Oakland/ Bay Area edition of The International Rueda de Casino Multi Flash Mob.

Salsa by the Lake and The Salsa Rueda Festival are very pleased to be hosting 

The Oakland/ Bay Area edition of The International Rueda de Casino Multi Flash Mob. 

In cities all across the world Salsa Rueda communities will be dancing at the same time (more like a wave across time zones).

Saturday, March 29th 2014 at 4 pm on your local time in the city centers of major cities all over Asia, Africa, North America, South America, Europe, Australia, all over the world.

At The public space by the pergola by Lake Merritt. We will start to gather around 3pm so that we can begin the Rueda at 4pm. We will be filming so we can include it with the many other videos of this wold wide event.

The Pergola at Lake Merritt
599 El Embarcadero, Oakland 
gather around 3pm, Rueda for the world at 4pm

The Salsa Rueda Festival has a Mobile App!!!

Get the Salsa Rueda Festival's new mobile app.
Schedule, Instructors Bios, Plan meet-ups, practices, coffee or dinner, meet the community, and plan your parties!

Download (free) the EXMO app from your app store and then search for The Salsa Rueda Festival.

http://getexmo.com/events/the6thsalsaruedafestivalinsf2014

Advanced Salsa Cubana Class in Oakland

Thursday Advanced Casino Style Salsa Classes in Oakland
Are you ready for something more challenging?
Tired of learning the same old patterns and turns over and over.

Check out Nick and Serena's Salsamatics Advanced Salsa Cubana Classes. 

Thursdays 8-9pm at the Lake Merritt Dance Center: 200 Grand Ave. in Oakland, Hall 1. Ample parking and large spacious ballrooms to dance in.

**Warning** This is not your everyday average Salsa class **

Intro to Salsa Cubana - 3 week workshop for Beginners in February

Salsa Vale Todo presents...

A 3 week complete Introduction to Salsa Cubana Workshop. 

February 6th, 20th, and 27th
7:00pm - 8:00pm
at Lake Merritt Dance Center: 200 Grand Ave. in Oakland, Hall 1
$36/ all three sessions, $15 drop - ins

No class on Feb 13 as the community will all be at The 6th Annual Salsa Rueda Festival in SF at The Hotel Whitcomb, 8th and Market. Beginners should sign up for the amazing Beginners Track at The Festival. more info atwww.salsaruedafestival.com

Salsa Nick has designed a 3 week workshop to get you familiar with the many aspects of Cuban Salsa or Casino. We will cover the important aspects of the Rhythm, footwork, partnering technique, Casino, Rueda, Suelta and a brief intro to contributing Cuban dances (Son, Rumba, Cha Cha Cha and Mambo). Everything you need to get out on the dance floor and/or continue in our many other Rueda and Casino classes. 

Advanced Salsa Cubana Workshop in Oakland

Tonight!! at Lake Merritt Dance Center: 9pm, 200 Grand Ave, Hall 1..continuing education in effortless leading and following in Salsa Casino.

Instructors have over 12 years of experience teaching in the Bay, and have trained in multiple styles of Salsa Cubana with many of the top instructors in Cuba, Miami, and the U.S..

 

Leading and Following without Pushing and Pulling

A 4 week Salsamatics Advanced Salsa Cubana Workshop 

January 9th, 16th, 23rd, and 30th

8:00pm - 9:00pm

at Lake Merritt Dance Center: 200 Grand Ave. in Oakland

$48 for the 4 week series. $15 drop - ins

Advanced concepts in leading and following on the social dance floor. Have you heard instructors tell you to push and pull your partner in order to lead. Have you often wondered why your shoulders and wrists hurt the day after dancing. Do you often get winded and over heated after dancing one song. This workshop is designed to explore subtler, calmer and clearer ways of leading and following so you can dance all night without injury.

We start with a firm foundation in Salsa y Casino, and then add concepts from Danzon, Tango and Tai Chi in order to facilitate clear, smooth lead and follow.

The 6th Salsa Rueda Festival in SF

The 6th Salsa Rueda Festival, Feb 13-16, 2014
The only Festival with 4 nights of Live Timba y Salsa for your dancing pleasure!

