May 2008

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Seattle Rueda blog info

Posted by on 28 May 2008 | Tagged as: Admin

Hi all.  I’ve created a page on instructors & classes, and a page on bands & clubs (see above) for our new Seattle Rueda blog.  These pages are a new addition and I may have missed some information or gotten something incorrect, so please send info on any additions or changes to lagriegaseattle@yahoo.com.

I’ll update these pages as necessary when information changes.  For now it is a good start for those of us here in Seattle, and for those that are visiting and want to check out the Seattle casino/rueda scene.

Thanks again to everyone that has helped so far with putting this new Rueda Seattle blog-site together.  It really looks and functions well.  See you at Selena’s for the SuperSones show on Saturday and for the first outside rueda practice this Sunday, June 1st.

Supersones – Hot Habana Nights at Selena’s Guadalajara

Posted by on 28 May 2008 | Tagged as: Events

Live !!! Supersones This Saturday May 31st !!!!

SuperSones will join DJ Baracoa for a night of hot dance music.

SuperSones will play two long sets with Baracoa spinning before, between, and after. Cover: $6

Check out Selena’s Saturday Nights

It’s going to be a great night for dancing !!!!

MUEVETE w/DJ Baracoa
An Evening of Cuban Flavor
Dance Music For Your Feet
For your dancing pleasure we present…..Salsa, Timba,
Son, Son Montuno, Casino, Cha Cha Cha, Bachata, Merengue,
Poquito Reggaeton y mas de Cuba y el todo Mundo…tu sabes ¡!

The place is
Selenas Guadalajara
1715 N 45th St Seattle WA – (next to Babalus)
Every Saturday Night 10pm till 2AM
21 w/ID

Coming in June…

Starting Saturday June14th Eglis (de La Habana Cuba) y Ruthie (de Cienfuegos Cuba) will be teaching a 30 minute beginning introduction to Cuban dancing and movement for you and your friends who want to join in from 9:30-10 PM. The cost is 5 bucks both girls and guys which also includes your cover for a night of dancing.

Coming Soon also…Fashion Show de las Dos Cubanas. Fashion with a touch of Cuba.

Grupo Ashé returns to Nectar Lounge Saturday June 7th

Posted by on 25 May 2008 | Tagged as: Events

Pedrito Vargas y su Grupo Ashé return to Nectar Lounge Saturday June 7th!

8$, 21&over, dj Thomas

Timba dance lesson at 9 pm (FREE) and special guest performance by Mikaela “La Miki” Romero.

Plus a chance to win a copy of our demo or an Ashé Tshirt!

This is contemporary Cuban Music – This is Ashé!

More information at:  www.pedritovargas.com or www.nectarlounge.com

Vancouver Fiesta on June 7th

Posted by on 23 May 2008 | Tagged as: Events

From our friends in Vancouver:
_____________

The Cuban Fiesta returns!!!!

Join us for a long-awaited evening of dancing at a centrally located and beautiful venue. The night will feature:
– TWO DANCE PERFORMANCES by the most authentic Cuban dance teams in town: Estilo Cubano and Vancouver’s only all-female Salsa Rueda team!!!

– TWO DJs, La Salsomana and Julio spinning the mix you won’t hear anywhere else in the city that evening: Cuban Salsa, Salsaton, Reggaeton and some Merengue.

WHEN: Saturday June 7th, doors open at 7:00 pm if you wish to have dinner. Party starts at 9:00, performances at 10:00 pm.
WHERE: KENTIZEN LOUNGE, located right inside Tinseltown (second floor) one block away from Stadium Skytrain Station.
DOORS: $10.
KENTIZEN offers a unique fusion of Chinese and Japanese food, including a tasty all-u-can-eat buffet! Feel free to email me for more info.

See you there!

Julio.

