October 2010

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SELENAS! LOS DIABLOS DEL SON the SUPERSONES LIVE! COSTUME PARTY !

Posted by on 19 Oct 2010 | Tagged as: Cuba, Culture, Events, Music, Social

LOS DIABLOS DEL SON the incredible SUPERSONES will perform Live @ Selenas Saturday Night October 30th for your night of halloween fun. We will have costume contests and prises of course. Dj Baracoa in the house and spooky drink specials. Wear your sexiest, scariest, gruesomest, coolest,badest, bestest, outfit and Join us on the dance floor for some Live Music. The Hot Spot just got Hotter. THRI;;ER !!!! $10 cover 21 w/ID Free dance Lesson with Carlos @ 10PM. It don’t get better than this. You scared yet????

They are gonna try again. Van Van Tour!

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

Here are the tour dates for Los Van Van as reported on Timba.com:

Toronto, ON – November 27
Conga Room (Los Angeles) – December 2 & 3
Houston (Texas) – December 4
Austin (Texas) – December 5
SOB (New York City) –
December 6,7,8
Yoshis (San Francisco) –
December  9,10,11,12 (two shows a day)
Ritz Ybore (Tampa, Florida) – December 16
Dolce (Miami Beach) – December 17
Rumbas (West Palm Beach) – December 18
(Kentucky) – December 19
Looks like they are in Mexico, before they come to N. America…so you can catch them there too!

Afro-Cuban All Stars in April 2011

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

Hola salseros…just found out that the Afro-Cuban All Stars are playing at the Mt. Baker Theatre in Bellingham on April 8, 2011. I can’t find their tour information online so I’m not sure if they’re also playing in Seattle, anyone know? Or will you all have to come to Bellingham FINALLY? Hasta pronto! Heather

Video of the Week

Posted by on 17 Oct 2010 | Tagged as: Video

Venezuela:

GRUPO GUASCHARA LIVE !!!! @ SELENAS SAT OCT 16th

Posted by on 13 Oct 2010 | Tagged as: Cuba, Culture, Events, Music

                            

SALSA-SON MONTUNO-CHA CHA CHA-BACHATA-Y MAS
Saturday OCT 16th @ Selenas Bar and Resteraunt
!! GRUPO GUASCHARA LIVE !!
Guaschara will play two long sets with DJ Baracoa spinning before, between and after. Tell your friends. It’s going to be packed !!
Here’s the line up for the band IT’S A SUPER GROUP !!
Joe De Jesus – Vocals
Alejandra Pilloud – Vocals ( Ashe’ )
Steve Guasch – Congas ( Nueva Era, Sabadonga)
Junior Medina – Timbal ( Sabor de la Salsa, Latin Expression, Ashe’)
Guillermo Padilla – Bongo
Julio Jauregui – Piano ( Tumbao, Zarabanda)
Jeff Norwood – Bass ( Zarabanda)
Will Martin – Trombone
Galen Green – Tenor Sax/Flute ( Ashe’)
Free dance lesson @ 10PM!!!!! W/Carlos Lazo de Havana Cuba
The place is
Selenas Guadalajara
1715 N 45th ST Seattle WA ( next to Babalu’s)
Saturday Night OCT 16th 10PM – 2AM
21 w/ID $ 9 cover

Full Details for Ryan and Sidney’s Workshops – All New Material

Posted by on 11 Oct 2010 | Tagged as: Events, Instruction

¡Bailadores!

We are very excited about our upcoming trip to Seattle. We’ll be arriving in less than two weeks!

We’ll be offering workshops on two days: Sunday, October 24th and Tuesday, October 26th. The material for these classes will be ALL NEW — different from what we have taught in Seattle in the past. We’ll also be available for private lessons on Sunday 24th through Wednesday 27th ($50/hour). Please email us at ryanandsidney@gmail.com or call 301-775-6142 if you are interested.

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 24 @ Youngstown Cultural Arts Center (4408 Delridge Way – MAP)

11:30am Ryan and Sidney’s Favorite Rueda (Group) Moves (Two levels)
12:30pm Ryan and Sidney’s Favorite Salsa Partnering Moves (Two levels)
1:30pm Changing Time with Clave: Mixing Salsa (ON 3) and Son (ON 2)
2:30pm Sidney’s Salsa Workout – Body Movement and Styling for Women and Men

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 26 @ My World Dance Studio (849 Hiawatha Place South – MAP)

6:30pm Sidney’s Salsa Workout – Body Movement and Styling for Women and Men
7:30pm Musicality: Physicalizing the Rhythms and Accents of Salsa and Timba
8:30pm Roots of Salsa: Cuban Mambo

One class: $15 pre-reg / $20 door
Two classes: $25 pre-reg / $35 door
Each Additional Class: $10
All seven classes $65 pre-reg / $80 door

TO PREREGISTER, please make checks to Ryan Mead and send to:

Betsy Dischel, 9802 Linden Ave, N. Seattle 98103

Preregistration must be postmarked by Thursday, October 21st.

Hope to dance with you all soon!

Ryan and Sidney – www.RuedaConRitmo.com

CLASS DESCRIPTIONS ***All Classes Will Feature ALL NEW Material***

Ryan and Sidney’s Favorite Rueda (Group) Moves (Two levels)
In this workshop we will be teaching moves that incorporate all the dancers in the rueda, dancing not as a series of individual couples but as an entire group together. Sidney and Ryan will teach separately, so there will be two different levels dancing simultaneously (beginning and intermediate/advanced).

