May 2009

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Social BBQ after Practica Today, Sunny May 31!

Posted by on 31 May 2009 | Tagged as: Social

Hello all!

We’ve been talking about having a potluck after Practica.  Let’s do it!

WHEN: Sunday, 5/31, 6:30 pm (after practice)

WHERE: Desiree’s house in Wallingford, not far from the steps across from Gasworks.

            4116 Woodland Park Avenue North, Seattle  98103

WHAT: Comidas! Bebidas! BBQ in the front yard, Musica!  Bring anything to grill or share!



Video of the Week

Posted by on 31 May 2009 | Tagged as: Video


Sat, May 30: No 6pm Casino Class at Todo Bien

Posted by on 30 May 2009 | Tagged as: Instruction

There will not be a 6pm Casino class at Todo Bien this Saturday (May 30.) If you want to practice or learn more Casino dancing  come over to the 3-4pm class at the Phinney Ridge Community Center. The cost is $10.00. Rueda classes will be taught there also from 12 until 3pm. 

Take care.

Kirkland Dance Center Spring Show – 2pm or 5:30pm – Casino and Rueda performance

Posted by on 28 May 2009 | Tagged as: Events

Next Saturday, May 30th, 2009, is the Kirkland Dance Center Spring Show, where Nadja, Becky, me, and a very talented group of Casino dancers will be performing Casino and Rueda. It will be held at the Lake Washington High School in Kirkland, with two opportunities to attend, at 2:00PM and at 5:30PM. Both shows will be exactly the same, so if you are interested, you have the option of going to an early or a later show.
Tickets for the event are $12, and the show is the biggest fundraising event of the year for the Kirkland Dance Center, which uses the funds to give back to the local community through charities and projects.
The show will showcase routines choreographed by all Kirkland Dance Center instructors, so you’ll have the chance to see more than just Casino and Rueda…
For more details, please contact me through this group or call the Kirkland Dance Center directly.
The Lake Washington High School is located very close to the Kirkland Dance Center, a couple of minutes east of 405 in exit 18.

Hope to see you there!

Babalus 5 27 09 Wednesday Night- salsa cubana

Posted by on 26 May 2009 | Tagged as: Events, Music, Social


In keeping with the good weather and sunshine join us for a night of dance. The Summers here are too sort to sit home and watch TV.  I’ll be Dj’ing starting 10:30 so you can get the sleep you need but if you have the bug like me come on down.


Babalus corner of Wallingford and 45th In Seattle…you know where it cover


ps…you like the videos… so come and do it

Volenteers for a Rudea Exhibition today at FolkLife

Posted by on 25 May 2009 | Tagged as: Events

Gustavo asked me last night if we could put together a small to medium size rueda exhibition at folk life for about a 3 minute song. I told him no problem so if we show up at 5 we can put it together like we did last year or the year before.  We keep it simple using turn that everyone who shows up knows. Let’s spread the word and anyone who plans to be there can give me a call at 206-295-0651

Eddie Alejandro

Latin Music at Folklife Festival – today MONDAY

Posted by on 25 May 2009 | Tagged as: Events

Seattle Center

Center House Court



Salsa Dance 06:00 PM – 09:00 PM


Michelle Badion, and Friends Cha Cha Lesson & Demos 06:00 PM

Pedrito Vargas y su Grupo Ashe Contemporary Cuban Music 06:20 PM


Michelle Badion and Friends Salsa Lesson and Demos 07:05 PM

Cambalache Salsa, Salsita, Salsota 07:15 PM


Michelle Badion and Friends Merengue Lesson Demos 08:00 PM

SuperSones Cuban Son 08:15 PM

Rueda Practice Reminder – It’s Outside this Sunday

Posted by on 24 May 2009 | Tagged as: Practice

Just wanted to post Kyra’s reminder about Sunday’s rueda practice again so it is easily visable:

“It’s supposed to be sunny all weekend–hooray!

We’ll dance at Wallingford Steps, at the northwest corner of Gas Works Park, this Sunday. Bring sunscreen and water. (See here for location:

If you know people who might not check the blog, please pass the word. And if anybody would be able to swing by Sonny Newman’s on their way to Gas Works on Sunday to put up a note about where we’re meeting, please let me know. Thanks! —Kyra”

Video of the Week

Posted by on 24 May 2009 | Tagged as: Video

Santiago de Cuba:

Guerilla rueda anyone….at Folklife?

Posted by on 23 May 2009 | Tagged as: Social

Hello my Peeps!

I feel the need to dance with such great weather. Any of you feel the same? How about a random rueda meet up (a.k.a. guerilla rueda) at the the Seattle Center at 4pm in front of the Key Arena? In the past, guerilla ruedas would take place there. Anyone want to dance today? I’ll bring extra batteries for the bookbox. Let me know…I was going to meet up with folks who are going to practice for our performance next friday…might was well make the rueda bigger! Let’s just have fun!! Bring sunscreen and lots of water!

Mucho amor,


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