End of an Era: Salsa Dancing at La Jolla Marriott Ceases

Monday, April 3, 2017

You read that right.  Effective immediately the La Jolla Marriott will cease to have salsa dancing on Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays.  In a message posted by Rumba Entertainment, the organizer for the salsa nights, they cite lack of support on the part of the hotel to continue the nights.  You can read the entire message here below:

Personally I’m disappointed in the hotel management’s decision to end support of its salsa dancing nights, but it reflects a real challenge that the salsa community faces in San Diego.  That challenge is namely to weigh the support of the local dance community versus making sure they maintain a profitable business. I’m going to miss the La Jolla Marriott salsa nights and great alternative it provided for so many days of the week.

I’m hoping another venue opens up soon to fill this large void left by a much beloved salsa dance venue.

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See you all on the dance floor.

John ;-)

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3000+ Members Strong: The San Diego Salsa & Latin Dancing Meetup Group Reaches Milestone

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

The San Diego Salsa & Latin Dancing Meeting Group started back in 2005 as a simple way for like minded salsa dancers to meetup with others wanting to dance.  Since that time the group has grown to include dancers, studios, instructors, venues and a whole host of characters that make up San Diego’s salsa dance scene.

We reached a milestone here in March by breaking the 3000 member count and the group is still going strong with tons of events posted on the monthly calendar.  If you haven’t checked out the San Diego Salsa & Latin Dancing Meetup lately check it out today.  The group is free to join and it’s a great way to learn about our local dance scene.

See you all on the dance floor!

John ;-)

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Sabor on the Bay 2017 All White Yacht Party Sets Sail May 27th

Sunday, February 5, 2017

The 2017 All White Yacht Party is a few months away but it is not too early to secure your tickets now.  This year Sabor on the Bay decided to host only one event here in San Diego and the May 27th yacht party represents your only opportunity to enjoy the now famous 3 hour cruise.

Included in the cruise is lots of Latin dancing including a special emphasis on salsa dancing in the main deck area.  The live band for the event, Lily Hernandez y su Orquesta, will be performing for the 1st time in San Diego and should be a great act to catch live. If salsa is not your thing, there are additional floors with top 40 music and Afro Cuban dancing to fit your mood.

To get a glimpse of what is in store for you if you attend, this promo video highlighting the 2016 All White party does a great job of catching the spirit:

The cruise will be Cuban themed and the event organizers encourage everyone attending to dress in all white.

If you plan on going don’t forget to RSVP at the San Diego Salsa and Latin Dancing Meetup group (click here) as you’ll be eligible to join us at our VIP table hosted by RitmoBello.com and the San Diego Salsa and Latin Dancing Meetup Group.

See you all at the Sabor on the Bay All White Boat party May 27th!

John ;-)

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Majesty in Motion Moving to New Location February 4th

Sunday, January 22, 2017

Our friends over at Majesty in Motion are expanding to a new location starting February 4th.  The new location is reported to have at least 2 big rooms, new flooring and mirrors to help with augmenting the overall dance experience.

If you are not familiar with Majesty in Motion, the San Diego dance company has been around for many years and has spawned many a budding dancers careers in the scene.  You can learn more about them in this interview I did of them years ago.

Check out the new studio at 6380 El Cajon Blvd, San Diego CA 92115 starting February 4th!

John ;-)

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Updates to the RitmoBello.com Salsa and Bachata Dance Venue List

Friday, January 6, 2017

Happy New Year to you all!  Since it’s been a while I thought it was good timing to do some updates to the salsa dance venue list here on RitmoBello.com.  You can access the club and venue list at this link here.

If you see any information that needs correction or to be added please don’t hesitate to email me.

Also, please remember that you can view a more expanded dynamic calendar of events at the San Diego Salsa and Latin Dancing Meetup Group calendar page.

Start 2017 right and make a point to visit some of the great places offering Latin dancing in San Diego.

See you all on the dance floor!

John ;-)

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Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from RitmoBello.com

Saturday, December 17, 2016

Wishing you and yours a Merry Christmas and safe New Year.

See you all in 2017!

John ;-)

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Final 1st Thursday of the Month Event for 2016 This week!

Sunday, November 27, 2016

It’s hard to believe it but our final 1st Thursday of the Month event for 2016 is coming up December 1st.  This will be your last opportunity to come out and dance this year in a safe and inviting environment geared specifically for those new to salsa dancing.

The format we’ve used in the past will stay the same and we’ll be hosting a meet and greet from 8 to 9pm, followed by salsa dance lessons.  To find out more information about the event please visit the Meetup page here.

See you all Thursday night at Cafe Sevilla!

John ;-)

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