Salsa News, Sacramento


From the Publisher,

           Due to the COVID-19 shutdown, only the information on this HOME page 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. There are some alternatives to in-person dancing and that is live interactive and streaming lessons and demos that are being posted and offered to the dance community.

          I have searched and found a few options for you to keep up with your skills.

          FREE Rueda/Salsa Zoom Online Interactive Classes - 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 7pm 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 and internet.

          Studio Opening @ Yemaya – Yemaya Studio is opening for limited in-person group and private lessons. For details  Facebook Link  Zoom classes also. For details Facebook Link

          Studio Opening @ Del Campo – Del Campo Studio is opening for limited in-person group and private lessons. For details  Facebook Link

          Cuban Salsa @ Online – La Clave Cuban Entertainment with Reinier and Daniela are providing Cuban salsa classes. For Details  Facebook Link

          Bachata Party @ Online - Every Thursday is bachata party online. For details  Facebook Link

          FREE Salsa class @ Online – Saturday, June 6th. Columbian Jorge Vargas & Diana Meneses will be offering a FREE salsa class at 7pm. For details Facebook Link

          Salsa/Bachata/Merengue Dance Lessons @ Online - A variety of Latin dance lessons being offered by In Lak Ech Dance studio. For details  Facebook Link & Facebook Link

          Salsa Lessons @ Online - On1 & On2 salsa lessons hosted by Salsamania Dance Co. For Details  Facebook Link

          Bachata Lessons @ Online - Bachata lessons being offered by Inessence. For details  Facebook Link

          Bachata Lessons & Social @ Online – FREE bachata lessons & social, offered the last Tuesday of the month by Inessense. For details  Facebook Link

          Live Band @ Southside Park – Sat/Sun, July 25th & 26th. This Cinco de Mayo celebration has moved to July in hopes that the state will allow large gatherings. Bands include Momotombo (musicians from Santana & Malo), El Gato (Latin music, including some salsa) and a variety of Latin/Mexican folk and cultural bands. A variety of dance performances (Aztec, Samba, Folklorico, etc), food drink, car show, etc. Saturday event is from 4pm to 9pm. Sunday event is from noon to 6pm. Children friendly. FREE event.  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.