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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!

Who Wants to Dance in Tacoma?

Posted by on 26 Jun 2016 | Tagged as: Alki Beach Parties: Casino on Cardboard, Events

Please let me know if you are interested in dancing in Tacoma one weekend this summer. Would probably be a weekend afternoon.

-Betsy G

Clave Gringa in May

Posted by on 07 May 2016 | Tagged as: Events, Music

This from Ann:
Thursday May 19 – Clave Gringa trio (Ann Reynolds, Steve Smith, and Dean Schmidt) at La Spiga restaurant
1429 12th Ave, Seattle laspiga.com7-9:30, Food is great and we have a sweet setup in the middle of the restaurant
Sit at the bar, or reserve a table for dinner
Friday May 20 – Clave Gringa quartet (Ann Reynolds, Steve Smith, and Dean Schmidt, and Kiki Valera)
North City Bistro, 1520 177th St, Shoreline, 8-10:30, $10 cover, Make reservations – it fills up! 206-365-4447

Fiesta Cubana – Saturday Nov 21

Posted by on 18 Nov 2015 | Tagged as: Events, Music, Social

Seattle’s Cuban Dance Party – Salsa N’ Seattle Dance Studio

Dance to the latest Cuban Hits: Salsa, Timba, Son y Reggaeton. Hosted by DJ Dre and Ofer.

Free Dance Lesson at 9:30pm

Cover $10 – 21+

Clave Gringa in September

Posted by on 30 Aug 2015 | Tagged as: Events, Music

Clave Gringa quartet including Kiki Valera on cuatro, Friday September 11, 8-10:30, North City Bistro, 1520 NE 177th St, Cover $10, Make reservations (it sells out) – 206-365-4447 or
Food and wine are great and the ambience is terrific
Clave Gringa quartet including Kiki Valera on cuatro, Saturday Sept 26, 7:30-9:30, Waving Tree Winery – Kirkland, 11901 124th St NE, Kirkland, Cover $10
Arrive early for a good seat; wine by glass or bottle available and food truck out front!


Kiki Valera Aug 23 show CANCELLED

Posted by on 23 Aug 2015 | Tagged as: Events, Music

Hi folks, The Musiquarium had to cancel today’s show due to an “infrastructure problem.” Let’s hope they get it repaired soon. Check back for future events with this band.

Kiki Valera y Los Guajibiros @ Musiquarium, Sun Aug 22, 8-11pm, no cover!

Posted by on 19 Aug 2015 | Tagged as: Events, Music

Keep dancing after the flash mob! Go to the Musiquarium at the Triple Door. Free, no cover! Traditional son, boleros, etc.–all very danceable. You can eat there too–great food from Wild Ginger kitchen!

About the band:

One the Musiquarium calendar:

Rueda Flash Mob at Seattle Center, Sunday Aug 23

Posted by on 19 Aug 2015 | Tagged as: Events, Practice

This Sunday 8/23: take part in the Flash Mob at Seattle Center (see Agustin’s invite

Seattle Casineros/Seattle Rueda, Boeing Rueda, Rumba NW, Portland Casineros…all are welcome.

There will NOT be Sunday practice at Wallingford Steps. Go to Seattle Center, 4:00 pm, instead…

DETAILS & SCHEDULE for Viva Cuba salsa-fest in Bellingham, July 10-12!

Posted by on 04 Jul 2015 | Tagged as: Events, Instruction, Music, Social

–FRIDAY: There’s a Cuban trio playing an acoustic concert at Cafe Rumba on Friday night, 7-9pm, followed by a kick-off party with DJs Ofer and Andre.
–SATURDAY: Cambalache, BAAY 1059 N. State St., Bellingham, Doors open 8:30pm, Dance lesson 9pm; buy tix for Saturday on Brown Paper tickets($15 adults, $10 students presale; at door $20 and $15)

One of the musicians in both the trio and the Cambalache line-up was one of Klimax’ lead singers and is reported to be AWESOME!
Class 1: Saturday 1-2:15pm: Salsa Suelta – Footwork, Cuban body motion, musicality (all levels)
Class 2: Saturday 2:30-3:45pm: Casino moves for intermediate/advanced
Class 3: Saturday 4-5:15pm: Wilfredo’s favorite rueda moves for intermediate/advanced
Class 4: Sunday 1-2:15pm: Afro-Cuban folklore: Eleggua, Lumbanche (all levels)
Class 5: Sunday 2:30-3:45pm: Rumba (Columbia) in Casino partnering (intermediate/advanced)
Class 6: Sunday 4-5:15pm: More rueda! (Intermediate/advanced)
WORKSHOP PRICES – these are “pre-register” prices and will be slightly higher at the door. To pre-register join the FB event for the WORKSHOPS: OR send Heather an email ( 1 class: $15; 2 classes: $25; 3 classes: $35; 4 classes: $45; 5 classes: $55; 6 classes: $60;
(Discount for students)
Here’s the Facebook event for the WEEKEND:

A Week of Cuban Music & Dance Workshops in CA, Jul 18-25

Posted by on 21 Jun 2015 | Tagged as: Culture, Events, Instruction

Afro Cuban music & dance at Humboldt State (CA), July 18-25:

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