June 2013

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Location for practica in the fall

Posted by on 30 Jun 2013 | Tagged as: Practice

Just a quick update about the indoor dance season: A week ago we used the Salsa N Seattle small (front) studio for Seattle Rueda Sunday practica. We had a good showing there including several people who regularly dance at Salsa N Seattle. Parking was easy, the sound system and the floor were good, and the place was comfortable.  I believe we were in general agreement that this would be a good home for Sunday practica during the indoor season and it makes us part of a larger community that has some interest in what we do. So at this point it looks like we will move forward with renting Salsa N Seattle’s studio in the fall.

Special Casino on Cardboard! 80 degrees?!? Vamos a fiestaaa

Posted by on 27 Jun 2013 | Tagged as: Alki Beach Parties: Casino on Cardboard

We will have a special Casino on Cardboard tomorrow!!  Nadja will join us one more time before her big trip and Sara is celebrating her birthday.  If you want you can bring something for the grill or something to share but not required; Ismael will make carnitas again.  Of course we will spin lots of new music and throw in some classics. Are you game for some ruedas in contra tiempo (on 4 or in Son time)? – Nos vemos!!

Workshops with Yasmare Gonzalez Pi, Salsa N Seattle, Saturday July 13

Posted by on 25 Jun 2013 | Tagged as: Instruction

Workshop in CUBAN SALSA, TIMBA, and RUEDA… Saturday July 13th 11am-2pm. at SalsaNSeattle…No te lo pierdas!:

Stuff to watch for, help needed

Posted by on 25 Jun 2013 | Tagged as: Events, Practice, Social

We had a great practica at Salsa N Seattle, and were joined by several people who dance there regularly. It looks like this will be a great location for us in the fall.

It also looks like Reinier Valdez will be hosting a Saturday night Cuban dance social at Salsa N Seattle a couple times a month starting July 13 , so the studio may start to feel like a home for our community. I believe this is going to be two Saturdays per month with a 9 or 10 pm start time.

Last year Rumba Northwest invited us to dance on the San Juan Ferry. Rumba NW won’t be holding the ferry event this year, but there’s no reason we can’t contact the ferry folks and try to arrange to dance on, say, the Bremerton ferry. If anyone would like to organize that please step forward.

Also, if someone would like to organize a “Seattle Rueda goes hiking” event that would be more than welcome too. I envision a moderate hike with somewhere flat at the destination where we can make some noise without disturbing the wildlife or other hikers. If you have a suggestion or would like to organize this, let me know.

Finally, I am looking for someone to help out by posting events on this blog and making sure everything relevant to Cuban music and dance in Seattle gets posted on the Seattle Casineros Facebook page too.

See you dancing,



Sunday Practica at Salsa N Seattle, June 23

Posted by on 23 Jun 2013 | Tagged as: Practice

We are holding today’s practica at Salsa N Seattle, 1200 Stewart at Minor Ave, just south of Denny. Free street parking or $2 lot. http://salsanseattle.com/dance-seattle/contact-us/.)

Rain is likely this afternoon, and this is the last Sunday that we have rented Salsa N Seattle’s studio. Let’s dance there and see how we like it.

We’ll be in the front studio, right where you walk in. See you there!

Casino on Cardboard – MAYIMBE Pre-Party – UPDATE

Posted by on 21 Jun 2013 | Tagged as: Kick Me !! (the poster)

“We’ll dry out later today and even see some sunshine across Western Washington with highs in the mid to upper 60s.”

This means that we are going to the beach today!! Casineros and Mayimberos from Vancouver and Oregon are going to join us so let’s show them how we do it in Seattle!!

Vamos a Fiesta!!

Dance in the Solstice Parade with Todo Folklore Cubano this Saturday, 6/22

Posted by on 19 Jun 2013 | Tagged as: Events, Music

The weather forecast for Saturday is 77 degrees and sunny!!

When was the last time you danced to Conga Santiaguera in the streets of Seattle?

Now’s your chance this Saturday, June 22 at the Fremont Solstice Parade with ¡Todo Folklore Cubano!

Where: Meet at the Parade Start/Line-up at 3rd Ave NW and NW 36th St., Seattle 98107 (behind the Fluer De Lis Garden Ornaments shop).  Parade Route/Map

When: Be at the starting line-up position between 2pm-3pm.  Keep in mind the main parade street will close to cars at 2:30pm.

Parade Position: Our position in the Parade is #55 Group E towards the very end of the lineup.  Look for Thomas to get a red wristband. Parade Line-up list

Clothing: Wear a costume or clothes of your choice, but nudity is not allowed in ensembles.  No printed/written words or logos are allowed on your clothing, the only exception are your shoes. Parade Logistics

Parade Route:  The Parade route is 1.4 miles and ends at Gas Works Park at 2101 North Northlake Way, Seattle 98103.  There are bathroom facilities at the park and porta-potties at the starting line-up.

Replenish: Half-way through the Parade there will be a Snak’n’Dash where you’ll be offered free water and grapes to refresh and rehydrate.

If you able to park your car at or near Gas Works Park plan on walking about 30 minutes to the starting line-up at 3rd Ave NW and NW 36th St.

Have Fun, Smile, and Interact with the Crowd!!

Barbaro Fines y su MAYIMBE, Club Sur Friday 6/21

Posted by on 16 Jun 2013 | Tagged as: Events

OK So this is the ONE we have ALL been Waiting FOr for a longggg TIME…

Barbaro Fines y su MAYIMBE… Cuba de Peru !!!!
The Hottest Band in Most Demand in the Cuban Salsa World.
Playing World Wide we Got Them for One Night In Seattle !!

$22.50 In Advance
Brown Paper Tickets
$30 at the door
$40 VIP (For fanatics only!) Get access to our VIP lounge where the artist will be hanging out and taking pictures with you and your friends.

Doors open at 9:30pm (appetizer menu food available)

More info: https://www.facebook.com/events/104064743136533/

Casino on Cardboard – MAYIMBE Pre-Party

Posted by on 16 Jun 2013 | Tagged as: Alki Beach Parties: Casino on Cardboard, Cuba, Culture, Events, Music


Our weekly Casino on Cardboard will be a special MAYIMBE PRE-PARTY this coming Friday as we welcome  Casineros y Mayimberos from near and far.  We will play lots of Mayimbe to get us in the mood and play the best of Timba Cubana for all you crazy Timberos!!!

Please note that we will START and END earlier than usual.  Set-up is at 5pm and we will end promptly at 9pm. You can bridge the gap before the show with some yummy Cuban Food at Club Sur and support the cause.

  • What: Casino on Cardboard – Mayimbe pre-party
  • When: Friday June 21st 5p – 9p
  • Where: Alki Beach across from Dukes

Vamos a Fiesta!!



Sunday practica outside, 6/16

Posted by on 15 Jun 2013 | Tagged as: Practice

We’ll dance outside again tomorrow. Usual time, Wallingford steps.

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