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(Salsa dancing events for Wednesday, August 21, 2019)

Bissap Baobab

Event Type:  Salsa/Timba Dancing
Cost:  $5
Location:  San Francisco
Description:  A Wednesday night Timba salsa party at Bissap Baobab in San Francisco. $5 cover, and dancing until 1:45am.
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Cuban Salsa Lessons in SF

Event Type:  Cuban Salsa Lessons
Cost:  $12
Location:  San Francisco
Description:  Cuban salsa lessons taught at the Dance Mission Theater in San Francisco every Monday and Wednesday by Ramon Ramos Alayo. In his class, Ramon teaches basic Cuban footwork, style, and musicality as well as complex turn patterns. No partner necessary, wear comfortable clothes.
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Latin Symbolics Salsa On 1 Wednesdays

Event Type:  Beginning & Intermediate Salsa Lessons On 1
Cost:  $14 one class or $20 both classes
Location:  San Francisco
Description:  Beginner and Intermediate level salsa lessons taught "On 1" with Ava Apple & Rodolfo Guzman, the directors of the Latin Symbolics. Beginner lessons at 7:30pm, intermediate at 8:30pm.
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Bailamos Salsa Rueda Wednesdays

Event Type:  Salsa Rueda Lesson
Cost:  $7 General, $5 for Students
Location:  Santa Cruz
Description:  Salsa rueda lessons taught every Wednesday night at the Santa Cruz Portuguese Hall by Bailamos Salsa Rueda, followed by social dancing. Salsa lessons are for beginner, intermediate, and advanced rueda dancers.
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El Valenciano

Event Type:  Lessons,Social Dancing
Cost:  $12
Location:  San Francisco
Description:  El Valenciano Latin Wednesdays is a weekly salsa social hosted by the Mambo Romero Dance Company in San Francisco, featuring salsa lessons On2 and dancing until 2 in the morning.
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Salsa With Tiffany

Event Type:  Beginner, Intermediate & Advanced Salsa Lessons
Cost:  Beginner:
$12 drop-in, or $40 for 4 classes
Intermediate:
$15 drop-in, or $45 for 4 classes
Advanced:
$15 drop-in, or $50 for 4 classes
Ladies Styling:
$20 drop-in. or $70 for 4 classes
Location:  Oakland
Description:  Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced salsa lessons by Tiffany Wu, with the focus of leading and following skills, which enables one to dance with anyone with ease and style. (more…)
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Salsa With Carolyn

Event Type:  Salsa Dancing Lesson
Cost:  $12 Drop-in/ 10 for $100
Location:  San Mateo
Description:  On1 classes taught by World Salsa Champion Carolyn Barreno at Dance Vita Ballroom in San Mateo. The evening starts with a beginner lesson at 8pm, followed by an intermediate lesson at 9pm. No experience necessary for the beginner lesson. No partner needed. Discounts available when purchasing a package.
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ShBoom Nightclub

Event Type:  Salsa & Bachata Lessons, Dancing
Cost:  $10
Location:  San Ramon
Description:  Latin Nights every Wednesday at the ShBoom Nightclub in San Ramon, featuring salsa and bachata lessons starting at 7pm with weekly guest instructors. Lounge setting, hardwood dance floor & full bar with DJs playing Salsa, Cha Cha, Merengue, Bachata, Cumbia & Reggaton.
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Wednesday Latin Night

Event Type:  Salsa Dancing Lesson, Salsa Dancing Social
Cost:  $10 (includes 2 lessons & 1 drink), $15 for band nights
Location:  Salinas
Description:  Salsa dancing lessons and social every Wednesday night at Giorgios Restaurant in downtown Salinas. Salsa lessons by Wilfredo Prudencio from 7:30pm-9pm followed by an evening of dancing. Please dress to impress: no ball caps, sportswear or sneakers/tennisS shoes. 21 and over only.
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Albertos Bachata Nights

Event Type:  Bachata Lessons, Dance Party
Cost:  $10
Location:  Mountain View
Description:  Bachata dancing lessons and dance party every Wednesday at Alberto's Night Club in Mountain View. Beginner bachata lesson by Pantea from 8pm-9:30pm, followed by dancing until 1:30am. Fully stocked bar and free street parking.
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Aura Lounge Salsa Wednesdays

Event Type:  Salsa Dancing Lesson, Salsa Dancing Social
Cost:  $10
Location:  San Jose
Description:  Salsa lessons and dancing every Wednesday night at Aura Lounge in downtown San Jose. Beginner/intermediate salsa lessons with Ruby from 8pm-9:30pm followed by dancing until 2am to the sounds of DJ Tony O playing your favorite salsa, bachata and more!
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Latin Nights With Dsantos Dance

Event Type:  Salsa Dancing Lesson
Cost:  $13 to Drop-in (1 Class)
$20 to Drop-in (2 Classes)
Location:  Petaluma
Description:  Latin Nights With Dsantos Dance are held every Wednesday night in Petaluma with Tyler Crandall and Misha Bailey of Dsantos Dance CA. The first salsa lesson begins at 7:00pm and is designed for beginners or experienced dancers who want to polish their fundamentals. The second lesson begins at 8:15pm and is designed for intermediate dancers. Drop ins are welcome. No Partner Required.
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Bachata with Maria

Event Type:  Bachata Dancing Lesson
Cost:  $15 Drop-in/ $120 for 10 Class Pass
Location:  San Mateo
Description:  Join Maria Zhukovskaya for weekly Bachata class on Wednesday nights. All adults (18+) are welcome, with or without experience. Maria likes focusing on the sensual style of Bachata with footwork (shines).
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Salsa Rueda Class

Event Type:  Salsa Rueda Class
Cost:  $12
Location:  San Francisco
Description:  Salsa Rueda (aka Rueda de Casino) lessons at the Dance Mission Theater in SF taught by veteran instructor Ramon Ramos Alayo. Salsa Rueda is a dance where couples dance in a circle, and was developed in Havana, Cuba. Everyone dances together in a circle, dancing simultaneously to the caller's commands. Experience with Cuban salsa dancing required.
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