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SalsaCruz.com Newsletter December 11, 2010 - Newsletter ( 11th December, 2010 )
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Saturday, Dec 11,
 
ANNUAL HOLIDAY BALL hosted by the Palomar Ballroom. 8-11pm
8-8:30pm - Beginning Rumba lesson
8:30-11pm Dance performances, social dancing,refreshments and more...
Pro-Am Performances by Mario & Kelly (Viennese Waltz), Will & Zak (Quickstep) and more! Visit the website for details. www.palomarballroom.com
Sunday, Dec 12,
 
Second Sunday Salsa Rueda Social hosted by Bailamos Salsa Rueda. 1pm by the wharf by the deck beside Ideal Bar&Grill. FREE!
 
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! 2-5pm Weather permitting.
 
Monday, Dec 13,
 
Intermediate Salsa Rueda, 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
 
Note: Due to the Holiday season, classes in the 4 week series offered at the Palomar Ballroom may be cancelled or rescheduled. Please contact the Palomar Ballroom for more info class schedules.
 
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 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
 
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, $6 for non-members with $60 pass for 10 classes otherwise $10/class. Check in at the front desk .Call 831.818.1834 for more information.
 
Tuesday, Dec 14,
 
Bailamos Salsa Rueda offers a Two for None special for beginners and/or first-timer! Bring a friend who is a first-timer to Bailamos Salsa Rueda and BOTH of you dance for FREE.  We cater to the young and the young at heart!  Learn to dance the Fundamental Basics of Salsa and Salsa Rueda level 1 and level 1+(when we have enough to break classes) at 7pm with Bob and Kirsten. Then move on to Level 2 with Gilberto at 8pm.
A special invite for Bailamos Salsa Rueda dancers in Wednesday Level 4 and up. You are welcome to join Tuesday beginner classes for free. Dance and inspire others.
Classes are $7 general /$5 for students. Portuguese Hall (CPDES). www.BailamosSalsaRueda.com or call Kirsten at 831.818.1834
 
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
 
Note: Due to the Holiday season, classes in the 4 week series offered at the Palomar Ballroom may be cancelled or rescheduled. Please contact the Palomar Ballroom for more info class schedules.

Beginning Argentine Tango Series with Mario at the Palomar Ballroom. A 4 week series every Tuesday at 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

Beginning Cha Cha Series with Mario at the Palomar Ballroom. A 4 week series every Tuesday at 8:30-9:30pm
Pre-registration required. $48 adv/$56 at the door; $8 off for college students with valid ID. www.palomarballroom.com
 
Wednesday, Dec 15,
 
Intro to Salsa & Rueda de Casino, 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 offers a Two for None special for beginners and/or first-timer! Bring a friend who is a first-timer to Bailamos Salsa Rueda and BOTH of you dance for FREE. Beginners kick off at 8 pm with Gilberto  When we have enough students we can have level 1+ for those of you needing a transitionto level 2. Intermediate Level 3 begins at 7pm with Kirsten. Intermediate Level 4 at 8 pm with Danny.
A special invite for Bailamos Salsa Rueda dancers in Wednesday Level 4 and up. You are welcome to join Tuesday beginner classes for free. Dance and inspire others.
Classes are $7 general /$5 for students. Portuguese Hall (CPDES). www.BailamosSalsaRueda.com or call Kirsten at 831.818.1834
 
 
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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 ----------
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! 2-5pm. Weather permitting.
 
Special Sunday Classes at the Palomar see website for more info. http://www.palomarballroom.com
 
 
Mondays:
 
Intermediate Salsa Rueda, 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
 
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
 
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 Beginning Bachata series every Tuesday from 7:30-8:30 pm and from 8:30- 9:30 pm respectively. Pre-registration required. For each series, $48 adv/$56 at the door; $8 off for college students with valid ID
 
Bailamos Salsa Rueda offers a Two for None special for beginners and/or first-timer! Bring a friend who is a first-timer to Bailamos Salsa Rueda and BOTH of you dance for FREE.  We cater to the young and the young at heart!  Learn to dance the Fundamental Basics of Salsa and Salsa Rueda level 1 and level 1+(when we have enough to break classes) at 7pm with Bob and Kirsten. Then move on to Level 2 with Gilberto at 8pm.
A special invite for Bailamos Salsa Rueda dancers in Wednesday Level 4 and up. You are welcome to join Tuesday beginner classes for free. Dance and inspire others.
Classes are $7 general /$5 for students. Portuguese Hall (CPDES). www.BailamosSalsaRueda.com or call Kirsten at 831.818.1834
 
Wednesdays:

Intro to Salsa & Rueda, 7pm
Enjoy this popular class with two experienced and non-intimidating teachers, Chris & Jessica.
Be there 5 minutes before 7 pm for a 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 class discounts available. ALL classes are offered in downtown Santa Cruz Louden Nelson Community Center 301 Center Street. FREE parking across street at police station. www.SalsaRuedaSantaCruz.com
 
Beginner 2 Salsa Rueda de Casino, 8pm
“Take it up a notch!”  HOT AND SPICY MUSIC
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 class discounts available. ALL classes are offered in downtown Santa Cruz Louden Nelson Community Center 301 Center Street. FREE parking across street at police station. www.SalsaRuedaSantaCruz.com
 
Bailamos Salsa Rueda offers a Two for None special for beginners and/or first-timer! Bring a friend who is a first-timer to Bailamos Salsa Rueda and BOTH of you dance for FREE. Beginners kick off at 8 pm with Gilberto  When we have enough students we can have level 1+ for those of you needing a transitionto level 2. Intermediate Level 3 begins at 7pm with Kirsten. Intermediate Level 4 at 8 pm with Danny.
A special invite for Bailamos Salsa Rueda dancers in Wednesday Level 4 and up. You are welcome to join Tuesday beginner classes for free. Dance and inspire others.
Classes are $7 general /$5 for students. Portuguese Hall (CPDES). 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.
 
Bailamos Salsa Rueda 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. Here dancer put their years of EXPERIENCE to the test.  Kirsten keeps the class moving –reviewing moves from all the levels.
Then there is Advanced Salsa Rueda Level 6 at 8 pm. This class is the definition of fun and challenge all mixed into one great hour. We change the Leader and Follower roles were men follow and women lead.  We reverse and invert the rueda and sometimes only have hand signal to follow. Anything goes.

Classes are $7 general /$5 for students. Portuguese Hall (CPDES). 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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