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SalsaCruz.com Newsletter January 14th 2010 - Newsletter ( 14th January, 2010 )
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This Week-

 

Friday, Jan 15

Drop in a salsa class with Jeremy and stay to party at the Palomar Ballroom. The fun begins at 7:30 with an intermediate salsa lesson. Beginners learn the steps at 8:15. The salsa dance party begins at 9 pm and runs to 11:30. $10 for classes and party, $3 party only! Venue info below

 

Saturday, Jan 16

If the Salsa Dance party was not enough, join Mario for a beginners lesson in Bachata at  7:30 followed by an intermediate lesson at 8:15 pm. The ballroom and Latin dance party will run from 9:00-10:30pm. $10/person for class(es) & party. College students pay $7; $3 party only

 

 

--- News & Upcoming Events! ---

 

Tuesday, Jan 19th

Veterans Hall offers Beginners classes from 7:15-8:00 pm and Intermediate classes from 8:00-8:45 pm. Admission: $8 for one class; $12 for both. Students with valid/current ID pay $4 for one class; $6 for both. A dance party follows with an admission of $3 if not taking any of the classes offered. For more info contact: Jose (831) 295-0301
jose_resendiz0930@yahoo.com

Veterans Hall Santa Cruz 846 Front St, Santa Cruz, CA 95060

 

Wednesday, Jan 20th

Moe’s Alley will have Pellejo Seco from Cuba for a Cuban Son Latin Dance Party at 8:30 pm. $7 (with $3 service charge) Venue information below.

 

Saturday JAN 23

Flor de Cana at Vets Hall brought to you by Rhythm Nexus. 846 Front St. Santa Cruz, CA- 95003. Doors open at 7:15. Cover $10; $7 before 7:45. Salsa Class from 8-9. Live music from 9-12. www.rhytmnexus.com

 

Kirsten Liske has a message...Anyone know of  a local salsa band that might want to play at EarthDay festival on a Saturday in April?  Please forward suggestions of bands and/or have them contact Amy Gross, County of Santa Cruz at dpw115@co.santa-cruz.ca.us or 831-477-3988
Thank you!

 

Bailamos Salsa Rueda is offering a FREE class of your choosing when you bring a “first timer” friend to one of their classes. For more details see Jeanne or look out for a pink flyer. The weekly schedule:
 Tuesdays: Beginners; level 1 at 7:00; level 2 at 8:00
Wednesdays: Intermediate; level 3 at 7:00; level 4 at 8:00

           NEW! Beginner level 1 and/or 1+ at 8:00!!

Thursdays: Advance; level 5 at 7:00; level 6 at 8:00
An invitation to Intermediate and Advance Dancers to come joinany level 1 or 1+ classes free.
Beginner pricing packages are available. 4 classes for the price of 3 applied to level 1 and 1+ classes only. Ask Jeanne for details.  www.BailamosSalsaRueda.com

 

This year's 2nd annual Salsa Rueda Festival will be held at San Francicso!  Beginners will be offered a fantastic program. In addition to bringing in a ton of fun, the event will be an inspiration for everyone to take up dancing. Register by Jan 15th  before prices increase!. For more information, check out the site at www.salsaruedafestival.com

-Salsa Rueda classes have moved to a new location at The Louden Nelson Community Center located at 301 Center Street, the corner of Laurel and Center Street, in downtown Santa Cruz. Parking is available in the city lot across the street next to the police station. The classes are held in Room 5 and are running on the same schedule with the same teachers. Cotact Chris or Jessica at 831- 457-7432 or visit www.salsaruedasantacruz.com

 

The Blue Fin Café & Billiards hosts Salsa Thursday nights. The social dance begins at 9 with lessons from 8-9. DJ Mundo spins the best in salsa! $5 admission. Bluefin Café & Billiards  685 Cannery Row, Monterey, CA 93940

 

The Lutheran Community Church at 95 Alta Vista Watsonville (In front of DMV) offers the following classes beginning at Jan 7, 2010
7:00-8:00-Salsa Beginners
8:00-8:45-Salsa Intermediate
8:45-10:00-Dance Party
Admission: One Class: $7.00; Both Classes: $10.00; Student Pricing (with current/valid ID): One Class: $5.00; Both Classes: $8.00 For more info contact: Jose (831) 295-0301
jose_resendiz0930@yahoo.com

 

 

 

- Interested in flamenco visit: www.flamencoromantico.com

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

 

- Support the Peru Project visit..
   http://www.buildingforgenerations.com/index.html

