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Salsa events for Thursday, August 22, 2019
Important: Event times are subject to change. Always double check with the event organizer before making plans.

4Ever Dance Thursdays

Event Type:  Beginning and Intermediate Salsa Lesson, Salsa Dancing
Cost:  $13 lesson only, $15 lesson and open dancing
Location:  Dublin
Description:  Salsa lessons and open dancing every Thursday night, hosted in the East Bay at Dublin's 4 Ever Dance Studio.
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Albertos Salsa

Event Type:  Beginner Lesson, Intermediate Lesson, Dance Party
Cost:  $10 ($7 student, $15 band nights)
Location:  Mountain View
Description:  A cool bar & lounge located in Mountain View with a great instructor and chill atmosphere. Plenty of seating, a full bar, and live bands of Friday nights. Music is a mix of salsa and bachata, with a sprinkling of cha cha and merrengue.
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Allegro Beg/Int Lessons

Event Type:  Beginner/Intermediate Salsa Lesson
Cost:  $8 Members, $12 Non-Members
Location:  Emeryville
Description:  Thursday night salsa lessons with veteran salsa instructor Garry at the Allegro Ballroom in Emeryville. Focuses on intermediate patterns and partnering. Extra practice time is available after the lesson for an additional $5.
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Bachata By The Bay Thursdays

Event Type:  Salsa Dancing Lesson, Salsa Dancing Social
Cost:  $10
Location:  San Mateo
Description:  Bachata lessons and dancing every Thursday night at Aracely Cafe on Treasure Island. Bachata dance lessons at 8pm, followed by social dancing until 1am. Music by DJ "Magic" Mike, playing the best Bachata!
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Cairo Cabaret

Event Type:  Belly Dancing Lesson, Salsa Fusion Social
Cost:  $5
Location:  San Francisco
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 or $15 w/ Middle Eastern dinner
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Cuban Salsa at MCCLA

Event Type:  Cuban Salsa Dancing Lesson
Cost:  $12
Location:  San Francisco
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 focus on improving your skills and styles and providing you with new tricks to show off in the clubs.
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Monte Negro Salsa con Timba Party

Event Type:  Salsa Dancing Social
Cost:  $10 for lessons, $5 for the party
Location:  Oakland
Description:  A salsa and Timba party every Thursday night at the Shashamane Bar & Grill, hosted by DJ JuanLove. Monte Negro is a fun atmosphere, where you can relax, enjoy a great cocktail and tear up the dance floor to the best Timba, Salsa Dura, Regaeton, Bachata, and Cumbia. Salsa Rueda dance class with Sean Foster from 8pm.
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Salsa and Bachata Lessons

Event Type:  Salsa Dancing Lesson
Cost:  $10 per lesson
$18 for 2 lessons
Location:  Monterey Bay
Description:  Beginning salsa lesson with DJ Willi at Move Studios in Monterey every Tuesday and Thursday. Lesson begins at 7:30pm, followed by a beginning bachata lesson at 8:15pm. Each lesson is $10, or $18 for both lessons. No partner needed.
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Salsa Gente Salsa Rueda

Event Type:  Salsa Rueda Class
Cost:  $8 ($4 for students)
Location:  Santa Cruz
Description:  Salsa Rueda classes every Thursday night at the Louden Nelson Center in Santa Cruz. Two classes at the same time: into/beginner and beginner/intermediate. No partner required, and half off for students!
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Salsa on Time

Event Type:  Salsa Dancing Lesson
Cost:  $10
Location:  Hayward
Description:  Salsa lessons every Thursday evening from 7-9pm in downtown Hayward at Chalk It Up. The cost is $10 per lesson. All ages welcome.
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Salsa Thursdays at Vinyl Room

Event Type:  Salsa Dancing Lesson, Salsa Dancing Social
Cost:  Free
Location:  San Francisco
Description:  Free salsa lessons and dancing every Thursday night at the Vinyl Room in downtown Burlingame. Salsa lessons by Miriam and Randal followed by social dancing with DJ Franklin. NO COVER, plenty of parking and dress to impress!
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Salsa Thursdays Pleasant Hill

Event Type:  Salsa Dancing Lesson
Cost:  $15
Location:  San Francisco
Description:  Salsa lessons every Thursday night at the Pleasant Hill Community Center. We offer two classes, an beginner and advanced class, with classes beginning at 7:00pm. Classes end with a social segment to let everyone put everything they learned to the test!
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Salsa With Juan

Event Type:  Salsa Lessons
Cost:  $15
Location:  Oakland
Description:  Beginners, pre-intermediate, "bridge", and pre-advanced salsa lessons held every Thursday in Oakland taught by Salsa With Juan. The studio is open for salsa and bachata practice from 9-10pm, with DJ music. Free with paid class that evening or $5 drop in.
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Sultry Salsa Nights

Event Type:  Beginning/Intermediate Salsa Lesson, Social Dancing
Cost:  $15 for 1 class, $20 for 2 classes
Location:  Santa Rosa
Description:  Salsa lessons and dancing every Thursday night at the Society: Culture House in Santa Rosa. Doors open at 6pm for food and cocktails, dance lessons begin at 7pm, and dancing continues until 10:30 in the evening. Salsa lessons by Irene Silva and Jesus Cruz of Santa Rosa Salsa. No partner or experience necessary.
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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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Thursday Latin Night

Event Type:  Salsa Dancing Lesson, Salsa Dancing Social
Cost:  $10, $5 after 10pm
Location:  Monterey
Description:  Salsa and Bachata lessons every Thursday night at Planet Gemini in Monterey from 8:30pm - 10pm with social dancing after. $10 for lesson, or $5 after 10pm.
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Vinnie’s Bar & Grill

Event Type:  Salsa Dancing
Cost:  $5
Location:  Concord
Description:  Salsa dancing and other Latin music at Vinnie's Bar & Grill in Concord, every Thursday night. Free street parking and a full bar.
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