Thursday - Team Bahia plus The Bay Area Rumba All-Stars
Friday - The Bay Area Timba y Salsa All-Stars (feat. Fito Reinoso)
Saturday - Mayito Rivera (ex-Van Van) with Timbalive!
Sunday - Timbalive! (Record Release Party)
plus DJs' Walt Digz, Dark Rum, and Antonio

Get your Party Pass here: http://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-6th-salsa-rueda-festival-in-sf-2014-tickets-8679555785

Tuesday Salsa Cubana and Rueda in Oakland

Nickerena's Salsa Cubana and Rueda classes have moved!!
Come check out our new location!! 
200 Grand Ave. The Lake Merritt Dance Center. Studio 2
Lots of parking, large open rooms.
New to Salsa or a Bay Area veteran, we have a place for you

Multiple Instructors, over 10 years of experience teaching in the Bay. Producers of The Salsa Rueda Festival in SF and Las Vegas.

7 - 8pm: Beg/Int Salsa, Casino y Rueda de Casino 

8 - 9pm: Int/Adv Rueda de Casino 

$13/ 1 class, $17/ both classes.

Sunday Salsa Rueda in Berkeley

Salsa Rueda Sundays at The Beat in Berkeley
with Nick and Serena and Salsa Vale Todo

Over 12 years of teaching in The Bay. 

Every Sunday: 2560 9th st, cross - Dwight

7pm - 8pm: Beg/Int Salsa Cubana and Rueda de Casino
8pm - 9pm: Int/Adv Salsa and Rueda 

www.salsavaletodo.comwww.salsaruedafestival.com,www.salsanick.com

Advanced Salsa Cubana Workshop

Tonight!! at Lake Merritt Dance Center : 200 Grand Ave, Hall 1..continuing education in effortless leading and following in Salsa Casino.

 

Leading and Following without Pushing and Pulling

A 4 week Salsamatics Advanced Salsa Cubana Workshop 

January 9th, 16th, 23rd, and 30th

8:00pm - 9:00pm

at Lake Merritt Dance Center: 200 Grand Ave. in Oakland

$48 for the 4 week series. $15 drop - ins

Advanced concepts in leading and following on the social dance floor. Have you heard instructors tell you to push and pull your partner in order to lead. Have you often wondered why your shoulders and wrists hurt the day after dancing. Do you often get winded and over heated after dancing one song. This workshop is designed to explore subtler, calmer and clearer ways of leading and following so you can dance all night without injury.

We start with a firm foundation in Salsa y Casino, and then add concepts from Danzon, Tango and Tai Chi in order to facilitate clear, smooth lead and follow.

The 6th Salsa Rueda Festival in SF

Final Price Point is Feb 1st!!
6 classes to choose from every class slot, 4 live bands, Beginners socials, Special Guest Stars from Cuba and Europe, Timbaversty and a Social Dance Track!! Don't miss the Largest Cuban Salsa Music and Dance Festival in the U.S.
February 13 - 16, 2014
Pass Prices increase Feb 1st so still time to get a better price. 

Mayito Riveria, Bay Area Timba & Salsa All-Stars, and Team Bahia

https://www.facebook.com/events/195995780584715/

Locals!! Remember you can always purchase passes from us in our classes and avoid the on-line fees. class schedule atwww.salsavaletodo.com

www.salsaruedafestival.com

SRF Pre-Pre- Party: ¡¡¡ARRANCA!!! First Fridays ~ Musica del Caribe and Urban Art Explosion!

Friday February 7th 
¡¡¡ARRANCA!!! First Fridays in Oakland… Musica del Caribe and Urban Art Explosion bring you a sneak peak of the 2014 Salsa Rueda Festival brought to you annually by the Bay’s own Salsa Vale Todo.

With a meet and greet of dance instructors Yanek Revilla and Karelia Despaigne direct from Cuba and a special dance performance by RVT.

In the artists corner we have Jerry Limon (Estilo Clothing), Walt Digz and Rolando Vega presenting a first look at two new shirt designs debuting at this years SF Rueda Festival that celebrate Cuban Music, along with special deals on pre-sale tickets to the festival. 

