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Updated on March 19, 2002

 

Monday

 

Albertos, 736 West Dana Street, Mountain View, 650-968-3007

Monthly "on 2" series w/Gabriel Romero:
4-week "on 2" workshop series at Alberto's Nightclub on Monday nights.  Note from instructor: this is a great opportunity for dancers in the lower Peninsula and South Bay to learn to dance Salsa "on 2" in a progressive workshop format. There will be two separate levels to separate the beginning and intermediate level students. The workshops will cover everything from fancy footwork, leading and following technique, to ladies styling.

7:00-8:30pm Level 1 - Class will introduce dancers to basic footwork, partnering technique, and On 2 etiquette.

8:30-10:00pm Level 2- This class will cover Open floorwork, spinning and styling, partnering drills, and partner combinations.

4-Week Session is $48. Drop-in is $12 per class. Social dancing after class. Monday Night Privates are also available. 

For more info: 510-451-9415, nitefeveron2@hotmail.com, www.albertos.com, www.mamboromero.com.

 


Tuesday

 

Glas Kat (Ay Karamba), 520 4th Street, San Francisco (415) 495-6620 SC Club Pick!

Dance Lessons 8-9 w/Ricardo and Sarah (Rica Salsa), Live band after 9pm - Cover:$8

Comment: Easy Parking (lot across the street), New Dance floor, Nice sound system,

Good Sushi Bar, live bands, reasonably priced drinks, and the list goes on! 
This place is a great dance club - The happening spot on Tuesdays.

For more info: www.glaskat.com

 

Cafe du Nord 2170 Market Street, San Francisco. (415) 861-5016.
Breaking News: No longer has salsa on Tuesday nights!


Albertos, 736 West Dana Street, Mountain View, 650-968-3007

Salsa lessons w/Jon & Liz of Salsamania.  

7:00pm Basic Technique/8:00pm Intermediate.

$10 all night (includes lesson); $6 w/student ID!

For more info email: freddysalsamania@yahoo.com, 510-384-8422, www.albertos.com

 


Wednesday

 

Roccapulco - 3140 Mission Street, San Francisco (415) 648-6611

Salsa Dance Lessons w/ Gil and Naomi - Dancing w/ DJ Oscar "O"
7:00pm - 8:30pm Advanced "On2" Patterns & Footwork ($5 discount for SG members)
8:30pm - 9:30pm Beginning "On1" Footwork & Basics
9:30pm -10:30pm Intermediate "On1" Partnering Patterns
Class Fee: $10 (Special rate for SalsaGang Members - Join Here)


Down Low Lounge - 
2284 Shattuck Ave. Berkeley (510) 548-1159
 

Lessons 8:30pm - 9:30pm with Salsa Dance Champion Ava Apple. DJ and bands.
Great atmosph
ere for dancers! The hideaway spot for avid salseros.
Admission: $5 DJ Nights - $8 Band Nights
(Check Salsa2k.com for schedule info & Ava Apple.com)


Agenda Lounge -
399 S. 1st St. (at San Salvador), San Jose,.  408.287.4087

Lessons from 7:30-9:30, Teacher: Jose Feliciano.  $3 after 9:30 (for DJ, $5 for bands).

Comments: Plenty of free parking, restaurants nearby.  Nice dance floor, pool tables. 
If you eat at the restaurant, you get into the club for free. 
People have said that the restaurant is good!
Sometimes a live band and sometimes a DJ! Call ahead.


Caribbean Gardens - 1306 Bayshore Rd., Burlingame, 650-799-5412.

9pm, $8. DJ. Lessons start at 8:30
$10. No cover after 9:30!

 

Club Fusetti, 815 West Francisco Blvd., San Rafael, CA 94901, (415) 459-6079
Wednesday Lesson:  8:30-9:30.  Open dance afterwards.
DJ. Teachers:  Shirley. $5 cover. Lots of easy parking.

