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(Salsa dancing events for Sunday, September 26, 2021)

Sausalito Seahorse Salsa Sunday

Event Type:  Salsa Lesson, Live Music, Salsa Dancing
Cost:  $10
Location:  Sausalito
Description:  Salsa dancing and live music every Sunday at the Seahorse restaurant in Sausalito. Salsa lesson with Carolina from 4-5pm, followed by dancing and music until 10pm. The venue has plenty of free parking, good food, and live music every Sunday.
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RicaSalsa Sundays

Event Type:  Salsa Dancing Lesson, Salsa Dancing Social
Cost:  $20
Location:  San Francisco
Description:  Outdoor salsa lessons and dancing every Sunday at Marvin Gardens in Belmont. Complimentary salsa lessons from Ricardo Tellez from 3-4pm, followed by dancing until 8pm to the music of DJ Mundo.
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iHeartMambo Social

Event Type:  Salsa Dancing Lesson, Salsa Dancing Social
Cost:  $15
Location:  San Francisco
Description:  The iHeartMambo is a social typically held every 4th Sunday of the month in San Francisco. Lessons are held from 6pm-7pm by a variety of instructors, followed by social dancing until 11:30pm. The event frequently has performances from local and international performers, and draws some of the dancers from around the Bay Area.
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Caña Oakland Sunday Funday

Event Type:  Salsa Dancing Social, Live Music
Cost:  $10
Location:  Oakland
Description:  Salsa dancing every Sunday afternoon at Caña Cuban Parlor and Cafe in Oakland to live music and DJ. Dancing starts from 4:30pm until closing.
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Salsa by the Sea

Event Type:  Outdoor Dance Party
Cost:  Free
Location:  Santa Cruz
Description:  Salsa By The Sea is a free, weekly outdoor salsa dancing event held next to the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk, by the Ideal Bar & Grill. The event runs all year long (except when it rains) and the start time depends on the season (later in the summer, earlier in the winter). Some weekends are "Bachata by the Sea", with more bachata music played than salsa.
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Franklin Diaz Workshops and Social

Event Type:  Salsa Dancing Lesson
Cost:  $15 - $130
Location:  San Francisco
Description:  Franklin Diaz is flying out from New York for 2 unforgettable nights of workshops and social dancing. The workshops will start on Saturday and run from 4pm to 8pm including: 1 hour of Cha Cha Cha 1 hour of Pachanga 1 hour of Body Movement 1 hour of Partnerwork Social dancing will run from 9pm to 2am. On Sunday, workshops will go from 1pm to 5pm. These include: 1 hour of Boogaloo 1 hour of Body Movement 1 hour of Mambo Shines 1 hour of Partnerwork Social dancing will run from 7pm to 11pm. Pricing for the event depends on the pass.
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Allegro Salsa Party

Event Type:  Salsa Lesson, Social Dancing
Cost:  $10 Social, $15 w/ Lesson
Location:  Richmond
Description:  A weekly, all-ages salsa social at Allegro Ballroom in Richmond. Starts with salsa dance lessons taught by Felipe Martinez followed by a night of dancing in a spacious ballroom setting. Features salsa, bachata, and timba music.
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Posted August 2, 2021 by

Starting midnight on Monday, August 2nd, mask mandates will return to many counties in the Bay Area, requiring everyone (even vaccinated people) to wear masks when indoors.
The new mandate affects Santa Clara county, Alameda county, Contra Costa county, Marin county, San Francisco county, San Mateo county, Sonoma county and the city of Berkeley.
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Benny & Ashley Workshop in San Francisco

Posted July 3, 2021 by Takeshi

Famed mambo dancers Benny Ayala and Ashley Magana from Portland will be teaching a special workshop next Sunday in San Francisco!
The workshop will be hosted at the Verdi Club in SF, with workshops going from 3:30pm – 5:30pm. The first hour will be footwork, followed by an hour of partnerwork.
The social dancing starts at 6pm and will run until 11pm.

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Tania Cannarsa Workshop in San Jose

Posted June 30, 2021 by Takeshi

World-renowned salsa artist Tania Cannarsa will be teaching a special workshop next Tuesday at Mambo Flames! Tania Cannarsa, based in Milan, Italy, is one of the top female salsa dancers in the world and she will be teaching a workshop on afro mambo footwork and body movement. She will also be debuting her latest dance routine. This is one event…

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Salsa is Back in the Bay!

Posted May 9, 2021 by Takeshi

With COVID restrictions starting to lift in California, salsa events are returning again to the Bay Area! Salsa instructors are offering in-person classes outdoors or limited-capacity indoors, and salsa socials are starting to return as well!

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Salsa Events Cancelled Due to Coronavirus

Posted March 16, 2020 by Takeshi

As most of you are aware by now, a “shelter in place” ordinance has gone into effect in the SF Bay Area. This order means that all non-essential travel is to be limited, with social distancing to be practiced while out in public. All bars, nightclubs, and gyms are also to be closed, and most dance studios have closed as…

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