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.
Orquesta Guayacan, one of Colombia’s best known upbeat Salsa bands, is coming to San Diego in April! The band known for scores of hit salsa songs will be performing this April 8th at the Blue Agave Nightclub. The great thing about viewing them at Blue Agave is that you’ll be able to get really close to the band in an intimate environment while still being able to dance.
If you are new to Orquesta Guayacan here is a short video clip from one of their past concerts:
The San Diego Salsa and Latin Dancing Meetup along with RitmoBello.com will be on hand to celebrate this great talent from Colombia. You can find out more information and buy tickets here at the meetup event page.
The 8th Annual All White Boat Party is set for Saturday May 28th, 2016 and with it comes a great night of fun.
The Inspiration Yacht (the largest of the vessels provided by Hornblower Cruises) will host 1,000 party goers ready to party the night away. Three dance floors will be available on the yacht with live salsa/bachata music on the main floor, top 40 DJ’s spinning the best dance music and Rock en Español as well. The event has a dress in all white theme which in my opinion adds a touch of elegance to the night. It is the perfect occasion to wear that really nice white suit or beautiful white dresses.
This video from the 2014 All White Party is a great preview of what you can expect to see:
Tickets always sell out for this event so it would be a good idea to buy your tickets now to avoid being left at the dock.
The San Diego Salsa and Latin Dancing Meetup Group along with RitmoBello.com will be hosting a VIP table and we encourage you to visit us at the event. All are welcome.
Blue Agave Nightclub has a great record of bringing top salsa talent to perform in San Diego and we are lucky once again thanks to their efforts. Gilberto Santa Rosa will be performing live at Blue Agave Nightclub February 19, 2016.
For those of you unfamiliar with Blue Agave Nightclub, the venue gives you a great opportunity to get up close with performers as the dance floor goes right up to the stage. This makes for a perfect combination of quality live salsa music and ample room to dance.
If you are like most people you have certain New Year’s resolutions that you’ve set for yourself. If dancing is not one of them it’s still early enough in the year to give it a go.
For those new to salsa dancing in San Diego a great place to start is the San Diego Salsa and Latin Dancing Meetup Group. Started way back in 2005, the group is made up of many people in the salsa community from established instructors to those just stepping onto the dance floor for the first time. With 2,400+ members the group is one of largest meetup groups in Southern California and for sure the biggest when it comes to dancing salsa.
Veteran salsa dancers know that wearing the right shoe is essential for both enjoyment and safety while dancing. This holds true for both men and women. With women though the matter is even more important since many of the lead/follow elements of the dance will depend on the women’s ability to make precise movements without losing balance.
Case in point, it’s hard to execute a turn in flip flops or even non secured slip on shoes. It’s way too easy to slip, fall and be injured in footwear that is not designed to stay on you while you move quickly.
Fortunately, there are many dance shoes on the market for women that are designed for the high flying quick movements of Latin dance. These shoes feature leather or suede bottoms to make turning easy along with buckles or straps to keep the shoes securely on your feet.
E.K. Clothing offers a wide selection of these dance shoes ranging from open toe styles to closed toe styles. They even offer modified boots especially for dancing.
Check out their selection today and avoid a dance floor disaster!