Next Practice:  We meet every Sunday, 4:30-6:30, except as posted here. Fall through the spring we dance inside at SalsaNSeattle. If you are new, please consider taking rueda de casino classes before or concurrent with joining the Sunday practice. There is a 3:00 class at SalsaNSeattle every other week this fall. Rueda calls may be different in different places, but that's all part of the fun. See the Sunday Practice FAQ and our new Calls List (thanks Zaid!). First hour mixed level; second hour advanced rueda.


 Upcoming Events 

  • SAT NOV 21, Fiesta Cubana @ SalsaNSeattle, intro lesson @9:30, then DANCE to the best DJ'd Cuban music in town!!!!
  • Fri Nov 27, Cambalache @ Club Sur
  • Sun Dec 6, Kiki y Los Guajibaros @ Musiquarium, 7:00 (no cover)
  • Fri Dec 11, Cuban Night in Bellingham (Holiday Party, stay tuned)

Yes, there is Sunday practice throughout the holiday season!

Posted by on 28 Nov 2015 | Tagged as: Practice

There is INDEED Seattle Rueda Sunday practice at SalsaNSeattle this Sunday! 4:30-6:30. And we’ll have practice every Sunday though the holiday season

Fiesta Cubana – Saturday Nov 21

Posted by on 18 Nov 2015 | Tagged as: Events, Music, Social

Seattle’s Cuban Dance Party – Salsa N’ Seattle Dance Studio

Dance to the latest Cuban Hits: Salsa, Timba, Son y Reggaeton. Hosted by DJ Dre and Ofer.

Free Dance Lesson at 9:30pm

Cover $10 – 21+

No Practice Sunday Nov 1

Posted by on 25 Oct 2015 | Tagged as: Practice

Sunday, Nov 1, there will be NO SEATTLE RUEDA SUNDAY PRACTICE. Nov 1 only, because the space at SalsaNSeattle is unavailable.

Pre-practica Rueda Classes at SalsaNSeattle, Starting Sept 27, 3:00-4:30

Posted by on 21 Sep 2015 | Tagged as: Instruction

Tell your friends who want to learn rueda de casino (Cuban salsa in a square-dance-like format)…and anyone who wants to come to Sunday practica but needs a refresher: I will be teaching Level I (beginner/refresher) rueda de casino at SalsaNSeattle starting Sunday, Sept 27, 3:00-4:30. The class will meet every other Sunday. Come for class and stay for practica!!rueda-casino-dance-classes-sea/cine

Leads who want to learn to follow and follows wanting to learn to lead are also welcome.

The curriculum is on the SalsaNSeattle Rueda/Cuban Salsa web page — scroll down and look in the lower right. So folks who want to drop in or refresh their skills can see what steps will be taught when.

Clave Gringa in September

Posted by on 30 Aug 2015 | Tagged as: Events, Music

Clave Gringa quartet including Kiki Valera on cuatro, Friday September 11, 8-10:30, North City Bistro, 1520 NE 177th St, Cover $10, Make reservations (it sells out) – 206-365-4447 or
Food and wine are great and the ambience is terrific
Clave Gringa quartet including Kiki Valera on cuatro, Saturday Sept 26, 7:30-9:30, Waving Tree Winery – Kirkland, 11901 124th St NE, Kirkland, Cover $10
Arrive early for a good seat; wine by glass or bottle available and food truck out front!


Canceled: Casino on Cardboard for 8/28/2015

Posted by on 28 Aug 2015 | Tagged as: Alki Beach Parties: Casino on Cardboard

Rainy Alki beach 1
Sorry amigos, but we’re canceling Casino on Cardboard for tonight due to the forecast for a 70% chance of rain tonight. Save your sunscreen for now. Check back each Friday through September to find out how much longer the beach dance season will go.

Kiki Valera Aug 23 show CANCELLED

Posted by on 23 Aug 2015 | Tagged as: Events, Music

Hi folks, The Musiquarium had to cancel today’s show due to an “infrastructure problem.” Let’s hope they get it repaired soon. Check back for future events with this band.

Kiki Valera y Los Guajibiros @ Musiquarium, Sun Aug 22, 8-11pm, no cover!

Posted by on 19 Aug 2015 | Tagged as: Events, Music

Keep dancing after the flash mob! Go to the Musiquarium at the Triple Door. Free, no cover! Traditional son, boleros, etc.–all very danceable. You can eat there too–great food from Wild Ginger kitchen!

About the band:

One the Musiquarium calendar:

Rueda Flash Mob at Seattle Center, Sunday Aug 23

Posted by on 19 Aug 2015 | Tagged as: Events, Practice

This Sunday 8/23: take part in the Flash Mob at Seattle Center (see Agustin’s invite

Seattle Casineros/Seattle Rueda, Boeing Rueda, Rumba NW, Portland Casineros…all are welcome.

There will NOT be Sunday practice at Wallingford Steps. Go to Seattle Center, 4:00 pm, instead…

DETAILS & SCHEDULE for Viva Cuba salsa-fest in Bellingham, July 10-12!

Posted by on 04 Jul 2015 | Tagged as: Events, Instruction, Music, Social

–FRIDAY: There’s a Cuban trio playing an acoustic concert at Cafe Rumba on Friday night, 7-9pm, followed by a kick-off party with DJs Ofer and Andre.
–SATURDAY: Cambalache, BAAY 1059 N. State St., Bellingham, Doors open 8:30pm, Dance lesson 9pm; buy tix for Saturday on Brown Paper tickets($15 adults, $10 students presale; at door $20 and $15)

One of the musicians in both the trio and the Cambalache line-up was one of Klimax’ lead singers and is reported to be AWESOME!
Class 1: Saturday 1-2:15pm: Salsa Suelta – Footwork, Cuban body motion, musicality (all levels)
Class 2: Saturday 2:30-3:45pm: Casino moves for intermediate/advanced
Class 3: Saturday 4-5:15pm: Wilfredo’s favorite rueda moves for intermediate/advanced
Class 4: Sunday 1-2:15pm: Afro-Cuban folklore: Eleggua, Lumbanche (all levels)
Class 5: Sunday 2:30-3:45pm: Rumba (Columbia) in Casino partnering (intermediate/advanced)
Class 6: Sunday 4-5:15pm: More rueda! (Intermediate/advanced)
WORKSHOP PRICES – these are “pre-register” prices and will be slightly higher at the door. To pre-register join the FB event for the WORKSHOPS: OR send Heather an email ( 1 class: $15; 2 classes: $25; 3 classes: $35; 4 classes: $45; 5 classes: $55; 6 classes: $60;
(Discount for students)
Here’s the Facebook event for the WEEKEND:

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