So You REALLY Don't Know Where To Go Salsa Dancing

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This post is from two friends of mine that put some serious work into finding out what was going around L.A. for those who have fallen in love with salsa. A very special thank you to Matti and Ron; this listing is really cool. Please keep in mind to always call the promoters or clubs first to make sure that you don't waste a trip. With the price of gasoline these days, that quick phone call may be well worth the extra 5 - 10 minutes.


Though the dates on some of these events may have passed, you may still want to follow-up with the club or promoters because the event may be ongoing. Enjoy & Get Out There On The Dance Floor.


Salsa Deals ============ From one of our favorite salsa cheerleaders: ".. you have to learn your Salsa basics FIRST. .. AFTER you get your basics down packed, should you put your styling in, only THEN you can forget about what everybody else says. Master the foundational basics first, and THEN BLOW THEM AWAY with YOUR way." - Edie, The Salsa Freak (


Important notices =================================

*Please* remember and encourage to thank bands/djs/instructors! Just as we dance better with positive engery from them, they will perform better with positive engery from us!


     Conga Room is closed, They plan to reopen in 1-2yrs near the staples center.

     NO more salsa on mondays at Mama Juanas! Wed 6/7, 6/14 Mama Juanas will be closed, opening 6/21 with Salsa.

     Wed 6/7, Bungalow Club no salsa tonite due to a special event. Salsa returns next week. NO MORE SALSA AT THE BUNGALOW CLUB.

     No More Salsa wed nites at Frank and Deans (It's moved south to Ambiente in Alhambra.)

     Cuban Bistro is now charging $5 cover for dancing fri, sat.

     Rio on Sundays - increase in cover charge!! $7 ($7 still inc the class 3:30-4:30pm)

     Caltech Salsa clubs summer classes start 6/21 Caltech summer Tango classes start 6/19 "Now you can attend all of my group salsa classes including my nightclub salsa classes for only $40/month. You can get started anytime, just add 30 days to whatever date you start. This offer is also good for GIFT CERTIFICATES!" (4/20/2006), - Alessandro Sol. (818) 256 7973

     New salsa classes/studio (w/Espie and Christian) Higher Ground Dance Studio, 25642 E. La Palma Ste 205 Anaheim Hills, CA 92807,

     Free salsa class for ladies mondays in June at Josies

     Guest List for Cafe Sevilla Riverside: Dear DanceCaliente subscribers, For the Cafe Sevilla Riverside TUESDAY night guestlist email your full name to: "salsa951909 At". You must email your name before NOON on Tuesdays! See you there! - Salsa Club of UCR [ cool! thanks - matti ] Ipod in your pocket? (salsa pod cast)

     Checkout: also, there's another site were you can download ( for a fee) Salsa learning video clips... cheers, Arturo [ Thx! - matti Interesting Special events + misc ==================================

     6/7, Wed - El Gran Combo at the Mayan $30 first 600 tickets! $40 after tix at Mayan and Ritmo Latino Stores

     6/8, Thur 9pm - Poncho Sanchez in San Diego (north county) Belly Up Solano Beach, CA 858-481-8771

    6/8, Thur - Chino Espinoza at Coco Palm 1600 Fairplex Dr., Pomona, CA 91768 $10 cover.

     Thursday May 18th, Mama Juana's 10PM-12:30 AM 3707 Cahuenga Blvd. Studio City, CA. 91604 818-505-8624

     6/8, Thur - Susie Hansen at Habana Cabana. 18552 Beach Blvd x street ellis Huntington Beach, CA. Phone: 714 968.1133 Cover $12 (inc lesson) No Cover w/dinner reservation 18+, Free parking Discounted guest list ($5 OFF) email b4 thur 6pm "VIPHABANACABANA AT" list open until 10pm

     6/8 w/Susie Hansen, 7/13 w/Orquesta Tabaco y Ron 6/8, Thu - Salsa comes to Cafe Sevilla in Long Beach 140 Pine Ave Long Beach,90802 cover $12(?) inc salsa class

     6/9, Fri 6:30-10pm - Dance Downtown (LA) Cumbia and Merengue this time! Class 6:30-7:30pm, Free concert, parking extra WHERE: Music Center Plaza 135 North Grand Ave. Los Angeles, CA

     6/9+ Every Friday until sept, 6:30-9:30pm Susie Hansen plays at the Radisson Hotel Whittier (formerly Whittier Hilton Hotel) 7320 Greenleaf Ave. Call 562-945-8511. Free -- never a cover charge at the Radisson!

