May 2010

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Rueda practica at Folklife today

Posted by on 30 May 2010 | Tagged as: Events, Practice

REMINDER: Practice today is at Folklife. Meet on the plaza outside Fisher Pavilion, 4:30 to 6:30.
Remember, also, that Latin night (salsa, tango, and rueda demo) is Monday night at Folklife at the Seattle Center Court.

Video of the Week

Posted by on 30 May 2010 | Tagged as: Video

Santiago de Cuba:

CocoLoco at Third Place Books Friday

Posted by on 26 May 2010 | Tagged as: Events

Join my band CocoLoco Friday May 28 at Third Place Books Lake Forest Park 7:30-9:30 for dancing and entertainment – cha-cha-cha, son, salsa, cumbia and more
Ann-ita Reynolds

Introduction to Havana-style Son

Posted by on 25 May 2010 | Tagged as: Instruction

Hello all,

Lance Lu will offer a 6-week class in “Introduction to Havana-style Son” beginning in June. (Cuban son is the type of music the SuperSones¬† and Ann Reynolds play.) The class will focus on mastering proper footwork, knees, and hips to lay a strong foundation for dancing son. Upper body alignment, isolations, and good partnering skills will also be emphasized. (Lance forgot to say this, but I guarantee you’ll also learn a great deal about listening to the music in any class he offers.) The cost will be $90 for six classes, and class size will be limited to 6. If there is sufficient interest, more classes may be added.

If you’re interested in this class, please join us for a no-obligation informational meeting:

Sunday June 6
3:30 p.m.
Essential Baking Company Cafe

We’ll learn what’s planned, ask questions, find out who wants to take the class, and make plans, including selecting a day and time that works for everyone. The cafe is about 2 blocks from the Wallingford Steps (follow link above for directions), so we’ll all head over for rueda practice afterward. See you there!

Hello from Los Angeles

Posted by on 23 May 2010 | Tagged as: Instruction

I hope this letter finds everyone in great spirits and I also hope that the weather is turning nice around this time so that you can all start dancing Rueda outside again soon. I am no longer teaching in Seattle but I did not remember to note so on the Instructors page of the blog. I will attempt to get that done as soon as possible. If any of you are quicker than I am at figuring it out please feel free to put a No Longer Teaching title in red or something like that above my name. Have a great summer and I wish all of you the best.

Video of the Week

Posted by on 23 May 2010 | Tagged as: Video


THE HOT SPOT ! Salsa y Mas @ Selenas This Saturday May 22nd w/DJ Baracoa !!

Posted by on 21 May 2010 | Tagged as: Cuba, Culture, Events, Music, Social

THE HOT SPOT ! Come and join us @ Selenas this Saturday Night May 22ND for a night of HOT SALSA, BACHATA and more of the best dance music on the planet. 10PM-2AM NO COVER ! Free dance lesson with MR CARLOS LAZO de Havana Cuba @ 10PM !! Great dance Floor Great DJ And Great People.!!! See… you There..DJ Baracoa – Don’t Miss It ! It’s the place to be.
And coming up June 5th Tumbao w/ Carlos Cascante and June 26th Cambalache completely Live!


Posted by on 19 May 2010 | Tagged as: Events

Get your dancin’ shoes on, you elegant dancers!

Salsa Friday 10pm to 1:30a with DJ El Tren Latino

Free lesson 9:30 to 10

WIN A TRIP to Las Vegas, Tahoe or 7 other destinations including 3days/2nights at nice hotels and 2 for 1 airfare. Drawing at midnight!


Start of Casino on Cardboard @ Alki – Summer 2010 — SOME IDEAS

Posted by on 18 May 2010 | Tagged as: Alki Beach Parties: Casino on Cardboard

Hey Dancing Peeps!
Let’s get ready for Casino on Cardboard at Alki!
Thursday, June 10 is the “proposed” starting date of this summer’s beach dancing.

There are some conflicts though, with potential solutions below, which I ask your thoughts on to help resolve (without a billion reply-all emails flying!):

1. John is teaching a drumming class Thursday evenings and thus is potentially unable to join and be the cardboard’s transport (in his van).

I believe we have other members with SUV’s who might be able to take up and also share this responsibility.

2. Many women in the group have committed to and been attending a body movement class with Maiensy all winter, on Thursdays.

A suggested solution is to change the Alki Casino dancing night to another evening?

Another is for Maiensy’s class can change nights for the summer?

Please respond with your input here, on the blog.
We will also bring the “Casino Start Date” idea up at this upcoming Sunday Practica, May 30, for folks to weigh in.

If you are unable to be at Practica and/or want to send thoughts in private, feel free to email me, Christina, at I will be more than happy to ‘represent’ your input for you.

Trio SuperSones at Monas 5/22

Posted by on 18 May 2010 | Tagged as: Events, Music

Trio SuperSones plus special guests will be back at Monas this Saturday, May 22nd. Start time is slightly later than normal just for this evening (9:45 start). Thanks!!

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