Salsa News, Sacramento


From the Publisher,

           Due to the COVID-19 shutdown, only the information on this HOME page (below) is current and up-to-date. All other information contained under the tabs on this site is old data about venues and studios that are currently shut down. 

          This is a difficult time for the dance community in general. Dance is one of the few activities where it is impossible to accomplish social distancing. Not only can’t we do the activity we love, but also the socializing that comes with it. It looks like some salsa events are beginning to emerge from a year long absence. It will be good to hear Latin sounds again. Please come out and support our salsa community!

          FREE Rueda/Salsa Zoom Online Interactive Classes & Dancing - We currently have FREE online interactive Beginning/Intermediate/Advance rueda/salsa classes. Mondays at 5:30pm is Beginning rueda class. Mondays at 7pm is Intermediate rueda class. Sundays at 8pm is Advance rueda class. Since all classes are underway and building on the previous classes, you will have to have been a previous rueda student or an experienced rueda dancer to join. Feel free to call for more info…..Robert (916) 630-9003. We are only teaching partner rueda patterns, since we can’t change partners while dancing online, which means the patterns you learn can also be used for salsa dancing. Unfortunately, you must have a partner to be able to learn and practice any pattern, so talk to your salsa friends to see if someone wants to join you for this class. If you are by yourself, you are welcome to join and watch, but there won’t be much for you to do. All you need is a computer, internet and a dance partner.

          Live Latin Singing @ DOCO - Sunday, February 28th. Carlos Kandia will be singing live to a variety of Latin music at DOCO located at 405 K St. in Sac. 2pm to 4pm. Event is outdoors with social distancing, masks required and has been officially permitted by the city!! Large open areas for dancing. FREE event!! Facebook Link

          Salsa Party @ Stoneys – Thursday, March 4th. Victor & Del Campo are hosting a salsa birthday celebration for Victor Manuel at Stoneys located at 1320 Del Paso Blvd in Sac. Outdoor dancing. Masks required. Unknown cover. 916 927-6023  Facebook Link

          Bachata Footwork @ Yemaya – Saturday, March 6th. Teen Zone bachata dance social located at 1791 Tribute Rd #B in Sac. 3pm to 4:30 pm. Social distancing. (916) 402-5967 Facebook Link

          Live Latin dancing @ Urbanos - Every Saturday (March 6th has been announced. Please verify other Saturdays) is outdoor Latin dancing at Urbanos California Bistro located at 1016 H St in Modesto. 9pm to 1:30am. $10 cover. Masks required. Details Facebook Link

          I wanted to remind everyone that our salsa venues and studios have had to shut their doors and are going through some difficult economic times. I would encourage all dancers to monitor the situation and as soon as you see your favorite venue and/or studio open back up for business, please do what you can to get them back on their feet……..take classes, attend salsa nights, buy drinks/food, etc.

This Sacramento Salsa web site’s content is updated weekly from the Sacramento Salsa Community Newsletter that Robert Hawck publishes and emails to thousands of subscribers. This site will be updated with the contents of that newsletter which is published and sent at the beginning of every week. This web site and its associated weekly newsletter exists solely for the benefit and promotion of the entire Sacramento salsa community. The goal is to present all the salsa related activities (includes salsa, bachata, cha cha, rueda and merengue) in the greater Sacramento area. Major events (festivals, international bands, etc) outside of the Sacramento area are also included. It is a communal publication and it relies on everyone’s ears and eyes to keep this newsletter and web site as accurate as possible. If you any suggestions, see any errors or know of any salsa events not listed, please pass them along so that everyone can be informed. We make no money from this web site or newsletter and publish all events without bias for any reason. We hope every salsa event is a success. Enjoy!! Disclaimer: The information contained on this website is as accurate as possible, but prices, times, events, locations can change without notice, so always check with the appropriate venue or promoter to verify the information. Links and phone numbers are provided where possible. Contact us with error corrections, updates, information and suggestions for the web site/newsletter.