Dj’s Walt Digz and Jerry Limon will provide a Timba heavy set of
SALSA • TIMBA • REGGAE • URBANO • HIP HOP • PLENA • ELECTRO MAMBO AND MORE!

At Shadow Ultra Lounge 341 13th Street in the heart of Downtown Oakland this Friday February 7th. 

Arrive early for Happy Hour (Pre-Party) 5pm – 9:30pm with no cover charge! Enjoy artisan cocktails and culinary delights as Dj Jerry Ross sets that Happy Hour Vibe.

Drink Specials all Night!
FREE Entrance from 5-9:30pm for Happy Hour
Party Starts at 9:30pm 
$5 before 10:30 
$10 after

Advanced Salsa Cubana Workshop - 4 weeks

Leading and Following without Pushing and Pulling

A 4 week Salsamatics Advanced Salsa Cubana Workshop 

January 9th, 16th, 23rd, and 30th

8:00pm - 9:00pm

at Lake Merritt Dance Center: 200 Grand Ave. in Oakland

$48 for the 4 week series. $15 drop - ins

Advanced concepts in leading and following on the social dance floor. Have you heard instructors tell you to push and pull your partner in order to lead. Have you often wondered why your shoulders and wrists hurt the day after dancing. Do you often get winded and over heated after dancing one song. This workshop is designed to explore subtler, calmer and clearer ways of leading and following so you can dance all night without injury.

We start with a firm foundation in Salsa y Casino, and then add concepts from Danzon, Tango and Tai Chi in order to facilitate clear, smooth lead and follow.

The 6th Salsa Rueda Festival in SF

Final Price Point is Feb 1st!!
6 classes to choose from every class slot, 4 live bands, Beginners socials, Special Guest Stars from Cuba and Europe, Timbaversty and a Social Dance Track!! Don't miss the Largest Cuban Salsa Music and Dance Festival in the U.S.
February 13 - 16, 2014
Pass Prices increase Feb 1st so still time to get a better price. 

Mayito Riveria, Bay Area Timba & Salsa All-Stars, and Team Bahia

https://www.facebook.com/events/195995780584715/

Locals!! Remember you can always purchase passes from us in our classes and avoid the on-line fees. class schedule atwww.salsavaletodo.com

www.salsaruedafestival.com

Tuesday Salsa Cubana and Rueda in Oakland

Nickerena's Salsa Cubana and Rueda classes have moved!!

Come check out our new location!! 

200 Grand Ave. The Lake Merritt Dance Center. Studio 2

Lots of parking, large open rooms.

New to Salsa or a Bay Area veteran, we have a place for you

Multiple Instructors, over 10 years of experience teaching in the Bay. Producers of The Salsa Rueda Festival in SF and Las Vegas.

7 - 8pm: Beg/Int Salsa, Casino y Rueda de Casino 

8 - 9pm: Int/Adv Rueda de Casino 

$13/ 1 class, $17/ both classes.

Nick and Serena are offering a great beginning and Intermediate level classes covering all of the moves to get you dancing Salsa Rueda in the Bay Area and beyond....

Experienced Salsa Rueda dancers : is there a gap in your knowledge, one of those moves is just not familiar. Perhaps you have some friends who have never done Salsa or Rueda before, heres their chance to get involved.

Experienced Salsa Dancers: Even if you have been dancing Salsa for awhile it is a good idea to start at the beginning when learning the Salsa Rueda curriculum. Here is your opportunity. All the moves you need to get you to the intermediate level.

New Salsa dancers: Have no fear; you can learn both Salsa and Salsa Rueda at the same time. In fact it is a great way to learn club style dancing. The skills you learn fron dancing this style of Salsa will make you a better club dancer in the end.

We encourage everybody to come and join our growing community of Salsa Rueda enthusiasts.

