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SalsaCruz.com Newsletter August 4, 2010 - Newsletter ( 4th August, 2010 )
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This Week
 
Featured Events:

Wednesday, August 04, SRSC is back!

Wednesday, August 04, Summer Music & Market Series features Julio Bravo y su Orquestra Salsabor

Saturday, August 7, SRSC and Flor de Cana perform at the Cabrillo Music, Wine & Art Festival

Friday, August 13, Salsa Superstars at Wave Street Studios. Television show & Dance party. Reservations req. Ltd to the first 100 dancers/audience members

More information on these events can be found below!

Today, Wednesday, August 4,
 
Chris and Jessica are back with new ideas and music!!! As part of a new promo, first timers can join them for FREE at 7pm tonight and every Wednesday night!!
 
Fun Intro/Beginner 1
 
Experience the fun of dancing salsa in the Rueda circle! Chris and Jessica are back to make you smile, with so much more than regular salsa. It is easy to get moving. Come five minutes before class for a bonus warm-up and practice. 
7pm, Only $7, and students with valid ID pay $5. If you are a first timer you dance for FREE!

Beginner 2 and 3
Once you've put in the time to learn the basics, you're ready for even more moves and more fun! You'll learn to respond quickly to calls, link basic moves together, and expand your Rueda vocabulary. A satisfied customer says "It's always a mood boost
to dance with Jessica and Chris!" Experience and friendliness make it fun.
8pm, Only $7, students with valid ID pay $5. All classes are held at the Louden Nelson Community Center. Visit www.SalsaRuedaSantaCruz.com for more info.
 
SRSC will be holding rehearsals for their performance at the Cabrillo Festival. Rehearsals will take place at Louden Nelson on Friday night, 6-7:30 pm, and again from 12 noon to 1 pm on Sat. SRSC will then join festival. Details are on the website, www.SalsaRuedaSantaCruz.com.
 
Summer Series Music & Market in Downtown Sunnyvale.
Julio Bravo y su Orquestra Salsabor plays live! 5- 8:30 pm www.juliobravo.com Murphy &Washington Avenues, Downtown Sunnyvale http://www.downtownsunnyvale.com/index.php?year=2010&month=08&day=4
 
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, August 5,

Zak at the Palomar Ballroom is teaching 4 week Beginning Salsa Series. Every Thursday in August 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, August 6,
 
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, August 7,
 
Cabrillo Music, Wine & Art Festival! Sat, Aug 7 - Sun, Aug 8.
Two day festival offers a reflection of the arts in Santa Cruz, focusing on the exceptional local musicians, artists and performers. Join in from 11 am – 8pm!
Church Street Stage (Outside Santa Cruz Civic Auditorium)
307 Church Street, Downtown Santa Cruz
Featured Performances by
 
Salsa Rueda Santa Cruz at 1:30- 2:15 pm. SRSC dancers will perform, and then Chris and Jessica
will lead the crowd in dancing in the street. Even if you are not performing, SRSC hopes that you will join them in this high profile appearance!
 
Flor de Cana from 6:30- 7:45.
 
Tango with Zak at the Palomar Ballroom. 7:30-10:30 pm. Beginners start off with a class at 7:30 followed by a class for Intermediate dancers at 8:15pm. The party runs from 9-10:30pm. $10 for classes& party. College students pay $7. $3 only for joining the party!
 
Sunday, Aug 8,
 
Join in the Cabrillo Music, Wine & Art Festival at the Church Street Stage at 307 Church Street from 11 am –8 pm.
 
Second Sunday Salsa Social: Salsa Rueda by the Sea hosted by BSR . 4pm, Santa Cruz Boardwalk by the Ideal Restaurant.
 
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!  Weather permitting.
 
Monday, Aug 9,
 
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. 
 
 
Salsa Class Monday Night from 8-9:30 pm at Gold's Gym. 620 Water Street, Santa Cruz. For more info call 831-425-4653
 
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.
 
Jeremy and Darci at the Palomar Ballroom offers the 4 week Advanced Beginning Salsa Series offered  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  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
 
Tuesday, Aug 10,
 
Salsa Class and Party at Rosie McCaan's Irish Pub. 1220 Pacific Ave, Santa Cruz. Beginner class 7pm. Intermediate class 8pm. The party runs from 9-11:30 pm. DJ Luis Conga Boy in the house! $5. For more info call Jose at 831-295-0301 or email him at jose_resendiz0930@yahoo.com
 
Beginning Argentine Tango Series with Mario at the Palomar Ballroom. A 4 week series from 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, August 11,

Join SRSC in a Fun Intro/Beginner 1 for Salsa Rueda
Experience the fun of dancing salsa in the Rueda circle! Chris and Jessica are back to make you smile, with so much more than regular salsa. They make it easy to get moving. Come five minutes before class for a bonus warm-up and practice. 
7pm, Only $7, and students with valid ID pay $5. If you are a first timer you dance for FREE!

Beginner 2 and 3
Once you've put in the time to learn the basics, you're ready for even more moves and more fun! You'll learn to respond quickly to calls, link basic moves together, and expand your Rueda vocabulary. A satisfied customer says "It's always a mood boost
to dance with Jessica and Chris!" Experience and friendliness make it fun.
8pm, Only $7, students with valid ID pay $5. All classes are held at the Louden Nelson Community Center. Visit www.SalsaRuedaSantaCruz.com for more info.
 
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

Friday, August 13,
Join Wave Street Studios for the taping of the 2nd episode of Salsa Superstars. It’s a new dance reality series filmed in front of a studio live audience for a spectacular evening of sizzling, hot salsa dance entertainment and party. Featured artists are John Navarez and Liz Rojas from John&Liz Productions and the SalsaMania Dance Company.
Wave Street Studios, 774 Wave Street, Monterey, CA 93940
Tickets $15 in advance or at the door
Reserve early, limited to first 100 dancers/audience. CALL 655-2010 for reservations
 
Call for Latin dance performers: take your spot at BIGGEST SALSA DANCE EVENT
Sign up for upcoming BIG LATIN DANCE SHOWCASE in October in Santa Cruz!
Salsa Rueda Santa Cruz (SRSC) is hosting this annual BIG SALSA DANCE again in October, 2010.
SRSC invited dancers and groups to perform at this event known as THE BIGGEST SALSA DANCE EVENT in Santa Cruz.
Latin dance forms such as Salsa, ChaChaCha, Tango, Mambo, Rumba, Cumbia, Salsa Rueda, Zumba etc.
There are limited spots available!!
Contact SRSC if you are interested by August 31, 2010
Contact: www.SalsaRuedaSantaCruz.com, Tel: 831-457-7432
 
 
 
- 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 --------
 
--- 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 in July. 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
 
Jeremy and Darci at the Palomar Ballroom offers the 4 week Advanced Beginning Salsa Series offered  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  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!
 
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 Argetine Tango Series 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:
 
First timers to SRSC dance for FREE!
 
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!
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. 
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
 
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
 
Thursdays:
 
Zak at the Palomar Ballroom is teaching a 4-week Beginning Salsa Series. Every Thursday  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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