Next Practice:  We meet every Sunday, 4:30-6:30, except as posted here: ON 9/25 WE MOVE INSIDE TO SALSANSEATTLE. We meet at SalsaNSeattle fall through spring. (In the summer we meet at Wallingford Steps across from Gasworks park.) 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.

Sunday Practice moves inside 9/25

Posted by on 21 Sep 2016 | Tagged as: Practice

Sunday practice will move inside for the season on Sunday 9/25. We’ll meet at SalsanSeattle (1200 Stewart St, Seattle WA, 98101, at our usual time (4:30-6:30). Note while there is free street parking on Sundays, it has gotten more difficult with all the construction in the neighboring few blocks.

We will be at SalsanSeattle through 2016. SalsanSeattle will be moving in the new year but has not yet announced their new location. We will re-assess where practica will meet in 2017 once we know their new location. It might be great for us but we don’t know yet. We are open to ideas but will only consider places where: 1) folks can come and go as they please (no buzzer), 2) it’s comfortable for us to mill around before and after (no extra payment required for that time), 3) there is sufficient space, and 4) there is sufficient free parking in the vicinity. We also would prefer to be at a place that is either a dance studio or has a storefront presence/some public visibility/something like that, i.e., not shuttered away and invisible to the world :-)

Concluded: 2016 Alki Beach Casino on Cardboard

Posted by on 01 Sep 2016 | Tagged as: Alki Beach Parties: Casino on Cardboard

It was fun while it lasted.

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Once upon a time it was 90 degrees in August… Gone are the days when we’d dance at Alki Beach at sunset beneath the moon and stars… Until next year!

Thanks to all the volunteers who transported the dance floor, came early to help set up, and brought snacks and driks to share!

By the way, does anyone have space to store the dance floor until next summer?

Alki Beach Casino on Cardboard August 26, 2016

Posted by on 26 Aug 2016 | Tagged as: Alki Beach Parties: Casino on Cardboard

It’s still hot! It’s still summer. It’s still August. We’re still dancing on the beach tonight, August 26, 2016!

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.

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

Dances 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 a jacket for sundown are great ideas. Optionally bring food or drinks to share. Alcohol 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.

We still need new volunteers to transport the dance floor to/from Alki Beach September 2-9. The job consists of picking up the dance floor on Friday the 2nd at Alki Beach at around 10 PM, storing it for the week, then dropping it back off at Alki beach on Friday the 9th 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.

Alki Beach Casino on Cardboard August 19, 2016

Posted by on 19 Aug 2016 | Tagged as: Alki Beach Parties: Casino on Cardboard

It’s HHHHOOOOTTTT!!!! Since you’ll be at Alki Beach cooling off anyway, you might as well be dancing with all your friends.

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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.

For September 2-9 we’ll 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!

Workshops for everyone with Maiensy Sanchez, Aug 27, 12:00 to 2:00, Phinney Neighborhood Center

Posted by on 16 Aug 2016 | Tagged as: Instruction

Workshops with Maiensy Sanchez, Aug 27, 12:00 to 2:00, Phinney Neighborhood Center, Room 2 (wood building).

For everyone!

Sign in 11:45. 12:00 – Body Movement with a strong African-Cuban flavor. All levels. Barefoot, socks, or non-marking flexible shoes. 1:00 – Cuban Styling. Intermediate and up. Non-traction shoes (ladies: heel-less or very low heel). $15 per hour pre-reg or $20 at door; $25/$30 2 hours. Join the FB event to pre-register.https://www.facebook.com/events/895763417234516/

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

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