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Salsa Dancing in San Francisco

Looking for places to go salsa dancing in San Francisco? Here's a complete list of salsa events happening in San Francisco compiled by the Salsa Vida SF Team.

For a listing of more events in the Bay Area, see our Salsa Events Calendar.


Events Happening Today:

Cuban Salsa & Rueda Classes

VenueEvent: Salsa Lessons
Time: Beginning Cuban Salsa: 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Intermediate Cuban Salsa & Casino Rueda: 8:00pm - 9:30pm
Cost: Drop ins per class: $15 debit/credit or $14 cash/check
Description: The Salsa Lab hosts Cuban Salsa and Casino Rueda classes in San Francisco every Monday. The progressive series begin on the first Monday of every month. Beginning Cuban Salsa Series: A progressive Cuban Salsa class that starts on the first Monday of every month. It focuses on students who are new to Cuban Salsa. The class begins at 6:30pm and ends at...

Cuban Salsa Lessons in SF

VenueEvent: Salsa Lessons
Time: 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Cost: $12
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.

Salsa Rueda Class

VenueEvent: Salsa Lessons
Time: 8:00pm - 9:30pm
Cost: $12
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.

Salsa With Tianne

VenueEvent: Salsa Lessons
Time: 7pm - 10pm Mondays
7pm - 8pm Tue
Cost: $15 drop-in, $50 for 4 classes, $80 for 8 classes
Description: Salsa classes taught by 3-time World Salsa Championships finalist Tianne Frias at the Danzhaus Center in San Francisco. Monday classes start at 7pm, followed by an intermediate lesson at 9pm. Beginner lessons on Tuesdays begin at 7pm. No experience necessary for the beginner lessons, discounts available when purchasing as a package.

SalsaCrazy Mondays

VenueEvent: Special Event
Time: 7:00pm - 2:00am
Cost: $20 for Lessons, $10 Afterwards
Description: SalsaCrazy Mondays features beginner & intermediate salsa dancing lessons followed by Dancing at the Neck of the Woods (formerly the Rockit Room) every Monday night in San Francisco. Beginner friendly atmosphere, no partner necessary. Free street parking available nearby.

Monday Night Salsa Events:

Cuban Salsa & Rueda Classes

VenueEvent: Salsa Lessons
Time: Beginning Cuban Salsa: 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Intermediate Cuban Salsa & Casino Rueda: 8:00pm - 9:30pm
Cost: Drop ins per class: $15 debit/credit or $14 cash/check
Description: The Salsa Lab hosts Cuban Salsa and Casino Rueda classes in San Francisco every Monday. The progressive series begin on the first Monday of every month. Beginning Cuban Salsa Series: A progressive Cuban Salsa class that starts on the first Monday of every month. It focuses on students who are new to Cuban Salsa. The class begins at 6:30pm and ends at...

Cuban Salsa at MCCLA

VenueEvent: Salsa Lessons
Time: Cuban Salsa
Cost: $12
Description: Beginning and intermediate Cuba Salsa lessons every Tuesday and Thursday night at the Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts. These classes a great way to learn how to connect the music with the dance and learn more about Cuban culture. The beginner/intermediate class on Tuesdays teaches the basic steps and the fundamentals of solo and partner dancing. The intermediate/advanced class on Thursdays...

Cuban Salsa Lessons in SF

VenueEvent: Salsa Lessons
Time: 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Cost: $12
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.

Salsa Rueda Class

VenueEvent: Salsa Lessons
Time: 8:00pm - 9:30pm
Cost: $12
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.

Salsa With Tianne

VenueEvent: Salsa Lessons
Time: 7pm - 10pm Mondays
7pm - 8pm Tue
Cost: $15 drop-in, $50 for 4 classes, $80 for 8 classes
Description: Salsa classes taught by 3-time World Salsa Championships finalist Tianne Frias at the Danzhaus Center in San Francisco. Monday classes start at 7pm, followed by an intermediate lesson at 9pm. Beginner lessons on Tuesdays begin at 7pm. No experience necessary for the beginner lessons, discounts available when purchasing as a package.

SalsaCrazy Mondays

VenueEvent: Special Event
Time: 7:00pm - 2:00am
Cost: $20 for Lessons, $10 Afterwards
Description: SalsaCrazy Mondays features beginner & intermediate salsa dancing lessons followed by Dancing at the Neck of the Woods (formerly the Rockit Room) every Monday night in San Francisco. Beginner friendly atmosphere, no partner necessary. Free street parking available nearby.

