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SalsaCruz.com Newsletter May 26, 2010 - Newsletter ( 26th May, 2010 )
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This Week-
Today, Wednesday, May 26,
 
Salsa Rueda Santa Cruz offers fun classes with a hard-to-beat special of Two for One.
 
Fun Intro/Beginner 1 class to Salsa and Salsa Rueda. This class brings in the fun and community of dancing Salsa in the Rueda circle!
This fun and popular class welcomes drop-ins and students, especially from UCSC and Cabrillo!
This class always qualifies for the Two For One special: bring a friend, and one of you dances for free.
Doesn't need to be your dance partner, and doesn't need to be a first timer. 7pm, $7 if you are alone/$5 students/multiple user discounts available.

Beginner 2 and 3 Salsa Rueda. It’s not just a class! SRSC says, “Take it up a notch!” Dance and have lots of fun with two fun and experienced instructors. This class welcomes students who have had some Rueda experience and/or dance Salsa well.
Learn to hear calls and change partners more quickly; learn to link basic moves into longer ones; experience fun and great music! Chris and Jessica are looking forward to seeing you all!  With them YOU ARE THE STARS!
$7 regular/$5 students/multiple user discounts available. ALL classes are offered in downtown Santa Cruz at Louden Nelson Community Center. 301 Center Street. FREE parking across street at Police station. www.SalsaRuedaSantaCruz.com 831-457-7432

This June, Salsa Rueda Santa Cruz offers Dancing with the Star - YOU!
Dancers wanting to have more fun and advance from intro/beginner levels should sign up for this Series Beginner Level 2 and 3 this June. Shine with the help of Chris and Jessica! This series class will build on the skills learned in Intro/Beginner 1 Level. You qualify for this series if you have beginner Rueda experience or know how to dance basic "regular" salsa well. Learn how to shine on the dance floor! Experience the fun with two skilled and non-intimidating instructors, Chris and Jessica. Dancing keeps you moving-SRSC makes you the star! 5 weekly classes, every Wednesday in June from 8-9pm. $35/ $25 for students with valid ID. All classes are offered at the Louden Nelson Center at 301 Center Street, Downtown Santa Cruz. Free parking across the street at the police station. Close to major bus stations in downtown Santa Cruz.
 
Watch SRSC's performance for National Dance Week and the first and second dance at the Artichoke Festival.

Moe’s Alley presents Salsón. A Live Salsa Dura at 8:30 PM, Doors Open 8:00 PM, $7/10 http://moesalley.com/artist.php?id=875&artist=Sals%F3n


Bailamos Salsa Rueda still offers the Two for None special twice a week for beginners and/or first-timers! Bring a friend who is a first-timer to BSR and/or to salsa and BOTH of you dance for FREE. Beginners kick off at 8 pm with Gilberto. Intermediate Level 3 begins at 7 with Kirsten. Intermediate Level 4 at 8 pm with Danny. A special invite for BSR dancers in Wednesday Level 4 and up. You are welcome to join Tuesday beginner classes for free. Dance and inspire others. Classes are $7 each for dancers flying solo. $5 for students with valid ID. Portuguese Hall. www.bailamossalsarueda.com or call Kirsten at 831.818.1834.

Thursday, May 27,

Zak at the Palomar Ballroom is teaching the last class in the Beginning Rumba Series from 7:30-8:30 pm. He follows with the last class in the Beginning Salsa Series. Contact the Palomar Ballroom to register for either series being offered in June. www.palomarballroom.com $48 adv/$56 at the door. $8 off for students with valid ID. Venue info below. 

Rueda con Ritmo is preparing for the San Francisco Carnaval on Sunday, May 30,2010. Join their workshop at the Portuguese Hall from 8-10 pm. 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

BSR dancers learn to combine the style and the rhythm to 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. www.bailamossalsarueda.com or contact Kirsten at 831.818.1834.

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.

Friday, May 28,
 
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 29,
 
Darci at the Palomar Ballroom is teaching Salsa Styling for ladies in the Advanced Beginning/Intermediate levels. Add sizzling moves to your salsa routine.6-7 pm. Simply drop-in, no need to pre-register. $10/person at the door. Venue info below.

Sunday, May 30,

San Francison Carnaval. Contact Ryan or Sidney at 301-775-6142   or visit www.ruedaconritmo.com for more info.

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. Weather permitting. 

--- Upcoming Events & News! ---
 
 Monday, May 31,

In observance of Memorial Day, SRSC will not be holding classes Monday, May 31st. Join SRSC on Wednesday, June 2 for fun and dancing. June also marks the debut of SRSC’s Series Beginner 2 &3. Call Chris or Jessica at 831-457-7432 to register.
 
The Palomar Ballroom offers an Argentine Tango Milongo Dance Party from 9:30-11pm. Every Monday. Party for only $3!!!

Contact the Palomar Ballroom to register for class series teaching fun Latin dances. www.palomarballroom.com

Gilberto teaches Salsa Rueda for beginners and up at the SpaFitness. Every Monday at 8:00. No cost for members, $5.00 for non-members. Check in at front desk. Call 831.818.1834 for more info.

Tuesday, June 1,
 
The BSR team is offering the Two for None discount throughout the week! At the Portuguese Hall join Bob and Kirsten for Fundamental Basics of Salsa and Salsa Rueda Level 1 at 7 pm. Then move on to Level 2 with Gilberto at 8 pm. $7 for solo dancers, $5 for students with valid ID www.BailamosSalsaRueda.com or call Kirsten at 831.818.1834.

