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Friday, October 30th

Grand finale salsa contest $1000 1st prize this Friday in Monterey with Salson!

Friday October 23rd, Santa Cruz Vets Hall (venue info. below)
8-9pm On-2 Salsa Lesson;  9-12am Live music

Come out and support the competitors as they compete for the grand prize of $1000!  Get your costumes ready for the Halloween Costume Contest with a $100 prize. 
Come in your costume and you will get half off the cover charge of $15!

Salson will be the band on fire this Friday in Pacific Grove at Shall We Dance!


Annual Salsa Competition - Pacific Grove



Hot Salsa Party! Palomar Ballroom (venue info. below) 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. 

More info:



Saturday, October 31st

** Halloween Salsa Party!  ***

Bailamos Salsa Rueda Celebrates Salsa Dance Party - Halloween night!

Portuguese Hall 216 Evergreen Ave between Costco and Harvey West Park

Dressed Up (optional)

Chips, dips and SALSA for all! Pot Luck Dinner at 8:00 (optional)

Bar Will Be Open Contribution $10 ($7 for students)

For now, great music will be provided by your favorite teachers-us.

(This is subject to change if we can find an available DJ!)

I'd rather be dancing!

Hosted by Your BSR team: Bob, Danny, Gilberto, Jeanne and Kirsten

SalsaCruz Halloween Party

Sunday, November 1st

Salsa by the Sea - Near Boardwalk next to the Ideal Restaurant.
Free Salsa; 2pm-5pm Rotating DJs.

** Note New time change of 2pm start ***

salsa by the sea



Tuesday, November 3rd

Salsa Class & Dance Party!
Vets Hall (venue info. below)
Time: 7:15-8:00-Begginers; 8:00-8:45-intermedi ate

General Admission: One Class: $8.00; Both Classes: $12.00

Student Pricing: One Class: $4.00 Both Classes: $6.00
(Must show current school ID)

Dance Party w/o Class: $3.00
Class Price includes Dance Party

For more info contact: Jose (831) 295-0301



--- News & Upcoming Events! ---

- Every Tues. @ Vets Hall; Classes & Dance! See weekly regular events for more details

- Sat. Nov. 14 - Bailethon 2009!;

- Fri. Nov. 20 - Esthers wedding at Playa del Carmen near Cancun

- Sat. Nov. 21 - Flor de Cana, Cypress Lounge by Rhythm Nexus

- 8th Annual SF Bay Area Salsa Congress - Coming Soon! November 19 - 22, 2009

- Fri. Nov. 27 - Salson, Vets Hall by Rhyhm Nexus

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--- Venues & Contact Info.---

Venue: Vets Hall Type: Stage, Dance Address: 846 Front Street, Santa Cruz Tel: (831) 454-0478 

Venue: Palomar Ballroom Type: Dance Address: 1344 Pacific Ave. Santa Cruz Tel: (831) 426-1221 

Venue: Dance Synergy Type: Stage, Dance Address: 9055 Soquel Drive, Aptos, CA 95003 Tel: (831) 661-0235 

Venue: Cypress Lounge Type: Bar, Dance Address: 120 Union Street, Santa Cruz, CA 95060 Tel: (831) 459-9876 

Venue: Crows Nest Type: Restaurant, Bar, Stage, Dance Address: 2218 E. Cliff Drive, Santa Cruz Tel: (831) 476-4560 

Venue: Moes Alley Type: Stage, Bar, Dance Address: 1535 Commercial Way, Santa Cruz Tel: (831) 479-1854 

Venue: Verve Lounge Type: Wine Bar, Dance Address: 7941 Soquel Drive, Aptos 95003 Tel: (831) 662-2247 

Venue: Cayuga Vault Type: Stage, Dance Address: 1100 Soquel Ave., Santa Cruz Tel: (831) 421-9471 

Venue: Portugese Hall Type: Stage, Dance Address: 216 Evergreen St, Santa Cruz, CA 95060 Tel: (831) 423-7753 

Venue: Kuumbwaa Jazz Type: Food, Stage Address: 320-2 Cedar Street, Santa Cruz Tel: (831) 427-2227 

Venue: Cocoanut Grove Type: Stage, Dance Address: 400 Beach Street, Santa Cruz Tel: (831) 423-2053 Web:

Venue: Santa Cruz Dance & Performing Type: Stage, Dance Address: 2800 Porter St. Soquel, CA 95073 Tel: (831) 479-4700 

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 

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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:; web:

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
Mario at (831) 295 9555 or email: web:

--- 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! 4.00pm-7:00pm.

Special Sunday Classes at the Palomar see website for more info.

--- Mondays:

 Salsa Rueda Dance & Classes at Cayuga Vault (1100 Soquel Ave., Santa Cruz)

- 7pm Beginner level 3 & Intermediate Salsa Rueda
- 8pm Intercambio Workshops (With special guest teachers, check out our website for upcoming events and more information)
Cost: $7/$5 students (other discounts available)

Teaching Salsa Casino Rueda Style since 2001; Recepient of the 2004 Calabash Award
Contact: 831-457-7432;


Palomar Ballroom: Advanced Beginning Salsa Series with Jeremy 7:30-8:30pm Intermediate Salsa Series with Jeremy 8:30-9:30pm Salsa Rueda Mondays at the Cayuga Vault: 7-8pm Technique & Style (for Beginners 2/Intermediate 1 level) 8-9pm Beginners 2 to Intermediate 1 class. Cost $7/class and $5 with student (FT) ID.

---- Tuesdays:

Salsa class & party by Jose Resendiz (Vets Hall, 846 Front St. every Tuesday) Classes, dance party at the Vets Hall; 7:15 - 8:00pm Beginning Salsa lesson, 8:00pm-8.45pm Intermediate; 8:30pm - 10.30pm Dance party to DJs: Trace, Jose & Ferdouse; $8 ($4) per class, $12(6) for both classes (student rates with ID), $3 for party only. For more information; Jose (831) 295-0301; email:


Kirsten's New Fun Salsa Rueda Dance Classes!
Learn how to dance Salsa the friendly and easy way.
@ Portuguese Hall (venue info. above); located between Costco and Harvey West Park on the corner of Coral and Evergreen).

Beginner Class--Tuesday nights at 7:00 pm
First Class Complimentary * No experience * No partners necessary * Meet new people
More info: or Contact Kirsten at 831.818.1834

---- Wednesdays:

Salsa Rueda Dance & Classes at Cayuga Vault (1100 Soquel Ave., Santa Cruz)
  - 7pm Intro/Beginner 1 Salsa and Salsa Rueda  (Fun introduction to Salsa and Salsa Rueda, Drop-ins very welcome)
- 8pm Beginner level 2 and 3 Salsa Rueda
Cost: $7/$5 students (other discounts available)

Teaching Salsa Casino Rueda Style since 2001; Recepient of the 2004 Calabash Award
Contact: 831-457-7432;


Intermediate Salsa Rueda Dance Classes
@ Portuguese Hall (venue info. above)

Kirsten teaching Level 3 at 7:00
Gilberto teaching Level 4 at 8:00
Danny teaching Level 5 at 9:00
More info: or Contact Kirsten at 831.818.1834

---- Thursdays:

Advanced Salsa Rueda Dance Classes
@ Portuguese Hall (venue info. above)

Kirsten teaching Level 6 at 7:00
Kirsten teaching Level 7 at 8:00
Ten minutes of dancing between classes; $7 per class, $5 for students

---- Fridays:

Palomar Ballroom (venue info. at end) 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.

Weekends: see above for more info.

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