Although we host different events at clubs, studios and other venues the one event I personally host is the 1st Thursday Salsa Meetup event at Cafe Sevilla each month. I wanted to share this video created by Lolly Aita that does a great job of capturing some of the key things you’ll see at the Meetup I host:
As an avid salsa dancer who travels from time to time, I know how important it is to find good salsa information about the local dance scene I will be visiting. Since San Diego is a top tourist destination I also know that many of those traveling here will be looking for good salsa information about our local scene as well.
An easy solution for learning about local venues and important information about where you can dance salsa in San Diego is to start here on RitmoBello.com. Specifically you can get a quick overview of the local venues on our Clubs & Venue page on our website. Additionally you can visit the San Diego Salsa and Latin Dancing Meetup Group calendar to see what events may be going on at the venues you are interested in visiting. The events on the calendar range from nights out at local dance venues to special workshops that are held at local studios here in San Diego.
If you are visiting San Diego and find these resources helpful let us know and send us a message via Twitter @RitmoBello.
Grupo Niche, one of the most celebrated and well known salsa bands in the world, is coming to San Diego once again courtesy of Blue Agave Nightclub. The famous group is known for its hits over the years with songs like “Gotas de Lluvia” and “Cali Pachanguero” that serve as salsa dance staples at many nightclubs in the world.
Here is a short clip of the band in action during a previous visit to Blue Agave Nightclub:
It’s hard to believe but the time for the San Diego Salsa Bachata Festival is here once again! Celebrating 7 years of existence, the local festival draws the world’s best salsa, bachata, merengue and Latin dancers to compete, instruct and inspire.
As we’ve seen in past years, the San Diego Salsa Bachata Festival is broken up over several days beginning with a Thursday night pre-party celebration winding down to social dancing on Sunday night. The Festival will feature top salsa and bachata dance groups from the United States, Canada, Latin America, Europe and Asia as they perform during each night. During the days you can take advantage of the many workshops that focus on particular dance skills related to salsa and other Latin dances.
An added bonus this year is the 5th Year Sabor on the Bay Yacht party that is set to Launch on August 31st. That event will feature 3 hours of fun aboard a luxury yacht with live salsa bands and a Las Vegas style theme.
Whatever you choose to do on Labor Day Weekend, here in San Diego the Salsa and Latin dance choices are limitless!
See you all during the fun events of Labor Day Weekend 2013!
It’s time once again for the annual San Diego County Fair and the second annual Latino Ballroom Contest is slated for June 9th. Last year salsa, merengue, bachata, tango, Mambo, Quebredita, Cumbia and all types of Latin dancers came out to compete in the one day event and this year the competition should be just as fun.
The contest is being held June 9th from 2pm to 4pm at the San Diego Showcase Stage. Anyone 18 and up is invited to enter and there is no pre-registration required. To enter you can simply walk up to the sign up table next to the stage 1 hour prior to the contest start. Last year people came out in all sorts of costumes and also regular street clothes to compete.
I’ll be one of the judges at the event and I encourage dancers of all levels to come out, enter the contest and join in the festivities of the fair.
See you all at the San Diego County Fair on June 9th!
Hope you are all doing well. It has been a while since the La Marriott has been closed for renovation but we recently received word from Evelio Fuentes at Rumba Entertainment that the club will re-open on June 8th, 2013.
The grand re-opening follows a major renovation to the club including an expansion to the dance floor and an upgraded dancing surface. More details will be following soon but for now the La Jolla Marriott is slated to open its doors again for salsa dancing on Saturday June 8th. Mark your calendars and see you all at the new La Jolla Marriott for some great salsa dancing.
Sabor on the Bay is back with their fun and eventful Latin party cruises for 2013. The first one this year will be held on Memorial Day Weekend and will include the “Dress in All White” theme just like last year’s event. If you are new to these events check out the video from last year and you’ll get a glimpse of what you missed (and can take advantage of this year):
The 3 hour cruise will feature great views of San Diego’s harbor along with 3 distinct levels of entertainment to suit whatever your interests are for the night. With capacity for 1,000 people, the party is great but sells out really quick so don’t procrastinate and secure your tickets today.