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.
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.
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.
1st Thursdays of the Month with Meetup.com is coming up November 1st and this month a thanksgiving theme by thanking a friend through inviting them out to salsa dance.
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.
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 9pm. 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.
1st Thursdays of the Month with Meetup.com on April 12 is coming just in time for spring so be ready to meet and greet new members who love salsa dancing as much as you do. The date was moved from April 5th to April 12th in observance of Holy Thursday during Holy Week.
The event is open to everyone so feel free to come alone or bring any friends. 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 will give a free salsa lesson starting at 8:30pm.
1st Thursdays of the Month with Meetup.com is coming up again and with it a great opportunity to meet new people here in San Diego. It’s hard to believe that this is the final Meetup event for 2011 at Cafe Sevilla!
Please bring any new, unwrapped toys for donating to the Marine Toys for Tots. In exchange Cafe Sevilla is giving those who donate 1/2 off the cover price before 9:30pm. We will have an area on site at the event (8pm to 10pm) to collect any new unwrapped toys to help out the less fortunate during this Christmas season. For those of you unfamiliar with the Marine Toys for Tots organization check out these videos here that explain some of the great services they provide to our community:
The event is open to everyone so feel free to come alone or bring any friends. We’ll meet downstairs at 8pm in the VIP area of club that will be reserved for our group. Just look for the Meetup.com signs. There will be a free salsa lesson starting at 8:30pm.