What is a Good Way to Meet New People in the San Diego Salsa Dance Scene?

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

San Diego is a great city that attracts many visitors and folks that have decided to call Americas Finest City home.  One question I receive from new arrivals to San Diego is what is the best way to meet others in the San Diego salsa and Latin dance scene.

Apart from just going out and dancing at the many venues in San Diego, a great way to make sure you are maximizing your time for dancing is to join and take advantage of the San Diego Salsa and Latin Dancing Meetup group calendar.

The San Diego Salsa and Latin Dancing Meetup Group is a free group to join that connects you to the various clubs, studios and dance teams that San Diego has to offer. Each event is unique and some offer their own special rewards like the dance group auditions where YOU become the salsa star.  Best of all you can connect with many other new dancers and create your own special connections with them.

Check it out today and get connected with others new to the San Diego Salsa scene today!

John ;-)

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Learning Salsa Dance One Connection at a Time with the San Diego Salsa and Latin Dancing Meetup Group

Saturday, September 8, 2012

I receive lots of emails from folks visiting San Diego and asking me about our great dance scene. Invariably I always direct them to check out what is going on the San Diego Salsa and Latin Dancing Meetup Group calendar.

The San Diego Salsa and Latin Dancing Meetup group is a great resource available for local dance studios, club promoters and event organizers to connect with those who want to be “in the know” when it comes to dancing here in San Diego.

The best part about the San Diego Salsa and Latin Dancing Meetup group is that it is free to join.  Check it out today and get involved in your local San Diego dance scene!

See you all at the San Diego Salsa and Latin Dancing Meetup group events…

John ;-)

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UPDATE: 6th Annual San Diego Salsa Bachata Festival 2012 Schedule and Information

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

It’s time again for the San Diego Salsa Bachata Festival and RitmoBello.com has the updated schedule available for the Labor Day weekend (see below).  The San Diego Salsa Bachata Festival has a new home this year at the Sheraton Hotel and Marina.

Now in it’s 6th year, the festival is a great event with professional dance shows, workshops from the world’s greatest salsa/bachata dancers and fun social dancing with live bands like Johnny Polanco.  Tickets and rooms are still available for the festival but they are sure to sell out soon so don’t procrastinate and secure your spot now.  You can find out more information and instructions on how to purchase tickets on the Official Partner site for the festival, the San Diego Salsa and Latin Dancing Meetup Group.

See you all at the 2012 San Diego Salsa Bachata Festival!

John ;-)

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Embrace Salsa in 2012: 1st Thursdays of the Month w/Meetup.com January 5th

Sunday, January 1, 2012

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 in 2012. The focus of this meetup is to cater to those new to San Diego and new to salsa in general (especially in the new year!).

This monthly event held at Café Sevilla is a great way to break the ice with new people in a safe and friendly environment. For those of you unfamiliar with Café Sevilla, the venue is known for its great Spanish Cuisine and as a great salsa dance venue.

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. Valerie will give a free salsa lesson starting at 8:30pm.

For full details and to RSVP please check out the special event page here on the San Diego Salsa and Latin Dancing Meetup group. If you have additional questions feel free to contact me on Twitter @RitmoBello.

Let’s start out the new year right at 1st Thursday’s of the Month with Meetup.com

John ;-)

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First Thursdays of the Month with Meetup.com at Cafe Sevilla Returns August 4th

Friday, July 22, 2011

1ST THURSDAYS OF THE MONTH w/ MEETUP.COM AT CAFE SEVILLA IS BACK!!!

It’s time for our INAUGURAL 1st Thursday event this year and we will be celebrating the re-opening of Cafe Sevilla on 5th Avenue.

This month’s event we are going to have a DRESS IN RED THEME. Wear your red dresses, shirts, pants, shoes and socks as we all get decked out for this red hot August night. 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.  There will be some giveaways of salsa “goodies” so make sure to come at 8pm to be part of the raffle.  Here is a video sneak peak of what you’ll see during our event at Cafe Sevilla:

If you are new to The San Diego Salsa and Latin Dancing Meetup Group you can learn more about it in this post I wrote about the benefits of joining the group.

To find out more information about the event and to RSVP please visit this page (click here) on the San Diego Salsa and Latin Dancing Meetup Group.

See you all at 1st Thursdays of the Month with Meetup.com!

John ;-)

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It’s Official: Cafe Sevilla’s Club Salsa Grand Opening at New 5th Avenue Location July 14

Saturday, July 9, 2011

After months and months of waiting with multiple push backs on the official opening date, Cafe Sevilla is finally set to open once again this Thursday July 14th!  I just received word from SalsaCA.com’s Valerie with confirmation of the final permit inspection and that Club Salsa will launch at the new 5th Avenue location this week.

IMPORTANT:  The opening night of salsa on July 14 is invite only and you will need to email Valerie at SalsaCA.com to get on the invitee list.

If you don’t get on the invite list or simply can’t make it this Thursday don’t worry.  RitmoBello.com in conjunction with the San Diego Salsa and Latin Dancing Meetup Group is gearing up to bring back the popular Meetup.com night at Cafe Sevilla.  The “1st Thursday of the month with Meetup.com at Club Sevilla” is slated to occur for the first time at the new club on Thursday August 4th, 2011.  Stay tuned to RitmoBello.com for more information in the coming weeks.

See you all on the dance floor at the new 5th Avenue Cafe Sevilla!

John ;-)

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CHANGE IS GOOD: San Diego’s Café Sevilla Moving in the Fall 2010

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

After 22 years, Café Sevilla is trading their subterranean salsa dance venue on Fourth Avenue for a larger, more heavily trafficked Fifth Avenue location.

Although I love the current location for Café Sevilla, I have to admit the changes sound good.  The new location between J and K streets will boast a larger dining room and tapas bar than the current location.  Even better is the expanded room for live entertainment as the club will take advantage of the 3,000 more square feet they will gain in the move.

I think the new location on Fifth Avenue will help the restaurant and bar attract a whole new group of people who have yet to experience Café Sevilla.  As a dancer I’m going to appreciate the same great Café Sevilla but with lots more room to go out and dance.  As I find out more information about these changes I’ll let you know.  Until then let’s keep enjoying the current location on Fourth Avenue and join us on August 4th for the San Diego Salsa and Latin Dancing Meetup Group’s next 1st Wednesday Event.

See you August 4th at Café Sevilla!

John ;-)

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