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SalsaCruz.com Newsletter May5, 2010 - Newsletter ( 5th May, 2010 )
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This Week-
 
Today, Wednesday, May 5,
 
Take advantage of SRSC’s National Dance Week offer: All first-timers take classes for FREE! Join Salsa Rueda Santa Cruz at the Louden Nelson Community Center for
 
7pm: Intro/Beginner 1. This popular class gives a fun introduction to Salsa and Salsa Rueda de Casino style. You can definitely learn to dance with SRSC. Call to ask if the  Two for One special applies. Two for One Special: Bring a friend and one of you joins the class for FREE. Neither of you need to be a first timer and you do not have to be each other’s dance partner!   Drop-Ins are welcome!

8 pm: Beginner 2 and Up. Build on your dancing skills. Be inspired by new moves. For this week, learn the “Setenta Corona”, “La Botella” and “Un Tarro” for leaders and followers.
 
9-9:30 Rehearsals for SRSC performance at the Artichoke Festival on Sat, May 15. Open to students in Beginner 2 and Up.
Join the class for lots of dance and great music
Only $7/class, $5 for students, volume discounts available.
www.SalsaRuedaSantaCruz.com  Downtown Santa Cruz, Louden Nelson Community Center 301 Center Street, Santa Cruz. Free public parking across street at police station.
SRSC will be performing at quite a few community events this month. See Upcoming Events & News section for more info.
Brought to you by Chris or Jessica at Salsa Rueda Santa Cruz at. 831-457-7432;  www.SalsaRuedaSantaCruz.com .  
 
Moe’s Alley celebrates Cinco De Mayo with Flor de Cana. Latin Dance Party with tacos & food on the patio. DJ Manuel from Latin Explosion joins in.Doors open at 7:30 pm. Free class offered by Bailamos Salsa Rueda at 8pm. Dance party follows. $7 adv/ $10 at the door. For advance tickets: http://www.moesalley.com/tickets.php?show_id=837
 
Bailamos Salsa Rueda is bringing the fun at the Portuguese Hall. Beginners enjoy BSR’s Two for None special twice a week! Bring a friend who is a first-timer to BSR and/or to salsa and BOTH of you dance for FREE in this ongoing offer for beginner level classes. The BSR team makes salsa easy and welcomes you to experience the dance, learn the rhythm and feel the beat.
Beginners kick off at 8 pm with Gilberto.
Intermediate Level 3 begins at 7 with Kirsten
Intermediate Level 4 at 8 pm with Danny.
Classes are $7 each for dancers flying solo. $5 for students with valid ID.
www.bailamossalsarueda.com or call Kirsten at 831.818.1834.
 
Thursday, May 6,
 
Zak at the Palomar Ballroom is teaching a 4-week Beginning Rumba Series from May 6-27. 7:30-8:30 pm. $48 adv/$56 at the door. $8 off for students with valid ID. He follows up with a 4 week Beginning Salsa Series from May 6-27. 8:30-9:30pm. $48 adv/ $56 at the door. $8 off for students with valid ID. Venue info below. 
 
Rueda con Ritmo in partnership with Bailamos Salsa Rueda is offering a series of workshops in preparation for performances at the San Francisco Carnaval on Sunday, May 30, 2010. The workshops are held every Thursday from 8-10 pm from April 1st through May 27th. Cost differs. To accommodate the workshop, Bailamos Salsa Rueda will NOT be holding its 8 pm Advanced Level 6 classes on Thursdays during this time. For more information about the change contact Kirsten at 831.818.1834. For more information about workshops, cost and registration and the San Francisco Carnaval contact Sidney & Ryan at 301-775-6142 or visit www.ruedaconritmo.com or email ryanandsidney@gmail.com
If you have been with BSR for Beginners and Intermediate, you are sure to be ready for more! BSR dancers learn to put it all together, the style and the rhythm, and transform themselves into suave dancers on the floor! Join one of the following classes:
Advanced Salsa Rueda Level 5 at 7 pm.
Advanced Salsa Rueda Level 6 at 8 pm. Postponed until the first week of June.
$7 for each class. $5 for students with valid ID.
www.bailamossalsarueda.com or contact Kirsten at 831.818.1834.
 
Blue Fin Café & Billiards hosts Salsa Thursday Nights. Classes are held from 8-9pm. The social dance begins at 9! $5. See venue info below.
 
Friday, May 7,
 
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, May 8,
 
Ladies! Advanced Beginning/Intermediate level Salseras are invited to join Darci at the Palomar Ballroom for Salsa Styling from 6-7 pm! Add sizzling moves to your salsa routine. Simply drop-in, no need to pre-register. $10/person at the door. Venue info below.
 
