Salsa Crazy San Francisco Salsa Dance News [Local Edition]

August 13, 2009 by  
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In This Issue

Tonight: GRUPO RUSH Live at Roccapulco

Sonora Ponceña Live

'FREAKY FRIDAYS' with Pop Fiction


The First Ever DJ EXPLOSION!


New York Salsa Congress

2 hours of Salsa Lessons with Alex da Silva


Luisito Ayala Y Su Puerto Rican Power

2009 Grand…Pacific Dance Championships

SF HipHop Dance Fundraiser Performance

Glas Kat Mr. Maracas: Salsa Dancing

SalsaCrazy Monday Nights!

Salsa Wednesdays at Agenda Lounge

Roccapulco Supper Club Salsa Nights

SalsaCrazy's August ROCKIT ROOM Class!

August DanceSF Classes Approaching Fast!
Brand New: SalsaCrazy Video Podcast, see it!

Today: Grupo Rush at Roccapulco (get your Bachata Fix…)
This Friday: Sonora Poncena at Roccapulco!

This month, what do Andy Montanez, Sonora Poncena, Gilberto Santa Rosa, El Gran Combo and Puerto Rican Power have in common? San Francisco! That's right, they are all on their way here…

: DanceSF Classes, Take em', Get Crazy!
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Today, Thurs. Aug. 13, 2009

Live at Roccapulco

Get your tickets now!

Direct from Miami, nominated for a Latin Grammy, La Nueva
Sensación de la Bachata, Grupo Rush 

Performances by:
Phunk Nasty,
Corey and Mirelle, Jan and Rebecca

DJ Tony O, and DJ El Guapo. 

Roccapulco Supper Club
3140 Mission St.
San Francisco, CA. 

Doors open at 9:00pm. 

It just keeps getting better: Sonora Ponceña Live in San Francisco and Sacramento!

Doubletree Hotel Sacramento – Thursday, August 13, 2009 
Roccapulco San Francisco – Friday, August 14, 2009

TWO amazing live salsa shows!

Tickets for Friday Aug. 14th in San Francisco

Tickets for Thursday, Aug. 13th in Sacramento

Roccapulco Supper Club
3140 Mission Street
San Francisco, CA

Doubletree Hotel Sacramento
2001 Point West Way
Sacramento, CA 95815

with Pop Fiction

Live at Cafe Cocomo

Friday, August 14th, 2009


Dance the night away with the Bay Area's hottest party band… POP FICTION! 70's, 80's, 90's, & 2000's!

Featuring DJ Mendy Spinning all the Cocomo Favorites

Join Pop Fiction for Cafe Cocomo's "Freaky Fridays". Cafe Cocomo is a 1000+ capacity 2-level live music venue in San Francisco's Potrero Hill district. Huge stage, 4 bars, massive dance floor, and the largest outdoor patio in SF!

Cafe Cocomo
650 Indiana St
San Francisco


Live Salsa Music & Dance In Union Square Every Month This Summer, 2009

In August:
Orquesta Borinquen

Look Here For More information!

August 19th, Wednesday
Orquesta Borinquen
6:00pm: Free Beginning Salsa Lesson!
6:20pm: Live Band, Orquesta Borinquen

September 16th, Wednesday
Los Boleros
6:00pm: Free Beginning Salsa Lesson!
6:20pm: Live Band, Los Boleros

October 21st, Wednesday
Latin Jazz Youth Ensemble
6:00pm: Free Beginning Salsa Lesson!
6:20pm: Live Band, Anthony Blea

Union Square is located in the
heart of downtown San Francisco.

at Powel St & Geary St., Union Square is situated within close
walking distance from the Powel Bart Station and several convenient
parking garages.

~ Sponsored by SalsaCrazy & Jewels in the Square ~

The P icons show parking garages –>

Latin Bay Area DJs Present:

The First Ever DJ EXPLOSION!!

