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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:

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+.

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.

San Francisco Social Club

VenueEvent: Lessons & Dancing
Time: 7:00-8:00pm
Cost: $20 Drop In / $60 Four Week Series
Description: Beginner salsa lessons every Friday. 4 week series, with a social on the last Friday of the month. See the event website for the latest class schedule.

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 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:

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.

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+.

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.

San Francisco Social Club

VenueEvent: Lessons & Dancing
Time: 7:00-8:00pm
Cost: $20 Drop In / $60 Four Week Series
Description: Beginner salsa lessons every Friday. 4 week series, with a social on the last Friday of the month. See the event website for the latest class schedule.

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.

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.

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
4pm – Open Level
5pm – Intermediate
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, 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...

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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