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(Salsa dancing events for Sunday, July 12, 2020)

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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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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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 LUV Nightclub (formerly HUE/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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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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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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Clave Sundays

Event Type:  Salsa Dancing Social
Cost:  $10 dollars before 8pm
Location:  Concord
Description:  Salsa, bachata, & reggaeton music and dancing at Nica Lounge in Concord. Doors open at 6:30pm. Live music starts at 8pm with different latin bands every Sunday. Doors close at 1am.
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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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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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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 Morán and Irene Silva of Santa Rosa Salsa, no partner or experience necessary.
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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 (30 minutes), followed by an Open Level technique/shines class at 3:30pm (30 minutes) and an Intermediate partnering lesson at 4pm (60 minutes). 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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Cuba Descarga Salsa Dance Party

Event Type:  Social
Cost:  $10
Location:  San Francisco
Description:  Cuban salsa music and dancing every Sunday at El Valenciano in San Francisco from 6-11pm. Most Sundays feature live Cuban salsa music!
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Salsa by the Bay

Event Type:  Salsa Dancing Social
Cost:  $25
Location:  San Francisco
Description:  Rooftop dancing at Hotel VIA, a boutique hotel in San Francisco. 2 rooms for dancing, with DJ Tonyo playing salsa, merengue, and Cuban inside and DJ Pablo Cano playing Top 40 and Reggaeton outside. Pre-sale tickets available via Eventbrite.
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Salsa Events Cancelled Due to Coronavirus

Posted March 16, 2020 by

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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Great Deals on Salsa Dancing Gifts

Posted November 29, 2019 by Takeshi

Looking for some great deals on some salsa dancing gifts for the salseros and salseras in your life? Look no further than the Salsa Vida store!
We have big sales going on all weekend for Black Friday/Cyber Monday on all items from t-shirts and hoodies, to pillows, mugs, and beanies. This is a great chance to snag some dance gear or…

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San Francisco Salsa Bachata Kizomba (SFSBK) Congress This Weekend!

Posted November 13, 2019 by Takeshi

Mark your calendars, because the San Francisco Salsa Bachata Kizomba (SFSBK) Congress is coming up this weekend! The SFSBK is a 3-day long dance festival featuring 24-hours(!!!) of dance instruction, world-class dance performances, and dancing every night until 6am!
The event will be held at the gorgeous Hyatt Regency San Francisco hotel, and will be one of the largest Latin dance…

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2019 SF Salsa Festival Happening This Month!

Posted March 14, 2019 by Takeshi

The 11th Annual San Francisco Salsa Festival is coming up this month, March 29th-March 30th at the Park Central Hotel in San Francisco!
The SF Salsa Festival is one of the largest salsa events of the year, featuring live music from renowned musicians like Jimmy Bosch and Herman Olivera as well as international salsa instructors and performers, and dancing until 4am…

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Bella Dance Weekender This Weekend!

Posted March 7, 2019 by Takeshi

Celebrate International Women’s Day at the first ever Bella Dance Weekender, a Latin dance festival aimed at celebrating and empowering women!
The event will be held on March 8th & 9th at the Ashkenaz Music & Dance Community Center in Berkeley, with workshops with some of the top female salsa & bachata dancers in the world including Jorjet Alocer, Tamara Valle,…

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