Live from Roccapulco Supper Club

25+ Latin DJs Under One Roof…

Sunday September 6th, 2009

Next Day is a Holiday… Doors open at 7PM


DJ Walt Digz, DJ El dela Clave, DJ Fab, DJ Tony O, DJ Bosco, DJ Luis Caballero, DJ Moe, DJ Barrera, DJ Cana In The Mix, DJ Chino, DJ Boricua, DJ Cocoloco, DJ Eddie T, DJ Q, DJ Pato, DJ Frank, DJ Frisco Eddie, DJ Happy, DJ Papi, DJ Freddy Benavides, DJ Mas, DJ Tota Cervantes, DJ Nica, DJ Memo, DJ Alvaro

3140 Mission St
San Francisco, CA


Back By Popular demand. For the First time at Roccapulco

Saturday, August 22nd, 2009

Also featuring DJ's Lcaballero, Bosco & Tony O

Join us for an exceptional night of salsa music and dance!

Gilberto Santa Rosa is considered one of the true 'soneros" of his generation.
He is known for his exceptional interpretation of 'salsa romantica' as
well as a great singer of the "tropical" style.

Roccapulco Supper Club
3140 Mission Street
San Francisco, CA


York City's PREMIER Latin
dance & music event!

2-6, 2009

Are you ready to Salsa and Mambo?  Well then, come join us each summer on
Labor Day Weekend where thousands
of Mambo/Salsa dancers and Latin
music aficionados gather from around
the world and converge on the Salsa
Mecca to teach, study, perform,
collaborate, socialize, explore
and dance! 

See more details and get tickets here

The New York International Salsa Congress is a
celebration of Latin dance
and music with it's
main purpose being to inspire participants to achieve a higher
level of knowledge, expression
and appreciation, most importantly
promotes cultural awareness, regardless
of age, race, culture, gender,
social and economic background.

The New York International Salsa
features four
action packed days and evenings
of Latin Dance workshops,
youth and adult professional performance
showcases, concert series,
a professional championship, etc.  All
of this and more right smack in
the HEART of New
York City at
the prestigious Hilton New

Hilton New

Avenue Of the Americas
Street on
the 3rd FL.)

Last Minute Promotions Presents:

2 hours of Salsa Lessons
 With Alex da Silva

Live from Roccapulco Supper Club
San Francisco, California

Every Wednesday Night Starting August 5th

Featuring DJ Tony O and DJ Bosco

Doors open at 7pm

Alex Da Silva is a dancer and choreographer, specializing in Salsa dancing. Da Silva was born March 27, 1968 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.[2] He discovered Salsa dancing at the age of 20.[3]
He is credited with contributing to the "LA Style" of Salsa dancing. Da
Silva started his career as a salsa dancer and instructor in the San
Francisco Bay Area.

3140 Mission St
San Francisco, CA

OH MY GOD – Are you KIDDING me? WOW!
Salsarengue Promotions and PB & G Productions, Inc.


Live from Cafe Cocomo, San Francisco

Direct for Puerto Rico…

El Gran Combo plays Cafe Cocomo:


The Official Kick-off Party for the 8th annual
San Francisco International Salsa Congress

Join us for an incredible night of stellar salsa music & dancing. Live from San Francisco's famouse salsa venue… Cafe Cocomo!

More info and tickets here.

Cafe Cocomo
650 Indiana Street
San Francisco, CA

Luisito Ayala Y Su Puerto Rican Power

Celebrating "30 Años de Power"

West Coast Tour…

Puerto Rican Power

@ Roccapulco Supper Club

Friday, Sept. 11, 2009



Get your tickets now!

Roccapulco Supper Club
3140 Mission St.
San Francisco, CA.

 2009 Grand Pacific Dance Championships
August 20-23, 2009

@ the Double Tree Hotel in San Jose, CA

Join us in three days and three nights of exciting dance competitions, social
dancing, dinner and show, in the heart of Silicon Valley, San Jose, California.
More info and tickets here.

