July 2013

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Posted by on 12 Jul 2013 | Tagged as: Alki Beach Parties: Casino on Cardboard, Cuba, Culture, Events, Instruction, Music

Tonight – Casino on Cardboard at Alki

Tomorrow  – Workshops at Salsa N Seattle with Yasmar Gonzalez, our newest Casinero directly from Cuba; C’mon y’all, let’s show him some love while learning to add some Cuban flavor to your dancing…  11:00 – 2:00, three hours, three workshops, only 35 bucks?!??  Let’s do it; I’ll be there fo sho

Tomorrow – Reinier Valdes is having his regular classes at Salsa N Seattle in the afternoon.  Afro-Cuban and Rueda de Casino a lo Cubano!!  A great opportunity to learn more and more.

TOMORROW – Havana Timba Party at Salsa N Seattle; it’s going to be a PARTYYY – Son, Mambo, Timba, Cha Cha Cha, Reageaton, Casino!!!

Nos vemos bailando

Cuban Salsa Workshop Sat. July 13!

Posted by on 10 Jul 2013 | Tagged as: Instruction

Saturday, July 13, 2013
SalsaNSeattle Dance Studio
1200 Stewart St.
Seattle, WA 98101

11:00 – 12:00pm – Cuban Salsa Con Sabor – (beginners/Intermediate)
12:pm – 1:pm – Timba Caliente (intermediate/ advanced)
1:pm – 2:PM – Rueda of the Moment (intermediate/advanced)

1 session $20 / 2 sessions $30 / 3 sessions $35

Bio: Born and raised Cuba, Yasmare Gonzalez Pi, is a dancer who has moved to Bellingham, Washington just two months ago from Havana, Cuba. With Cuba’s culture so deeply rooted in music, and dance everywhere one turns, its no surprise that Yasmare was drawn at an early age to the rhythms around him and started dancing at the age of 16. He started learning in the streets and was soon discovered and taken under the wings of some of the most respected dancers in Havana with whom he learned such dance styles as Salsa Casino, Son, Rumba, Cha Cha Cha, and Rueda. He soon started dancing professionally with various groups in Cuba including Ache Caribeño and participated as an assistant instructor in several editions of Cuba’s most renowned dance event, Baile en Cuba. In 2011 he co-founded his own dance group in Havana, Pasion Latina. Up until the time he moved to the U.S., he worked with CNSEA (Centro Nacional d’ Superacion Para La Enseñanza Artistica Ministerio de Cultura) giving dance instruction of popular Cuban dance.

Now that he is here in the Pacific Northwest, Yasmare wants to continue sharing his knowledge and passion for Cuban dance. He believes Cuba itself is a great “school” of dance and music and he wants to share his knowledge and experience with anyone with an interest to learn. The unique blend of traditional dance methods infused with the “sabor” from the streets is what sets Yasmare’s style apart from the usual. He remembers well what it feels like to be a student and he strives to teach in an approachable style. His goal is that his students leave feeling satisfied and more importantly that they have fun, because that is what dancing is all about, having fun and being able to have an outlet to artistically express oneself.

Cambalache at Occidental Park this Thurs 7/11

Posted by on 07 Jul 2013 | Tagged as: Events

As part of Dancing till Dusk, Cambalache will play from 7 to 9:30 at Occidental Park in Pioneer Square this Thurs. There will be a large portable dance floor. We’ll do some ruedas. The free salsa lesson at 6:00, while not casino, is still a great way to introduce your friends to dancing. Leave you valuables at home – there is really nowhere to stash your stuff at this outdoor dance. http://www.danceforjoy.biz/dancetildusk2013.html

Casino on Cardboard? Of course!!

Posted by on 05 Jul 2013 | Tagged as: Kick Me !! (the poster)

It’s going to be another beautiful summer evening and once again we will be at Alki…just in case you had doubts 🙂

Hasta luego

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