     6/9,16,23 Fri - Latin Jazz Bands 9pm-12midnite, no cover, vy little rm to dance.

     6/9 DW3, 6/16 Ronnie Gutierrez, 6/23 Mambo Combo

     6/9. 6/16, Fri - Rumbankete @ Steven's Steak House (and most Fri.) 5332 Steven's Place. Commerce, CA 90040,

     6/10 Sat 8:30-11:30pm - Ronnie Gutierrez at SPAGHETTINI Italian Grill & Jazz Club 3005 Old Ranch Parkway. Seal Beach, CA 90740 (562) 596-2199 <--the restaurant's number No Cover Charge. No dance floor. Maybe able to dance in the patio area.

     6/10, 7/1, 7/15 - Octavio Figueroa at El Floridita 1253 Vine St. (At Fountain) Hollywood 323-871-8612

     6/10, Sat 4:30-6:30pm - Banda Brothers Sextet LACMA Latin Sounds, Free Sat concerts Los Angeles County Museum of Art 5905 Wilshire Boulevard. Los Angeles, CA 90036 Parking $5-8 depending on lot ($5 for lot on Wilshire and Spaulding)

     6/11 Sun - World Cup party at Club Ginga! Brazilian Night Club Ginga will be at a new location! Cave Fortynine 49 South Pine Ave. Long Beach, CA 90802

     6/12, Mon - Salsa moves to Monday nites at Club Sachi! Club Sachi, 6400 E. Pacific Coast Highway Long Beach, CA 90803 (562) 209-5478 Cover $5 w/DJ more w/live band (inc class), DJ Frank ttp://         6/14+, Wed - Salsa at Bungalow Club The Bungalow Club, 7174 Melrose in Hollywood Salsa lessons 7-8pm $10 (inc cover) General admission $5 the music and fun goes until 11pm, So come early have dinner and drinks. Why cook? "tonyelpanaattractions AT"

     6/15, Thu - Ricardo Lemvo & Makina Loca, Summer Sunset Music Festival Culver City, CA.

     6/17-18, Sat-Sun 28th Annual Playboy Jazz Festival [ OK - there are a number of groups performing, I've [ picked out the ones I think we would love to hear.. [ tho I don't know what time they would be playing. Sat 2:30-11pm - Spanish Harlem Orchestra (these guys are GOOD) Sun 2:30-10pm - Ozomatli, Eddie Palmieri Afro-Carribbean Jazz All-Stars [ Hey! *I* just go to the webiste for the schedule! ;) - matti

     6/17, Sat 4:30-6:30pm - Cuba LA (should be a must see) LACMA Latin Sounds, Free Sat concerts Los Angeles County Museum of Art 5905 Wilshire Boulevard. Los Angeles, CA 90036 Parking $5-8 depending on lot ($5 for lot on Wilshire and Spaulding)

     6/18 Sun 5-7pm, Charangoa at Pershing Square ( please double check schedule on this one - matti ) Free concert, parking $5(?) (cheaper a few blks away). Pershing Square Park, Downtown L.A. 532 South Olive Street Los Angeles, CA 90013

     6/21+, and every 3rd. Wed - Brasil @ ZANZIBAR Featuring the kick-off party of the BRAZILIAN SUMMER FESTIVAL 2006 w/DANIELA'S OYA BRAZIL SAMBA SHOW, Forr

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