Ritmo Bello and the San Diego Salsa Bachata Festival congratulate Erika Briones for winning the 2011 Full VIP event pass! A local San Diego salsa dancer, Erika’s YouTube video submission presented the best creativity and overall impact as you’ll see below:
Thank you to everyone that submitted their video entries. If you still need to purchase your passes for the 5th Annual 2011 San Diego Salsa Bachata Festival don’t procrastinate, get yours today before they sell out of tickets and hotel rooms!
If you are new to the San Diego salsa scene you won’t want to miss this event. The San Diego Salsa and Latin Dancing Meetup Group along with RitmoBello.com are hosting this year’s second Meetup.com night at Cafe Sevilla.
This event will have a dress in all white theme to celebrate the end of summer. If you have a white shirt, pants, hat, etc this is the night to wear it!
Cafe Sevilla is offering drink specials only to our Meetup.com members. Also members will get 1/2 off the cover price if you arrive before 9:30pm. The restaurant is giving away a gift certificate in a raffle but you’ll have to come early at 8pm to be entered to win (plus you can take the FREE salsa lesson which starts at 8:30pm).
Here is a short video from our last event with a preview of what you can expect to see:
Dancers for Humanity is collecting donations for San Diego’s homeless and Ooh La La Dance Company will be hosting a special event called BOMBS AWAY! 1940’s Pin-Up PARTY to help.
Come dressed in 1940’s pin up dresses or mobster attire. The video below explains in more detail what the event will be all about:
The best part of about this event is that with a donation to San Diego’s homeless it is absolutely FREE to attend before 10pm! Here is a list of items Dancers for Humanity is requesting that you please donate:
The San Diego Salsa Bachata Festival is coming up September 15th through the 18th and the schedule of events has been recently updated. In order to make it easy to follow the various events we’ve added the events to the calendar of the San Diego Salsa and Latin Dancing Meetup group. Here are some of the main points of interest:
Dancers for Humanity is presenting another opportunity to help the homeless. The event is dubbed “Dance Around the World” and will have a multi-cultural dance theme. Attendees are encouraged to represent their country and cultures of origin by wearing traditional dress and costumes. The goal of the event is to collect essential items from the following list of items for the homeless people:
BOTTLED WATER, HAND RADIOs, BATTERIES, TAMPONS, FEMALE PRODUCT PADS, SOCKS, TOILER PAPER, SUNBLOCK, BAND AIDS, SMALL BOX OF BABY WIPES, FLASH LIGHT WITH BATTERIES, TRASH BAGS, SUNGLASSES, GREETING AND THANK YOU CARDS, ETC.
Along with the donations drive there will be giveaways including free music CD’s, free dance shoes, dance lessons and a host of other items that will be raffled.
The 5th Annual San Diego Salsa Bachata Festival 2011 is September 15 – 19 and Ritmo Bello is giving away a full access VIP pass! The Full access VIP event pass will give you access to all evening and day shows, competitions, and social dancing starting September 15th. The passes are normally $189 but here is your chance to get one FREE. This year we will be using YouTube to help pick the winner just as we did last year. As you may remember, the winning video submission last year was by Franklin Liranzo and you can see it here:
To be considered for the 2011 full event pass simply:
1. Create a 2 minute or less YouTube video
2. that explains why you choose to dance and why you would love to attend the Festival, all at no cost to you
3. and makes mention of Ritmo Bello in the video submission.
The winner will be chosen based on:
2. Message clarity and relevance
3. Motivation and inspiration
4. Overall impact
To be eligible for the contest please submit your YouTube video link firstname.lastname@example.org by Friday, August 26th, 2010. The winner will be announced on RitmoBello.com Monday, August 29th, 2011.
Good luck to all of you and don’t forget to submit your YouTube videos by the deadline!
Brazilian Carnaval is coming to San Diego on September 3rd in the form of Sabor on the Bay, the ever growing Yacht party hosted by Alma Marketing Group. Formerly Sevilla on the Bay, this new iteration of the same great Latin themed party is sure to be a fun night. Some highlights of the Yacht experience will include 3 floors of music (Live Salsa Band, Top 40 DJ’s & Live Brazilian Trio), 1,000 capacity luxury yacht, 5 fully-stocked bars, 1 Massive Outdoor deck w/ Cigar Lounge sponsored by Excalibur Cigars and of course salsa lessons by A Time to Dance Studio. To see a glimpse of what your night will be like check out this video of the last yacht party: