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Salsa Gente has two new offerings for the summer season.

Beginning July 6 : Salsa Cubana Intermediate on Fridays! A weekly drop in class for intermediate salsa dancers.

Cool Moves/Hot Tunes Every Friday, beginning July 6, Chris and Jessica will have you moving to Cuban style of Salsa. This is not a Rueda class!
Your chance to learn the Cuban style with intermediate moves to take to the dance floor. Fridays, starting July 6, from 7-8:30 pm at Louden Nelson Center, downtown Santa Cruz.
Warm-up body movement and open work (simple choreography to dance by yourself) 7 - 7:15
Cuban-style salsa partnering 7:15 – 8:00
Fun group moves to dance 8:00 - 8:30

Please note that this is NOT a Rueda class. If you are not sure of your skill level, feel free to contact Chris or Jessica at SalsaGente.

Special Intro in July/Aug : just $6, students $2 (full-time students with valid ID)! Regular: $8/$2 students. Louden Nelson Center, Downtown Santa Cruz. Offered by, 831.457.7432, Cuban-style Salsa dancing, serving communities since 2001.

Salsa Crash Course for Beginners begins Wednesday, July 11! Register now as spots fill up quickly.

SalsaGente and the City of Santa Cruz Parks&Rec brings back this popular series class on Wednesday, July 11.

This is a five-week crash course for everyone who wants to learn to dance regular Salsa with some Cuban flavor. In other words, this is a regular Salsa class using Cuban-style techniques. The goal is for you to shine on the dance floor! NO PARTNER REQUIRED.

This series class builds from week to week, so attendance to all sessions is REQUIRED.
Get a good workout as Chris and Jessica keep you moving!

Offered through City of Santa Cruz Parks and Recreation. July 11 - Aug 18. 7 - 8 pm. $43 for Santa Cruz Residents, $53 otherwise.

Spots are limited and fill up fast, so register early through the Parks&Rec website.

Classes will be held at the Louden Nelson Community Center at 301 Centre St, Downtown Santa Cruz. SalsaGente also has info about this class at

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Poll - Results!

How did you learn Salsa?
Regular Classes12 votes
Dance Parties13 votes
Workshops & Congress9 votes
Videos9 votes
Friends11 votes
Other4 votes

Past Poll

Most favorite band in Santa Cruz?
Charangón Nueve23 votes (1st place)
Latin Lingo22 votes (2nd place)
Broken English19 votes (3rd place)
Descarga18 votes
Mambo Tropical15 votes
LjQ15 votes
PuroSon12 votes

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