 

Sometimes Salsa Clubs, Call Ahead

 

El Rio, 3158 Mission Street, San Francisco, 415-282-3325

 

Pier 23, Pier 23 on the Embarcadero, San Francisco, 415-362-5125

Comments: Live salsa band on Wednesday nights (9:30-1 a.m.) and sometimes Thursday.
Serving fresh seafood until 10:00 p.m., dancing on small dance floor inside and on huge
outdoor patio. Dress is very casual. This is more a bar, and less a dance place. 
The schedule is erratic, so call and confirm! 

 

Sol Y Luna Restaurant
Comments: HAS CLOSED DOWN! Sad, but true . . . any information on re-opening, or
new owners, please update me.  This was where it all started (at least for me).

 

 


Thursday

 

Cafe Cocomo, 650 Indiana Street, San Francisco, 415-824-6910 - SC Club Pick!

Beginning/Int. Lessons with Jake and Techi , $10 Live Band!  Starts at 8pm.

Comments: Great club! Read about it as a Club Pick in our Club Picks Section.
Live salsa band on Thursday's and Saturday nights. Newly remodeled, with a large
dance floor and new bathrooms. Great place to dance!

-SPECIAL MINI-WORKSHOPS: 

THURSDAY MARCH 28, 7pm Extended Basic Technique: Basics in detail, leading/following, motion, dance technique.
Cost is only $5 over regular admission price, then stay for regular 8pm class followed by DJ and live music!
See http://www.SalsabyJake.com for full description of classes.

For more info: www.cafecocomo.com

 

Club Azucar, The Forum, 146 S. Murphy, Sunnyvale, CA

GRAND OPENING FEB 28, 2002!
Classes taught by Ricardo and Michelle:  7-8 Beginner & 8-9 Intermediate

 

Osaka, 480 Redwood St., Vallejo, California 94590
Salsa in Vallejo (Thursdays). Doors open at 9:00pm. Lessons at 9:30pm with Armando Tam.

Beginner and intermediate salsa and bachata. DJ Santana afterwards.
$5 cover charge. 
For more info: 707-645-8454

Mill Valley Rec Center, 180 Camino Alto, Mill Valley, CA, 415-505-3536

HOT NORTH BAY SALSA! Thursdays on February 28, March 28 and May 2!
Admission: $10; includes salsa lesson w/Tomaj Trenda @7:30pm. DJ Dancing 'til 11:00pm to the sultry sounds of salsa, merengue and cha-cha.
For more info:
www.salsacrazy.com/mvsalsa/ and www.bee2flower.com

 

Roccapulco- 3140 Mission Street, San Francisco, (415) 648-6611

Chiki Boom! Alternative Lifestyles Night!
DJ Chili - (Check Roccapulco.com for schedule & admission)

Club Miami, 177 W. Santa Clara, San Jose, 408-279-3670
Great dancing and the current hot spot in the South Bay Thursday nights.
Salsa, Merengue & Cumbia - Booths and large (although somewhat trodden dancefloor).

The Davis Graduate, 805 Russell Blvd, Davis, CA. 95616, (530)758-GRAD
Tuesday & Thursday nights, Salsa Lessons @ 9PM w/Eduardo Currea
DJ music until 1:30 PM w/Nehad
Comments: Plenty of parking, large dance floor, drink specials, 80+ beers on tap,
excellent lighting, great crowd, 18 over welcome.
Attire is casual to dressy. Cover is $4/21+, $6/18+.

 

Club Caribe, 1001 First Street, San Jose, CA  95110.

DJ "Joe Feliciano", 100% Salsa and LIVE BAND!  Salsa Classes from 7-9pm. 
No Cover!


Albertos, 736 West Dana Street, Mountain View, 650-968-3007
7:00pm-Level 1 (beginners)
8:00pm-level 2 (intermediates)
$10 for one or both classes and includes admission to club.
For more info: 510-451-9415, nitefeveron2@hotmail.com,www.albertos.com,
www.mamboromero.com.

