Founded back in 2005, the San Diego Salsa and Latin Dancing Meetup Group has helped countless new dancers to become acquainted with the salsa and latin dance scene here in San Diego. The group is getting closer to reaching our goal of 3,000 members and you can help. If you are already part of the group try to invite someone you know that is not familiar with salsa dancing in San Diego and get them to join in one of the ongoing calendar events. If you are brand new to salsa dancing and San Diego in general the group is a great way to meet local dancers, learn about the great dance venues we have here in town and to become more connected with your local dance community.
To learn more about the San Diego Salsa and Latin Dancing Meetup Group please visit the website and register to join the group for free. I’ll be hosting the upcoming 1st Thursday of the Month event at Cafe Sevilla on Thursday October 6th (click here for info) and it would be great to see you there too.
The California Center for the Arts, Escondido is once again hosting its September series of dance parties on every Friday of that month. The events range from Cumbia and Huapango, to Salsa and Norteña music depending on which Friday you choose to attend. Local salsa favorite Manny Cepeda Orchestra Quartet will be performing on September 2nd and 30th for those wanting to listen and dance to salsa. The best part about it is that all the events are FREE.
Although a few months away, it’s not too early to start planning for the next and final salsa yacht party of the year. Presented by Sabor on the Bay, the exciting evening will again take place on the largest of the Hornblower yachts, the Inspiration.
The event will include a fun filled evening of live salsa dancing on the main deck with the Boogaloo Assassins and Top 40 music with Samba as an additional focus. The Boogaloo Assassins will be performing in San Diego for the 1st time at this event and you can get a short preview of the great music you will be able to hear from this video:
Summer is here and if you are in town there is a great event scheduled for July 7th you can attend. The San Diego Salsa and Latin Dancing Meetup Group is hosting a “1st Thursdays of the Month” event where you can chat, mingle and get to know other dancers before you all get lost on the dance floor.
In the past the events have been especially great for those visiting San Diego on holiday or recently moved into the area. You’ll have an opportunity to make a more meaningful connection with other dancers by being able to talk without all the noise later in the night.
Although the 10th Annual San Diego Salsa Bachata Kizomba Festival is months away I want to let you know about an important change to the event. In past years the event was held in late August/early September but this year the festival will take place on November 25-27th (which coincidentally is Thanksgiving weekend).
The new date for the event may make it easier for folks to attend since it falls during the Thanksgiving holiday weekend and will also help motivate people from out of town (i.e. coming from snow states) to enjoy the nice San Diego weather.
Keep your eyes posted on RitmoBello.com for more articles as the event gets closer.
I want to let you know about a great upcoming event on May 5th (Cinco de Mayo!) for people new to dancing in San Diego and regulars alike. I host a Meetup.com night on the 1st Thursday of each month at Cafe Sevilla where the idea is to get to know the people you are dancing with early in the night without the loud music and commotion. The meet and greet runs from the time the club opens through the free dance lesson that is provided and typically begins around 8pm.