The 6th Salsa Rueda Festival in SF

6 classes to choose from every class slot, 4 live bands, Beginners socials, Special Guest Stars from Cuba and Europe, Timbaversty and a Social Dance Track!! Don't miss the Largest Cuban Salsa Music and Dance Festival in the U.S.
February 13 - 16, 2014
Pass Prices increase Feb 1st so still time to get a better price. 

https://www.facebook.com/events/195995780584715/

Locals!! Remember you can always purchase passes from us in our classes and avoid the on-line fees. class schedule atwww.salsavaletodo.com

www.salsaruedafestival.com

Advanced Salsa Cubana Workshop - Tonight!! at LMDC

Leading and Following without Pushing and Pulling

A 4 week Salsamatics Advanced Salsa Cubana Workshop 

January 9th, 16th, 23rd, and 30th

8:00pm - 9:00pm

at Lake Merritt Dance Center: 200 Grand Ave. in Oakland

$48 for the 4 week series. $15 drop - ins

Advanced concepts in leading and following on the social dance floor. Have you heard instructors tell you to push and pull your partner in order to lead. Have you often wondered why your shoulders and wrists hurt the day after dancing. Do you often get winded and over heated after dancing one song. This workshop is designed to explore subtler, calmer and clearer ways of leading and following so you can dance all night without injury.

We start with a firm foundation in Salsa y Casino, and then add concepts from Danzon, Tango and Tai Chi in order to facilitate clear, smooth lead and follow.

Intro to Salsa Cubana Tonight at LMDC

Salsa Vale Todo presents...

A 4 week complete Introduction to Salsa Cubana Workshop. (3 weeks left)

January 9th, 16th, 23rd, and 30th
7:00pm - 8:00pm
at Lake Merritt Dance Center: 200 Grand Ave. in Oakland, Hall 1
$36 for the remaining 3 week series. $15 drop - ins

Salsa Nick has designed a 4 week workshop to get you familiar with the many aspects of Cuban Salsa or Casino. We will cover the important aspects of the Rhythm, footwork, partnering technique, Casino, Rueda, Suelta and a brief intro to contributing Cuban dances (Son, Rumba, Cha Cha Cha and Mambo). Everything you need to get out on the dance floor and/or continue in our many other Rueda and Casino classes. 

New Salsa dancers: Have no fear; you can learn both Salsa and Salsa Rueda at the same time. In fact it is a great way to learn club style dancing. The skills you learn from dancing this style of Salsa will make you a better club dancer in the end.

Experienced Salsa Rueda dancers : Perhaps you have some friends who have never done Salsa or Rueda before, here is their chance to get involved.

Experienced Salsa Dancers: Even if you have been dancing Salsa for awhile it is a good idea to start at the beginning when learning the Salsa Rueda curriculum. Here is your opportunity. All the info you need to adapt to the Cuban style

Intro to Salsa Cubana - 4 week workshop for Beginners

Salsa Vale Todo presents...

A 4 week complete Introduction to Salsa Cubana Workshop.

(3 weeks left)

January 9th, 16th, 23rd, and 30th
7:00pm - 8:00pm
at Lake Merritt Dance Center: 200 Grand Ave. in Oakland, Hall 1
$36 for the remaining 3 week series. $15 drop - ins

Salsa Nick has designed a 4 week workshop to get you familiar with the many aspects of Cuban Salsa or Casino. We will cover the important aspects of the Rhythm, footwork, partnering technique, Casino, Rueda, Suelta and a brief intro to contributing Cuban dances (Son, Rumba, Cha Cha Cha and Mambo). Everything you need to get out on the dance floor and/or continue in our many other Rueda and Casino classes. 

New Salsa dancers: Have no fear; you can learn both Salsa and Salsa Rueda at the same time. In fact it is a great way to learn club style dancing. The skills you learn from dancing this style of Salsa will make you a better club dancer in the end.

Experienced Salsa Rueda dancers : Perhaps you have some friends who have never done Salsa or Rueda before, here is their chance to get involved.

