Monthly Archives: December 2010

Shattuck – Down Low Salsa Venue, Berkeley, CA

Shattuck Down Low is located in Berkeley, California and is off the Hwy 17. It’s a small venue offering live salsa bands on Wednesdays and has a drinks bar and plenty of seating. It’s also very good value. Continue reading

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Shattuck – Down Low Salsa Venue, Berkeley, CA – Part 2

<<< Shattuck – Down Low Salsa Venue, Berkeley, CA – Part 1 As you enter the venue, you have to go down a flight of stairs where a couple of people greet you to collect the money and stamp your … Continue reading

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Shattuck – Down Low Salsa Venue, Berkeley, CA – Part 3

<<< Shattuck – Down Low Salsa Venue, Berkeley, CA – Part 2 There were already about 25-30 people lined up on the dance floor taking the class and I joined right in. The class instructor was John Narvaez of Salsa … Continue reading

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Shattuck – Down Low Salsa Venue, Berkeley, CA – Part 4

<<< Shattuck – Down Low Salsa Venue, Berkeley, CA – Part 3 Later, we moved to the partner class where we were shown the turn for the follower followed by a quarter turn by the man and then bringing the … Continue reading

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Shattuck – Down Low Salsa Venue, Berkeley, CA – Part 5

<<< Shattuck – Down Low Salsa Venue, Berkeley, CA – Part 4 I sometimes enjoy the classes that I do before the main dancing event starts because you can always learn something knew and besides it allows you to socialize … Continue reading

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Shattuck – Down Low Salsa Venue, Berkeley, CA – Part 6

<<< Shattuck – Down Low Salsa Venue, Berkeley, CA – Part 5 After our class, we had some DJ music and were treated to some special performances by Salsa Mania dance troupes. The performances on this occasion seemed somewhat better, … Continue reading

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Shattuck – Down Low Salsa Venue, Berkeley, CA – Part 7

<<< Shattuck – Down Low Salsa Venue, Berkeley, CA – Part 6 The salsa band started with a track that was to my liking, it had all the notes, music to really shine on the dance floor. Luckily for me, … Continue reading

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Shattuck – Down Low Salsa Venue, Berkeley, CA – Part 8

<<< Shattuck – Down Low Salsa Venue, Berkeley, CA – Part 7 Nothing beats live music for sheer energy, enjoyment and fun. Even accomplished DJs cannot fill an entire auditorium as well as live bands can. As the night carried … Continue reading

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Shattuck – Down Low Salsa Venue, Berkeley, CA – Part 9

<<< Shattuck – Down Low Salsa Venue, Berkeley, CA – Part 8 The evening was full of energy and people seemed to connect well with each other and some people also knew each other. Even though there was a bar, … Continue reading

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Fundamentals of Salsa Dancing – avoiding key mistakes by beginners

Salsa dancing is for everyone of all age groups and you can start at whatever age you are, all you need is a keen desire to learn and some patience. However, if you are learning there are some fundamental points to be aware of and this can rapidly improve your dancing skills. Continue reading

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