Category Archives: Salsa Venue Reviews

Allegro Ballroom Salsa – Emeryville, California

About a few weeks ago, I visited Allegro in Emeryville for their regular Salsa Sundays and I thought I would write about it here. It was about 8pm when I headed over to Allegro for their Salsa Sundays dancing to DJ music. Continue reading

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Allegro Ballroom Salsa – Emeryville, California – continued

<<< Allegro Ballroom Salsa – Emeryville, California – home The crowd was very friendly and this is usually a good indicator for me whether I was going to come back to the place. Some of the dancers had not seen … Continue reading

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Salsa by the Sea – Santa Cruz – California

‘Salsa by the sea’ is an event that is held weekly on Sundays by the beautiful beaches of the coastal town of Santa Cruz near Monterey. This free event is hosted next to the Ideal restaurant and at the mouth of the famous Santa Cruz Wharf. Continue reading

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Salsa by the Sea – Santa Cruz – California – part 2

During this peak interest in Salsa, some of the fanatics especially the folks who like to spin music took to the streets. The birth of Salsa by the Sea officially began near the small enclave that we see next to Lulu Carpenters directly opposite the main post office by DJ Itziar. Continue reading

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Salsa by the Sea – Santa Cruz – California – part 3

Of course the event draws a very big crowd during the summer months when dancers take up almost the entire deck of the restaurant. We have what is called ‘third speaker’ to cater to the remote dancers of the deck since the two main speakers are not sufficient to pump up the volume to that distance. Continue reading

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Salsa by the Sea – Santa Cruz – California – part 4

Sometimes we have an occasional birthday dance for women and men (and sometimes women) would circle around to have a few minutes of a dance with the birthday girl. Continue reading

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Salsa Venue Review – Albertos – Mountain View – California

I decided to go to Albertos on a whim as I have been asking myself that I should check out the place since I was getting weekly emails from one of the instructors in the Bay Area. Continue reading

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Salsa Venue Review – Albertos – Mountain View – Part 2

<<< Salsa Venue Review – Albertos – Mountain View – Part 1 There are ample car parking spots next to the venue which is off the Central Expwy next to Hwy 85. The dance floor space I would put as … Continue reading

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Salsa Venue Review – Albertos – Mountain View – Part 3

<<< Salsa Venue Review – Albertos – Mountain View – Part 2 Normally when I visit different venues, I will always try to go with an open mind and see how the night unfolds. As the band started playing I … Continue reading

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Salsa Venue Review – Albertos – Mountain View – Part 4

<<< Salsa Venue Review – Albertos – Mountain View – Part 3 I had a few more dances and got turned down quite often in the establishment. I came to the conclusion that the crowd was not a ‘dancing’ crowd … Continue reading

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