Darci’s class is followed by a Rumba class and party with Zak from 7:30-10:30 pm. 7:30 pm Beginners class. 8:30 pm Intermediate Class. 9-10:30 pm Ballroom & Latin Dance party. $10/class(es) & party. $7 for college students with valid ID. $3 for party only!
 
Sunday, May 9,
 
Salsa By the Sea at the Santa Cruz Boardwalk

FREE open air dancing! Rotating DJs so there is something for everyone. Join the fun from 4-6 pm. Weather permitting. 
 
--- Upcoming Events & News! ---
 
 Monday, May 10,
 
Chris and Jessica are bringing the FUN Salsa Dance Classes Casino Rueda style at the Louden Nelson Community Center. Venue info below.
-         7pm Beginner level 3 & Intermediate level
-         Intermediate class learns fun group moves .
-         8pm- Rehearsal for Artichoke Festival on Sat, May 15. Otherwise special workshops scheduled.
Cost: $7/$5 students (other discounts available)
Teaching Salsa Casino Rueda Style since 2001; Recipient of the 2004 Calabash Award
Contact: 831-457-7432;  www.SalsaRuedaSantaCruz.com
 
Start the week by dancing to Tango. The Palomar Ballroom is hosting a Argentine Tango Milongo Dance Party from 9:30-11pm. Every Monday throughout May. Party for only $3!!!
 
Check our the Palomar Ballroom offerings of a 4-week series in Intermediate and Advanced Salsa Series taught by Jeremy and Darci. $48 adv/$56 at the door. $8 off for students with valid ID. www.palomarballroom.com
 
Tuesday, May 11,
 
The BSR team is offering the Two for None discount throughout the week! At the Portuguese Hall join Bob and Kirsten for
Fundamental Basics of Salsa and Salsa Rueda Level 1 at 7 pm.
Then move on to Level 2 with Gilberto at 8 pm. 
$7 for solo dancers, $5 for students with valid ID
www.BailamosSalsaRueda.com or Contact Kirsten at 831.818.1834
 
Mario is teaching Beginning Tango Series at the Palomar Ballroom. Pre-registration required. The class is held every Tuesday throughout May from 7:30-8:30 pm. Venue info below.
 
Wednesday, May 12,
 
Enjoy a FREE Class for Intro/Beginner class with TWO FOR ONE  presented by Salsa Rueda Santa Cruz. Bring a friend and one of you gets a FREE Class. Neither of you have to be a first timer, you can come as often as you like and friends do not have to be each other’s dance partner.
Louden Nelson Community Center (Venue info below)
Salsa Dance Casino Rueda Style Intro/Beginner Class
No partner required, Drop Ins very welcome!
Every Wednesday, 7pm
8pm Beginner 2 and Up. Rehearsals for May 15, Artichoke Festival follow.
Contact: Chris & Jessica at 831-457-7432;  www.SalsaRuedaSantaCruz.com
 
Bailamos Salsa Rueda is offering a Two for None special for beginners and/or first timers. Bring a friend who has never taking any BSR classes before and take a beginners class for FREE. Neither of you pays! This is an ongoing special till further notice. On Wednesdays,
Beginner level 1 and/or 1+ at 8 pm. $7 for dancers flying solo. $5 for students with valid ID.
For a schedule of beginner classes, check Regular Weekly Events or visit www.bailamossalsarueda.com or call Kirsten at 831.818.1834.  
 
Salsa Rueda Santa Cruz will also be participating in a few more festivals and supporting benefit events. For more information about any of these events/performances contact Chris & Jessica at 831-457-7432 or visit www.salsaruedasantacruz.com The following is a current compilation of their performances.
 
Saturday, May 15, 3-4 pm, Artichoke Festival at Castroville!
Eighth year running! Don't miss this fun and rewarding experience of performing. Performance rehearsals held by SRSC on Monday and Wednesday. Open to students in the Beginner 2 and Up.  Sign up at their classes or send an email. One song performance to a song followed by fun dance instruction for everyone, and then another performance to a song.  Plan to meet afterwards at the Whole Enchilada for a social get-together. See website for more details. 
 
Sunday, May 16, 2-5 pm, Sister City Benefit for Jinotepe,Nicaragua!
SRSC supports this benefit for the second year. Fun SalsaRueda lesson for all who attend this event at Harvey West Clubhouse. See our website for more details. 
 
Friday, July 9: Benefit for Oaxaca, Mexico:
Help Oaxaca SRSC will support a Salsa dance benefit event this summer. Proceeds are
for impoverished people in Oaxaca, Mexico. Stay tuned! See more
on our website: www.SalsaRuedaSantaCruz.com    With love and abrazos Chris n Jess
Tel: 831-457-7432 www.SalsaRuedaSantaCruz.com   
 
Salsa classes are ongoing at Rhythm Nexus. For more information contact 925.381.4230 or email info@rhythmnexus.com
 
- Interested in flamenco visit: www.flamencoromantico.com
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   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 CLOSED TILL FURTHER NOTICE
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 ( bet Costco and Harvey West Park on the corner of Coral and Evergreen)
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: 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: 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
 
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 ----------

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! 4-6 pm. Weather permitting.
 
Special Sunday Classes at the Palomar see website for more info. http://www.palomarballroom.com
 
--- Mondays:
FUN Salsa Dance Classes Casino Rueda style NOW Downtown Santa Cruz
Louden Nelson Community Center 301 Center Street.
Enjoy a fun time with Chris and Jessica
 
- 7pm Beginner level 3 & Intermediate level
- 8pm Special Workshops
(workshops not regularly scheduled. Check website for upcoming events)!
Cost: $7/$5 students (other discounts available)
Teaching Salsa Casino Rueda Style since 2001; Recipient 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. Venue info listed above. 
The Palomar Ballroom hosts Argentine Tango Milongo Dance Party from 9:30-11:30pm. $3 only!!! For more info visit www.palomarballroom.com.
 
Tuesdays:
 
Enjoy the Two for None special at Bailamos Salsa Rueda. (BSR) Bring a friend who is new to BSR and/or to salsa and both of you dance for free in the following beginner classes
Beginner Level 1 at 7 pm
Beginner Level 2 at 8 pm
$7 for dancers coming in alone. $5 for students with valid ID. Portuguese Hall. www.bailamossalsarueda.com or call Kirsten at 831.818.1834
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Mario is teaching Beginning Tango Series at the Palomar. Pre-registration required. The class is held every Tuesday from May 4-25 from 7:30- 8:30 pm. Venue info below.
 
Wednesdays:
 
FUN Salsa Dance Classes Casino Rueda style Now Downtown Santa Cruz
Louden Nelson Community Center 301 Center Street
Enjoy a fun time with Chris and Jessica
- 7pm Intro/Beginner 1 
Even more Fun introduction to Salsa and Salsa Rueda, Drop-ins very welcome, No partner required!
Since 2001 in Santa Cruz, Award-winning, experienced and non-intimidating. 
Two for One: Bring a friend to our Beginner 1 class and one of you gets in for FREE!
- 8pm Beginner level 2 and 3 
Even more fun class with two great teachers
Cost: $7/$5 students (other discounts available)
Teaching Salsa Casino Rueda Style since 2001; Recipient of the 2004 Calabash Award
Contact: 831-457-7432;  www.SalsaRuedaSantaCruz.com
Get a FREE Class for Intro/Beginner Class with TWO FOR ONE:
Bring a friend to our Beginner class and one of you gets a FREE class!
NOW Downtown Santa Cruz at Louden Nelson Community Center
301 Center Street. Salsa Dance Casino Rueda Style Intro/Beginner Class
No partner required, Drop-ins are very welcome!
Every Wednesday, 7 pm.
Contact 831-457-7432 or visit www.SalsaRuedaSantaCruz.com
 
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Bailamos Salsa Rueda offers Intermediate Salsa Rueda Dance Classes
at Portuguese Hall. Venue info. Above.
Beginner level 1 or 1+ offered at 8pm.
Kirsten teaching Intermediate class, Level 3 at 7:00
Gilberto teaching Intermediate class, Level 4 at 8:00

www.BailamosSalsaRueda.com or Contact Kirsten at 831.818.1834

Thursdays:
A 4 week Beginning Rumba Series from 7:30- 8:30 pm and a Beginning Salsa Series with Zak from 8:30-9:30pm. Both series run from May 6-27. $48 in advance; $56 on the day of class. $8 off for college students with ID. More info: http://www.palomarballroom.com
 
Bailamos Salsa Rueda offers Advanced Salsa Rueda Dance Classes
at Portuguese Hall. Venue info. Above.
Kirsten teaching Level 5 at 7:00
Kirsten teaching Level 6 at 8:00- Replaced with workshops held by Rueda Con Ritmo until the first week of June . Cost differs. www.ruedaconritmo.com
Ten minutes of dancing between classes; $7 per class, $5 for students
www.bailamossalsarueda.com or call Kirsten at 831.818.1834
 
The Blue Fin Café & Billiards hosts Salsa Thursday nights. The social dance begins at 9 with lessons from 8-9. $5 admission. Venue info listed above.
 
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
 
 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
 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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