Tuesday Night Salsa Events:

Cuban Salsa at MCCLA

VenueEvent: Salsa Lessons
Time: Cuban Salsa
Cost: $12
Description: Beginning and intermediate Cuba Salsa lessons every Tuesday and Thursday night at the Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts. These classes a great way to learn how to connect the music with the dance and learn more about Cuban culture. The beginner/intermediate class on Tuesdays teaches the basic steps and the fundamentals of solo and partner dancing. The intermediate/advanced class on Thursdays...

Freestyle Salsa Tuesdays

VenueEvent: Salsa Lessons
Time: 7:45pm - 8:45pm
Cost: $15
Description: Learn social dancing from the dance worlds of Salsa, Timba, Son, Cha Cha Cha (depending on who shows up) with experienced “freestyle salsa” instructor Garry Johnson. Classes every Tuesday @7:45-8:45 PM at Genesis DanceSport Studio on Clement Street in Inner Richmond (SF). $15 drop-in. Packages available.

Latin Vibe Tuesdays

VenueEvent: Social Dancing
Time: 9:00pm
Cost: $10
Description: Salsa dancing and live music every Tuesday night at Bar Fluxus in San Francisco. Bar opens at 4pm and Happy Hour is 4-7pm. Some musical acts during Happy Hour too. Live music from VibraSON starting at 9:30pm. Sign up for their newsletter to receive discounts via e-mail.

ODC Salsa

VenueEvent: Salsa Lessons
Time: 7:30pm - 10:15pm
Cost: $14 for one class ($1 cash discount)
Description: New York style mambo classes by Gabriel Romero, taught at the esteemed Oberlin Dance Collective School of Rhythm and Motion in San Francisco.

Pick School Salsa Lessons

VenueEvent: Salsa Lessons
Time: 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Cost: $16 drop-in
Description: Salsa dancing lessons at the Pick School of Ballroom Dancing in San Francisco. Cost is $16 for drop-ins, with discounts available if you purchase multiple weeks at once. First class is free, see the Pick School website for more details.

Salsa With Tianne

VenueEvent: Salsa Lessons
Time: 7pm - 10pm Mondays
7pm - 8pm Tue
Cost: $15 drop-in, $50 for 4 classes, $80 for 8 classes
Description: Salsa classes taught by 3-time World Salsa Championships finalist Tianne Frias at the Danzhaus Center in San Francisco. Monday classes start at 7pm, followed by an intermediate lesson at 9pm. Beginner lessons on Tuesdays begin at 7pm. No experience necessary for the beginner lessons, discounts available when purchasing as a package.

Wednesday Night Salsa Events:

Bissap Baobab

VenueEvent: Social Dancing
Time: 10:30pm - 1:45am
Cost: $5
Description: A Wednesday night Timba salsa party at Bissap Baobab in San Francisco. $5 cover, and dancing until 1:45am.

Cuban Salsa Lessons in SF

VenueEvent: Salsa Lessons
Time: 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Cost: $12
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.

El Valenciano

VenueEvent: Lessons & Dancing
Time: 9:00pm - 2:00am
Cost: $12
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.

Latin Symbolics Salsa On 1 Wednesdays

VenueEvent: Salsa Lessons
Time: 7:30pm - 9:30pm
Cost: $14 one class or $20 both classes
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.

Salsa Rueda Class

VenueEvent: Salsa Lessons
Time: 8:00pm - 9:30pm
Cost: $12
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.

Thursday Night Salsa Events:

Cairo Cabaret

VenueEvent: Lessons & Dancing
Time: 8:30pm - 12:30am
Cost: $5
Description: Belly dance classes and performances every Thursday night at El Valenciano in San Francisco, followed by social dancing to Salsa/Latin Mix and Arabic music by DJ Nik, and fantastic Middle Eastern food at the Valencia Grill. 8:30-9pm: Belly dance class 9:30 and 10:30 pm: Belly dance (and other) performances Open dance floor until midnight including Salsa, Latin music, and Arabic music $5 cover charge...

Cuban Salsa at MCCLA

VenueEvent: Salsa Lessons
Time: Cuban Salsa
Cost: $12
Description: Beginning and intermediate Cuba Salsa lessons every Tuesday and Thursday night at the Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts. These classes a great way to learn how to connect the music with the dance and learn more about Cuban culture. The beginner/intermediate class on Tuesdays teaches the basic steps and the fundamentals of solo and partner dancing. The intermediate/advanced class on Thursdays...

