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SalsaCruz.com Newsletter August 11, 2010 - Newsletter ( 11th August, 2010 )
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This Week
 
Featured Events:

Friday, August 13, Salsa Superstars at Wave Street Studios. Television show & Dance party. Reservations req. Ltd to the first 100 dancers/audience members

More information on this event can be found below!

Today, Wednesday, August 11,
 
Chris and Jessica are back with new ideas and music!!! As part of a new promo, first timers can join them for FREE at 7pm tonight and every Wednesday night!!
 
Intro to Salsa & Rueda, 7pm
Downtown Santa Cruz, close to downtown bus station.
Enjoy this popular class with two experienced and non-intimidating teachers, Chris & Jessica.
Be there 5 minutes before 7 pm for a FREE warm-up and basic steps.
NO PARTNER REQUIRED! DROP INS WELCOME! FIRST TIMERS FREE!
Welcoming students from Cabrillo and UCSC.
$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

 Beginner 2 and up Salsa Rueda, 8pm
“Take it up a notch!” 
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! With Salsa Rueda Santa Cruz, 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

To enthusiastic applause, Salsa Rueda Santa Cruz performed at the Cabrillo Festival in  downtown Santa Cruz, on Saturday August 7, 2010. If you made photos and videos, please contact SRSC through their website, www.SalsaRuedaSantaCruz.com. Photos and videos will soon be posted.

Bailamos Salsa Rueda still offers the Two for None special twice a week for beginners and/or first-timer! 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. A special invite for BSR dancers in Wednesday Level 4 and up. You are welcome to join Tuesday beginner classes for free. Dance and inspire others. Classes are $7 each/$5 for students with valid ID. Portuguese Hall. Venue info below. www.BailamosSalsaRueda.com or call Kirsten at 831.818.1834
 
Thursday, August 12,

Zak at the Palomar Ballroom is teaching 4 week Beginning Salsa Series. Every Thursday in August from 8:30-9:30 pm. $48 in advance; $56 day of class. $8 off for college students with valid ID. www.palomarballroom.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 7pm. Advanced Salsa Rueda Level 6 at 8 pm. $7 for each class. $5 for students with valid ID. www.bailamossalsarueda.com or call 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, August 13,
Salsa Superstars at Wave Street Studios! Join Wave Street Studios for the taping of the 2nd episode of Salsa Superstars. It’s a new dance reality series filmed in front of a studio live audience for a spectacular evening of sizzling, hot salsa dance entertainment and party. Featured artists are John Navarez and Liz Rojas from John&Liz Productions and the SalsaMania Dance Company.
Wave Street Studios, 774 Wave Street, Monterey, CA 93940
Tickets $15 in advance or at the door
Reserve early, limited to first 100 dancers/audience. CALL 655-2010 for reservations
 
Jeremy at the Palomar Ballroom is hosting Salsa Drop-in Classes & Party from 7:30-11:30 pm. Intermediate Salsa lesson at 7:30. Beginners Salsa Lesson at 8:15pm. Dance party runs from 9-11 pm. $10 for classes and party. $3 for party only! www.palomarballroom.com

Saturday, August 14,
 
Saturday Salsa at The Ramp. 5pm San Francisco, CA
Live Salsa Music at The Ramp Restaurant (weather permitting). Dancing on the patio, Cocktails, & Outdoor BBQ. For more information visit www.ramprestaurant.com or call 415-621-2378
 
Sunday, Aug 15 ,
 
Second Sunday Salsa Social: Salsa Rueda by the Sea hosted by BSR . 4pm, Santa Cruz Boardwalk by the Ideal Restaurant.
 
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! 5-7pm Weather permitting.
 