  • Competitions in Hustle, West Coast Swing, Salsa, American & International Ballroom
  • Spectacular Saturday Dinner, Dance, and Show.
  • Professional showcase competition & late night social dancing until early morning.

SF HipHop Dance Fundraiser Performance

The San Francisco Hip Hop Dance Festival has been hit
by cuts in funding. Please help to continue this Bay Area show by attending our fundraiser show & party. 

Friday and Saturday – Aug 21 & 22
8pm – Dance Mission Theater, SF

After Party:  
Saturday August 22, 2009 
10:30pm – San Francisco

More details about the shows

Dance Mission Theater 
3316 24th Street
San Francisco, CA

Project One
251 Rhode Island
San Francisco, CA
(donations appreciated)


Glas Kat Mr. Maracas: Salsa Dancing

Every Tuesday Night + Live Music!

Tuesday's at GlasKat: Mr. Maracas!

Salsa dancing all night long!

Glas Kat SupperClub

Salsa Dancing Every Tuesday & Always Amazing Live Salsa Music!


Ricardo + Tianne
Beginners at 7:45 + 8:45

General admission $10

Glas Kat Soma

520 Fourth Street
San Francisco, CA

The SalsaCrazy Dance Videos Store!
Your one-stop shop for all of SalsaCrazy's Instructional Dance Videos


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Featuring Bestselling Salsa Dance Systems & Five-Star, Top-Selling Instructional Dance Videos. Order today to get the best prices, backed by our stellar reputation & 100% satisfaction guarantee.
Here are a few of our best-selling systems:

And now featuring the newest SalsaCrazy Series:
The Advanced Salsa Dance Mastery System (6 DVD Set)
Plus get discounts and find all of SalsaCrazy's other amazing dance products. Featuring Salsa, Merengue, Bachata, Cha Cha Cha, Styling, Footwork, Ballroom, and more!


SalsaCrazy Monday Nights!

Exception: Live Salsa This Week…
This week live salsa @ 8pm!!!

Live from the Rockit Room:
Salsa Dancing from 9:30 & Beyond…
Before 9:30, Salsa Lessons with SalsaCrazy

This is a FREE event every Monday, 9:30 on

Featuring DJ SalsaCrazy & Friends!

Come out and dance the night away with friends while you meet new people!

This is an excellent chance for your to get out and enjoy some salsa with great people, and music in a stellar venue!

Rockit Room is a fantastic space with tons of room to dance & an amazing sound system!

The Rockit Room
406 Clement St
San Francisco, CA

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Salsa Wednesdays
at Agenda Lounge!!


Salsa dance the night away…

Liven Up Your Mid-Week
 Salsa Dancing, San Jose

Free Salsa Lessons at 8pm

Featuring all-star DJ El Dela Clave

Learn more about the Agenda Lounge

Agenda Lounge

399 S. First Street

San Jose, CA


 Roccapulco Supper Club Salsa Nights – August 2009

Roccapulco SupperClub
San Francisco, CA

For Stellar Salsa Music and Dance, Roccapulco is
the place to be on Friday and Saturday nights!

Salsa Lessons at 8:30pm with Ava and Rodolfo (this Friday and Saturday)
3140 Mission Street
San Francisco, CA 94110
Tel. 415.648.6611 


SalsaCrazy's ROCKIT ROOM Class!

August Tickets Now Available!

SalsaCrazy's Rockit Room class
continues… In Style!

Join us for an amazing
salsa session in the Richmond.

Sign up for August 2009 Classes Now!

Learn to
Salsa Dance…  Get Crazy!

The Rockit Room
406 Clement St (at 5th Ave)
San Francisco, CA


 Brand new stellar Salsa Music Compilation Out Now!

A hip-shaking music collection featuring many of the hottest salsa
bands in North and South America is finally here!


An incredible Salsa compilation by the Putumayo World Music label

Order The CD And See More Details Here.

Or listen to some samples first!

