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(Salsa dancing events for Sunday, March 24, 2019)

The Get Down Salsa

Event Type:  Salsa Dancing Lesson
Cost:  $16 (monthly passes available)
Location:  San Jose
Description:  Salsa lessons with Alyssa Aguilar every Sunday and Thursday at The Get Down studio in Japan Town in San Jose. Learn beginner and intermediate salsa patterns, body movement, and more in a fun and friendly environment.
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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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Salsa With Carolyn

Event Type:  Beginning & Intermediate Salsa Lesson
Cost:  $15 Drop-in, 5 Sundays for $60, 10 Sundays for $100
Location:  San Francisco
Description:  Salsa lessons with World Salsa Champion Carolyn Barreno at Metronome Dance in San Francisco. Beginner lesson on Sunday begins at 3pm, followed by an Open Level technique/shines class at 4pm and an Intermediate partnering lesson at 5pm. Open lesson is recommended for dancers of all levels. Intermediate lesson is recommended for dancers with 6+ months of salsa experience. Lessons are provided on a "Day Pass" payment format: pay for only 1 class per Sunday, dance as many as you can. Drop-ins welcome. No partner needed. Discounts available when purchasing a package.
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On2 Salsa Classes w/ Luis Aguilar

Event Type:  Salsa Dancing Lesson
Cost:  $20
Location:  San Francisco
Description:  Beginner & intermediate on2 salsa & cha cha lessons taught every Sunday by 2-time World Champion Luis Aguilar at DSG Dance Studios in San Francisco. The focus of the class is on building strong social dancing technique, covering both footwork and partnerwork. Classes are aimed at a beginner/intermediate level. Dancers should come in comfortable workout clothes and dance shoes. No street shoes allowed, no exceptions. Free street parking available nearby.
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Salsa Rueda at the Tannery

Event Type:  Salsa Dancing Lesson
Cost:  $7 General, $5 for Students
Location:  Santa Cruz
Description:  Beginner level salsa rueda (circular salsa) lessons taught every Sunday afternoon at the Tannery Dance Center in Santa Cruz by the Bailamos Salsa Rueda team.
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Salsa and Bachata Sundays

Event Type:  Salsa Dancing Lesson, Salsa Dancing Social
Cost:  $10
Location:  Monterey
Description:  Every Sunday Join us for beginner and intermediate salsa and bachata lesson followed by social dancing. 21+ with valid ID, happy hour menu till 10pm.
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Salsa on the Patio

Event Type:  Salsa Dancing Social
Cost:  Free
Location:  Byron
Description:  Come and dance Salsa, Bachata, Merengue, Cumbia & more at the Aloha Club a beautiful outdoor / indoor venue enjoy the sunset, great music food is available $7 mojitos beer by the bucket, great dance floor under the trees which makes it 10 to 15 degrees cooler than surrounding areas come and join us every Sunday from 5 to 11 pm. (more…)
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Sensual Salchata Nights

Event Type:  Salsa/Bachata Lessons, Social Dancing
Cost:  $10 ($15 on band nights)
Location:  Santa Rosa
Description:  Beginner salsa and bachata lessons, followed by a night of dancing at the Flamingo Resort Conference Center in Santa Rosa. Live bands on some nights. Dance lessons by Antonio MorĂ¡n and Irene Silva of Santa Rosa Salsa, no partner or experience necessary.
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Hot Bachata Nights

Event Type:  Salsa & Bachata Lessons, Dance Party
Cost:  $10 for social, $20 for lesson & social
Location:  San Francisco
Description:  Salsa, bachata, and kizomba lessons once a month at HUE Nightclub (formerly Atmosphere) in San Francisco. The event features dance lessons followed by dancing in two rooms for dancing with bachata in the main room, and salsa or kizomba in the second room. Full bar, affordable bottle service, and free street parking. One of the best places to go dancing in San Francisco on a Sunday night.
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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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Allegro Salsa Party

Event Type:  Beginner Lesson, Intermediate Lesson, Social Dancing
Cost:  $8 Social, $12 w/ Lesson
Location:  Emeryville
Description:  A weekly, all-ages salsa social at Allegro Ballroom in Emeryville. Starts with beginner and intermediate salsa lessons taught by Garry & Isabelle followed by a night of dancing in a spacious ballroom setting. Features salsa, bachata, and timba music.
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Chevere Sundays

Event Type:  Salsa Dancing Lesson, Salsa Dancing Social
Cost:  $10, Guest List Available
Location:  San Francisco
Description:  Afro Latino party with Timba/salsa, Reggaeton, bachata & merengue at the Cigar Bar & Grill every Sunday. Some nights feature live music from Cuban bands. Get on the guest list to get in for free before 6pm or $5 after by contacting the promoters (415.424.6014 or info@latincitysf.com). Regular admission is $10.
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