The 6th Annual San Diego Salsa Bachata Festival 2012 is August 30th through September 2nd and Ritmo Bello is giving away a full access VIP pass again this year! The Full access VIP event pass will give you access to all evening and day shows, competitions, and social dancing starting August 30th. The passes are normally $179 but here is your chance to get one FREE. This year we will be using YouTube to once again help pick the winner just as we did last year. As you may remember, the winning video submission last year was by Erika Briones from LatinaSkin and you can see it here:
To be considered for the 2012 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 to firstname.lastname@example.org by Monday, August 20th, 2012. The winner will be announced on RitmoBello.com Tuesday, August 21st, 2012.
Good luck to all of you and don’t forget to submit your YouTube videos by the deadline!
1st Thursdays of the Month with Meetup.com is coming up August 2nd and this month will have a celebration of the endless summer in San Diego heat theme. If you have any summer apparel like hawaiian shirt, Guayabera, summer dress or anything else in the summer spirit wear it to this party!
The event is open to everyone so feel free to come alone or bring any friends. In the past new members of our group have found this particular event a great way to mingle and connect with interested dancers. If you are not part of our Meetup group I encourage you to find out more in this post where I explain how it works.
We’ll meet downstairs at 8pm in the Meetup.com area of the club that will be reserved for our group. Look for the Meetup.com signs. Walter Meneses and his wife Jeannette will give a free salsa lesson starting at 8:30pm. As an added bonus the General Manager for Cafe Sevilla is donating free passes for entry into Cafe Sevilla’s club that will be given away in a raffle to those who come early for the salsa dance lesson.
Colombian Independence Day is coming up this week and what better way to celebrate than to attend a Colombian themed festival. Our friends over at Rumba Entertainment are hosting their 7th Annual Festival Colombiano this Sunday July 22 and you can take part in all the fun events. There will be Colombian food, music and crafts available to take advantage of during the day.
We are fortunate to see the Dominican perform live at Blue Agave Nightclub July 20th and I encourage all of you to support this great artist. For those of you new to him and his music here is a great clip of him in concert performing “Que Pasara Mañana”: