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SalsaCruz.com Newsletter May 12, 2010 - Newsletter ( 12th May, 2010 )
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This Week-

Today, Wednesday, May 12,

Salsa Rueda Santa Cruz offers fun classes with a hard-to-beat special of Two for One.

Fun Intro/Beginner 1 class to Salsa and Salsa Rueda. This class brings in the fun and community of dancing Salsa in the Rueda circle!
This fun and popular class welcomes drop-ins and students, especially from UCSC and Cabrillo!
This class always qualifies for the Two For One special: bring a friend, and one of you dances for free.
Doesn't need to be your dance partner, and doesn't need to be a first timer. 7pm, $7 if you are alone/$5 students/multiple user discounts available.

Beginner 2 and 3 Salsa Rueda. It’s not just a class! SRSC says, “We Beefed it Up!” Dance and have lots of fun with two fun and experienced instructors. This class welcomes students who have had some Rueda experience and/or dance Salsa well.
Learn to hear calls and change partners more quickly; learn to link basic moves into longer ones; experience fun and great music! Chris and Jessica are looking forward to seeing you all!  With them YOU ARE THE STARS!
$7 regular/$5 students/multiple user discounts available.

ALL classes are offered in downtown Santa Cruz at Louden Nelson Community Center. 301 Center Street. FREE parking across street at Police station. www.SalsaRuedaSantaCruz.com 831-457-7432

SRSC will be performing in community/benefit events this weekend Saturday, May 15 and Sunday, May 16. See below for more info.

Bailamos Salsa Rueda still offers the Two for None special twice a week for beginners and/or first-timers! Bring a friend who is a first-timer to BSR and/or to salsa and BOTH of you dance for FREE. 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. Portuguese Hall. www.bailamossalsarueda.com or call Kirsten at 831.818.1834.

Thursday, May 13,

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 is still holding 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 at the Portuguese Hall. 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

BSR dancers learn to combine the style and the rhythm to 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 14,

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 15,

Salsa Rueda at Artichoke Festival 2010

Salsa Rueda Santa Cruz (SRSC) supports this yearly event the 8th time in a row. They will be at the Plaza Stage and invite everyone to fun dance lessons followed by a performance of one to two songs. Perform with SRSC and sign up! This is a wonderful and memorable event! Everything is FREE: Rehearsals, accesses to event, performance. Car pool arrangement available.

Saturday, May 15, 2010, 10:00am -5:00pm, Performance & Dance time: 3:10-4:10pm, Cost: FREE, Location: Plaza Stage, Fairgrounds Castroville, CA www.SalsaRuedaSantaCruz.com Tel 831-457-7432

Darci at the Palomar Ballroom is teaching Salsa Styling for Salseras in the Advanced Beginning/Intermediate levels. Add sizzling moves to your salsa routine.6-7 pm. Simply drop-in, no need to pre-register. $10/person at the door. Venue info below.

Sunday, May 16,

Salsa Fiesta For Jinotepe in Nicaragua

Featuring:
Fun Salsa/Rueda Dance lessons
Great Salsa music and Salsa Dance
Salsa Tasting (bring your favorite Salsa!)
Prizes and a raffle
For the second year, Salsa Rueda Santa Cruz (SRSC) supports this Sister City Project to benefit Jinotepe, Nicaragua. http://www.salsaruedasantacruz.com/

Admission to this event includes salsa dance instruction, great Salsa music by Salsa Rueda Santa Cruz, salsa tasting, chips, a beverage, prizes, a raffle and lots of FUN!
Bring your favorite salsa for contest tasting.

Sunday, May 16, 2010, 2pm-5pm, Harvey West Clubhouse, Harvey West Park, Santa Cruz, CA
$5 (single), $10 (family) Admission fees of $5-10 dollars support the Sister City Project.


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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 17,

Salsa Rueda Intermediate and up Downtown Santa Cruz from 7pm to 9pm 

Chris and Jessica are bringing the FUN Salsa Dance Classes Casino Rueda style at the Louden Nelson Community Center. Venue info below. 

 This class is perfect for everyone who know Salsa Rueda. Chris and Jessica will keep you moving with the latest and greatest tunes and many new and fun moves from around the world! 

7pm for Intermediate and up

8pm: special workshops, not regularly scheduled. Check websites for more details. 
$7/$5 students, multiple discounts available. Teaching Salsa Casino Rueda Style since 2001; Recipient of the 2004 Calabash Award
Contact: 831-457-7432;  www.SalsaRuedaSantaCruz.com

The Palomar Ballroom offers an Argentine Tango Milongo Dance Party from 9:30-11pm. Every Monday throughout April. Party for only $3!!!