 

Pier 23, Pier 23 on the Embarcadero, San Francisco, 415-362-5125

Comments: Live salsa band on Wednesday nights (9:30-1 a.m.) and sometimes Thursday.
Serving fresh seafood until 10:00 p.m., dancing on small dance floor inside and on huge
outdoor patio. Dress is very casual. This is more a bar, and less a dance place. 
The schedule is erratic, so call and confirm! 

 

Elbo Room, 647 Valencia, San Francisco, 415-552-7788

From 5:00pm to 2:00am

Bands start at 10:00pm, upstairs! Call first.  $5. 

For more info: www.elbo.com

 

Bahia Cabana, 1600 Market Street, San Francisco. (415) 861-4202.
Breaking News: Burned down!  No more info available . . .

 


Friday

 

Dance Spectrum presents Hot Salsa Fridays! 1707d South Bascom Ave. Campbell
1st and 3rd Fridays of the month! Lessons with Ricardo & Michelle - Mens footwork & Ladies Styling 7pm -9pm.
DJ Music & dancing follow. Special Guests & Events are scheduled frequently.  Edie and Al Espinoza were recent guests (Feb '02).
 
Click here for more details.

 

Roccapulco- 3140 Mission Street, San Francisco, (415) 648-6611

Salsa Dance Lessons w/Ava & Felipe 8:30pm - 9:30pm
Beginning Footwork & Partnering patterns. A rising happening spot for Fridays,
with great atmosphere and good dancers, so bring a towel and an extra shirt!
DJ & Live Bands - (Check Roccapulco.com for schedule)
Admission Special - $5 before 10pm (Friday & Saturday Nights)

Caribbean Gardens, 1306 Old Bayshore Hwy. (across from Airport Hyatt), Burlingame (650) 799-5412

Cover: $10 - Salsa Lessons start at 8:30 Beginning through Advanced. DJ Tony "O".
Comments: A great place to party. Caribbean has remod
eled - and anytime
DJ Tony "O" is in the house, it's gonna be good. Convenient free parking.

For more info: ritmo100@aol.com

 

El Valenciano Restaurant & Club, 1153 Valencia Street (Mission District), San Francisco, CA 
Every Friday night from 8:30pm to 9:30pm 
Salsa Dance Lessons with Jose-Luis! DJ music afterwards. $5.00 cover charge (includes lesson).

Danceasy, 9951 San Pablo Avenue, El Cerrito, (510) 524-9100,
Club which features salsa dancing on Friday nights (DJ).  Their web site is www.danceasy.com 

Beginners and an intermediate class at 8:00 pm, and dancing from 9:00pm to midnight every Friday.

 

Club Conga 2600 Watts Ave. Sacramento, CA  916-978-9834

 

Club Miami, 177 W. Santa Clara, San Jose, 408-279-3670

 

Ibiza (Club NV), 525 Howard Street, San Francisco, 415-789-7899

9 pm, DJ.,  Large club, salsa upstairs (smaller room, for now).

 

Parkside Cafe, 1600 17th St. San Francisco, 415-503-0393. Class at 9PM, DJ and
sometimes band at 9:30 $5.00

 

Studio X  2525 Soquel Drive, Santa Cruz  831-475-8900


Albertos, 736 West Dana Street, Mountain View, 650-968-3007
Currently CLOSED for Salsa - May return? Stay tuned.

www.albertos.com

 

Barcelona, 7 Spring St., San Francisco, 415-989-1976

CLOSED DOWN.

 

 


Saturday


Cafe Cocomo
, 650 Indiana Street, San Francisco (415) 824-6910 SC Club Pick!

Beginning/Int Lessons 7-9, Jake and Techi, Live bands after. $12.

Comments: Live salsa band on Thursday's and Saturday nights.
Newly remodeled (Visit the NEW Volcanic Lava Room!).

-SPECIAL MINI-WORKSHOPS: 
SATURDAY MARCH 30, 7pm Intermediate/Advanced Salsa. Harder patterns, spins, styling, partnering skills.
Cost is only $5 over regular admission price,
then stay for regular 8pm class followed by DJ and live music!
See http://www.SalsabyJake.com for full description of classes.

