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Featured Events

Friday, Dec 16
Flor de Cana brings in a Latin Dance Party at Moe's Alley. LIVE Music begins at 9:30. Doors open at 8 pm. Bailamos Salsa Rueda teaches a class at 9 pm. Along with DJ Miguelito they keep the party going between sets with a performance. $10
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.
Sunday, Dec 18
Salsa by the Sea. FREE 2-5 pm by boardwalk next to the IDEAL restaurant. 
Festival: Tickets are on sale for the S.F Salsa Rueda Festival 2012. Feb 16-Feb 20, 2012 Buy tickets at  Get more info on the festival at
~Winter Salsa Dance Party Every Thursday this December! The Mexican bistro Cabritos has great food, good music and a full bar. It also has a large hardwood dance floor. Salseros and Salseras 21 and over are welcome to dance from 9pm-1am every Thursday at Cabritos, 72 South First Street, San Jose. Best of all there is NO COVER! Email for more info. 
~ Gift Certificates-Give a friend or a loved one an oppurtunity to salsa with Chris & Jessica at SalsaGente. Gift Certificates are available for one class, ten-class pack or private lesson with Chris & Jessica. To buy a gift certificate, get in touch with either of these amazing instructors at or 831-457-7432.
~Holiday Schedule 
  • Salseros and Salseros taking classes with SalsaGente. The Louden Nelson Community Center will be closed from Dec 18 through Jan 3rd. Contact Chris or Jessica for further info about class schedules at or 831-457-7432.
  • Bailamos Salsa Rueda wishes everyone Happy Holidays! They held their LAST CLASSES of the year this week and will return next year on Tuesday, Jan 3rd with the First Tuesday of the Month Party at 8pm. Beginner Level 1 class will be offered at 7pm. Call Kirsten at 831.818.1834 with questions. 
  • Palomar Ballroom offers the last week of  its Salsa Series Classes from Dec 19-22.
Limited Time Offer: Bailamos Salsa Rueda offers 4- Beginner Level 1 classes for $18. Beginner Level 1 classes are held every Tuesday at 7pm and every Wednesday at 8pm. This offer has a $28 value. Call Kirsten at 831.818.1834 for more info
Monday, Dec 19,
~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 is off for the holidays! 
~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.
~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.
Tuesday, Dec 20,
~Bailamos Salsa Rueda is off for the holidays.
~Intermediate Bachata Series with Mario at the Palomar. Classes are held every Tuesday from 8:30 - 9:30pm. $48 adv/ $56 at the
~Join Jose Resendiz, every Tuesday, for classes and a party at the Rock of the Sea.
Beginners start off at 7pm. Intermediate students have a class at 8. The party begins at 9 and ends at 1am!$5 per class. The party is $3. For more information, call Jose at 831.295.030, email him at  Rock of the Sea is located at 3910 Portola Drive, Live Oak 95062. Tel 831.295.0301


Wednesday, Dec 21

~Bailamos Salsa Rueda offers is off for the holidays

~SalsaGente is off for the holidays!

Thursday, Dec 22,

~Bailamos Salsa Rueda is off for the holidays!

~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

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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
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 ( bet Costco and Harvey West Park on the corner of Coral and Evergreen)
Venue: Kuumbwaa Jazz Type: Food, Stage Address: 320-2 Cedar Street, Santa Cruz Tel: (831) 427-2227 
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:

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 
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: web:


































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