Experienced Salsa Dancers: Even if you have been dancing Salsa for awhile it is a good idea to start at the beginning when learning the Salsa Rueda curriculum. Here is your opportunity. All the info you need to adapt to the Cuban style

About Salsa Nick 
For over 14 years, Nick was a martial arts and movement instructor. Partner dancing and Salsa were a natural progression. For the past 12 years, Nick has been teaching Salsa and in particular, Cuban style Salsa, bringing to it his existing concepts of connection, balance, and fluidity. Nick combines decades of Cuban tradition with modern movement concepts of space, timing, and flow. Presently, he teaches Salsa Cubana (Casino), Rueda de Casino, cha cha cha, Son, and several martial arts. Nick studies yearly with Yanek Revilla, Karelia Despaigne and Casino.com from Santiago de Cuba. Nick has trained and taught all over the U.S., including extended periods in Miami, New York, and Texas. He has also taught in Hawaii , Venezuela, Mexico and throughout California. He has taught at numerous salsa congresses, festivals and cruises and is the co-star of "The Quick And Dirty Guide To Salsa, vol. 4". Nick teaches Casino and Rueda de Casino classes in the San Francisco Bay Area and beyond at festivals and events across the Americas. Nick is the co-director of Salsa Vale Todo and Rueda Vale Todo and the co-producer of the annual SF Salsa Rueda Festival.

Tuesday Salsa Cubana and Rueda in Oakland

Nickerena's Salsa Cubana and Rueda classes have moved!!

Come check out our new location!! 

200 Grand Ave. The Lake Merritt Dance Center. Studio 2

Lots of parking, large open rooms.

New to Salsa or a Bay Area veteran, we have a place for you

Multiple Instructors, over 10 years of experience teaching in the Bay. Producers of The Salsa Rueda Festival in SF and Las Vegas.

7 - 8pm: Beg/Int Salsa, Casino y Rueda de Casino 

8 - 9pm: Int/Adv Rueda de Casino 

$13/ 1 class, $17/ both classes.

Nick and Serena are offering a great beginning and Intermediate level classes covering all of the moves to get you dancing Salsa Rueda in the Bay Area and beyond....

Experienced Salsa Rueda dancers : is there a gap in your knowledge, one of those moves is just not familiar. Perhaps you have some friends who have never done Salsa or Rueda before, heres their chance to get involved.

Experienced Salsa Dancers: Even if you have been dancing Salsa for awhile it is a good idea to start at the beginning when learning the Salsa Rueda curriculum. Here is your opportunity. All the moves you need to get you to the intermediate level.

New Salsa dancers: Have no fear; you can learn both Salsa and Salsa Rueda at the same time. In fact it is a great way to learn club style dancing. The skills you learn fron dancing this style of Salsa will make you a better club dancer in the end.

We encourage everybody to come and join our growing community of Salsa Rueda enthusiasts.

Tuesday Salsa Cubana and Rueda in Oakland

TONIGHT! !New Location! Lots of Parking, large open studios to dance.
Studio 2 at The Lake Merritt Dance Center

 

Nickerena's Salsa Cubana and Rueda classes have moved!!

Come check out our new location!! 

200 Grand Ave. The Lake Merritt Dance Center. Studio 2

Lots of parking, large open rooms.

New to Salsa or a Bay Area veteran, we have a place for you

Multiple Instructors, over 10 years of experience teaching in the Bay. Producers of The Salsa Rueda Festival in SF and Las Vegas.

7 - 8pm: Beg/Int Salsa, Casino y Rueda de Casino 

8 - 9pm: Int/Adv Rueda de Casino 

$13/ 1 class, $17/ both classes.

Nick and Serena are offering a great beginning and Intermediate level classes covering all of the moves to get you dancing Salsa Rueda in the Bay Area and beyond....

Experienced Salsa Rueda dancers : is there a gap in your knowledge, one of those moves is just not familiar. Perhaps you have some friends who have never done Salsa or Rueda before, heres their chance to get involved.

Experienced Salsa Dancers: Even if you have been dancing Salsa for awhile it is a good idea to start at the beginning when learning the Salsa Rueda curriculum. Here is your opportunity. All the moves you need to get you to the intermediate level.

New Salsa dancers: Have no fear; you can learn both Salsa and Salsa Rueda at the same time. In fact it is a great way to learn club style dancing. The skills you learn fron dancing this style of Salsa will make you a better club dancer in the end.

We encourage everybody to come and join our growing community of Salsa Rueda enthusiasts.