June 2012

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Salsa Pool Party Potluck @ Israel’s, Sat, Jul 7th

Posted by on 28 Jun 2012 | Tagged as: Events, Social

You’ve danced aboard ships.
You’ve danced atop skyscrapers.
You’ve danced at the beach.
You’ve danced on the streets.
You’ve danced until the sun’s come up. … You’ve danced until you were so tired you had to keep dancing just to stay awake.

Start this summer salsa season in style — Join us downtown for the first ever outdoor salsa pool party at Israel’s rooftop!

Saturday, July 7, 2012
3:00pm until 10:00pm
2515 4th Ave Seattle, WA 98121

Let’s also wish a happy birthday to our friend Brynn, who will be visiting from California.

Bring: something tasty to eat or drink.  Barbecue grill is available.

Music: Latin music of the Salsa, Mambo, Cuban, and Timba variety. Be our guest DJ, by bringing some favorite CDs, iPod or MP3 player.

Bathing suit: required for pool or hot tub. Optional for party. (Except Carlos and Jay can swim and party in whatever.)

 Notes: Bring sunscreen and sunglasses for earlier, a sweater or jacket for later.

Visit the Facebook invite to RSVP: http://www.facebook.com/#!/events/350855628317950/

PS: all future flash mobsters are welcome. You know who you are. Pass it on. We’ll discuss Rueda Flash Mob details!


Potluck 7/1 on the lawn at Gasworks, moves from today’s practice

Posted by on 24 Jun 2012 | Tagged as: Events, Notes From The Lab, Practice, Social

We’re having a potluck right after practice on Sunday July 1, weather permitting. We’ll set up some blanket and camp chairs on the lawn at Gasworks Park, opposite the Wallingford Steps, starting at 6:40. It’s a chance for folks who attend Sunday practice to get to know each other better, but all in the casino/rueda community are welcome.

Please let us know if you can bring a mat to spread out our potluck wares, or maybe even a small portable table, or maybe even a small portable BBQ if that’s allowed in the park. I’ll make a FB page that can help us figure out who can bring these and other supplies.

Also, since people like to see the names of the moves we went over, here are the ones that the entire group worked on today:

Caracol – enchufla, change hands, exhibela, exhibela, exhibela en la otra direccion, finish with a dile que no.

Corto con la bola – enchufla, change hands, dile que no, cero all the way around your neighbor (everyone is facing into the circle during a cero), finish with a dame (or dile que no with your neighbor who is now your partner – however you like to think of it).

Dame directo – on 123 you walk directly to the neighbor in front of you, then finish 567 in guapea with that neighbor, who is now your partner.

See you at Alki!


Video of the Week

Posted by on 24 Jun 2012 | Tagged as: Video


Saludos Desde San Diego!

Posted by on 22 Jun 2012 | Tagged as: Instruction

Hello My Peeps!
Just wanted to give you the 411 that Wilfredo Guilbiac Rodriguez (Cuban dance instructor in San Diego) is going to give a workshop at the Seattle Salsa Congress this coming November. Last year, Antonio Diaz, from Rumba Northwest, brought him out to Bellignham to teach Cuban styling and he was a big hit in both places. He’ll be back again and wanted to give you the heads up in case you wanted to organize maybe to do a workshop in Seattle. I have been taking his classes and my styling has improved so much…he teaches how to throw in the AfroCuban style into rueda and it is so much fun! Please consider him for workshops as the Cuban styling for both men and women is his forte. He is a Cubano de Havana, who lives in Ensenada, Baja California and drives into San Diego to teach is classes. We are very lucky to have him out here. Check out some of his videos on You Tube. Just type in his name and you will get a few videos of his work in Ensenada and Tijuana, plus his rueda performance in San Diego. Hope all is well. Please come visit! Miss you all very much!