Let’s Go Salsa@Jessie

VenueEvent: Salsa Lessons
Time: 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Cost: Free
Description: Let’s Go Salsa@Jessie!, the open-air salsa dance party in Jessie Square (near the Contemporary Jewish Museum), takes place on the third Thursday of each month from May to September from 6:00pm – 7:30pm. Live salsa music and free entry!

Friday Night Salsa Events:

Cigar Bar

VenueEvent: Social Dancing
Time: Friday, 4:00pm - 2:00am
Saturday, 6:00pm - 2:00am
Cost: $10
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.

Dance Fridays

VenueEvent: Special Event
Time: 7:30pm - 2:30am
Cost: $20
Description: Live music and dancing every Friday night at Space 550 in San Francisco. Doors open at 7:30pm followed by a beginner salsa and bachata lesson at 8pm. No experience or partner necessary. There are two rooms for dancing with a different live salsa band every week. Dancing until 2:30am every Friday night with a full bar for drinks. 21+.

Salesforce Park Salsa Dance Party

VenueEvent: Lessons & Dancing
Time: 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Cost: Free
Description: Salsa lessons and dancing to live music every 2nd Friday of the month at Salesforce Park in downtown San Francisco. Free lessons by the Latin Dance Connection followed by dancing to live salsa music atop the Transbay Terminal.

Salsa Rueda ODC

VenueEvent: Salsa Lessons
Time: 7:15pm - 9:15pm
Cost: $13 a class
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.

Saturday Night Salsa Events:

Cigar Bar

VenueEvent: Social Dancing
Time: Friday, 4:00pm - 2:00am
Saturday, 6:00pm - 2:00am
Cost: $10
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.

Dance Saturdays

VenueEvent: Special Event
Time: 8:00pm - 2:00am
Cost: $20
Description: San Francisco’s #1 Salsa and Bachata dance night every Saturday night at 550 Barneveld in San Francisco. Beginning dance lessons from 8pm and Intermediate dance lessons from 9pm, followed by dancing until 2am. 3 rooms for dancing Salsa, Bachata, Reggaeton y Mas (and ocassionally Zouk & Kizomba too). Doors open at 7:45p, 21+.

The Ramp

VenueEvent: Social Dancing
Time: 5:00pm - 8:00pm
Cost: $10 after 4 Pm
Description: Live music & outdoor barbecue at a local waterfront spot, located in Mission Bay, one of the sunniest parts of San Francisco. During the cooler months there is a heated tent with dancing every Saturday, weather permitting.

Sunday Night Salsa Events:

Chevere Sundays

VenueEvent: Lessons & Dancing
Time: 4:00pm - 11:00pm
Cost: $10, Guest List Available
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.

Cuba Descarga Salsa Dance Party

VenueEvent: Salsa Lessons
Time: 6:00pm - 11:00pm
Cost: $10
Description: Cuban salsa music and dancing every Sunday at El Valenciano in San Francisco from 6-11pm. Most Sundays feature live Cuban salsa music!

Hot Bachata Nights

VenueEvent: Lessons & Dancing
Time: 7:15pm - 1:45am
Cost: $10 for social, $20 for lesson & social
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...

Mambo Domingo

VenueEvent: Lessons & Dancing
Time: 4:30pm - 9:30pm
Cost: $15
Description: A dance social held every 1st Sunday of the month at the historic Potrero Hill Neighborhood House in San Francisco. Salsa & bachata lessons from 4:30pm-6pm, followed by social dancing until 9:30pm. Two rooms for dancing, with a 100% salsa room and 100% bachata room. Dress code: No shorts or gym/workout clothes. Thank you for helping to keep the social classy...

On2 Salsa Classes w/ Luis Aguilar

VenueEvent: Salsa Lessons
Time: 12:00pm - 3:00pm
Cost: $20
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...

Salsa With Carolyn

VenueEvent: Salsa Lessons
Time: Sunday:
3pm - Beginner (30 min)
3:30pm – Open Level (30 min)
4pm – Intermediate (60 min)
Cost: $15 Drop-in, 5 Sundays for $60, 10 Sundays for $100
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+...

SF Mambo Socials

VenueEvent: Lessons & Dancing
Time: 6:00pm to 9:30pm
Cost: $12
Description: A monthly Mambo/Salsa social for dancers by dancers on every 2nd Sunday of the month, from 6pm – 9:30pm at the Symbolic Dance & Fitness studio is San Francisco. Dance lessons from 6pm-7pm by SF Mambo instructors, music by DJ Willie Martinez & Guest DJ Hong Kwon. Street parking available / walkable from 16th & Mission BART station.

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