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.

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

Sunday Practica Moves OUTSIDE May 15

Posted by on 07 May 2016 | Tagged as: Practice

Seattle Rueda Sunday practice is at SalsaNSeattle tomorrow, May 8. However, NEXT WEEK, May 15, we will start the summer season by meeting outside at Wallingford Steps. As always, 4:30-6:30. From May 15 we’ll be outside through summer. Also, I believe Jose Raul is going teach an advanced rueda workshop on May 15 within practica – look for invite on FB.

When Jose teaches within Sunday practice, his workshop will be 5:00-6:00, pay what you will.

Hope to see all you dancing!

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.

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