Who Organizes Events on the San Diego Salsa and Latin Dancing Meetup Group?

Thursday, April 9, 2015

I often get questions about the calendar and events on the San Diego Salsa and Latin Dancing Meetup Group.  Many people think I post every event that appears there but in reality the calendar is a huge group effort.

The group is made of 22 other organizers that include well known people here in San Diego such as David Stein of Majesty in Motion, Susie Nguyen Grafte from Ooh La La Dance company, Walter Meneses from Dancing After School, Gaby from Alma Latina and Serena Cuevas.  The  local Tango dance community is represented as well with organizer like Krista Ann and Tino.  The events found on the calendar are truly crowd sourced content from those who know what is going on here in San Diego regarding dance.

The great thing about the group is that we are open to others from the community who want to help fill the calendar with fun events and socials any day of the week.  If you are interested in becoming an event organizer send me a message.

With so much talent here in San Diego posting great events on the calendar you are sure to find one that best fits your schedule and interests.

See you all on the dance floor!

John ;-)


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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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Gilberto Santa Rosa to Perform at Blue Agave Nightclub August 24

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Our friends at  Blue Agave Nightclub are bringing back Gilberto Santa Rosa live to San Diego on August 24th.  The Puerto Rican Salsa Sonero is no stranger to San Diego and has been here multiple times to the delight of salsa dancers.  Gilberto Santa Rosa is celebrated the world over as one of the best contemporary salsa performers alive today.  If you are not familiar with his music check out the video from one of the last few times he visited America’s Finest City:

Tickets are now on sale via ticket master and you can find all the relevant info at the event page for the San Diego Salsa and Latin Dancing Meetup Group (click here).

See you all at the Gilberto Santa Rosa concert!

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 ;-)


VIDEO: Salsa Sensation Oscar D’Leon Performing Live at San Diego Harrah’s Rincon Casino

Saturday, July 17, 2010

Oscar D’Leon performing live at the Harrah’s Rincon Casino Open Sky Theater in San Diego, CA. He performed live with his friend Gilberto Santa Rosa in a great concert.

Great show worth showing again here on Ritmo Bello, enjoy!

John ;-)


A Tribute to the King of Pop: Michael Jackson’s Salsa Video

Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Like most people in the world, I’ve been following the death and aftermath of Michael Jackson’s passing last week.  It’s been interesting to see all the tributes and retrospects regarding his life.

A reader sent me a link to this YouTube video and I thought it would serve as a great tribute to his life’s work.  Although there is not much salsa dancing in the video at all, the beat of the song is set to a salsa rhythm.  I hope you enjoy it…

Michael Jackson 1958 -2009

Cafe Sevilla Hosting “DRESS IN RED” PARTY Wednesday June 3rd for Meetup.com!

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Over the last few months Cafe Sevilla has made a real effort to accomodate new and veteran salsa dancers alike.  In particular,  the club has hosted its 1st Wednesday of the Month with Meetup.com nights regularly and given all levels of dancers a forum to meet face to face with other dancers BEFORE the dancing begins.

This upcoming June 3rd’s event will have a special twist as the club is asking everyone to come for a DRESS IN RED PARTY.  

If you have a red dress, red shirt, red skirts, red shoes, etc. this is the night to wear them!  

As always, The San Diego Salsa and Latin Dancing Meetup Group will have a special VIP area set up from 9pm to 10pm before the band begins playing and the dancing commences.  This event is simply a great way to meet other dancers, chat a little, and make connections before everyone goes off to the dance floor.

To find out more information about this event please visit the EVENT PAGE at the San Diego Salsa and Latin Dancing Meetup Group (CLICK HERE PLEASE).

See you in RED on Wednesday June 3rd!


John F. Bello

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