November 2008

Monthly Archive

Women’s black practice shoes

Posted by on 16 Nov 2008 | Tagged as: Kick Me !! (the poster)

Hi all,

I have a brand-new pair of women’s black practice shoes, the ones that look like tennis shoes. I ordered them on-line on sale, and they turn out to be nowhere near my size. I’m guessing they’d fit about American size 7.5. If you know anyone who could use them, perhaps for practice on Sonny’s beautiful dance floor, please let me know. I’d like $25.


Saturday dance workshops

Posted by on 15 Nov 2008 | Tagged as: Instruction

Please join Bahia in Motion for two Afro-Latin dance classes this coming weekend,
Saturday, November 15th!

In addition to Daniel’s Afro-Brazilian class, we have a special guest joining
us, Dennis Richards, who will teach a Cuban Rueda class!!! (salsa danced in a group
in circle form).

Afterwards, for those interested, we’ll head to Century Ballroom DOWN THE HALL,
to settle into some of the latin moves we just learned from Dennis!  It will be
an evening full of sumptuous dancing AND….

EACH CLASS COSTS ONLY $5 + your generous food donation to NW Harvest.  This workshop
is dedicated to those in need over the holidays.

So, come on out to DANCE AND DONATE!!  Bring your friends and family!!

Start your holiday season by infusing your body and soul with the enchanting movements
and sounds from Cuba and Brasil.

Here are the details:

When:  Saturday, November 15th
Afro-Brazilian Class:  6pm-7:30pm Instructor:  Daniel Pitta (Bahia in Motion)
Cuban Rueda Class: 7:30pm-9pm   Instructor:  Dennis Richards

Where:  Velocity Dance Center (Capitol HIll)
        915 E. Pine Street (2nd Floor)
Cost:  $5 per class plus food donation

Please give a call or send an email with any questions!!

We hope to see you next Saturday!!

Axe!  (A-shay)

Aileen and Daniel

Bahia in Motion

Grupo Ashé at Monte Carlo, Friday Nov. 14th

Posted by on 11 Nov 2008 | Tagged as: Events, Music

How apropos.  Come dance Casino at a casino with timba group Grupo Ashé performing at Monte Carlo this Friday, November 14th.   The other rooms will feature Hip-hop duo Steelo and percussionit Ricardo Guity.

Monte Carlo is located near the Airport at 15221 Pacific Hwy South, Seattle, WA 98188 (Highway 99).  It has three spacious dance floors in three different rooms.  Open until 3am.

Starts 10pm

$10 before 10:30pm and $15 after 10:30pm or or

Grupo Ashe at Monte Carlo Nov 14

Video of the Week

Posted by on 09 Nov 2008 | Tagged as: Video

Salsa Tuesdays at the Columbia City Theater! New Series starts November 11th!

Posted by on 07 Nov 2008 | Tagged as: Events, Instruction, Music

4916 Rainier Ave. South, Seattle, WA 98118

(check out the space at

“Salsa on 2” Dance Class Series*
E.Mayimbe Dance Co.
Beginners Level 1a, 6:30-7:30p
Intermediate Beg. Level 1b, 7:30-8:30pm
$50pp/$90 per couple/$15 Drop-In

Eduardo & Heather of E. Mayimbe Dance Company are energetic, fun & talented as dancers & as teachers! They perform and compete nationally and are World Salsa Championship Competitors!

The DJs Play for You @ 9pm!
DJ Edgar “El Cumbanchero”, DJ Cesar
Dance the night away as our featured DJs spice the dance floor with their own style & music collections!

Want to check it out? Feeling rusty?

Short “Intro to Salsa” Lesson from 8:40 – 9pm is included in the cover.

Live Music in the Lounge @ 7:30pm
“Deseo Carmen” plays a sultry mix of Latin jazz, flamenco,
gypsy & rock.

Door Prizes & Drink Specials!!!

There is a $5 cover for the evening.
*No cover for students in the series class


dj baracoa music news

Posted by on 05 Nov 2008 | Tagged as: Events, Music

Hi Everyone,

For November I’ll be at Babalu in Wallingford Wednesday Nights for the Month of November starting tonight dj’ing between Tor’s Mambo Cadillac sets and afterwards.

Ciao and see you there.

David  aka DJ BARACOA

Cuban music for your dancing pleasure


Video of the Week

Posted by on 03 Nov 2008 | Tagged as: Video


S.F./Bay Area Salsa Rueda Festival

Posted by on 01 Nov 2008 | Tagged as: Events

Hola Seattle!!  I hope all the Seattle Casineros will join us at this fantastic event next Feb. in San Francisco.

30 or more dance workshops in Rueda, Folkloric, Casino, and Son from some of the best instructors in the Americas. Live Timba music with Rumbache and Jesus Diaz y Su QBA. Anejo Productions laying down the best and newest Timba music and Performances from dance groups in the Bay, New York, Corvallis, Canada, Mexico, Texas, Seattle (we hope, nudge nudge), and much more.  This is gonna be a fantastic event.  Register soon to reserve your space. Call the hotel Whitcomb and mention the Salsa Rueda Festival to get the great rate of $89/night.

Register at

Hotel Whitcomb #: 1-415-626-8000

Any other questions: 510-207-4289, or 415-608-6180

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