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SalsaCruz Newsletter 2012 - Newsletter ( 25th February, 2012 )
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Featured Events

Sunday, July 22
~Salsa by the Sea  FREE  4-7 pm by boardwalk next to the IDEAL restaurant.
~Salsa/ MamboOn2 Every Sunday at the Bold Knight in San Jose. 5:30 pm.  $8 
The Bold Knight and bring salsa dancers music and lessons every Sunday. Two levels of hardwood floors allow for plenty spance to spin and move. A full bar serves popular drinks and appetizers. Beginners take a lesson at 5:30 and follow through with Partnerwork at 6 pm. The music begins and floors open at 6:30. Dance your heart out till 11:30.  Enjoy the lessons and party for only $8. 
The Bold Knight 840 N 1st Street, San Jose 95112.
Contact Mambo Elite at 408.507.1091,,
Friday, July 26
 Join Salsa Gente for their new offering: A Salsa Cubana Intermediate class. 7-8:30 pm
 This is a weekly drop-in class for intermediate salsa dancers. This is NOT a Rueda style class. This class will focus on Cuban style of     dancing salsa.
Join in to increase your repertoire of dance moves.
Fridays from 7-8:30
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.


Monday, July 23 ,

~The Palomar Ballroom offers the Advanced Beginning " On 1 " Salsa Series with Jeremy and Darci for 7:30-8:30 pm. Intro to "On 2" Salsa Series is held from 8:30- 9:30 pm. Registration is required. Each series is $48 adv/$56 at the door.
~The Argentine Tango "Drop In " Milonga Class/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, July 24,
~Every Tuesday at 9 pm, Capoeira Studios hosts Salsa Night. This is a brand new venue looking to increase the salsa following at Santa Cruz. Great floors and awesome music will make it a treat for any salsero or salsera. Admission is unbeatable at $3. Capoeira Studios is at 207 McPhereson Street on the Westside.   831.325.1769

~Bailamos Salsa Rueda offers
7pm- Full Body Workout offered at both the Beginner and Intermediate level.  So you don't have to either worry to catch up or wait for others to catch up. . 
8pm. Intro and Beginner Level Rueda offered in three groups: Intro, Beg 1, Beg 2.
Ask about special offers featured on
New Pricing:  One class is $7/$5 for students with valid ID.
Two classes are $10/$7 for students with valid ID
Three classes are $14/$10 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

Wednesday, July 25,

~Bailamos Salsa Rueda offers

7 pm- Full Body Workout at the Beginner and Intermediate Level. You don't have to worry about catching up or wait for others to catch up. 

8 pm-Intermediate level classes offered in three groups.

9 pm- Advanced/Performance Practice for students who have mastered all moves and dance comfortably at  Intermediate Level 4 of both A Week and & B Week group.  
New Pricing:  One class is $7/$5 for students with valid ID.
Two classes are $10/$7 for students with valid ID
Three classes are $14/$10 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

~Salsa Gente's 5 Week Salsa Crash Course for Beginners continues at  7pm.

Registration is required for this popular series. If you weren't able to join Chris and Jessica for this series, visit SalsaGente for upcoming series and special classes.

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.

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

8pm Salsa Gente offers Beginner 2 Salsa alongside a Bridge Class! Enjoy the Two-for-One discount.
Students 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 or call 831-457-7432


Thursday, July 26,

~Last class in the West African & Afro-Cuban Master Series featuring Drum, Percussion and Song.
This is an excellent opportunity for Salseros and Salseras to learn more about expressing rhythm using their bodies. The class is taught by Chief Yagbe who is a distinguished drummer and singer/composer. For more information on upcoming classes and series visit Dance of Brazil.
Class runs from 6-7:25 pm at the 418 Project. 418 Front St., Santa Cruz, CA 95060. Series class is $75, Drop-in for only $15/class. For more info, contact Maresa Marquis at  831. 206.0542 or visit  Dance of Brazil
~ Beginning "On 1" Salsa Series at the Palomar. The series run for 4 weeks with an hour long class every Thursday. $48 in advance, $56 at the door. College students with valid ID pay $8 less. Classes begin at 8:30pm. For more info, visit


~ Salsa Dance Party Every Thursday at Cabritos Mexican Bistro 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 8pm-1am every Thursday. Best of all there is NO COVER! Cabritos, 72 South First Street, San Jose. 408.515.2101 Email for more info.

Friday, July 27,
~Salsa Gente offers Salsa Cubana 7-8:30 pm.
Intermediate level dancers are asked to join this class that teaches Cuban style Salsa. See above Announcements for more details.
~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.
- Interested in flamenco visit:
- 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 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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