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KUOW wants to do a rueda story, but are there any Cuban expatriates in Seattle Rueda?

Posted by on 23 Jan 2015 | Tagged as: Admin, Cuba, Events, Social

Hello. Ummmm KUOW has been doing short pieces on the program The Record about Cuba linkages to Seattle. They want to know if there are any Cuban expats in Seattle Rueda. Do you know, or can you give me a lead how I could find out for them? OR, you could email Marcie Sillmann at or Ross Reynolds at directly They already did one on PNW Ballet dancer Karl (sp?) Cruz. Thanks.

Lost Bracelet

Posted by on 29 Jul 2013 | Tagged as: Admin

I have a report of a bracelet lost at Casino on Cardboard at Alki on Friday July 26th. It has cubic amber beads with a silver clasp. If you found it please contact me so I can return it to its owner.


Red CD case and purple bag containing cords

Posted by on 20 Oct 2012 | Tagged as: Admin

If you have the red case of CDs and the purple PCC bag that contains the extension cord and other music cords, please bring them to practica. We’re also looking for the “y” cord for plugging in an ipod at Sonny’s–someone might have taken this home separately. Thanks!

A note about the not-to-be-used Listserve

Posted by on 25 Sep 2012 | Tagged as: Admin

I have tried recently to use the Seattle Rueda listserve to inform people about events, thinking about folks who don’t use Facebook. I have learned that the list is hopelessly out of date, so please do not use it.

If you are not on Facebook and not online frequently, give a shout–if enough people request it we can start a new email list.

Thanks for your understanding,


Volunteer Sign Up and Open Meeting Summary

Posted by on 06 Feb 2012 | Tagged as: Admin, Practice

The January 29 open meeting resulted in a plan to improve the Sunday practica. Click the following link to download the summary of the meeting and plan: Outcome_of_Jan29_2012_open_meeting.

The plan requires volunteer support in the form of several working committees. Some are “one-time” committees whose duties will be mainly completed this spring. Others are ongoing. Here’s a list of the committees. Click the following link to download the sign-up sheet which lists the complete duties for each committee: committee sign up.

Ongoing Committees

  • Practica Scheduling and Blog Update Committee
  • Music Committee

Short-term Committees

  • Guidelines and Peer Teaching Guidance Committee
  • Etiquette Committee
  • Advanced Practice Committee

I will bring the committee sign up sheets to practica the next few Sundays. If you would like to be on a committee but won’t be at practica, please email me at betsygeller (all one word) at gmail. Folks have definitely already shown an interest in serving on committees and making this plan work!  (I’ve posted the blank sheets here so as not to publicizing volunteers’ contact info.)

White the duties for each committee are set, the committees will determine exactly how they fulfill those duties. If you want to serve on an ongoing committee but only for a short term, please don’t hesitate to sign up–we’ll make it work.

Today’s Open Meeting

Posted by on 29 Jan 2012 | Tagged as: Admin, Practice

One more post from me today: We had a really good discussion about the practica format and related issues at the open meeting today. A sincere thanks everyone who participated! There were 11 of us. We narrowed down and tweaked the list of ideas and will be looking for folks to help implement them. I plan to bring a summary sheet and and a sign up for specific volunteer tasks next week at practica. Also check back in a week for a new post about it here.

Embedding YouTube Videos – Problem fixed

Posted by on 02 Oct 2011 | Tagged as: Admin, Video

Many of you (David, Thomas and others) have had trouble embedding videos even when following instructions posted here. I finally figured out what the problem was and have fixed it.

Sorry it took me so long…… but it should work now.

Check this new one from TimbaLive!

New Website! Centralized Calendar of Events

Posted by on 03 Jun 2011 | Tagged as: Admin, Social

I kept it simple.  Pulled in the blog and created a relatively self-maintaining calendar leveraging public Facebook events.  It will still only be as good as those using it, but let’s give it a try and make it worthwhile.

There is more information on the ‘About’ page and the Candela! Dance FB page.  Please take a look and let me know what you think.

And for those who want more details:


How it works

Facebook: If you have a public or private account on FB that you use to create events for local bands, dance classes, workshops, venues, potlucks…any events open to the public that are of interest to the Latin/Cuban Seattle community, then your event will be automatically published to the calendar on the bailecubano site when you invite La Candela to the event.

Calendar Direct: If you are unable or opposed to using FB, you can enter events directly onto the calendar.  Please include contact information and expect a 24 – 48 hr delay.  [FB preferred, less maintenance and gives the event organizer the ability to change the event details]

How you can help

Fill in the Blanks: The are many names and faces missing from the links page.  Please help fill them in to create a more complete representation of our community.

  • Forward this information to any musicians, bands, individuals, instructors, promoters, venues that you think would like to be included
  • Send as much of the following as you can provide for your own groups:
    • Name of band, instructor or venue
    • Color photo
    • Facebook contact (individual or public page of person who creates FB events for the group)
    • Website URL

Send Photos/Videos/YouTube Links: Send your best or your funniest, whatever you want to share.  Bands and Instructors especially – please send me videos if you have them.

Add a Link to your Website: You can help in the process of optimizing the site for search engines, by adding a link to from your website.

Thank you much!


Two More Seattle Rueda T-shirts for Sale

Posted by on 27 May 2011 | Tagged as: Admin, Social

Hello Everyone,
I still have two Seattle Rueda T-shirts for sale. One Men’s T-shirt (size L) and one Women’s T-shirt (size S). $20 each. I will bring them with me to Folklife Festival at our guerilla rueda spot on Sunday.
My goal is to sell these two before getting another order going for everyone. So please help me sell them. Only two left. Una bulla!


Happy 3 Years

Posted by on 22 May 2011 | Tagged as: Admin

Hello from the east coast. I just visited the blog and am glad it is still alive and well, and realized that this May is its 3rd birthday (I still remember all the emails back and forth to get it started). Good job to everyone that still contributes and keeps it going.


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