SoCal Salseros Invade the Bay

Road trip to San Francisco promises non-stop dancing

By Susana Sanchez
Published on LatinoLA: August 3, 2002

SoCal Salseros Invade the Bay

To salsa or not to salsa?

Ahhhh, to dance on a San Francisco Salsa Road Trip with some of L.A.?s top salsa instructors and salseros for the weekend for the first-ever Bay Area Salsa Congress is the question.

If you call yourself a die-hard salsa afficionado, are you up for a weekend of non-stop pachanga? Let?s not forget that you missed the West Coast Salsa Congress two months ago and can?t afford to go to Canada for the this months Congress.

Oh the ties that bind my leather sole?s.

So you ask yourself the 4 important W?s: who, when, where and why? (and how much?)

Hosted by probably the most demanded Salsa teachers in the world, Enio Cordoba and Terryl Jones from Let?s Dance L.A. in Alhambra with PB&G Productions have planned two days of parties, dancing and workshops for the first ever San Francisco International Salsa Congress.

When: August 9-11, a Friday, Saturday and you come back Sunday on a spacious, luxury bus.

Where: Taking place at The Marriott Hotel SFO in Burlingame, 1800 Old Bayshore Highway in San Francisco. Let?s Dance L.A. have formed party buses for a road trip like no other.

Why: Dance crazes come and go, but Salsa is here to stay. No Macarena in this house. And there are only 40 seats available.

How Much: For $250 you have a nightclub fee, workshops, hotel room, breakfasts, the huge closing out party, and most important transportation.

And now for the schedule!
Friday the 9th
? You attend the Kickoff party at Cocomos with DJ Frank de Los Angeles spinning the hottest music all night and Son Y Clave, a hot band direct from our backyard.
? Lessons with top instructors at 7pm for Beginners and at 8pm for intermediate footwork, ladies styling and patterns

And party at 9 pm until your feet get tired and swollen.

Saturday the 10th
There are 20 workshops all day, four to choose from each hour! Men's Footwork, Ladies Styling, tricks & fun stuff, cha-cha, spinning, partner technique on "1" and on "2". Basically something for all levels: beginner, intermediate and advanced.

Instructors include:
Ricardo & Michelle (PB&G) of San Francisco
Jake & Techi of San Francisco
John & Liz (Salsamania) of Oakland
Danny & Stephanie (Son Bravisimo) of San Jose
Ramon Ramos Alayo (Afro-Cuban) of East Bay
Enio Cordoba & Terryl Jones (Let's Dance LA) of Los Angeles
Al & Edie Espinoza of Los Angeles
Roni & Dinora (Los Rumberos) of Los Angeles
Marlon & Anna Castillo all the way from Holland
And Special Guest from NYC Stracy Diaz from Descarga Latina Dance CO

And for the Saturday night evening you have:
5pm -- 7pm General dancing to Guest DJ Henry (LA)
7pm -- 9pm Dinner Break (dancing still available)
9pm -- 2am Night Dancing to DJ Henry from Los Angeles, DJ Fred and live band, SON Y CLave de Los Angeles. Performances will be at 10pm & 12am

Dance performances include:
Pretty Boys and Girls Productions
Son Bravisimo
Tribu Nueva
Al & Edie
Let's Dance LA
Roni & Dinora
Marlon & Anna
Stracy Diaz from Descarga Latina

So I don?t know about you, but I have penned my calender to invade the Bay area whether they like it or not.

For more information call Let?s Dance L.A. at (626) 458-3265. They are located in Alhambra at 216 East Main Street.

About Susana Sanchez:
Susana Sanchez loves to Salsa and she can?t wait to dance with you in SAN FRAN!

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