RNW Summer Events inc. Casino Cruise, Wil Campa, outdoor concerts…

Posted by on 19 Jun 2012 | Tagged as: Culture, Events, Instruction, Practice, Social

Hola Seattle! Here’s a rundown of Rumba Northwest events this summer, hope you can join us for some of them! In addition to the events below, we do Rueda in the Park every Sunday 5-6:30pm at the Fairhaven Green.
SAT June 23 Cafe Cubano
SAT June 30 Salsa Cubana workshop in Anacortes (www.anacortescenterforhappiness.org)
SAT July 7 Cafe Cubano
SAT July 21 Wil Campa!!! at Eagle’s Hall (gorgeous dance floor!)
SUN July 22 Alma y Azucar play on Fairhaven Green – free outdoor concert 2-5pm
SAT July 28 Picoso at Boulevard Park 7-9pm
SAT Aug 4 Cafe Cubano
SUN Aug 12 Casino Cruise (salsa on WA state ferry Anacortes-Friday Harbor) noon-5pm
SAT Aug 18 Cafe Cubano

We’ll keep you posted as these events come up this summer. Email rumbanorthwest@gmail.com for more info, or call Antonio at 360-595-7369. Looking forward to seeing everyone at Alki!


Potluck anyone?

Posted by on 19 Jun 2012 | Tagged as: Events, Social

It’s almost summer and it would be great to get back to our potluck tradition. This Sunday (6/24) looks cloudy, but the following (7/1) looks promising. So I’m thinking a potluck picnic at Gasworks on 7/1 after our practice.

Or does someone want to volunteer to host at their house?

Salsa-Bachata Havana Nights @ LimeLight ! Saturday June 23rd

Posted by on 18 Jun 2012 | Tagged as: Cuba, Culture, Events, Music, Social

Salsa, Bachata, Timba, Reggaeton and Salsa Romantica ! Last Saturday Our Opening Night Was PAcked 🙂
Great Dance Floor – Drink Specials All Night ! …
Where: LimeLight Thai Bistro & Lounge – Elligant Atmosphere No Cover
Ven Ven Ven..Vamos a Bailar !!! Your Style is Our Style.
Come and join us for a Hot Night of Dancing, bring your dance shoes, The best place for Salsa Saturday Night !!!
Happy Hour Great Food- Kitchen open until 1AM !!
Of course !! As Always !! For your pleasure there will ba a FREE short dance lesson @ 10PM !!!!! W/Carlos Lazo de la Habana Cuba so come early if you want to get warmed up with some hot moves from the island. Best deal in town !!! Ladies you don’t want to miss this.
¡¡Claro!! Como siempre!! Para su placer hay ba unaLección de baile corto libre @ 10 PM!!!!! W/Carlos Lazo de la Habana Cuba así que lleguen temprano si quieres ir calentando con algunos movimientos calientes de la isla. Mejor trato en la ciudad!!!!!! Señoritas que no quiere perderse esto. Saturday Night June 23rd 10PM-2AM 21 w/ID NO COVER Dress to Impress DJ Baracoa Back In The Hot Seat- Esta Bueno Ya !!

Wil Campa in Seattle – July 3rd

Posted by on 18 Jun 2012 | Tagged as: Events, Music

Opening their 2012 US Tour in Seattle, Wil Campa y su Gran Union is back!

Join us at Nectar Lounge on July 3rd to see one of the hottest bands out of Cuba today.

This 13-piece Latin Jazz Band puts on a show not to be missed. On their very first US tour in 2011 they… drew crowds from all over the Northwest and Canada. Come out on the 3rd to welcome them back and kick off their 2012 US Tour.

Get your tickets early and be ready to dance!

July 3rd 9 PM 21+
Nectar Lounge – 412 N 36th St.

Video of the Week

Posted by on 17 Jun 2012 | Tagged as: Video


Casino dancing every Friday @ Alki!

Posted by on 14 Jun 2012 | Tagged as: Alki Beach Parties: Casino on Cardboard

The 2012 Casino on Cardboard has started – every Friday @ Alki, on the beach across from Duke’s.

Dance floor set-up is planned 6 pm, come early and help!

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