Monday, Aug 16,
 
Intermediate Salsa Rueda with SRSC at 7pm
This challenging class is perfect for everyone who knows Salsa, Casino Rueda style. 
Chris and Jessica will keep you moving with the latest and greatest tunes, and new and fun moves from around the world!
$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
 
Salsa Class Monday Night from 8-9:30 pm at Gold's Gym. 620 Water Street, Santa Cruz. For more info call 831-425-4653
 
Gilberto teaches Salsa Rueda for Beginners and up at the SpaFitness. Every Monday at 8pm. Free for members of SpaFitness, $5 for non-members. Check in at the front desk .Call 831.818.1834 for more information.
 
Jeremy and Darci at the Palomar Ballroom offers the 4 week Advanced Beginning Salsa Series offered  every Monday from 7:30 –8:30 pm. Pre-registration required. $48 in advance. $56 at the door. $8 off for college students with valid ID. www.palomarballroom.com
 
Jeremy and Darci at the Palomar Ballroom offers the 4 week Intermediate Salsa Series offered from  every Monday from 8:30-9:30 pm. Pre-registration required. $48 in advance; $56 at the door. $8 off for college students with valid ID. www.palomarballroom.com
 
Join an Argetine Tango Milonga Dance party held every Monday at the Palomar Ballroom from 9:30-11pm. $3 at the door! www.palomarballroom.com
 
Tuesday, Aug 17,
 
Salsa Class and Party at Rosie McCaan's Irish Pub. 1220 Pacific Ave, Santa Cruz. Beginner class 7pm. Intermediate class 8pm. The party runs from 9-11:30 pm. DJ Luis Conga Boy in the house! $5. For more info call Jose at 831-295-0301 or email him at jose_resendiz0930@yahoo.com
 
Beginning Argentine Tango Series with Mario at the Palomar Ballroom. A 4 week series from every Tuesday from 7:30-8:30 pm. Pre-registration required. $48 adv/$56 at the door; $8 off for college students with valid ID. www.palomarballroom.com
 
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 7pm. Then move on to Level 2 with Gilberto at 8pm. $7 for solo dancers, $5 for students with valid ID. www.bailamossalsarueda.com or call Kirsten at 831.818.1834
 
Wednesday, August 18,

 Intro to Salsa & Rueda 7pm
Downtown Santa Cruz, close to downtown bus station.
Enjoy this popular class with two experienced and non-intimidating teachers, Chris & Jessica.
Be there 5 minutes before 7 pm for a FREE warm-up and basic steps.
NO PARTNER REQUIRED! DROP INS WELCOME! FIRST TIMERS FREE!
Welcoming students from Cabrillo and UCSC.
$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
 
Beginner 2 and up Salsa Rueda 8pm
“Take it up a notch!” 
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! With Salsa Rueda Santa Cruz, 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
 
Bailamos Salsa Rueda still offers the Two for None special twice a week for beginners and/or first-timer! 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. A special invite for BSR dancers in Wednesday Level 4 and up. You are welcome to join Tuesday beginner classes for free. Dance and inspire others. Classes are $7 each/$5 for students with valid ID. Portuguese Hall. Venue info below. www.BailamosSalsaRueda.com or call Kirsten at 831.818.1834


Call for Latin dance performers: take your spot at BIGGEST SALSA DANCE EVENT
Sign up for upcoming BIG LATIN DANCE SHOWCASE in October in Santa Cruz!
Salsa Rueda Santa Cruz (SRSC) is hosting this annual BIG SALSA DANCE again in October, 2010.
SRSC invited dancers and groups to perform at this event known as THE BIGGEST SALSA DANCE EVENT in Santa Cruz.
Latin dance forms such as Salsa, ChaChaCha, Tango, Mambo, Rumba, Cumbia, Salsa Rueda, Zumba etc.
There are limited spots available!!
Contact SRSC if you are interested by August 31, 2010
Contact: www.SalsaRuedaSantaCruz.com, Tel: 831-457-7432
 
 
 