While the irresistible sounds of Afro-Latin music have long been a highlight of Putumayo collections, ¡Salsa!
focuses on the upbeat, danceable style that has become a worldwide
phenomenon. Featured prominently on television's popular dance contest
shows, tens of thousands of dance schools have incorporated salsa
classes, thousands of nightclubs now offer salsa nights and scores of
international salsa congresses and cruises draw in hundreds of
thousands of salsa dancers. As a result, salsa has truly become

SalsaCrazy and  Announces New Salsa Piano Series!

Introducing the ALL-NEW Hear & Play Salsa Piano 101 Series!

"Finally! The Secret Is Out!" "A Proven Method To Quickly And Easily Play Salsa Piano By Ear. . .  Even If You Have Little Or Absolutely No Experience!"

Learn more about this Piano Salsa System


  •  How to easily play tons of Salsa and Latin chord patterns that are guaranteed to make you look
  •  Learn several Latin rhythms that you can start playing today.  Like the montuno, clave, and more!
  •  How to play several Salsa bass lines on your left hand and accompany them with powerful right-hand chord patterns.
  •   How to lock in with the band and ensure that you're always playing the right rhythms at the right time (and how to listen for them).

Check out this amazing system to learn how to play Salsa like a pro…

August DanceSF Classes Are Open for Enrollment!
Order Session Tickets


Get ready to dance with the hottest and most fun salsa dance acadamy in the San Francisco Bay Area!

Featuring brand new salsa classes with SalsaCrazy!!!

All new DanceSF classes are beginning this Month…
Please visit our online schedule for times, dates, & locations:
You can (and should) register online!
For any questions regarding classes, please contact: or call 877.507.3403


The DownLow Lounge: Wednesday Night Salsa in the East Bay! 

When you think of the DownLow lounge, nestled down a set of stairs, right off Shattuck Ave. in Berkeley, you think of Salsa History, and you can't help but remember . . .
This club has been around since the days of Kimballs, and back then it was known as Mr. E's (and belonged, in fact, to Mr. Pete Escovedo).
Well, new name, but still, there's something special when you visit the DownLow. It's just a classic salsa spot . . .
Don't miss out! Great Dance Lessons for over an hour, start every night off, with SalsaMania (John and Liz). It's a great night out, at a classic salsa spot!
Live Salsa every Wed.

Dance lessons: Beg. 8-8:45, Int. 8:45-9:30. Show @ 10:15. $4 Margarita special. $10/$5 w/student ID. 

 SalsaCrazy's Bay Area Nightilfe/Event Calendar!

The definitive guide to Latin Nightlife and Events in the Bay Area.
Everyone, and Everything is listed!

Promoters, Nightclubs, Teachers: Make sure that your nights are listed on the calendar. Right from the Calendar page, anyone may add a listing, & it's FREE! Make sure to bookmark the page, & always add your events as far in advance as possible! Pass the word, this is a great resource for the dancers, & you should visit it often to plan your nights out!


Don't know what to do tonight? Every event, throughout the entire Bay Area (and major cities outside the Bay Area) is listed right on this calendar. It's fantastic! One place you can go to check out every Salsa Dance event in the Bay. Don't miss a single event, ever – and see every night's infinite possibilities! 

Sabor Boricua: Salsa Radio with La Coqui  
DJ Coqui, and are proud to announce our new Internet radio station SABOR BORICUA. Listen to the hottest Salsa Sounds on the internet compiled by DJ Ivette "DJ LA COQUI" This Station Plays Tracks Like: Celia Cruz – Mi Vida Es Cantar – Mi Vida Es Cantar Ismael Miranda – Borinquen Tiene Montuno – Fania 30 Great Years, Vol. 2 ( Johnny Polanco – Guacuanco con rumba – Pa'l Bailador Roberto Roena – Baila y Goza – Roberto Roena y Su Apollo Sound: Mi Mica 1997 Walker, Rico / Willie Rosario – La Bomba – Back to the Future.

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