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.
If you are new to salsa dancing in general the San Diego Salsa and Latin Dancing Meetup Group gives you an opportunity to tap into the local community and learn from the best in our local scene. As the main organizer for the group I have the privilege of helping local dance instructors, studios and personalities reach new dancers in the scene who are ready to learn and engage in the salsa dance life. Since taking on this role of organizer I’ve also been able to see first hand the transforming effects that salsa dancing can have on a person’s life.
I encourage you to check out our calendar and attend some of the great events ranging from nights out at local venues, dance workshops and even auditions to dance teams when you are ready to go deeper into San Diego’s dance culture.
Join the San Diego Salsa and Latin Dancing Meetup Group Today!
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.
The San Diego Salsa and Latin Dancing Meetup Group along with RitmoBello.com are hosting our third Meetup.com night at Cafe Sevilla.
This event will have a dress in black theme in honor of Halloween. Also, we are going to have a Meet and Greet Theme for October. We are asking our members to please come at 8pm in order to meet and greet before the music and lesson begins!
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. The restaurant is giving away a gift certificate in a raffle again but you’ll have to come early at 8pm to be entered to win (plus you can take the FREE salsa lesson which starts at 8:30pm).
Here is a short video from one of our recent events showcasing bachata dancing at Cafe Sevilla:
Ritmo Bello and the San Diego Salsa Bachata Festival congratulate Erika Briones for winning the 2011 Full VIP event pass! A local San Diego salsa dancer, Erika’s YouTube video submission presented the best creativity and overall impact as you’ll see below:
Thank you to everyone that submitted their video entries. If you still need to purchase your passes for the 5th Annual 2011 San Diego Salsa Bachata Festival don’t procrastinate, get yours today before they sell out of tickets and hotel rooms!
If you are new to the San Diego salsa scene you won’t want to miss this event. The San Diego Salsa and Latin Dancing Meetup Group along with RitmoBello.com are hosting this year’s second Meetup.com night at Cafe Sevilla.
This event will have a dress in all white theme to celebrate the end of summer. If you have a white shirt, pants, hat, etc this is the night to wear it!
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. The restaurant is giving away a gift certificate in a raffle but you’ll have to come early at 8pm to be entered to win (plus you can take the FREE salsa lesson which starts at 8:30pm).
Here is a short video from our last event with a preview of what you can expect to see:
When people mention Cafe Sevilla to me the question today is always, “When will Cafe Sevilla Re-open?!” Well, San Diego salsa dancers your 8 months or so of waiting is coming to an end. Cafe Sevilla is re-opening in its new 5th Avenue location with a whopping 10,000 square feet restaurant and club this month. The former location was only 7,000 square feet back on 4th Avenue and Spanish-born owners Rogelio and Janet Huidobro have invested $2.7 million in making sure that the new location meets every salsa dancers’ expectations.
Some of the major changes will include a larger tapas bar when compared to the old location and an underground nightclub that will accommodate 330 people. We are talking capacity for 90 additional salsa dancers compared to Cafe Sevilla’s old digs.
My hope with the new location is that it meets the needs of San Diego’s salsa dancers and that they bring quality, LIVE entertainment that San Diego sorely needs in a venue.
Cafe Sevilla’s Grand Opening Party & Fundraiser to benefit the It’s All About the Kids Foundation is scheduled for June 29th but the real salsa dancing will begin on a regular schedule on Thursdays each week. I’m already working on getting the first Thursday of each month designated as Meetup.com night and I will get details to you all soon about it.
See you sometime in June at the new 5th Avenue Cafe Sevilla!