Thoughts on the Blog Events Calendar…

Posted by on 23 May 2008 | Tagged as: Admin

EVERYONE:

Could you give me your thoughts on what you would like to see from the Calendar for the Blog; format, functions, etc??  Thanks!
A couple of limitations or just quirky-ness of Upcoming.org is…1. that a yahoo email is needed. 2. that it’s primarily venue driven (so as an example…rueda practice or informal gatherings could not be, or, are more difficult to add) I just looked at the Upcoming “Group” option. It would allow anyone to post, but it would still require everyone to have/make a Yahoo email to join the Group. hm…
The positives of Upcoming was that it was a straightforward list, popular with arts/music communities, and it included the entire web community.
So:
Here are some of the answers I might need to inform us of which web calendar tool would be best for the group:
1. Would we want 1 or more people to be in charge of keeping the calendar, and adding events others bring to their attention? OR…have unlimited access/flexibility for many to add events as they find them??
2. What events do we want on the calendar? Limit it to public events?
3. Any other tools you would like to see associated with the calendar?
Thanks!

Video of the Week

Posted by on 22 May 2008 | Tagged as: Video

I have a collection of YouTube favorites that I’ve been collecting for a couple of years. Ofer suggested that I post a video of the week. So, to kick it off, here’s a nice one from Santiago de Cuba. The dancers are unpretentious and smooth as butter. Enjoy!

Saturday @ Selena’s

Posted by on 22 May 2008 | Tagged as: Events, Instruction, Music

 

Can’t make it to the island???????

Check out Selena’s Saturday Nights !!!!

It’s going to be a great night for dancing !!!!

MUEVETE w/DJ Baracoa
An Evening of Cuban Flavor
Dance Music For Your Feet
For your dancing pleasure we present…..Salsa, Timba,
Son, Son Montuno, Casino, Cha Cha Cha, Bachata, Merengue,
Poquito Reggaeton y mas de Cuba y el todo Mundo…tu sabes ¡!

The place is
Selenas Guadalajara
1715 N 45th St Seattle WA – (next to Babalus)
Every Saturday Night 10pm till 2AM
21 w/ID
Ladies Free Before 11 PM

Live Music in May !!!!! Supersones Saturday May 31st !!!!

SuperSones will join DJ Baracoa for a night of hot dance music.

SuperSones will play two long sets with Baracoa spinning before, between, and after. Cover: $6

Coming soon…

Starting Saturday June14th Eglis (de La Habana Cuba) y Ruthie (de Cienfuegos Cuba) will be teaching a 30 minute beginning introduction to Cuban dancing and movement for you and your friends who want to join in from 9:30-10 PM.

The cost is 5 bucks both girls and guys which also includes your cover for a night of dancing.

 

Rueda – where and when

Posted by on 20 May 2008 | Tagged as: Events, Practice

Hi all,

We’ve decided to cancel practica on Sunday evening 5/25 because it’s Memorial Day weekend, and probably most folks will be out of town or at Folklife.

So instead, come out and dance:

Saturday 4/24 at Selena’s Guadalajara on 45th and Wallingford, starting at 10 p.m.

Monday 4/26 at Folklife (Center House) from 6 to 9 p.m. (Picoso at 6:20, Cambalache at 7:15, Supersones at 8:15, mini demonstrations/workshops with Michelle Badion on the hour)

Practica resumes Sunday 6/1, OUTDOORS at the Wallingford Steps – from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m.

1st Music Post – Pedrito Vargas y Su Grupo Ashe

Posted by on 17 May 2008 | Tagged as: Music

We are all excited about this new Seattle group. Check out their cover version of Isaac Delgado’s “No Me Mires a los Ojos”:

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Welcome to the New Blog

Posted by on 17 May 2008 | Tagged as: Admin

We need to get working on making this into what we all want. We will need volunteers to make this happen.

* We need to get a new design – this is just a placeholder – my suggestion is to look for a free template that is good and meets our needs. then we can tweak it to our liking.

* We need to think how to organize the site so it can hold useful long term information. The 1st incarnation of the blog did a better job than the most recent version – it would be great to have good areas for music / video / pictures / resources etc.

We welcome – people – ideas…..