2019-2020 indoor dance season: we meet Sundays 4:00-6:00 at Compfit (4501 Interlake Ave N, Seattle 98103). 2019: every Sunday. STARTING JANUARY 2020: We meet on the second and fourth Sundays of the month.  Rueda calls may be different in different places, but that's all part of the fun. See the Sunday Practice FAQ and our new Calls List (Thanks Zaid!). First hour mixed level; second hour advanced Rueda.  See/join Seattle Casineros Facebook group for latest updates and posts below. (updated 12/22/19)


 Weekly and Bi-Weekly Events 

  • Live Cuban and Latin bands with dancing at SeaMonster, every Saturday, 7-9 pm. $10 cover
  • As announced in the summer we will hold Friday dancing "Casino on Cardboard" at Alki Beach, across from Dukes, 7-10pm.  See Seattle Casineros FB page for info.

Upcoming Events -  (we are currently in need of someone to keep this up to date)

There are frequent events at Club Sur, North City Bistro, Royal Room, Sea Monster Lounge, Geo's Bar and Grill, and other locations. See Seattle Casineros FB page and the Cuba in Seattle Meetup page for posts about upcoming events.

SeattleRueda.com – The End?

Posted by on 01 Jul 2023 | Tagged as: Admin

I am planning to take down this site.

The wordpress site was created in 2008 and was an active community hub. However it hasn’t been active for a few years and its function has been replaced by the Seattle Casineros FB Page . I’ve been keeping it up to date from a technical standpoint. It’s due another tech upgrade just to keep it working and I question the need to do the maintenance work.

Please comment/reach out if you see reason to keep the site up.

If there is no community opposition, my plan is to back up all content before taking it down in a few weeks.

2019-2020 Sunday Practice at Compfit

Posted by on 22 Dec 2019 | Tagged as: Ring Me!

Every Sunday in December 2019, 4:00-6:00 at Compfit (4501 Interlake Ave N, Seattle 98103). Plenty of free street parking. STARTING JANUARY 2020: we will meet on the second and fourth Sunday of each month, 4:00-6:00 at Compfit.

It’s a great space for us. Come practice rueda. If you wish to expand your dance experience, Sunday Practice is also a great place to practice role reversal, calling, dancing contratiempo (we’ll do a little bit each Sunday) and work on things like lead-follow technique or styling!

Sunday Rueda Practice goes indoors 9/29/19

Posted by on 06 Sep 2019 | Tagged as: Admin, Practice

On Sunday 9/29 our rueda practice will go indoors to a NEW SPACE! We will move to Compfit, 4501 Interlake Ave N, #6 in Wallingford. Right next door to where John’s Music used to be, back in the day. Practice time will shift slightly to 4 – 6 p.m., and we will continue at this location and time through the winter. Some of you know Eric, who runs the place. I think this will be a great space for us. Please join us for Sunday Rueda practice!

Sunday Practice on hold after Dec. 30, 2019

Posted by on 27 Dec 2018 | Tagged as: Practice

Sadly, we are can no longer continue our rental agreement with SHIFT, effective January 1, 2019. Practica has been going for 15 years in various locations, it’s meant a lot to a lot of people, and it’s always been fun. But space has become harder to find, and attendance this fall has been low, so Jain and I are going to take a hiatus. In the new year we will discuss whether there is enough interest to continue indoors in some manner. We do expect to start up again outside in May or June, likely in the 4:30-6:30 time slot. We hope to continue seeing you all dancing sometime! 

Indoor Rueda Practice 2019

Posted by on 26 Dec 2018 | Tagged as: Admin, Practice

Seattle Rueda indoor practice at SHIFT studio will end after our practice on December 30, 2018. Practice that day is from 3 p.m. until 4:45 p.m., and I hope lots of you attend this last practice for awhile.

We are uncertain about resuming indoor practice, and don’t have a new space rented at this time. We definitely hope to pick up again at the Wallingford Steps in the spring. If you have ideas or opinions on the matter please contact me or Betsy G. and let us know.

Various Seattle Rueda community members have kept this practice going for about 15 years, and everyone’s participation is appreciated. Thank you all!


7/15 Sunday Practica at Golden Gardens

Posted by on 14 Jul 2018 | Tagged as: Practice

We’re moving the regular Sunday Practica to Golden Gardens

to bring our local community together with our Seattle Cuban Dance Fest visitors!

Canceled: 6/29 Alki Beach Casino on Cardboard Dance

Posted by on 29 Jun 2018 | Tagged as: Alki Beach: Casino on Cardboard

Sorry amigos, but the 6/29 Alki Beach dance is canceled due to the cool weather.

Let’s try again next Friday July 6.

Canceled: 6/22 Alki Beach Casino on Cardboard

Posted by on 22 Jun 2018 | Tagged as: Alki Beach: Casino on Cardboard

Alki Beach dance is canceled tonight 6/22

Unfortunately it is too cool and cloudy today to draw much of a crowd to dance in the sea breeze tonight. Let’s hope the warm summer weather comes back in time for next week’s dance on 6/29.

Special thanks to Reinier and Daniela for lending the use of their SUV and Block Rocker for last week’s dance. And also thanks to everyone who helped set up and clean up last week as well!

Alki Beach Cuban Salsa (Casino) Dancing on Cardboard 6/15

Posted by on 13 Jun 2018 | Tagged as: Alki Beach: Casino on Cardboard

We’re overdue to start the summer beach dance party season.

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

2501 Alki Ave SW Seattle, WA 98116
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.

Friday, June 15, 2018
Set up by volunteers from 5:30-7 PM. Music and dancing from 7-10:00 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.

**Leave a comment with dates you can volunteer to; DJ, help set up, pack up, or transport the dance floor.

Sunday May 13 at Wallingford Steps

Posted by on 12 May 2018 | Tagged as: Practice, Ring Me!

We decided to have practice outside at the Wallingford Steps on Sunday May 13. Celebrate the good weather with our first outdoor practice of 2018! We dance from 4:30 until 6:30.