Labor Day Weekend Fun Awaits with Packed Salsa Dancing Festival and Yacht Party

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

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!

John ;-)

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Sabor on the Bay Carnaval Yacht Party to Celebrate End of San Diego Summer Brazilian Style

Friday, August 3, 2012

The final yacht party for summer 2012 is coming up Labor Day Weekend and the folks at Sabor on the Bay have a great event planned for you.  The theme of this yacht party will be Carnaval, that is, Brazilian style partying including samba dancers and music. The party will also have salsa music for those of you who might be attending the San Diego Salsa Festival for the weekend.

In fact, Sabor on the Bay has partnered with the upcoming San Diego Salsa Festival to host the after party at the very same hotel where the  festival will be held this year.  The official after party will immediately follow the cruise from 12-4am at The Sheraton Hotel (Grand ballroom) across from the airport- less than 1 mile away. The after party will feature 2 rooms of music: Live salsa music with Johnny Polanco & DJ’s playing Bachata & Reggaeton.

Don’t miss out on a fun night of dancing on the yacht and at the official after party!

John ;-)

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1,000+ Member Strong San Diego Salsa and Latin Dancing Meetup Group Keeps You Connected

Sunday, March 20, 2011

If you are new to San Diego or are just new to the San Diego dance scene, you should check out the San Diego Salsa and Latin Dancing Meetup Group.  Founded way back in September 6, 2005, the group is San Diego’s most established and largest growing Meetup group focusing primarily on all types of Latin dance. (If you’ve never heard of Meetup here is a short explanation of the organization.)

The group’s events are organized by some of San Diego’s hottest dance studios such as A Time To Dance, Ooh La La Dance Company, Deseo Dance, Majesty in Motion, Salsa Inferno, and Alma Latina.  Events range from dance workshops to new club openings and everything in between.

The San Diego Salsa and Latin Dancing Meetup Group is also a great way to meet other like minded dancers who share your passion for music and dance.  It gives people an opportunity to find friends in the scene and keep connected with the growing dance population.

Sign up for the group is FREE so what are you waiting for?  Join today!

John ;-)

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Tito Puente, Carlos Gardel and other Latin Music Legends Honored on 2011 US Stamps

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Time to visit your local US post office if you are a Latin music lover!  The new 2011 Latin Music Legends US Stamp collection features Celia Cruz, Carlos Gardel, Carmen Miranda, Selena and Tito Puente in close up portrait shots.  The music styles represented include Tejano, Argentine Tango, Samba, Latin Jazz, and Salsa.

They won’t be available until March but you can get a quick preview of some of the images here below.  You can find out more information about the artist Rafael López and all the stamps he’s created on his blog. Good to see Latin music represented in this novel way!

John ;-)

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1st Annual World Latin Dance Cup Arrives in San Diego December 2010

Friday, October 29, 2010

San Diego’s Latin dance scene has been expanding over the years and nothing is a better indicator of this growth than the 1st Annual World Latin Dance Cup.  The event, hosted by Albert Torres Productions, is a great tribute to not just different styles of salsa dance (from Cuban style to Colombian style) but also other Latin dances like cumbia and bachata.  Teams from all over the world will converge on San Diego to compete in dance categories ranging from amateur to pro teams.  Those groups will vie for more than $50,000 worth of cash prizes and the chance to be dubbed #1 in their respective dance categories.  It should be very exciting to watch, if not perform in the event for sure.

As it gets closer to December I’ll be writing more about this great upcoming event, but in the meantime you can find out more information on the official website for the 1st Annual World Latin Dance Cup.  Thanks to Albert Torres for bringing another great event to San Diego!

See you all at the 1st Annual World Latin Dance Cup in San Diego this December!

John ;-)

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Deseo Dance Company Expands to Include Samba Dance: Auditions

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Hello Everyone!  San Diego’s own Deseo Dance company is expanding to include a new focus on samba dance.  Serena Cuevas joined forces with Melanie Riveira to bring to San Diego some of the best Samba dancing to be found in America’s finest City.

Here is a short intro video to the recent changes with Deseo Dance and auditions for the new teams if you are interested:

Good luck to all of you auditioning for this great dance organization!

John ;-)

@RitmoBello

The Spirit of Brazil in the Heart of San Diego: Brazilian Day San Diego 2010

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Brazilian Day San Diego is coming up this Sunday September 12 and will once again take place in Pacific Beach from 12pm to 7pm.

For those of you unfamiliar with the event, it’s the largest fundraiser for Capoeira Institute, Inc., a non-profit organization that provides outreach programs for underprivileged children and teens. Their focus is to educate the community regarding Brazilian culture and Fine Arts, such as capoeira, samba, Afro-Brazilian dance and percussion.

The day will feature a parade, dance shows and an array of traditional cuisine including Brazilian barbecue, feijoada and pastel. The event is kid friendly too as there will be  a  fun children’s area with carnival rides, inflatable jumps, ballon artists, face painters and other entertainers.

To find out more information about Brazilian Day San Diego 2010 please visit the event page for it on the San Diego Salsa and Latin Dancing Meetup Group.

See you all at Brazilian Day San Diego 2010!

John ;-)

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