Jeremy and Darci are teaching a 4-week series in Intermediate and Advanced Salsa Series at the Palomar. $48 adv/$56 at the door. $8 off for students with valid ID. www.palomarballroom.com

Gilberto teaches Salsa Rueda for beginners and up at the SpaFitness. Every Monday at 8:00. No cost for members, $5.00 for non-members. Check in at front desk. Call 831.818.1834 for more info.

Tuesday, May 18,

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 call 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 19,

Join SRSC and take advantage of their Two for One special applied to the Intro/Beginner 1 class.

Fun Intro/Beginner 1 class to Salsa and Salsa Rueda.  This is a fun class that fosters unity by dancing Salsa in the Rueda circle. The Two for One special makes this a popular class. Drop ins and students are welcome, especially the students from UCSC and Cabrillo. The Two for One special asks that dancers bring in a friend so one of them can dance for free. Dancers do not have to each other’s partners and doesn’t have to be first-timers to SRSC to qualify for the offer. 7pm $7 if you are alone/$5 students/multiple user discounts available.

Beginner 2 and 3 Salsa Rueda. It’s not just a class! The class has been “beefed up” to remain competitive and maintain relevance with dancers advancing through SRSC’s offerings. Dancers who have had some Rueda experience and/or dance salsa very well are also encouraged to join in. Two experienced and friendly instructors teach dancers how to hear calls and change partners more quickly; link basic moves into longer ones and much more. Dance and have a ton of fun! Chris and Jessica look forward to seeing you all!  With them YOU ARE THE STARS! 8pm, $7 regular/$5 students/multiple user discounts available.

ALL classes are offered in downtown Santa Cruz at Louden Nelson Community Center. 301 Center Street. FREE parking across street at Police station. www.SalsaRuedaSantaCruz.com 831-457-7432

Bailamos Salsa Rueda offers the Two for None special for beginners and/or first timers. Bring a friend who has never taken any BSR classes before and take a beginners class for FREE. Neither of you pays! On Wednesdays, Beginner level 1 and/or 1+ at 8 pm. $7 for dancers flying solo. $5 for students with valid ID. 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.

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 JessTel: 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

- 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 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:

Salsa Rueda Intermediate and up Downtown Santa Cruz from 7pm to 9pm 

Chris and Jessica are bringing the FUN Salsa Dance Classes Casino Rueda style at the Louden Nelson Community Center. Venue info below. 

This class is perfect for everyone who know Salsa Rueda. Chris and Jessica will keep you moving with the latest and greatest tunes and many new and fun moves from around the world! 

7pm for Intermediate and up

8pm: special workshops, not regularly scheduled. Check websites for more details. 
$7/$5 students, multiple 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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Advanced Beginning Tango Series at the Palomar with mario. Pre-registration required. The class is held every Tuesday from May 4-25 from 8:30-9:30 pm. Venue info below.

Wednesdays:

Join SRSC and take advantage of their Two for One special applied to the Intro/Beginner 1 class.

Intro/Beginner 1 class is a fun class that fosters unity by dancing Salsa in the Rueda circle. The Two for One special makes this a popular class. Drop ins and students are welcome, especially the students from UCSC and Cabrillo. The Two for One special asks that dancers bring in a friend so one of them can dance for free. Dancers do not have to each other’s partners and doesn’t have to be first-timers to SRSC to qualify for the offer. 7pm $7 if you are alone/$5 students/multiple user discounts available.

Beginner 2 and 3. The class has been “beefed up” to remain competitive and maintain relevance with dancers advancing through SRSC’s offerings. Dancers who have had some Rueda experience and/or dance salsa very well are also encouraged to join in. Two experienced and friendly instructors teach dancers how to hear calls and change partners more quickly; link basic moves into longer ones and much more. Dance and have a ton of fun! Chris and Jessica look forward to seeing you all!  With them YOU ARE THE STARS! 8pm, $7 regular/$5 students/multiple user discounts available.

ALL classes are offered in downtown Santa Cruz at Louden Nelson Community Center. 301 Center Street. FREE parking across street at Police station. www.SalsaRuedaSantaCruz.com 831-457-7432

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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. $7/$5 for students with valid ID . www.BailamosSalsaRueda.com or Contact Kirsten at 831.818.1834


Thursdays:

A 4 week Beginning Salsa Series with Jeremy from 8:30-9:30pm. The series runs 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 the 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 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.

 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

Weekends: see main newsletter section for more info.


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