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Today, Wednesday, June 16,
 
If you are a beginner or are taking beginner level classes, SRSC offers 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 for one dancer/$5 students/multiple user discounts available.
 
Beginner 2 and up Salsa Rueda.
Salsa Rueda Santa Cruz (SRSC) offers the second class in its 5 weeklong series of Beginner Level 2 & 3. Building on last week's class, Chris and Jessica continues with sombrero variations, adios and caminamos variations.
This series class still welcomes Drop-Ins who have the required skill level to participate at the on-going series in June. This class welcomes students who have had some Rueda experience and/or dance Salsa well.
 
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.
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!
8 pm $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

 

SRSC is also offering private lessons. One hour with one-two dancers at a time and location of your choosing costs only $40!. Contact Chris or Jessica at 831.457.7432 or speak with them during their Monday or Wednesday classes.

 
Bailamos Salsa Rueda still offers the Two for None special twice a week for beginners and/or first-timer! 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/$5 for students with valid ID. Portuguese Hall. Venue info below. www.BailamosSalsaRueda.com or call Kirsten at 831.818.1834

 
Thursday, June 17,
 
Zak at the Palomar Ballroom is teaching the third class in the 4 week Beginning Salsa Series. Every Thursday from June 3-24 from 8:30-9:30 pm. $48 in advance; $56 day of class. $8 off for college students with valid ID. www.palomarballroom.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 7pm. Advanced Salsa Rueda Level 6 at 8 pm. $7 for each class. $5 for students with valid ID. www.bailamossalsarueda.com or call 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, June 18,
 
Jeremy at the Palomar Ballroom is hosting Salsa Drop-in Classes & Party from 7:30-11:30 pm. Intermediate Salsa lesson at 7:30. Beginners Salsa Lesson at 8:15pm. Dance party runs from 9-11 pm. $10 for classes and party. $3 for party only! www.palomarballroom.com


Saturday, June 19,

 Rhythm Nexus continues with a 5-Class Salsa Dance Series. Classes are 2 hours long and are held every Saturday throughout June. Beginners to Intermediates are taught from 10:30-12:30 pm. Advanced Intermediate students are taught from 3-5 pm.$20 drop in. $75 for 5 class package; $70 if paid before the first day of class. Classes are held at 300 14th Avenue, Santa Cruz, CA 95062. Off East Cliff towards the ocean. Call Michael at 925.381.4230 for more information or visit www.rhythmnexus.com

 
Sunday, June 20,
 
Bailamos Salsa Rueda offers a weekly Open Salsa Rueda Dance Hour at 3 pm by the Ideal Fish Deck before Salsa by the Sea beginning at 4 pm.  www.bailamossalsarueda.com or call Kirsten at 831.818.1834

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.


Monday, June 21,
 
Salsa Rueda Intermediate from 7 to 8 pm, and Advanced from 8 to 9 pm, Downtown Santa Cruz.
Chris and Jessica bring the FUN into Salsa Dance, with Classes Casino Rueda style at the Louden Nelson Community Center. Venue info below. This class is perfect for everyone who knows Salsa Rueda. Chris and Jessica will keep you moving with the latest and greatest tunes, and new and fun moves from around the world! 
7pm: Intermediate and up. The move of the month is "Serpiente" and  "Dedo  Plus Plus"
8pm: Advanced workshop Every first Monday of the month Chris and Jessica offer an Advanced workshop.The featured move is called “beso complicado with straight jacket.” 
 $7/$5 students, multiple class discounts available.Teaching Salsa Casino Rueda Style since 2001; Recipient of the 2004 Calabash Award
Contact: 831-457-7432;  www.SalsaRuedaSantaCruz.com. Classes held at the Louden Nelson Community Center. 
 
Jeremy and Darci at the Palomar Ballroom offers the 4 week Advanced Beginning Salsa Series offered from June 7-28 every Monday from 7:30 –8:30 pm. Pre-registration required. $48 in advance. $56 at the door. $8 off for college students with valid ID. www.palomarballroom.com

Jeremy and Darci at the Palomar Ballroom offers the 4 week Intermediate Salsa Series offered from June 7-28 every Monday from 8:30-9:30 pm. Pre-registration required. $48 in advance; $56 at the door. $8 off for college students with valid ID. www.palomarballroom.com

Join an Argetine Tango Milonga Dance party held every Monday at the Palomar Ballroom from 9:30-11pm. $3 at the door! www.palomarballroom.com

Gilberto teaches Salsa Rueda for Beginners and up at the SpaFitness. Every Monday at 8pm. Free for members of SpaFitness, $5 for non-members. Check in at the front desk .Call 831.818.1834 for more information.