For more info: Cafe Cocomo


Roccapulco- 3140 Mission Street, San Francisco (415) 648-6611

Int. Footwork & Partnering patterns w/ Gil and Naomi 8:30pm - 9:30pm
DJ & Live Bands - Special Events featuring the worlds greatest Salsa Artists!
Admission Special - $5 before 10pm (Friday & Saturday Nights)

(Check Roccapulco.com for schedule info)


Barcelona
, 7 Spring Street, San Francisco, 415-989-1976.

CLOSED DOWN

 

Kimball's Carnival, 522 Second St. , Oakland  510-444-6979. 

Lessons, D.J. and top Bay Area Salsa bands. A welcome addition to Oakland's Jack London Square.
Current schedule can be found under Calendar.

 

"LA RUMBA SIGUE" Kelly's Mission Rock 415-626-5355, 817 China Basin @ Mariposa, off Third St.
(Next to The Ramp). Every Saturday afternoon.
Resident D.J. IVETTE FUENTES

(Check her new website DJ La Coqui!)
Live Salsa. 4-8PM, Salsa class w/ Jose-Luis 4-4:30PM.

$7.00 Cover Charge
$5
.00 Per Salsa Class Per Person
PANORAMIC BAY VIEWS & GREAT DANCE FLOOR.

Comments from SalsaCrazy: I've been there, and had a great time!
Su
pport this place - it really has a fun, friendly feel - with easy parking,
and a nice location, dance floor, great view of the water and docked cruiseships!

 

Maiko's Dance Club, 1629 San Pablo Ave., Berkeley, 510-527-8226.

Beginning/Int. Lessons 8:00pm to 9:00pm,  Isabelle, Live bands at 10:00.  $12

Live Bands in March 2002:
Mar 23 Kache
Mar 30 Kalichin
-Student discounts available
-Group discounts available
-No partner necessary

 

Galia, 2565 Mission Street, San Francisco, 415-970-9777

Occasional Salsa events 9pm, Live band? (call for details).

 

Mr. E's Spotlight on the Square, - CURRENTLY OPEN ONLY FOR SPECIAL EVENTS!

2203 Mariner Square, Alameda  510-523-8368. Beautiful club, great dance floor, easy parking,
and perfect sound! www.mrespotlight.com/

 

Fuel 44, 44 Almaden (@ Post). San Jose, CA. - RECENTLY NO SALSA - PLEASE CALL AHEAD!

They do Latin music on Saturday nights. (408) 295.7374

Comments: (From Gregory) Fuel 44 Has Latin music on most Saturdays.
The club is small but the vibes there are very positive.
Nice variety of dancers. Good selection at the bar.
Needs more room to dance! Its the only place other than Miami for the south bay.

 

Club Miami, 177 W. Santa Clara, San Jose, CA.

408-279-3670

Comments:

 

Harlow's. 2708 J st. Sacramento, CA 916-441-4693



Riffs, Every Saturday the Sheraton Hotel in Milpitas, 1801 Barber Lane, Milpitas CA
NO LONGER HAS SALSA OR MERENGUE

 ( 408 ) 943 0600 or (408) 943 1414

 

During the Summer Months Only:

The Ramp, 855 China Basin, San Francisco, 415-621-2378.

4pm, Barbecue, outside patio, Live bands. Free ($5 after 4).

 

 


Sunday 

 

Club SnowDrift "Mo' Sabor", 1830 3rd St., San Francisco, CA 415-431-4766

Salsa on Sunday afternoons - 4 to 9 pm! Ladies free before 6! DJs Tony O and Oscar O.

For more info: www.sno-drift.com


Jelly's (Club Havana), Pier 50, San Francisco, 415-495-3099.

4pm, live band, barbecue, $7. Comments: They feature a salsa band on Sunday afternoon
(4:00 p.m., but things usually don't start until 5pm) barbecue and a super-casual,
pretty friendly atmosphere. No dance lesson.