 

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---------- ADDITIONAL VENUE INFORMATION --------

--- Venues & Contact Info.---

Venue: Vets Hall Type: Stage, Dance Address: 846 Front Street, Santa Cruz Tel: (831) 454-0478 
Web: http://www.vetshall.org/events.htm 

Venue: Palomar Ballroom Type: Dance Address: 1344 Pacific Ave. Santa Cruz Tel: (831) 426-1221 
Web: http://www.palomarballroom.com/ 

Venue: Dance Synergy Type: Stage, Dance Address: 9055 Soquel Drive, Aptos, CA 95003 Tel: (831) 661-0235 
Web: http://www.dance-synergy.com/about.html 

Venue: Cypress Lounge Type: Bar, Dance Address: 120 Union Street, Santa Cruz, CA 95060 Tel: (831) 459-9876 
Web: http://www.yelp.com/biz/cypress-lounge-santa-cruz 

Venue: Crows Nest Type: Restaurant, Bar, Stage, Dance Address: 2218 E. Cliff Drive, Santa Cruz Tel: (831) 476-4560 
Web: http://www.crowsnest-santacruz.com 

Venue: Moes Alley Type: Stage, Bar, Dance Address: 1535 Commercial Way, Santa Cruz Tel: (831) 479-1854 
Web: http://www.moesalley.com/ 

Venue: Verve Lounge Type: Wine Bar, Dance Address: 7941 Soquel Drive, Aptos 95003 Tel: (831) 662-2247 
Web: http://www.verveloungeaptos.com/ 

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

Venue: Kuumbwaa Jazz Type: Food, Stage Address: 320-2 Cedar Street, Santa Cruz Tel: (831) 427-2227 
Web: http://www.kuumbwajazz.org/ 

Venue: Cocoanut Grove Type: Stage, Dance Address: 400 Beach Street, Santa Cruz Tel: (831) 423-2053 Web: http://www.cocoanutgrovesantacruz.com/events.html

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

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 
Web: http://www.ricardoandmichelle.com/classes/fridays.html

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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: mpyangu@rhythmnexus.com; web: www.rhythmnexus.com/

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: sc.mario@yahoo.com. web: www.dancesantacruz.com

 

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

--- 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. http://www.palomarballroom.com

 

--- Mondays:

 Salsa Rueda Dance & Classes at the Louden Nelson Community Center

- 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;  www.SalsaRuedaSantaCruz.com

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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 Louden Nelson Community Center: 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:

Mario is teaching a 4 week series in Intermediate Rumba every Tuesday from 8:30-9:30 pm. The series begins on Jan 5 and runs through Jan 26 at the Palomar Ballroom. $48 in advance; $56 day of class; $8 off for college students with ID.  Venue information listed above.

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: jose_resendiz0930@yahoo.com http://www.salsastudent.com/AboutOurClasses.html

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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:
www.BailamosSalsaRueda.com or Contact Kirsten at 831.818.1834

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Wednesdays:

Salsa Rueda Dance & Classes at Louden Nelson Community Center

  - 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;  www.SalsaRuedaSantaCruz.com

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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:
www.BailamosSalsaRueda.com or Contact Kirsten at 831.818.1834


---- Thursdays:

---A 4 week Beginning Salsa Series with Zak from 8:30-9:30pm. The first series runs from Jan 7-28 while the second series runs from Feb 4-25. $36 in advance; $42 on the day of class. $8 off for college students with ID. More info: http://www.palomarballroom.com

---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

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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
831.373.5678

---The Blue Fin Café & Billiards hosts Salsa Thursday nights. The social dance begins at 9 with lessons from 8-9. DJ Mundo spins the best in salsa! $5 admission. Bluefin Café & Billiards  685 Cannery Row, Monterey, CA 93940

--- The Lutheran Community Church at 95 Alta Vista Watsonville (In front of DMV) offers the following classes beginning at Jan 7, 2010
7:00-8:00-Salsa Beginners
8:00-8:45-Salsa Intermediate
8:45-10:00-Dance Party
Admission: One Class: $7.00; Both Classes: $10.00; Student Pricing (with current/valid ID): One Class: $5.00; Both Classes: $8.00 For more info contact: Jose (831) 295-0301
jose_resendiz0930@yahoo.com

 

---- Fridays:

Palomar Ballroom (venue info listed above) 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. http://www.palomarballroom.com

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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
www.BailamosSalsaRueda.com

 

 

Weekends: see main newsletter section for more info.


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