Ryan and Sidney’s Favorite Salsa Partnering Moves (Two levels)

Cuban-style salsa (sometimes called casino) is dynamic and circular, even when not danced in a circle (rueda). In this class we will teach some of our favorite one-on-one turn patterns (traditional and original) that we have learned from teachers and videos in Cuba, Miami, and across the US, as well as new and original moves that we have developed. Sidney and Ryan will teach separately, so there will be two different levels dancing simultaneously (beginning and intermediate/advanced).

Changing Time with Clave: Mixing Salsa (ON 3) and Son (ON 2)
Most people dance ‘on 1’ in the United States, but dancing ‘on 3’ is becoming more and more common in street dancing in Cuba. We think it’s important to be able to dance on any beat and to be able to switch between them based on what’s happening in the music. In this class we’ll show you how to switch back and forth between dancing ‘on 2’ (son time, contratiempo) and street-style salsa/casino ‘on 3.’ And beyond the how of switching time, we’ll delve into why you would want to switch: what cues to listen for and respond to in the music.

Sidney’s Salsa Workout – Body Movement and Styling for Women and Men – All Levels
In this highly energetic, full body workout, we explore salsa and related dances such as son, rumba, cha-cha-chá, and more. Through isolations we gain strength, flexibility and articulate expression throughout the entire body beginning with the core. We warm up with the basic salsa footwork and move on to explore more complex rhythmic variations, stylistic embellishments and related dance styles building towards completing the class with a dynamic and fun choreography.

Roots of Salsa: Cuban Mambo
Salsa is just the latest in a long lineage of Cuban dances, including Danzón, Son, Mambo, and many others. Just as the best Cuban bands include references to these older styles in their music, many of the best dancers incorporate elements of these older styles into their salsa dancing. In this class, we’ll teach the fundamental steps and body movement in the Cuban Mambo, and show you how to add these to your partner dancing.

Musicality: Physicalizing the Rhythms and Accents of Salsa and Timba
In this class we’ll use musical examples, counts, and clapping exercises to explain a few of the most common patterns and accents in Salsa and Timba music. Then, we’ll physicalize these rhythms using practical, use-at-the-club changes in footwork and body movement. This new rhythmic understanding will enhance your enjoyment of the music and invigorate your dancing, both in the rueda and with a partner. (We’ll cover All New Material, including the clave-based Cascara pattern, plus accents such as Bota and Marcha.)

Video of the Week

Posted by on 10 Oct 2010 | Tagged as: Video

Italy:

SALSA-BACHATA AFRO CUBAN NIGHTS @ SELENAS

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

Watch OUT !
IT’S GOING TO BE HOT AT THE HOT SPOT !!!
AS ALWAYS Salsa, Bachata, Timba and Reggaeton y mucho mas ( A Lot More) Great Dance Floor – Great People !!
NO COVER ! and FREE DANCE LESSON WITH CARLOS LAZO de HAVANA CUBA @ 10PM !! We are offically the best dance spot for Saturday Nights. La gente viene sin pesar. Tenemos la mejor música en Seattle para baile. Come and see for yourself.
Selenas Guadalajara is located in Wallingford @ 1715 N 45th ST Seattle WA ( next to Babalu’s )

COMING SAT OCTOBER 16 GRUPO GUASCHARA LIVE !!!!
AND GET READY FOR THE BIG FALL EVENT !!!
HALLOWEEN COSTUME PARTY OCT 30TH WITH SUPERSONES TOO!!!!

DJ BARCOA

Saturday concert, new danzón!

Posted by on 05 Oct 2010 | Tagged as: Kick Me !! (the poster)

Hello friends of Charanga Danzón,

We will be performing at Suyama Space this Saturday, October 9 at 8 pm. This is an all-ages concert, bring family and friends! (some new repertoire too, including a beautiful danzón with Lance dancing!)

Suyama Space will host Charanga Danzón for a special concert within NASCENT: Installation by Gerri Sayler’s suspended waves of translucent hot glue gossamer. Suyama Space is a non-profit installation venue that provides opportunities for experimentation, inspiration, and education in contemporary art.
www.suyamapetersondeguchi.com/art

For those who don’t know us yet, we are Seattle’s unique Cuban music ensemble Charanga Danzón, and our Cuban repertoire includes traditional son, danzon, cha-cha-cha, classical, and jazz. Ensemble members include: Ben Verdier (bass), Jim O’Halloran (flutes), Michael Nicolella (guitars), Fred Hoadley (piano, tres), Lance Lu (shekere, dance), Francisco Medina, Jr. (percussion), Pedro Vargas (percussion), Andy Schloss (percussion), and Irene Mitri (violin, ensemble director).

This is an all ages concert, and tickets are on sale now at Brown Paper Tickets:

http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/127933

General advance admission is $25, ages 12 and under $10. Seating is limited. Door tickets (if there are still seats on the night of the event) will be $30 for general admission, still $10 for ages 12 and under.

Hope to see you there!

Ryan and Sidney Back in Seattle October 24

Posted by on 05 Oct 2010 | Tagged as: Events, Instruction

Dear Seattle Ruederos, Casineros, and Salseros,

We are very excited to be returning to Seattle in just under three weeks. We’ll be in Vancouver on the previous Friday and Saturday, and then we’re going to be teaching in Seattle on Sunday, October 24th and Monday, October 25th.

Please email us at ryanandsidney@gmail.com if you have any requests for particular workshops you would like us to offer while we are in town. Thanks for your input!

We’re really looking forward to dancing with all of you again. We’ll post the full workshop schedule and details soon.

Ryan and Sidney

www.RuedaConRitmo.com

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