 

Allegro Ballroom, 5855 Christie Ave., Emeryville, 510-655-2888.

Beginning/Int. Class 6-8pm, Gary and Isabelle, DJ dancing 8-whenever the night is over
$10 ($6 after 8).


Metronome Ballroom, 1830 17th Street., San Francisco, 415-252-9000.
Every Sunday:
Ciro & Maryanne Martinez have a beginning & intermediate Salsa lesson 6:30pm - 8pm.
(except 2nd Sunday of every month - see below)

2nd Sunday of every month:
Monthly "On2" Social with Ava Apple & members of the Latin Symbolics Dance Company.
Special guests performances and workshops scheduled frequently so be sure to check
who is on the upcoming schedule - Check
www.metronomeballroom.com or www.avaapple.com
( Ismael Otero & Mr. Felipe Polanco are recent visitors and performers! )

Caribbean Gardens, 1306 Bayshore Rd., Burlingame, 650-799-5412.

9pm, $8. DJ (Tony O). Lessons start at 8:30 (w/Sylvia). Beginning through Advanced.

ritmo100@aol.com Comments: Sunday (salsa) has resumed. Good salsa crowd on
Sunday nights, with the occasional live salsa band - call for info. Convenient free parking.

 

Club Caliente, 298 11th St (& Folsom), San Francisco, 415 824-CLUB 
Every Sunday. Live Music with Orquestra Caliente, and DJ Rich Era spinning hot tropical music, LADIES FREE ALL NIGHT!!

Cover $10. Nightly Giveaway - leave name and email to win a bottle of Champagne. 21 and over. For more information contact Antonio Herrera at lightone_promo@yahoo.com.

 

Starlite Ballroom 1160 N. Fairoaks Ave, Sunnyvale 408-745-7825. 
Huge Ballroom with a beautiful floor.  Lessons with Pantea of Mambo Romero. DJ music follows.

7:00p.m.-7:45p.m.: Beginning class - covers basic footwork, combination, and styling.

7:45p.m.-8:30p.m.: Intermediate class - starts with open footwork/shines followed by a more challenging combination. The party starts right after the intermediate lesson. Salsa lessons are held in Rhythm Street. Admission for $12 includes all lessons & parties; $10 for parties only. For more info: www.starliteballroom.com


Planet Gemini 625 Cannery Row, Monterey CA, 831-373-1449

 

Sheraton Hotel 45 John Glen Drive, Concord, CA.  Located off 680. 925-825-7700
Dance Lessons with Armando starting at 8:30 (Beginners and Intermediate).  DJ afterwards!

Dancer Comment: I have been going almost every Sunday night. It is a nice place, clean nice
dance floor, and Armando is a good salsa teacher, he explains every detail on the move he is
teaching. Sunday night's, it's going on!

 

During the Summer Months Only:

El Rio , 3158 Mission St., San Francisco, 415-282-3325 4-8pm. I Live bands, dancing on the
beautiful patio with live band. $8 cover. The most gay-straight mixed of the clubs, very
race- and age- diverse too. The full San Francisco atmosphere.
Very crowded and can be very fun.

Albertos, 736 West Dana Street, Mountain View, 650-968-3007.

Lessons w/JeannCarlo - Every Sunday from 6:00 TO 8:30 P.M. For Beginner and Intermediate levels (Street Dance Style). For more info: www.salsa-lessons.com, www.albertos.com, street_salsero@hotmail.com


Mr. E's Spotlight on the Square, - CURRENTLY OPEN ONLY FOR SPECIAL EVENTS!

2203 Mariner Square, Alameda  510-523-8368. Beautiful club, great dance floor, easy parking,
and perfect sound!

www.mrespotlight.com/

 

Kimball's Carnival, 522 Second St. , Oakland  510-444-6979. 

Lessons, D.J. and top Bay Area Salsa bands. Not open every Sunday--so call ahead

 

Cafe Caracas, 1446 University Avenue, Berkeley, 510-548-5531.

CLOSED DOWN

 

 

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