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(Salsa dancing events for Friday, January 18, 2019)

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South Bay Salsa Bachata

Event Type:  8:30pm - 1:00am
Cost:  $15
Location:  San Jose
Description:  Salsa lessons every Friday evening at SJ Live in downtown San Jose, followed by dancing all night to the best salsa dura and bachata music by DJ Danny. Also featuring live music from local salsa bands. (more…)
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Cigar Bar

Event Type:  Music & Dancing
Cost:  $10
Location:  San Francisco
Description:  Salsa night at The Cigar Bar & Grill, a unique San Francisco restaurant & bar located in historic Jackson Square, featuring salsa dancing every Friday and Saturday night. Live salsa music at 10pm every night. For complete line-up and more information please visit our website cigarbarandgrill.com See also Chevere Sundays for their Sunday event.
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Salsa with Esme

Event Type:  Salsa Dancing Lesson
Cost:  $15
Location:  San Francisco
Description:  Salsa lessons every Friday with Esme Leon at Igurukul Studios in Santa Clara. Class starts with basic footwork, followed by partnerwork. All ages welcome. No partner necessary.
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San Francisco Social Club

Event Type:  Salsa Dancing Lesson, Salsa Dancing Social
Cost:  $20 Drop In / $60 Four Week Series
Location:  San Francisco
Description:  Beginner salsa lessons every Friday. 4 week series, with a social on the last Friday of the month. See the event website for the latest class schedule.
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Salsa Fridays Salinas

Event Type:  Salsa Dancing Lesson, Salsa Dancing Social
Cost:  $15
Location:  Monterey
Description:  Salsa and bachata lessons every Friday at Giorgio's Restaurant in Salinas, followed by social dancing until 12:30am.
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Club Fox Salsa Night

Event Type:  Salsa Dancing, Live Music
Cost:  $15 ($10 w/ student ID)
Location:  Redwood City
Description:  Salsa dancing every 1st & 3rd Friday of the month (every Friday during the summer!) at Club Fox in Redwood City, sponsored by Salsa Pa'l Bailador. Dancing from 9pm-2am to the hottest salsa, bachata, merengue, and cha cha cha. Live music on some nights.
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Salsa Bachata Social Fridays

Event Type:  Salsa Dancing Lesson, Salsa Dancing Social
Cost:  $15
Location:  Pleasanton
Description:  Salsa dancing every Friday night at the Mark Ballas Dance and Performing Arts studio in Pleasanton. Beginning salsa & bachata lessons from 7pm, followed by social dancing from 8:30pm-10pm. Dancers of all skill levels are encouraged to come! Bachata lessons (Newcomer and Beginners) w/Danielle and Miguel 7pm-7:45pm Salsa lessons (Newcomer, Beginner and Intermediate) w/Danielle, Miguel and Eric 7:45pm-8:30pm Discount Salsa Night Passes available, see front desk for details.
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Agave Salsa in Concord

Event Type:  Salsa Dancing Lesson, Salsa Dancing Social
Cost:  $15
Location:  Concord
Description:  Salsa & bachata lessons and dancing every Friday night at Agave Grill & Cantina in Concord. Dance lessons for all levels from 8-9pm, followed by dancing until 2am to modern bachata and salsa music. Full bar. No partner necessary.
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Salsa & Bachata Fridays in San Mateo

Event Type:  Salsa Dancing Lesson, Salsa Dancing Social
Cost:  $15 drop-in (discount passes available)
Location:  San Mateo
Description:  Join us for a fun night of Salsa & Bachata classes at the Motion Arts Center in San Mateo. Whether you want to learn bachata or salsa or both, we'll teach you all you need to start enjoying dancing. Even if you never danced in your life, our lessons will teach you to feel comfortable dancing with a partner. You'll leave each class excited for the next lesson!
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Palomar Ballroom

Event Type:  Beginner Lesson, Intermediate Lesson, Dance Party
Cost:  $12 Classes & Party, $6 Just Dancing
Location:  Santa Cruz
Description:  Drop in a salsa class with Jeremy, followed by a salsa party with music from DJ Omambo at the Palomar Ballroom.
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Salsa Marin

Event Type:  Salsa Dancing Lesson
Cost:  $15 drop in, discounts for more
Location:  San Francisco
Description:  Beginner class in front studio - no experience necessary. Intermediate/Advanced class in back studio - learn interesting patterns Very comfortable atmosphere, nice teachers, friendly class. Class often goes out dancing to a club in Marin after class.
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Albertos Salsa

Event Type:  Beginner Lesson, Intermediate Lesson, Dance Party
Cost:  $10 ($7 student, $15 band nights)
Location:  Mountain View
Description:  A cool bar & lounge located in Mountain View with a great instructor and chill atmosphere. Plenty of seating, a full bar, and live bands of Friday nights. Music is a mix of salsa and bachata, with a sprinkling of cha cha and merrengue.
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Salsa Rueda ODC

Event Type:  Beginning & Intermediate Salsa Rueda Lessons
Cost:  $13 a class
Location:  San Francisco
Description:  Beginning and intermediate Miami-style Salsa and Havana-style Casino rueda moves taught every Thursday at the ODC Dance Commons by veteran Rueda-instructor Ryan Mead.
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