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Sunday Practice Moves Inside Sept 17

Posted by on 06 Sep 2017 | Tagged as: Practice

Sunday Practice moves inside to SHIFT Studio in Fremont on Sunday, Sept 17. We will be at SHIFT for the indoor season (until summer 2018). SHIFT is a great space with lots of light, a wonderful large floor, and a big garage door we can open when it’s warm outside. We had to commit to a date to move inside (no day-of-practice fussing about the weather), and we want to be consistent and reliable for folks who are new, so please come dance with us at SHIFT.   (3517 Stone Way N. Seattle, WA 98103). Please note: we rent the studio for this event, it is not run by SHIFT management. Please contact the usual Seattle Rueda folks if you have questions!

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.

Yes there is Practice on 1/1

Posted by on 31 Dec 2016 | Tagged as: Practice

There is INDEED practice on New Year’s Day. At SHIFT in Fremont, usual time: 4:30-6:30. To get inside, use the unlock code you already have, or come at 4:30 if you don’t have one.

Sunday Practice Moves Starting Dec 4th

Posted by on 18 Nov 2016 | Tagged as: Practice

Starting December 4th Seattle Rueda Sunday Practice moves to SHIFT Center for Movement & Healing Arts ! (3517 Stone Way N, Seattle, WA 98103 ) PLEASE READ THIS ENTIRE ANNOUNCEMENT. Shift has a beautiful new sprung wood dance floor and our agreement with them requires INDOOR DANCE SHOES and DOES NOT ALLOW HIGH HEELS or shoes that leave black marks. Please remove your outdoor shoes upon entering the building and place them on the shoe rack. Indoor-only dance sneakers, jazz shoes, flats, low/broad-heeled ballroom dance shoes are ok. High heels and stilettos are not.
Shift ALSO REQUIRES that we keep the front door locked; however, regulars will be given an ENTRY CODE to let themselves in. YOUR FIRST TIME AT SHIFT, PLEASE ARRIVE as close to 4:30 as possible, or CONTACT JAIN OR ME IN ADVANCE for the code. Beware: we might not see your message or hear your knock during practice, so come at 4:30 or make arrangements sufficiently in advance!
Practice is still at our usual time, Sundays 4:30-6:30.
We will meet at SalsaNSeattle on Sunday Nov 27. After that we’re at Shift. We will be closed Christmas Day. We have not yet decided about New Years Day.
Street parking near Shift is free and is not difficult. Shift is on the west side of Stone Way but parking may be easier east of Stone Way. Shift has great light and heat too!

Questions about any of this? Email or FB message me or Jain.


Sunday Practice at SalsaNSeattle through November

Posted by on 30 Oct 2016 | Tagged as: Practice

Seattle Rueda Sunday practice meets at SalsaNSeattle through the end of November. 4:30-6:30. Drop in – it’s a $5 suggested donation. We meet regardless of weather, sports games, and even Thanksgiving. We are currently in process of looking for a new space to continue in December and the new year.

Sunday Practice moves inside 9/25

Posted by on 21 Sep 2016 | Tagged as: Practice

Sunday practice will move inside for the season on Sunday 9/25. We’ll meet at SalsanSeattle (1200 Stewart St, Seattle WA, 98101, at our usual time (4:30-6:30). Note while there is free street parking on Sundays, it has gotten more difficult with all the construction in the neighboring few blocks.

We will be at SalsanSeattle through 2016. SalsanSeattle will be moving in the new year but has not yet announced their new location. We will re-assess where practica will meet in 2017 once we know their new location. It might be great for us but we don’t know yet. We are open to ideas but will only consider places where:

1) Folks can come and go as they please (no buzzer),

2) It’s comfortable for us to mill around before and after (no extra payment required for that time),

3) There is sufficient space, and

4) There is sufficient free parking in the vicinity.

We also would prefer to be at a place that is either a dance studio or has a storefront presence/some public visibility/something like that, i.e., not shuttered away and invisible to the world 🙂

Sunday Practica Moves OUTSIDE May 15

Posted by on 07 May 2016 | Tagged as: Practice

Seattle Rueda Sunday practice is at SalsaNSeattle tomorrow, May 8. However, NEXT WEEK, May 15, we will start the summer season by meeting outside at Wallingford Steps. As always, 4:30-6:30. From May 15 we’ll be outside through summer. Also, I believe Jose Raul is going teach an advanced rueda workshop on May 15 within practica – look for invite on FB.

When Jose teaches within Sunday practice, his workshop will be 5:00-6:00, pay what you will.

Hope to see all you dancing!

Special Workshop with Jose Raul – Sunday Mar 20

Posted by on 05 Mar 2016 | Tagged as: Instruction, Practice

Jose Raul, a native Cuban who came to Seattle a few years ago from Boston, will be teaching advanced rueda moves as a special addition to Sunday Practica, on March 20 at SalsaNSeattle. Practica starts at 4:30. Jose will teach from 5:00 to 6:00. Practica will continue till 6:30. This will be a “donate what you wish” workshop. Come and have some fun with us!

Here’s a little info about Jose:

Cuban with 2 left feet, trained to dance casino and rueda in Boston through Boston Rueda, MIT Casino Rueda, and Metamovements Dance Company. If he could learn to dance, so can you! Jose has organized rueda de casino events and taught casino and rueda in Boston. He also brings his own Cuban flavor to calling.

No Sunday Practica 2/14

Posted by on 09 Feb 2016 | Tagged as: Practice

We will resume on Feb 21.

No Sunday Practice on 12/27

Posted by on 20 Dec 2015 | Tagged as: Practice

Sunday pratice at SalsaNSeattle is cancelled on 12/27. We’ll be there on 12/20, and we’ll resume in the new year on 1/3.

As usual, first hour is all levels welcome. Second hour is high-intermediate/advanced level.

During the first hour, there will be a focus on more basic calls, however advanced dancers are STILL WELCOME. Here are some ways to get the most out of it: It’s a great opportunity to practice calling, practice role reversal, work on technique…even to work on your peer mentoring skills. If there are enough advanced dancers the first hour they are welcome to dance in a separate circle.

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