Kick Me !! (the poster)

Archived Posts from this Category

Casino Workshop and Social w/ RNW at Bell Town, Sat. Nov 8

Posted by on 25 Oct 2014 | Tagged as: Kick Me !! (the poster)

Casino seattle Nov2014

Hola Seattle!
Rumba Northwest instructors Antonio Diaz & Heather Haugland are back for a second workshop — plus a casino social! Join us on Nov. 8th to enjoy your favorite and the latest music from the island that makes the world dance…

4-5:15pm CASINO MUSICALITY – Building on our last workshop, learn to recognize the different components of “timba” songs and how to make your moves and body motion reflect the music. Learn how to use Folklore, Rumba, Reggaeton and more to spice up your casino. Get ready for LA BOMBA!

5:30pm-6:45pm RUEDA WITH RUMBA NW – More of our favorite rueda moves, plus exercises and games to improve your leading and following technique — good for casino too!
Both classes appropriate for intermediate and advanced casineros.

8:30-11:30pm BLACK-AND-WHITE CASINO SOCIAL with DJ ANTONIO – Come enjoy the latest music direct from Cuba (timba, son, rumba, reggaeton & more), practice your workshop moves, and enjoy rueda! Let’s kick it off with a 30-minute rueda marathon. Dress in black and/or white and look fabulous on the dance floor. Una bulla!

$15 per class, $25 for both if you register by Nov. 1st
or $18 per class, $30 both if you register the week of the workshop.
Dance: 8:30pm-11:30pm
$10 cover or ($7 workshop students)

Dj: Antonio Diaz
Donation bar w/21-ID

Belltown Dance Studio
2217 3rd Ave Suite 102
Seattle, WA 98121
Facebook event here:

Casino-On-Cardboard 9/5/2014

Posted by on 04 Sep 2014 | Tagged as: Kick Me !! (the poster)

80 degrees and sunshine…let’s dance Casino! Summer is almost over, this could be our last opportunity to groove to the sweet sounds of Havana D’Primera, El Nino, Pupy, Van Van and many others….let’s end the season on a good note – VAMOS MI GENTE!!


4TH OF JULY Special Casino On Cardboard!!

Posted by on 04 Jul 2014 | Tagged as: Kick Me !! (the poster)

TODAY at ALKI..celebrate the Fourth on the beach with sun, music, friends and lots of dancing!!
– Dancing from 5 – 9ish (early start time today!!)
– Set up as early as 3pm, feel free to hang out
– We’ll have a grill, you can contribute as you like, some are bringing hot dogs, Ismael will bring carne asada.

Let’s celebrate!

Special rueda potluck in B-ham Sunday March 30

Posted by on 20 Mar 2014 | Tagged as: Kick Me !! (the poster)

Hola Seattle! You’re invited to a special edition of RNW’s Rueda Potlucks – at Lairmont Manor, a gorgeous estate home that our student (and professional wedding caterer) Catrina gets to use one night a year. Sunday March 30th, 6-9:30pm, come share great music, dancing, and food with your northern neighbors! Call Heather at 360-594-2360 or email us at with any questions.

405 Fieldston Road

Bellingham, WA


Afro-Cuban/Reggaeton workshop in B-ham this Sunday 12/8

Posted by on 04 Dec 2013 | Tagged as: Instruction, Kick Me !! (the poster), Social

with Antonio Diaz of Rumba Northwest at Bell Tower Studios (1430 N. Garden St.)
2-3:30pm AFRO-CUBAN Learn the basic steps to the most influential Orishas, as well as the Guaguanco. A well combined introduction to Afro-Cuban folkloric dance, but also a great refresher for the more experienced folks.
3:30-4:30pm REGGAETON Practice your body isolation, learn new ways to shake your body and steps to incorporate into your casino, and get a great workout!
Price: $12 for each class, $8 for students


La Famila Valera Miranda at Club Sur and University of Puget Sound

Posted by on 17 Oct 2013 | Tagged as: Kick Me !! (the poster)

Thanks to all of you who came out to the Town Hall show and/or Lopez Island. La Familia Valera Miranda is still here in the US. Just in case you have missed seeing them (or want to see them again!), here are two more opportunities…

This Saturday, 10/19, they’ll be playing at Club Sur in Seattle (2901 1st Ave. South), 10:30 pm; $20.

On Saturday, 10/26, they’ll be performing at Kilworth Chapel on the University of Puget Sound campus, Tacoma, 7:30 pm.

For more information, please visit the website at:


Support Ann Reynolds Recording of Original Cuban compositions

Posted by on 06 Oct 2013 | Tagged as: Kick Me !! (the poster)

Buenos dias, dancing friends
Please lend your support to my recording of original Cuban compositions- I have written Cuban son, cha-cha-cha, danzon, rumba and more- all very danceable as well as listenable and enjoyable.
Please support my efforts to get a fine recording of this music. See my Kickstarter and send along your support. I have only 10 days to go and still over $3000 to raise.
Note there is a dancer’s special of a couple sessions working on son and cha-cha-cha.
Mucha gracias – Ann-ita

Casino On Cardboard? Oh Yes!!!

Posted by on 06 Sep 2013 | Tagged as: Alki Beach Parties: Casino on Cardboard, Cuba, Events, Kick Me !! (the poster)

Hola mi gente, this may be our last opportunity for the season, so Casino on Cardboard is happening!!!! Set up at 6:30, dancing to the newest and hottest music straight from Cuba begins at seven. Bring a jacket as it may be a bit cooler once the sun sets. Hope to see you out there – Let’s dance!!!

Casino on Cardboard – Special Reunion Party!!!

Posted by on 08 Aug 2013 | Tagged as: Alki Beach Parties: Casino on Cardboard, Events, Kick Me !! (the poster)

This Friday, after a year of absence, we welcome back our core group members Christina, Jennifer and Ofer!! I’m super excited to announce that we will also be joined by my dear friends Georgia and Pascal, our alums from New York.  This will be a major reunion of Seattle Casineros and Timberos from my early days; the gang that introduced me to the sweet sounds of Van Van, Manolito, Issac and all the other greats of Cuban Music. This will be a special night that you don’t want to miss!!! I also picked up some new music at the AMAZING Las Vegas Salsa Rueda Festival last week-end. It’s gonna be a great night for Casino on Cardboard! Ahi-na-ma – Andre

La Familia Valera Miranda, October 5, Town Hall

Posted by on 07 Aug 2013 | Tagged as: Kick Me !! (the poster)

Direct from Santiago de Cuba!

La Familia Valera Miranda
Saturday, October 5, Town Hall, 8:00 pm

Earshot Jazz Festival presents a special Seattle residency & concert by this family of musicians from Santiago de Cuba, in the Oriente region. Father Felix, his wife, brother, and sons have virtually defined cauto son, the mid-tempo form of the Cuban son style, marked by its easy-going, contagious swing.

Tickets on sale now through Brown Paper tickets:

For information about La Familia Valera Miranda, keepers of the Cuban son flame, please visit:


You will not want to miss this concert!

Next Page »