May 2017

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2017 Friday Alki Beach Casino on Cardboard

Posted by on 31 May 2017 | Tagged as: Alki Beach Parties: Casino on Cardboard

Let’s warm up the dance season this Friday, June 2, 2017 at Alki Beach!

June 2 dance floor driver: Check!
Set up volunteers: Check!
Charged up Block Rocker speaker: Check!

June 2 DJs, June 9 dance floor driver: HELP WANTED

2017 Alki beach dancing

Dancing on the beach is a highlight of the summer!

DJ using any audio device with a 1/8″ headphone jack!

We need a volunteer to transport the dance floor to/from Alki Beach June 2-9th. The job consists of picking up the dance floor on Friday June 2nd at Alki Beach at around 10 PM, storing it for the week, then dropping it back off at Alki beach on Friday June 9th at around 6 PM. You don’t have to be at the beach the entire night, just in time to pick up and drop off the floor.

Transporters need enough trunk space to fit the stacked flooring tiles measuring about 3′ W x 3′ D x 18″ H. Plenty of volunteers will be available to help unload, assemble, disassemble, and load the floor each week. Leave a comment with dates you can volunteer to; DJ, help set up, pack up, or transport the dance floor.

You’ll find the dance floor right on the sandy beach across the street from Duke’s Chowder House and Blue Moon Burgers near 58th Ave SW.

Set up by volunteers from 5:30-7 PM. Music and dancing from 7-10 PM.

Dances take place every Friday night all summer as long as it’s dry, at least through Labor Day weekend in September.

Sunglasses, sunscreen, shoes you can get dirty, and maybe a jacket for sundown are great ideas. Optionally bring food or drinks to share. Alcohol is not allowed at the public beach, but friends and passersby are always welcome.

Special thanks Stephanie Mano for storing the flooring at her house since last summer. Thanks to Sergio, Agustin, and Angie for offering to help set up. Thanks to Ed for lending the use of his Block Rocker speaker.


Posted by on 20 May 2017 | Tagged as: Events

See the Seattle Casineros group on FB for events.

May 20 is Havana d’Primera at Club Sur.

There are some Saturday events at Sea Monster in Wallingford with Kiki and friends.

Ann Reynolds has also posted some events.

If you have time to keep up to date, please contact Betsyg. We’d love your help!

Sunday Practice Moves Outside June 18

Posted by on 20 May 2017 | Tagged as: Practice

We move to Wallingford Steps Sunday June 18 for the summer. We are at Shift in Fremont through June 11. Shift is a great place during the sunny but not quite warm enough days because we can open the big garage door. But look for us at Wallingford Steps June 18 through summer.

Spring Cuban Dance Series with Maiensy Sanchez, starts May 3

Posted by on 01 May 2017 | Tagged as: Instruction

From Maiensy:

Hola, amigos en Seattle! Hello to my beautiful Seattle community! I just returned from a three-month-long trip to Cuba and family. I hope this message finds you all well, and may these words reach your loved ones and people around you as well! In regards to my new series, please note that FB does not allow me to announce an event for over two weeks. This series of classes runs eight weeks through June 26/27. Two of those classes begin this week, on Wednesday and Thursday. I have clarified the information (see below) but please let me know if you have any questions. You can choose how frequently you want to meet from an option of 1 to 4 days a week. We will go from 7:15pm to 8:30pm in a Queen Anne location. Once you click GOING on Facebook, I will personally contact you to go over details in a private message. Thank you all for your support and interest in Cuban culture.
Sending you love and looking forward to this! 

Spring Cuban Dance Series with Maiensy Sanchez:
A heart-opening invitation to go into a deeper state of listening.

Maiensy’s training is an invitation to develop a sound foundation to carry you through your journey as a dancer: Polish your technique. Enrich your vocabulary. Build a personal body isolation routine, and learn how to apply it to the beauty of everything Cuban. Get acquainted with the stories behind key Cuban dance genres. Strengthen your relationship to the clave beat, the heart of Cuban music.

WHAT: Options of 3 classes or a combination
WHEN: 8 weeks, May through June 2017 (start dates below)
WHERE: A Queen Anne location. Address provided on registration.

Wednesdays, 7:15 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Begins MAY 3.
Thursdays, 7:15 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Begins MAY 4.
Open to all levels. 

Mondays, 7:15 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Begins MAY 8.
Open to all levels.

Tuesdays, 7:15 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Begins MAY 9.
Pre-requisite: One-year minimum experience with some form of Cuban dance.
The focus will be partner dancing with the option of Rueda, depending on the follow-lead ratio.


Option 1 : Two weekly lessons for 8 weeks, May 3/4 to June 26/27
(a) One advance payment of $300 for 16 sessions over 8 weeks (full series).
(b) Two advance payments of $160 (early May and June) to cover 8 sessions over 4 weeks.

Option 2 : One weekly lesson for 8 weeks, May 3/4 to June 26/27
One advance payment of $160 for 8 sessions/ 8 weeks (full series)

(Option of 3 and 4 sessions a week also available. Please contact Maiensy at for rates.)

To register for classes via Facebook please click GOING, and a private message will follow.

Note: Space is limited. The maximum capacity per class is 10 to 12 students. This intimate environment offers plenty of opportunities to track your own progress as you receive personalized feedback from Maiensy.

“Dance allows us to feel welcomed and loved, from a place of warmth as personal and familiar as our name, beyond islands and continents, beyond politics, beyond the most provocative of words. Dance challenges our elemental understandings and invites us to enter ungraspable realities. Dance is as nurturing as it is daring: a reminder of the endless possibilities inherent to our greater sense of belonging.”
—Maiensy Sanchez

For more information about these and other upcoming classes and workshops please contact Maiensy at or find her on Facebook.