September 2010

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Julian’s Saturday Workshops are filled to capacity.

Posted by on 10 Sep 2010 | Tagged as: Instruction, Social

Greetings Everyone,
I think this is a first….we have filled Julian’s workshops to capacity for Saturday. Some spots left for Sunday. Just letting you all know. There will be lots of dancing this weekend so if you have not registered with me by now for Saturday, Register by Friday tomorrow by 10pm for Sunday workshops.

Muchos abrazos to all who are coming to Seattle for all the events and workshops with Julian Mejia. If you could not get into any workshops, just come dance with us on Saturday. Julian is doing a mini-casino lesson that night. It’s one big happy dancing familia.


Julian On the Dance Floor

Posted by on 09 Sep 2010 | Tagged as: Video

Come out this weekend to meet Julian and see him in action!

Colombian ‘exchange teacher’ new in town, to join us this Friday.

Posted by on 07 Sep 2010 | Tagged as: Events, Social

Hi all:

We have a new exchange teacher-assistant at our school, who will be  helping with our Spanish immersion program.

Ximena just arrived a few days ago from Colombia, and does not have any contacts in Seattle.  She will be hosted by three different families throughout the academic year, and is all but volunteering her time and skills to our students. 

I’ve invited her out (to Desiree’s house for the potluck/dinner on Friday and then to Club Sur after for dancing), so she can meet the awesome folks in our dance community, both from near and far!

Club SUR “Habana Nights” Friday Sept. 10

Posted by on 07 Sep 2010 | Tagged as: Cuba, Events, Music, Social

Greeting everybody!

This month at Club SUR we are hosting our first Cuban style “Habana Nights”.
I hope the casineros will be there this month to represent and show the beauty of the Cuban style!

Come early as the restaurant is open for dinner at 7pm. Our chef Maritza Texeira has prepared a great selection of dishes that will transport you to the city of La Habana with every bite.

We are also offering a complimentary Cuban style dance lesson (9pm) for all you who would like to get ready, and learn some moves to dance the night away with the vibrant sounds of Conjunto Chevere and Orquesta Cambalache. Join us for an authentic Cuban experience and discover Club SUR. The newest entertainment space of Seattle, in a classy and friendly environment.

For more info

$10 cover / 21+ / 2901 1st Ave South, Seattle, 98134, SoDo

Look forward to welcome you.

Patricio Touceda/Artistic director

Selenas Saturday 9/11 Dinner and Dance Lesson w Julian Mejia from SalsAtlanta

Posted by on 06 Sep 2010 | Tagged as: Cuba, Culture, Events, Instruction, Music, Practice, Social

      Vamos a Gozar !!!!

Cuban Salsa Dinner and FREE Dance Lesson with Julian Mejia from SalsAtlanta,
Dinner at Selena’s Guadalajara at 7:30pm
…1715 North 45th Street
Seattle, WA 98103-6801

Mini dance lesson with Julian at 10pm
Music by DJ Baracoa and dancing ALL NIGHT LONG
This will be a night to remember.

Salsa, Bachata, Timba and Reggaeton y mucho mas ( A Lot More)
Great Dance Floor – Great People !! DJ BARCOA in The HOUSE !!

Julian has contributed to spreading the Casino style in Atlanta and beyond by conducting workshops in different cities around the North and South Amercia. In 2007, he was recognized at the 6th Annual International Salsa Congress in Miami by the school, Salsa Lovers, with the “Alex Award” for his contribution to the world of Latin Dance. He also helps spread the love of salsa with his website,, and is co-founder of and .

Come have dinner at Selena’s with Julian Mejia and get a mini-Cuban salsa lesson from him. Casineros, both local and from all parts of the Northwest, will be in the house that night.

For more info on the Saturday and Sunday workshops, contact Maritza Baida at (206)300-4523 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting              (206)300-4523      end_of_the_skype_highlighting or checkout the details on

Come and join your freinds for a night of SALSA DANCING !
Selenas Guadalajara is located in Wallingford @ 1715 N 45th ST Seattle WA ( next to Babalu’s )



Welcome Potluck and House Party for Julian Mejia

Posted by on 06 Sep 2010 | Tagged as: Events, Music

Greetings Everyone,
In honor of Julian Mejia’s arrival to Seattle, for Cuban Salsa Workshops Sept 11-12th, we will be having a potluck and house party at Desiree’s House

Date: Friday, September 10, 2010
Time: 7:30pm
Location: 1015 N 42nd Street, Seattle, WA 98103
What to bring? Food or drinks or both and your feet for dancing

Come welcome Julian before his workshops on Saturday and Sunday. For more info on the workshops, contact Maritza Baida at (206)300-4523 or check here.
Later, we can caravan down to Club Sur in the Sodo district where Cambalache is playing and continue dancing the night away!

Video of the Week

Posted by on 05 Sep 2010 | Tagged as: Video


Eli + 9-Piece at Nectar, 9/4

Posted by on 03 Sep 2010 | Tagged as: Music

The former lead-singer and tresero of Picoso, Eli Rosenblatt, leads his new 9-piece band at Nectar on Saturday, 9/4.  They’ll be bustin’ out a mix of music styles from Salsa and Ska to Afro-Cuban Klezmer.

DJ Tomas in between the sets spinning Salsa, Dancehall, Reggaeton, Cuban, African, Reggae, and Kompa.  $7 (21+),  9pm

Featuring musicians:

Ahamefule J. Oluo: Trumpet, Clarinet
Ricardo Guity: Congas, Vocals
Teo Shantz: Drum Kit
Birch Pereira: Bass
Lalo Bello: Percussion
Cameron Peace: Electric Guitar
Michel Navedo: Trumpet
Timb Harris: Violin
Eli Rosenblatt: Tres, Vocals, Commentary

Seattle Latino Film Festival II

Posted by on 01 Sep 2010 | Tagged as: Culture, Events

Friends at the Seattle Latino Film Festival are inviting volunteers to help bring off this year’s festival, Oct. 1st – 3rd . If you are interested in working on the program advertising, spreading the word in your community, hosting out-of-town guests, introducing a film or helping out at events, please contact the SLFF committee. Featuring films from Cuba (including the highly rated documentary Sons of Cuba), Mexico, Chile, Costa Rica and more, this is going to be a great line-up! Please forward to anyone you think might be interested in working on this beautiful new festival, or if you have any time to give, contact the Director Jorge and festival staff at

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