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SalsaCruz.com Newsletter Jan 20, 2012 - Newsletter ( 20th January, 2012 )
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Featured Events

Sunday, Jan 22

Salsa by the Sea. FREE 2-5 pm by boardwalk next to the IDEAL restaurant. 
 
Announcement: Salsa Gente in conjunction with the City of Santa Cruz, Parks & Recreation Dept is happy to offer a Salsa Crash Course for Beginners. Starting this February this is a five-week crash course is for everyone who wants to learn to dance Salsa.This is a regular Salsa class using Cuban-style Salsa and some elements of Rueda which is danced in a circle! NO PARTNER REQUIRED. Chris and Jessica are skilled and non-intimidating instructors who build up your dancing skils in a FUN way.  They have over ten years experience and have studied with renowned teachers in Cuba and Miami.
Five Wednesdays from 7-8pm. Begins February 1, 2012. Last class Feb. 29, 2012
Limited space! $41 city residents/$51 non-city residents

Register here: http://www.cityofsantacruz.com/index.aspx?page=540
More info:  www.SalsaGente.com  or call 831-457-7432
 
Festival: Tickets are on sale for the  4th Annual S.F Salsa Rueda Festival 2012. Feb 16-Feb 20, 2012 features 4 days of Salsa Cubana, Casino, Rueda de Casino, Son, Folkloric, Rumba, Cha Cha Cha, y Timba. It's 4 days of dance instructions with 4-5 classes to choose from every hour. GREAT Performances by some of the most talented performers around the world. Now featuring also SalsaGente from Santa Cruz.
Parties have DJs spinning the best salsa tunes and HOT LIVE Bands of Timbalive, Rumbache, Manolin,Son de Bahia bring down the house.  Buy tickets at http://salsaruedafestival.eventbrite.com/ Get more info on the festival at http://www.salsaruedafestival.com/ 
 
Friday, Jan 20
 
~Drop in a Salsa class with Jeremy and stay to party. DJ Omambo spins the best tunes around. All the fun happens at the Palomar Ballroom beginning at 7:30 pm with an Intermediate Salsa class. At 8:15 Beginners learn the moves. The party begins at 9:00 and lasts till 11:30. $10 for classes and party. $5 for party only. www.palomarballroom.com

Monday, Jan 23,
 
~Bailamos Salsa Rueda is at the SpaFitness at 8pm. Gilberto teaches salsa moves. Kirsten or Bob assist depending on their availability. Spa members dance for fee.  Salseros and Salseras with a Convenience Card with Bailamos Salsa Rueda  can use it towards classes at SpaFitness. Non-members of the spa and/or drop in students can take advantage of BSR's membership and join the class for $7 only. Otherwise, admission is $10. Call Kirsten at (831) 818-1834 for more info. 
 
~SalsaGente offers Intemediate/Advance Salsa Rueda at 7pm. Move of the month is practiced to Timba. 
Classes are $8. Students with valid ID pay $4. 10 class pack is $60. All classes are offered at the Louden Nelson Community Center at 301 Centre Street in Downtown Santa Cruz. Safe and convenient parking across the street at the police station. For more info visit www.salsagente.com or call 831-457-7432
 
~The Palomar Ballroom offers the Advanced Beginning Salsa Series with Jeremy and Darci for 7:30-8:30 pm. Intermediate Salsa Series is held from 8:30- 9:30 pm.  Each series is $48 adv/$56 at the door.  www.palomarballroom.com
 
~The Argentine Tango Milonga/Dance Party is still on from 9:30-11pm. The party is preceded  by a half hour Tango/Swango lesson beginning at 9:30. $5 for both the class & party. $3 for the party only. College students with valid ID pay $3. www.palomarballroom.com
 
Tuesday, Jan 24,
 
~Bailamos Salsa Rueda offers
Level 1 Beginner at 7pm. Learn rueda and basic moves.
Level 2 Beginners at 8pm. Build a knowledge base of beginner moves. Ask about special offers featured on www.bailamossalsarueda.com
$7/$5 for students with valid ID.
Classes are held at the Portuguese Hall 216 Evergreen St, Santa Cruz Ca. Located Between Costco and Harvey West park on the corner of Coral and Evergreen. Call Kirsten at (831) 818-1834 or visit www.bailamossalsarueda.com
 
~Intermediate Bachata Series with Mario at the Palomar. Classes are held every Tuesday from 8:30 - 9:30pm. $48 adv/ $56 at the door.www.palomarballroom.com
 

Wednesday, Jan 25

~Bailamos Salsa Rueda offers
Intermediate Level 3 at 7pm. Develop a quick response to calls.
Intermediate Level 4 at 8 pm. Learn longer moves.
$7/$5 for students with valid ID.
Classes are held at the Portuguese Hall 216 Evergreen St, Santa Cruz Ca. Located Between Costco and Harvey West park on the corner of Coral and Evergreen. Call Kirsten at (831) 818-1834 or visit www.bailamossalsarueda.com
 
~7pm Fun Intro/Beginner Salsa with SalsaGente
Learn to dance salsa the friendly and easy way with Chris and Jessica! Salsa Rueda and Regular Salsa styles are taught. Even more awesome is the Two for One Special Whenever You Come applies. No partner required! 
Classes are $8. Students with valid ID pay $4. 10 class pack is $60.For more info visit www.salsagente.com or call 831-457-7432
 
~8pm Beginner 2 Salsa along with the new Bridge Class!
Students with out of beginner 1 can build on their skills with hot music, moves of the month and intricate patterns.  
If you are not sure about your skill level, ask Chris or Jessica at class or contact them via email or better yet drop in!
This class takes you beyond the beginner level as you:
- Learn to combine basic moves into longer moves
- Learn group moves, the most fun part of the Rueda style
- Practice reacting quickly to calls
- Build your Rueda vocabulary by reviewing moves from the previous week.
 
Classes are $8. Students with valid ID pay $4. 10 class pack is $60. All classes are offered at the Louden Nelson Community Center at 301 Centre Street in Downtown Santa Cruz. Safe and convenient parking across the street at the police station. For more info visit www.salsagente.com or call 831-457-7432
 

Thursday, Jan 26 ,

~Bailamos Salsa Rueda offers
Level 5 class at 7 pm. Challenge your recall and responsiveness. 
Level 6 class at 8 pm. 
$7/$5 for students with valid ID. Classes and the party are held at the Portuguese Hall 216 Evergreen St, Santa Cruz Ca. Located Between Costco and Harvey West park on the corner of Coral and Evergreen. Call Kirsten at (831) 818-1834 or visit www.bailamossalsarueda.com
 
~Beginning Salsa Series at the Palomar. The series run for 4 weeks with an hour long class every Thursday. Registration is required. $48 in advance, $56 at the door. College students with valid ID pay $8 less. Classes begin at 8:30pm. For more info, visit www.palomarballroom.com

 
 
- 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 ----------
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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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