Salsa Dancing in San Diego Coming Back to Life Amidst COVID 19 Restrictions

Saturday, July 11, 2020

It’s been a rough year for lots of things but the salsa dance scene has been especially hit hard with so many closures of venues and opportunities to dance. Luckily we are beginning to see signs of life again in our salsa world as we all navigate the new restrictions.

Leading from the front are the dance companies and studios that represent the life blood of our close knit scene. Using innovative methods and being respectful of new safety protocols these small businesses are bringing back the salsa dance we’ve all been missing.

A great example of this is Majesty in Motion who recently put out this new video that explains some of the new procedures they’ve put in place to help keep people safe as they dance:

Between the re-openings of physical studios to the continuation of virtual classes that we’ve seen around San Diego there are great opportunities to find dance again.

Majesty in Motion, Deseo Studios and Ooh La La Dance Academy are some great options to check out to satisfy your need to dance.

Take care and see you all on the dance floor (hopefully soon!)

John ;-)

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Salsa Dancing in the Age of COVID 19: Keeping Your Passion Alive Through Online Virtual Resources

Wednesday, March 18, 2020

During this unprecedented Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak it seems as though every part of our normal routines have been upended. Just a few weeks ago we had regular social dancing but with recent government mandates most if not all gatherings have been cancelled. Worst yet many people are in total quarantine without any indication of when all this will change.

I thought it would be helpful to provide some helpful local resources and ideas for continuing your passion of dance from where ever you are, lock down or not.

Many if not all dance studios here have begun the process of offering their salsa lessons online through video instruction. From Deseo Dance to Ooh La La and others they are extending many of these new resources directly from their websites and leveraging platforms like Facebook and YouTube to keep connected with students.

Many of these resources have the added benefit of being provided live in real time with the instructors responding to viewer generated inquiries. Here is a sample from Deseo Dance’s Serena Cuevas today:

As we see more local studios adding live content and offerings virtually it will be interesting to see the support from the community. As with many artists during this time it will be the local dance community that keeps the spirit of dance alive through the help of talented instructors. If you know of any other resources you’d like me share please send me a message via email and I’ll help spread the information as best I can.

Please be safe during this difficult time and stay positive. For you that pray, St. Vitus (Patron Saint of Dancers), pray for us…

John ;-)

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B.I.G Salsa Festival Coming to San Diego January 2020

Thursday, December 5, 2019

With 2019 ending and 2020 now upon us it’s time to start the new year and decade right with a great upcoming salsa dance festival here in San Diego. The B.I.G. or Baile International Grande Salsa Festival is hosted by local salsa group Majesty in Motion and will feature a week’s worth of salsa dancing for everyone.

The event includes everything from workshops, live dance performances and a live salsa concert that will span from Thursday January 30th through February 3rd, 2020. The Friday night live concert will feature Jose Alberto aka “El Canario” and social dancing until 4am. Here is a quick video of him in concert if you are not familiar with him:

There is still time to buy your tickets, book your room at the Marriott Mission Valley and even register to perform if you want to showcase your own skills. You can find out more information at the B.I.G Salsa Festival website.

See you all in 2020 at the B.I.G Salsa Festival in San Diego!

John ;-)

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New Sunday Night Salsa Dance Venue at the Guild Hotel Starts September 1st

Thursday, August 29, 2019

A new salsa dance venue will be making its debut on September 1st, 2019 at the Guild Hotel. Hosted by Majesty in Motion, the new Sunday night dance venue will be located at the recently re-opened downtown San Diego icon.

Lessons begin around 4:30pm and should go about an hour or so. Social dancing is scheduled to go live from 5:30pm to 9:30pm to the sounds of DJ Mo Lyon.

Parking shouldn’t be a problem (Sundays downtown offer free street partking) and there will be validated parking available.

Cover is only $10.

Don’t miss this opportunity to experience San Diego’s newest salsa club this Labor Day weekend.

For more information please visit this event page at the San Diego Salsa and Latin Dancing Meetup Group.

See you all on the dance floor!

John ;-)

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San Diego Salsa Dance Deals Abound in the Lead up to Black Friday and Christmas

Saturday, November 11, 2017

It’s hard to believe that 2017  is almost over but with Veteran’s day past the focus is now inevitably on Thanksgiving and the rest of the holiday season.  If you are looking for some good deals on anything in the salsa dancing world you are in luck.

From dance shoes to salsa dancing lessons you are sure to find some great deals to make your holiday season more memorable.  For example Majesty in Motion is offering their salsa dance lessons at more then 50% off when you use their Groupon promotion.  Be aware some some restrictions might apply (I believe this Groupon is for new clients of theirs only) but if you are looking to convince your significant other or want to give the gift of lessons this is a great deal.  You can learn more about this particular promotion here.

As Black Friday approaches another great place to keep in mind for your salsa gear is EK Clothing.  You can find specialty salsa shoes for men and women (including dancing boots) along with other items to make sure you are ready for the dance floor.

Of course you will also find special deals for places to go dancing as venues offer special dinner/dance incentives and Christmas/New Year’s party opportunities.  A good place to find out what is happening is the San Diego Salsa and Latin Dancing meetup group.

Whatever you do make sure you enjoy the holiday season and do some dancing today!

John ;-)

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Meet and Dance with Someone New at the November 2nd 1st Thursdays of the Month Event

Sunday, October 22, 2017

The next 1st Thursday’s of the month event at Cafe Sevilla is coming up November 2nd and with it a great opportunity to do some fun dancing in San Diego. The event is held each first Thursday of each month as a special venue to meet and greet with dancers before the main salsa lesson and dancing begins.  The idea is to allow people who are new to San Diego, new to salsa dancing in general and who have never been to Cafe Sevilla to come out and talk to each other without the loud music that is sure to follow later.

The meet and greet begins sharply at 8pm and last about 1 hour.  Immediately after you can take advantage of the free dance lessons offered by Majesty and Motion.  Once that is done the dancing begins and you can dance the night away.

The San Diego Salsa and Latin Dancing Meetup Group will be there and we would love to see you there too.

See you all at Cafe Sevilla Thursday November 2nd!

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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