Next Practice:  We meet every Sunday, 4:30-6:30, except as posted here: Special workshop during part of practica on Mar 21. NO PRACTICA on Mar 27. 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. 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. (below list updated 12/20)

Classes 

 Upcoming Events 

  • Saturday March 5, Tradicuba @ Club Sur
  • Saturday, weekly, as posted on Facebook: DJ Reinier @ Lake Chad Cafe, Seattle, typically starts @ 8:30 (will start up after Reinier returns from Cuba)
  • Rose City Salsa & Timba Festival, Mar 31-Apr 3 (Vancouver, WA)
  • There are various trips to Cuba being offered in the coming year. See posts below and talk to your teachers & fellow dancers.

Special Workshop with Jose Raul – Sunday Mar 20

Posted by on 05 Mar 2016 | Tagged as: Instruction, Practice

Jose Raul, a native Cuban who came to Seattle a few years ago from Boston, will be teaching advanced rueda moves as a special addition to Sunday Practica, on March 20 at SalsaNSeattle. Practica starts at 4:30. Jose will teach from 5:00 to 6:00. Practica will continue till 6:30. This will be a “donate what you wish” workshop. Come and have some fun with us!

Here’s a little info about Jose:

Cuban with 2 left feet, trained to dance casino and rueda in Boston through Boston Rueda, MIT Casino Rueda, and Metamovements Dance Company. If he could learn to dance, so can you! Jose has organized rueda de casino events and taught casino and rueda in Boston. He also brings his own Cuban flavor to calling.

No Sunday Practica 2/14

Posted by on 09 Feb 2016 | Tagged as: Practice

We will resume on Feb 21.

Rueda de Casino Classes at SalsaNSeattle, Beginner Start Jan 10

Posted by on 20 Dec 2015 | Tagged as: Instruction

I will be a teaching Level 1 (Beginner) series. It meets Jan 10, Jan 24 & Feb 7, from 3:00-4:30. See http://www.salsanseattle.com/#!rueda-casino-dance-classes-sea/cine for curriculum, registration and more info. This class focuses on the basics on rueda and casino, with an emphasis on lead/follow technique.

Level II meets on Feb 21, March 6 & March 20, also 3:00-4:30. Come for class and stay for practica!

By the end of Level II, students will know the 12 Building Block steps for casino partner dancing and rueda calls, and the the 7 Survival Skills for dancing in a rueda.

No Sunday Practice on 12/27

Posted by on 20 Dec 2015 | Tagged as: Practice

Sunday pratice at SalsaNSeattle is cancelled on 12/27. We’ll be there on 12/20, and we’ll resume in the new year on 1/3.

As usual, first hour is all levels welcome. Second hour is high-intermediate/advanced level.

During the first hour, there will be a focus on more basic calls, however advanced dancers are STILL WELCOME. Here are some ways to get the most out of it: It’s a great opportunity to practice calling, practice role reversal, work on technique…even to work on your peer mentoring skills. If there are enough advanced dancers the first hour they are welcome to dance in a separate circle.

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! http://www.salsanseattle.com/#!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 info@northcitybistro.com
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.

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