Tuesday, June 22,
 
Mario at the Palomar Ballroom is teaching a 4 week series in Beginning Cha-Cha from June 1-22 every Tuesday from 7:30-8:30 pm. Pre-registration required. $48 adv/$56 at the door; $8 off for college students with valid ID. www.palomarballroom.com

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 7pm. Then move on to Level 2 with Gilberto at 8pm. $7 for solo dancers, $5 for students with valid ID. www.bailamossalsarueda.com or call Kirsten at 831.818.1834


Wednesday June 23,
 
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 for one dancer/$5 students/multiple user discounts available.
 
Beginner 2 and up Salsa Rueda.  
Salsa Rueda Santa Cruz (SRSC) begins its 5 weeklong series of Beginner Level 2 & 3. 
This series class welcomes Drop-Ins who have the required skill level to participate at the on-going series in June.
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!
8 pm $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
 
 
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 eent this summer. Proceeds are for impoverished people in Oaxaca, Mexico. Stay tuned! See more on www.SalsaRuedaSantaCruz.com. With love and abrazos, Chris and Jessica 831.457.7432


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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 from 7 to 8 pm, and Advanced from 8 to 9 pm, Downtown Santa Cruz.
Chris and Jessica bring the FUN into Salsa Dance, with Classes Casino Rueda style at the Louden Nelson Community Center. Venue info below. This class is perfect for everyone who knows Salsa Rueda. Chris and Jessica will keep you moving with the latest and greatest tunes, and new and fun moves from around the world! 
7pm: Intermediate and up

8pm: Advanced workshop Every first Monday of the month Chris and Jessica offer an Advanced workshop
$7/$5 students, multiple class discounts available.Teaching Salsa Casino Rueda Style since 2001; Recipient of the 2004 Calabash Award
Contact: 831-457-7432;  www.SalsaRuedaSantaCruz.com. Classes held at the Louden Nelson Community Center. 

Jeremy and Darci at the Palomar Ballroom teach two 4 week long Salsa Series every Monday from June 7-28. The Advanced Beginning Salsa Series offered from 7:30 –8:30 pm. The Intermediate Salsa Series offered from 8:30-9:30 pm. Pre-registration required for each series. $48 in advance. $56 at the door. $8 off for college students with valid ID. www.palomarballroom.com

Join an Argetine Tango Milonga Dance party held every Monday at the Palomar Ballroom from 9:30-11pm. $3 at the door!

Gilberto teaches Salsa Rueda for Beginners and up at the SpaFitness. Every Monday at 8pm. Free for members of SpaFitness, $5 for non-members. Check in at the front desk .Call 831.818.1834 for more information.

 Tuesdays:

Mario at the Palomar Ballroom is teaching a 4 week series in Beginning Cha-Cha from June 1-22 every Tuesday from 7:30-8:30 pm. Pre-registration required. $48 adv/$56 at the door; $8 off for college students with valid ID

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 7pm. Then move on to Level 2 with Gilberto at 8pm. $7 for solo dancers, $5 for students with valid ID. www.bailamossalsarueda.com or call Kirsten at 831.818.1834
 
Wednesdays:
 
If you are a beginner or are taking beginner level classes, SRSC offers 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 for one dancer/$5 students/multiple user discounts available.
 
Beginner 2 and up Salsa Rueda.  
Salsa Rueda Santa Cruz (SRSC) begins its 5 weeklong series of Beginner Level 2 & 3. 
This series class welcomes Drop-Ins who have the required skill level to participate at the on-going series in June.
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!
8 pm $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
 
Thursdays:
 
Zak at the Palomar Ballroom is teaching a 4-week Beginning Salsa Series. Every Thursday from June 3-24 from 8:30-9:30 pm. $48 in advance; $56 day of class. $8 off for college students with valid ID.

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 7pm. Advanced Salsa Rueda Level 6 at 8 pm. $7 for each class. $5 for students with valid ID. www.bailamossalsarueda.com or call 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.

Fridays:
 
Palomar Ballroom hosts a Friday Night Salsa Class and Dance party. 7:30 pm Intermediate Salsa Lesson. 8:15pm Beginners lesson. 9-11:30 pm Salsa Dance Party. $10 for classes and party, or come to party for only $3!. www.palomarballroom.com


Weekends: See main newsletter section for more info.


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