Try Something New in 2016 with the San Diego Salsa and Latin Dancing Meetup Group

Tuesday, January 5, 2016

If you are like most people you have certain New Year’s resolutions that you’ve set for yourself.  If dancing is not one of them it’s still early enough in the year to give it a go.

For those new to salsa dancing in San Diego a great place to start is the San Diego Salsa and Latin Dancing Meetup Group.  Started way back in 2005, the group is made up of many people in the salsa community from established instructors to those just stepping onto the dance floor for the first time. With 2,400+ members the group is one of largest meetup groups in Southern California and for sure the biggest when it comes to dancing salsa.

Joining is free (we do accept donations if you can help) and you can gain access to the extensive calendar and other tools offered.

Try something new in 2016 and join the San Diego Salsa and Latin Dancing Meetup Group today!

John ;-)

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Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from RitmoBello.com

Monday, December 14, 2015

From all of us at RitmoBello.com we wish you all a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!  We hope to see you all in 2016 and share some great times dancing in the new year.

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.

John ;-)

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How Wearing the Wrong Shoe Can Lead to Disaster While Salsa Dancing

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Veteran salsa dancers know that wearing the right shoe is essential for both enjoyment and safety while dancing.  This holds true for both men and women.  With women though the matter is even more important since many of the lead/follow elements of the dance will depend on the women’s ability to make precise movements without losing balance.

Case in point, it’s hard to execute a turn in flip flops or even non secured slip on shoes.  It’s way too easy to slip, fall and be injured in footwear that is not designed to stay on you while you move quickly.

Fortunately, there are many dance shoes on the market for women that are designed for the high flying quick movements of Latin dance.  These shoes feature leather or suede bottoms to make turning easy along with buckles or straps to keep the shoes securely on your feet.

E.K. Clothing offers a wide selection of these dance shoes ranging from open toe styles to closed toe styles.  They even offer modified boots especially for dancing.

Check out their selection today and avoid a dance floor disaster!

John ;-)

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9th Annual San Diego Salsa Bachata Kizomba Festival Update: Master and Workshop Schedule of Events

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

It’s time again for the upcoming San Diego Salsa Bachata Kizomba Festival and if you plan on taking part in any of the festivities you will want to know when things will be happening.  Below is the overall master schedule of events and the individual workshop schedules for Friday and Saturday.  Keep coming back to RitmoBello.com for further updates as the festival nears the Labor Day Weekend.

See you all at the 9th Annual San Diego Salsa Bachata Kizomba Festival!

John ;-)

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California Center for the Arts Sponsoring FREE Latin Music Nights in September

Saturday, August 8, 2015

The California Center for the Arts, Escondido will be hosting FREE Latin music nights throughout September which will include live bands and the opportunity to partake in some great food as well.

The concerts are scheduled to take place 4 Fridays in September beginning first with Norteña music on September 4th and 11th and Salsa music on September 18th and 25th.  Manny Cepeda Orchestra Quartet will be playing live on the salsa nights so you’ll want to bring your dance shoes to enjoy live music as shown in the video below:

RitmoBello.com and the San Diego Salsa and Latin Dancing Meetup Group will be there to support the event and we encourage you to come as well.  We’ve posted on the Meetup.com calendar the 2 salsa events if you wanted to learn more about it for the 18th event and the 25th event.

See you all at Musica en la Plaza!

John ;-)

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Update on the San Diego Salsa Bachata Kizomba Festival: Official Band and Instructor List

Monday, August 3, 2015

The San Diego Salsa Bachata Kizomba Festival is about a month away and there are some important updates recently released related to the event that you should know about.

The official band of the San Diego Salsa Bachata Kizomba Festival is Tarzana, a 10 piece band with music that harks back to the 1950’s and 1960’s era bands.  If you haven’t heard their music here is a video showing their talent:

Along with this announcement is an updated list of the many instructors that will be teaching workshops and lessons throughout the whole event.  Many well known names including San Diego’s David and Jennifer Stein and Alejandra Quintero will be hosting all sorts of instructions for those eager to learn.  You can see the most up to date list here on the San Diego Salsa Bachata Kizomba website.

Come back to RitmoBello.com for more information as the San Diego Salsa Bachata Kizomba festival gets closer.

John ;-)

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San Diego Salsa Bachata Kizomba Festival Offering Kizomba Only Passes

Monday, July 6, 2015

The San Diego Salsa Bachata Kizomba Festival is fast approaching and with it RitmoBello.com will be sending out updates and important information to help you plan for it.

A new thing that is being offered this year are dance specific dance passes where you can take advantage of your own workshops, dancing and mingling with like minded individuals.  Kizomba dancers, for example, will have their own foyer, workshop room and social dancing area until 4am in the morning for the event on most nights.  The unique passes will allow you to really hone in on a particular dance that you want to focus on and immerse yourself in that particular genre of music.  You can learn more about these passes on the official San Diego Salsa Bachata Kizomba Festival Website (click here).

Keep your eyes on RitmoBello.com in the next few months with important updates on the San Diego Salsa Bachata Kizomba Festival.

John ;-)

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