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This Week - Friday, Jan 1


Salsa Classes at the Palomar Ballroom followed by a party with Jeremy. 7:30-11:30pm. $10 for classes and party; $3 for party only!  7:30pm Intermediate Salsa Lesson, 8:15pm Beginning Salsa Lesson, 9:00-11:30pm Salsa Dance PartyVenue information below.

BIG BAND SALSA, TIMBA & AFRO-CUBAN DANCE PARTY  LIVE withJesus Diaz y Su QBA at Moe's Alley. 9:00 PM, $12 w/an additional $3 service charge. Bring your dancing shoes and yourself to enjoy a tropical paradise. Venue information below.

Saturday, Jan 2

Cha-Cha with Mario at the Palomar Ballroom 7:30-10:30p. $10/person class(es) & party ($7 college students), $3 party only! 7:30pm Beginning Lesson. 8:15pm Intermediate Lesson. 9:00-10:30pm Ballroom & Latin Dance Party! Venue information below.


Next Week- Monday, Jan 4
Advanced Beginning Salsa Series with Jeremy at the Palomar Ballroom. 7:30-8:30pm. 4-week series Jan. 4-25 & Feb. 1-22; no drop-ins. $48 in advance, $56 at the door. $8 off for college students with ID. Venue information below.

Tuesday, Jan 5
Intermediate Rumba Series with Mario at the Palomar Ballroom. 8:30-9:30pm. 4-week series, Tuesdays, Jan. 5-26. $48 in advance; $56 day of class
$8 off for college students with ID. Venue information below.




--- News & Upcoming Events! ---

Monday, Jan 4, 2010,

New location for Salsa Rueda classes
All Salsa Rueda Classes are moved to the new location at
Louden Nelson Community Newsletter
301 Center Street, Santa Cruz, CA, (downtown)
The center has lots of public parking across the street.
It has real wooden dance floors, ceiling fans, mirrors, a great sound system.

The same class schedules will be maitained.
Wednesdays 7-8pm: a fun introduction to salsa for beginners. Learn to dance in the Salsa Casino Rueda style.
Wednesdays 8-9pm: Beginner levels 2 and 3 Salsa Casino Rueda style

Mondays: 7-8pm: Beginner level 3 and Intermediate Salsa Casino Rueda style
Mondays: 8-9pm: Special workshops scheduled. Check website for more details.

For additional information contact Chris or Jessica at 831-457-7432 or visit the site

- Interested in flamenco visit:

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

- Support the Peru Project visit..

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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: 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:


---------- REGULAR WEEKLY EVENTS --------

--- New Classes @ Palomar ---

New Classes at the Palomar Ballroom Starting Tuesday 3rd!

Tuesdays with Darci ($48/person in advance, $56 day of class) ($8 off for college students with ID)

            7:30-8:30pm    Beginning Ladies Salsa Styling  (Nov. 3, 10, 17, 24)

            8:30-9:30pm    Beginning Latin club (Merengue & Bachata)  (Nov. 3, 10, 17, 24)

 More info:


--- 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! 2.00pm-5:00pm.

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



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


For those of us who just can't get enough opportunities to dance and are willing to drive a little to satisfy that burning desire, there is a lot of dancing going on in Pacific Grove! Car pooling is available with Salsanow group.

Come join us for Salsa classes at Shall We Dance on Thursday nights. (www.shallwedancepg .com) 
Beginner classes start at 7:PM with a brand new progressive series beginning THIS Thursday, Nov. 5th.
Intermediate class starts at 8:PM
Then the Social Dance Party goes on until 10: and often later. If you can't make the classes, you can join the Dance Party for only $5.

Also other types of classes available including an array of dance offerings during the week. Lessons on West Coast Swing, East Coast Swing, Tango, Night club 2-step, Milango, Ceroc (haven't heard of Ceroc? Check it out on Youtube! It's the newest wave sweeping the dance floors!), Zumba, Yoga, Hip Hop, Urban Groove, and more!

~Susan C.

Shall We Dance Studio
205 17th Street
Pacific Grove, CA 93950


---- 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.



Every Friday at 6:30 at Spa Fitness in the aerobics room: Gilberto teaches a
beginners' class and Kirsten teaches a mixed level (generally every Friday
except the first).  Members of the spa are free, $5.00 for non-members-check
in at the front desk.
Brought to you by Kirsten



Weekends: see main newsletter section for more info.

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