Mario is teaching Beginning Cha Cha Series at the Palomar Ballroom from June 1-22. Pre-registration required. $48 adv/$56 at the door. $8 off for students with valid ID. The class is held every Tuesday from 7:30-8:30 pm. Venue info below.

Wednesday, June 2,
 
Join SRSC and take advantage of their Two for One special applied to the Intro/Beginner 1 class.
 
Fun Intro/Beginner 1 class to Salsa and Salsa Rueda. This is a fun class that fosters unity by dancing Salsa in the Rueda circle. The Two for One special makes this a popular class. Drop ins and students are welcome, especially the students from UCSC and Cabrillo. The Two for One special asks that dancers bring in a friend so one of them can dance for free. Dancers do not have to each other’s partners and doesn’t have to be first-timers to SRSC to qualify for the offer. 7pm $7 if you are alone/$5 students/multiple user discounts available.

Beginner 2 and 3 Salsa Rueda. It’s not just a class! The class has taken up a notch to remain competitive and maintain relevance with dancers advancing through SRSC’s offerings. Dancers who have had some Rueda experience and/or dance salsa very well are also encouraged to join in. Two experienced and friendly instructors teach dancers how to hear calls and change partners more quickly; link basic moves into longer ones and much more. Dance and have a ton of fun! Chris and Jessica look forward to seeing you all!  With them YOU ARE THE STARS! 8pm, $7 regular/$5 students/multiple user discounts available.
ALL classes are offered in downtown Santa Cruz at Louden Nelson Community Center. 301 Center Street. FREE parking across street at Police station. www.SalsaRuedaSantaCruz.com 831-457-7432

Bailamos Salsa Rueda offers the Two for None special for beginners and/or first timers. Bring a friend who has never taken any BSR classes before and take a beginners class for FREE. Neither of you pays! . An invite to BSR dancers in Level 4 and above: Dance and Inspire others by joining a Tuesday beginner class for free. On Wednesdays, Beginner level 1 and/or 1+ at 8 pm. $7 for dancers flying solo. $5 for students with valid ID. Visit www.bailamossalsarueda.com or call Kirsten at 831.818.1834. 

Salsa Rueda Santa Cruz will participate in the following benefit:
 
Friday, July 9: Benefit for Oaxaca, Mexico:
Help Oaxaca SRSC will support a Salsa dance benefit event this summer. Proceeds are for impoverished people in Oaxaca, Mexico. Stay tuned! See more on our website: www.SalsaRuedaSantaCruz.com    With love and abrazos Chris and Jessica. 831-457-7432 www.SalsaRuedaSantaCruz.com   

SRSC is also offering private lessons. One hour with one-two dancers at a time and location of your own choosing costs only $40. Contact Chris or Jessica at 831-457-7432 or speak with them during their Monday or Wednesday classes.

Salsa classes are ongoing at Rhythm Nexus. For more information contact 925.381.4230 or email info@rhythmnexus.com

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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! 4-6 pm. Weather permitting.

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

--- Mondays:

Salsa Rueda Intermediate and up Downtown Santa Cruz from 7pm to 9pm 
Chris and Jessica are bringing the FUN Salsa Dance Classes Casino Rueda style at the Louden Nelson Community Center. Venue info below. 
 This class is perfect for everyone who know Salsa Rueda. Chris and Jessica will keep you moving with the latest and greatest tunes and many new and fun moves from around the world! 
7pm for Intermediate and up
8pm: special workshops, not regularly scheduled. Check websites for more details. 
$7/$5 students, multiple 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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Contact the Palomar Ballroom for information on 4-week long class series beginning in June. Venue info listed above. 
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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Contact the Palomar Ballroom for 4-week long class series beginning in June. Venue info above.

Wednesdays:
Join SRSC and take advantage of their Two for One special applied to the Intro/Beginner 1 class.
Intro/Beginner 1 class is a fun class that fosters unity by dancing Salsa in the Rueda circle. The Two for One special makes this a popular class. Drop ins and students are welcome, especially the students from UCSC and Cabrillo. The Two for One special asks that dancers bring in a friend so one of them can dance for free. Dancers do not have to each other’s partners and doesn’t have to be first-timers to SRSC to qualify for the offer. 7pm $7 if you are alone/$5 students/multiple user discounts available.

Beginner 2 and 3. The class is taking it up a notch to remain competitive and maintain relevance with dancers advancing through SRSC’s offerings. Dancers who have had some Rueda experience and/or dance salsa very well are also encouraged to join in. Two experienced and friendly instructors teach dancers how to hear calls and change partners more quickly; link basic moves into longer ones and much more. Dance and have a ton of fun! Chris and Jessica look forward to seeing you all!  With them YOU ARE THE STARS! 8pm, $7 regular/$5 students/multiple user discounts available.
ALL classes are offered in downtown Santa Cruz at Louden Nelson Community Center. 301 Center Street. FREE parking across street at Police station. www.SalsaRuedaSantaCruz.com 831-457-7432
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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 8:00www.BailamosSalsaRueda.com or Contact Kirsten at 831.818.1834

Thursdays:
 
Contact the Palomar Ballroom for 4 week long class series beginning in June. Venue info listed above.

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 with workshops held by Rueda Con Ritmo until the first week of June . 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.

 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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