y SU QBA brings the party to Moe's with their high energy blend of Salsa, Timba & Afro-Cuban dance music that you can't help but get up and dance to. 9pm Doors open 8 pm. $12 adv/$15
http://moesalley.com/artist.php?id=747&artist=Jesus_Diaz_Y_Su_QBA
 
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, May 1,
 
Out of the Studio and Into the Streets! 12:30 – 5pm.
Take a class for FREE provided by dance studios.
 
 
4:15 pm Salsa Rueda Santa Cruz (SRSC) 140 Church Street, the Sentinel Parking Lot. SRSC will be offering free classes in their studio the week of May 3 for all NEW students. Contact Chris & Jessica 831-457-7432;  www.SalsaRuedaSantaCruz.com
 
2- 4 pm Cinco de Mayo celebration in Davenport with SRSC! Rehearsal at about 1pm right before the dance. Sign up at classes during the week. Beginners are welcome to join the FREE lesson, to cheer on the SRSC performance, and to dance with Broken English until 4 pm! SRSC supports this benefit event for the 8th year in a row. The Davenport Resource Center operates a food pantry, teen center, and other programs for rural residents of North Santa Cruz. www.SalsaRuedaSantaCruz.com Chris & Jessica at 831-457-7432.  
 
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.
 
Sunday, May 2nd,
 
Open Classes May 1st-May 7th. Contact your favorite studio to see if they are participating or check out a class at the studio you have wanted to join.
 
 
Bailamos Salsa Rueda is at the Santa Cruz Wharf for a Dance in Unlikely Place from 3-4 pm.

Salsa By the Sea at 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, May 3rd,
 
During Open Class Week, SRSC offers free classes for all NEW students!
Visit http://www.downtownsantacruz.com/dance/openclasses10.htm for offers by other studios or contact your favorite studio to ask about their participation.
 
SRSC offers FUN Salsa Dance Classes in Casino Rueda style at the Louden Nelson Community Center. Venue info below.
- 7pm Beginner level 3 & Intermediate level
- 8pm Special Workshops. Check website
(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
 
Tuesday, May 4,
 

Enjoy the Two for None special at Bailamos Salsa Rueda. (BSR) Bring a friend who is new to BSR and/or to salsa and both of you dance for free in the following beginner classes


Beginner Level 1 at 7 pm

Beginner Level 2 at 8 pm

$7 for dancers coming in alone. $5 for students with valid ID. Portuguese Hall. www.bailamossalsarueda.com or call Kirsten at 831.818.1834
www.BailamosSalsaRueda.com or Contact Kirsten at 831.818.1834
 
 - Interested in flamenco visit: www.flamencoromantico.com
- Support the Peru Project visit..
   http://www.buildingforgenerations.com/index.html
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--- 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 --------
 
Saturday:
Check above venues for specialized events including salsa events, dances etc.
 
Sunday:
 
Salsa by the Sea 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! 4-6 pm. Weather permitting.
 
Special Sunday Classes at the Palomar see website for more info. http://www.palomarballroom.com

Monday:

FUN Salsa Dance Classes Casino Rueda style NOW Downtown Santa Cruz at the 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; volume 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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The Palomar Ballroom hosts Argentine Tango Milongo Dance Party from 9:30-11:30pm. $3 only!!! For more info visit www.palomarballroom.com.
 
Tuesdays:
 
Enjoy the Two for None special at Bailamos Salsa Rueda. (BSR) Bring a friend who is new to BSR and/or to salsa and both of you dance for free in the following beginner classes
Beginner Level 1 at 7 pm
Beginner Level 2 at 8 pm
$7 for dancers coming in alone. $5 for students with valid ID. Portuguese Hall. www.bailamossalsarueda.com or call 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
. Take advantage of the Two for One offer: Bring a friend to our Beginner class and one of you gets a FREE class!

- 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 with valid ID. Volume discounts available)
Teaching Salsa Casino Rueda Style since 2001; Recipient of the 2004 Calabash Award Contact: 831-457-7432;  www.SalsaRuedaSantaCruz.com
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.
Beginner level 1 or 1+ offered at 8pm.
Kirsten teaching Intermediate class, Level 3 at 7:00
Gilberto teaching Intermediate class, Level 4 at 8:00
www.BailamosSalsaRueda.com or Contact Kirsten at 831.818.1834
 
Thursdays:
Bailamos Salsa Rueda offers Advanced Salsa Rueda Dance Classes
at Portuguese Hall. Venue info above.
Kirsten teaching Level 5 at 7:00
Kirsten teaching Level 6 at 8:00- Replaced by workshops held by Rueda con Ritmo. Cost differs. www.ruedaconritmo.com
Ten minutes of dancing between classes; $7 per class, $5 for students
www.BailamosSalsaRueda.com or call Kirsten at 831.818.1834
 
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 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
 
 

 Weekends: see main newsletter section for more info.
 

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