Next Practice:  We meet every Sunday, 4:30-6:30, except as posted here: We meet at Wallingford Steps opposite Gasworks Park through the summer. (Fall through the spring we dance inside at SalsaNSeattle.) If you are new, please consider taking rueda de casino classes (see below) before or concurrent with joining the Sunday practice. 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.  Every few weeks we have an advanced rueda workshop from 5:00-6:00. See/join Seattle Casineros Facebook group for latest updates and posts below.

Classes 

 Upcoming Events 

  • There are frequent events at Club Sur, North City Bistro and some at other locations such as Musiquarium, Lake Chad Cafe, etc.
  • See Seattle Casineros FB page for posts about upcoming events.

Alki Beach Casino on Cardboard is on Friday, July 29th!

Posted by on 27 Jul 2016 | Tagged as: Alki Beach Parties: Casino on Cardboard

Let’s take advantage of the arrival of actual summer weather by dancing la vida loca at Alki Beach this Friday, July 29, 2016! Help celebrate Natalie’s birthday with her La Clave Cubana teammates by bringing food and drinks!

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Where:
You’ll find the dance floor right on the sandy beach at Alki at approximately 2501 Alki Ave SW, Seattle, WA 98116, across the street from Duke’s Chowder House near 58th Ave SW.

When:
Set up by volunteers from 5:30-7 PM. Music and dancing begin by 7.

The festivities generally take place every Friday night all summer as long as it’s dry, at least through Labor Day weekend in September.

Bring:
Sunglasses, sunscreen, shoes you can get dirty, and maybe pack a jacket for sundown are great ideas. Bring food or drinks for the birthday party. Alchohol is not allowed at the public beach, but friends and passersby are always welcome.

Help wanted:
DJ using any device with a 1/8″ headphone jack!

We can always use volunteers to help set up between 5:30-7. Arriving early is also a great way to find a decent parking spot too! Leave a comment if you can volunteer to DJ, help set up, pack up, or transport the dance floor.

Each week we need new volunteers to transport the dance floor to/from Alki Beach. The job consists of picking up the dance floor on Friday 1 at Alki Beach at around 10 PM, storing it for the week, then dropping it back off at Alki beach on Friday 2 at around 6 PM. You don’t have to be at the beach the entire night, just in time to pick up and drop off the floor.

Plenty of volunteers will be available to help unload, assemble, disassemble, and load the floor each week. The trick is getting a good parking spot.

Transporters need at least as much trunk space as a compact SUV (Examples; Subaru Forrester, Toyota Rav 4, station wagons, minivans, vans, pick up trucks, or SUVs). The loaded flooring measures about 3′ W x 3′ D x 18″ H.

See you at the beach!

Alki Beach dance canceled tonight, July 22, 2016

Posted by on 22 Jul 2016 | Tagged as: Alki Beach Parties: Casino on Cardboard

Alki Beach Casino on Cardboard dancing is canceled for tonight, July 22.

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Unfortunately the weather turned cool and wet on us today. On the bright side, you can dance outside tomorrow instead, Saturday night at the Goodbye Seattle BBQ at Golden Gardens!

We should resume Casino on Cardboard at Alki Beach next Friday, July 29th.

Thanks to Dave, Katia, Marija, and Laszlo for volunteering to transport the dance floor from 7/22 to 7/29!

Alki Beach dancing continues tonight, July 8!

Posted by on 08 Jul 2016 | Tagged as: Alki Beach Parties: Casino on Cardboard

Alki Beach dancing continues tonight, July 8!

The Casino on Cardboard dance season at Alki Beach continues tonight! It may be cloudy wherever you are, but it’s already pretty sunny at Alki Beach.

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We’ll need volunteers to help set up at 5:30 so dancing can begin by 7 PM. The more helpers, the sooner we can dance! Guest DJs are also welcome.

Thanks to Laszlo and Dave for volunteering to transport the dance floor from 7/8 and 7/15!

Alki Beach dancing begins this Friday July 1, 2016!

Posted by on 30 Jun 2016 | Tagged as: Alki Beach Parties: Casino on Cardboard

IT’S ON!!! The 2016 season of Casino on Cardboard dancing at Alki Beach on Friday nights starts this Friday, July 1st!

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We’ll need volunteers to help set up at 5:30 so dancing can begin by 7 PM. The more the merrier!

Thanks to Steve and Laszlo for volunteering to transport the dance floor from 7/1 and 7/8!

Who Wants to Dance in Tacoma?

Posted by on 26 Jun 2016 | Tagged as: Alki Beach Parties: Casino on Cardboard, Events

Please let me know if you are interested in dancing in Tacoma one weekend this summer. Would probably be a weekend afternoon.

-Betsy G

Alki Beach dancing canceled tonight, June 24

Posted by on 24 Jun 2016 | Tagged as: Alki Beach Parties: Casino on Cardboard

Sorry amigos, we’re canceling dancing at Alki Beach tonight again, June 24.

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This time a number of factors are conspiring against us; from the cool (possibly rainy) weather, to the Presidential motorcade and the Mariners game disrupting traffic. It’s hard to believe we won’t be starting this season of Casino on Cardboard until July 1st! It’s forecast to get hot and sunny next week, like a real summer Friday.

Thanks to Steve and Laszlo for volunteering to transport the dance floor on 7/1 and 7/8!

PS, We still need more volunteers to step up to transport the dance floor on July 15th and later.

Maiensy Sanchez Workshops this Summer, July 9 for All; Thurs in July-Aug for Women

Posted by on 18 Jun 2016 | Tagged as: Instruction

Saturday, July 9, Phinney Neighborhood Center, Room 2, 6532 Phinney Avenue North Seattle (DATE WAS CHANGED FROM JUNE 25 TO JULY 9)

Body Movement, 12:00-12:55 (come at 11:45 to sign in) Body isolation workout and dance flow with a strong African-Cuban flavor. Open to all levels of experience. You may wear slippers, socks, non-marking flexible shoes or dance barefoot.

Cuban Styling, 1:00-1:55, Open to intermediate and experienced dancers. Develop your understanding of cubanía and tune up your muscle memory with fun sequences. Non-traction shoes are best. Ladies: heel-less or very low heel shoes please.

Bring an open heart and and wear comfortable clothing. One workshop: $15 pre-registered, $20 at door Two Workshops: $25 pre-registered, $30 at door. To register via FB please click JOIN, and a private message will follow.

https://www.facebook.com/events/860265570783898/

Women’s Corporeal Training, Thursdays, June 30, July 7, 14, 21, 28, & August 4; 7:30-8:30, at Phinney Neighborhood Center, Room 32 (brick building) 6532 Phinney Avenue North Seattle

Required pre-registration 6 sessions: $110 5 sessions: $100 4 sessions: $85 Drop-ins welcome upon availability. To register via FB please click JOIN, and a private message will follow. Bring an open heart, wear comfortable clothing and heel-less shoes (bare foot ok too) This is a six-session series embedded in my lifelong connection to sound and movement; an invitation to develop a deeper connection between the physical, the emotional and the spiritual through empowering corporeal techniques. Open to all levels of experience, you will be able to adjust the degree of challenge to your personal needs. This will be a safe space in which to honor the sacred feminine. https://www.facebook.com/events/1569398893360890

Alki beach dance canceled tonight, June 17, 2016

Posted by on 17 Jun 2016 | Tagged as: Alki Beach Parties: Casino on Cardboard

Sorry, we’re canceling dancing at Alki Beach tonight, June 17.

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Unfortunately, due to poor weather today, we have to cancel plans to dance at Alki Beach and postpone the 2016 Casino on Cardboard season for one more week. Let’s start the parties up next Friday June, 24. So now you have another full week to shine up your sunglasses, find your sunscreen, and get your sandals ready!

Thanks to Steve and Laszlo for volunteering to transport the dance floor on 6/24 and 7/1!

PS, We still need more volunteers to step up to transport the dance floor on July 8th and later.

The 2016 Alki Beach dance season starts Friday, June 17th!

Posted by on 08 Jun 2016 | Tagged as: Alki Beach Parties: Casino on Cardboard

We’ll start this summer’s Casino On Cardboard season next-next Friday on 6/17/2016. We wanted to start this Friday, but the weather isn’t cooperating.
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You can still get your groove on outdoors this Friday, June 10th at the U-District Farmer’s Market with José, Anna, and friends!

Thanks to Steve and Laszlo for volunteering to transport the dance floor on 6/17 and 6/24!

PS, We still need more volunteers to step up to transport the dance floor on July 1st and later.

Clave Gringa in May

Posted by on 07 May 2016 | Tagged as: Events, Music

This from Ann:
Thursday May 19 – Clave Gringa trio (Ann Reynolds, Steve Smith, and Dean Schmidt) at La Spiga restaurant
1429 12th Ave, Seattle laspiga.com7-9:30, Food is great and we have a sweet setup in the middle of the restaurant
Sit at the bar, or reserve a table for dinner
Friday May 20 – Clave Gringa quartet (Ann Reynolds, Steve Smith, and Dean Schmidt, and Kiki Valera)
North City Bistro, 1520 177th St, Shoreline, 8-10:30, $10 cover, Make reservations – it fills up! 206-365-4447

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