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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 from 7 to 8 pm, and Advanced from 8 to 9 pm, Downtown Santa Cruz.
Chris and Jessica bring the FUN into Salsa Dance, with Classes Casino Rueda style at the Louden Nelson Community Center. Venue info below. This class is perfect for everyone who knows Salsa Rueda. Chris and Jessica will keep you moving with the latest and greatest tunes, and new and fun moves from around the world! 
7pm: Intermediate and up
8pm: Advanced workshop Every first Monday of the month Chris and Jessica offer an Advanced workshop
$7/$5 students, multiple class discounts available.Teaching Salsa Casino Rueda Style since 2001; Recipient of the 2004 Calabash Award
Contact: 831-457-7432;  www.SalsaRuedaSantaCruz.com. Classes held at the Louden Nelson Community Center. 
 
Jeremy and Darci at the Palomar Ballroom teach two 4 week long Salsa Series every Monday in July. The Advanced Beginning Salsa Series offered from 7:30 –8:30 pm. The Intermediate Salsa Series offered from 8:30-9:30 pm. Pre-registration required for each series. $48 in advance. $56 at the door. $8 off for college students with valid ID. www.palomarballroom.com
 
Jeremy and Darci at the Palomar Ballroom offers the 4 week Advanced Beginning Salsa Series offered  every Monday from 7:30 –8:30 pm. Pre-registration required. $48 in advance. $56 at the door. $8 off for college students with valid ID. www.palomarballroom.com
 
Jeremy and Darci at the Palomar Ballroom offers the 4 week Intermediate Salsa Series offered from  every Monday from 8:30-9:30 pm. Pre-registration required. $48 in advance; $56 at the door. $8 off for college students with valid ID. www.palomarballroom.com
 
Join an Argetine Tango Milonga Dance party held every Monday at the Palomar Ballroom from 9:30-11pm. $3 at the door!
 
Gilberto teaches Salsa Rueda for Beginners and up at the SpaFitness. Every Monday at 8pm. Free for members of SpaFitness, $5 for non-members. Check in at the front desk .Call 831.818.1834 for more information.
 
 Tuesdays:
 
Mario at the Palomar Ballroom is teaching a 4 week series in Beginning Argetine Tango Series every Tuesday from 7:30-8:30 pm. Pre-registration required. $48 adv/$56 at the door; $8 off for college students with valid ID
 
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 7pm. Then move on to Level 2 with Gilberto at 8pm. $7 for solo dancers, $5 for students with valid ID. www.bailamossalsarueda.com or call Kirsten at 831.818.1834
 
Wednesdays:
 
First timers to SRSC dance for FREE!
 
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!
Doesn't need to be your dance partner, and doesn't need to be a first timer. 7pm, $7 for one dancer/$5 students/multiple user discounts available.
 
Beginner 2 and up Salsa Rueda. 
It’s not just a class! SRSC says, “Take it up a notch!”
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!
8 pm $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 still offers the Two for None special twice a week for beginners and/or first-timer! 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. A special invite for BSR dancers in Wednesday Level 4 and up. You are welcome to join Tuesday beginner classes for free. Dance and inspire others. Classes are $7 each/$5 for students with valid ID. Portuguese Hall. Venue info below. www.BailamosSalsaRueda.com or call Kirsten at 831.818.1834
 
Thursdays:
 
Zak at the Palomar Ballroom is teaching a 4-week Beginning Salsa Series. Every Thursday  from 8:30-9:30 pm. $48 in advance; $56 day of class. $8 off for college students with valid ID.
 
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 7pm. Advanced Salsa Rueda Level 6 at 8 pm. $7 for each class. $5 for students with valid ID. www.bailamossalsarueda.com or call 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.
 
Fridays:
 
Palomar Ballroom hosts a Friday Night Salsa Class and Dance party. 7:30 pm Intermediate Salsa Lesson. 8:15pm Beginners lesson. 9-11:30 pm Salsa Dance Party. $10 for classes and party, or come to party for only $3!. www.palomarballroom.com
 
 
Weekends: See main newsletter section for more info.
 
 
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