Although we host different events at clubs, studios and other venues the one event I personally host is the 1st Thursday Salsa Meetup event at Cafe Sevilla each month. I wanted to share this video created by Lolly Aita that does a great job of capturing some of the key things you’ll see at the Meetup I host:
As an avid salsa dancer who travels from time to time, I know how important it is to find good salsa information about the local dance scene I will be visiting. Since San Diego is a top tourist destination I also know that many of those traveling here will be looking for good salsa information about our local scene as well.
An easy solution for learning about local venues and important information about where you can dance salsa in San Diego is to start here on RitmoBello.com. Specifically you can get a quick overview of the local venues on our Clubs & Venue page on our website. Additionally you can visit the San Diego Salsa and Latin Dancing Meetup Group calendar to see what events may be going on at the venues you are interested in visiting. The events on the calendar range from nights out at local dance venues to special workshops that are held at local studios here in San Diego.
If you are visiting San Diego and find these resources helpful let us know and send us a message via Twitter @RitmoBello.
Grupo Niche, one of the most celebrated and well known salsa bands in the world, is coming to San Diego once again courtesy of Blue Agave Nightclub. The famous group is known for its hits over the years with songs like “Gotas de Lluvia” and “Cali Pachanguero” that serve as salsa dance staples at many nightclubs in the world.
Here is a short clip of the band in action during a previous visit to Blue Agave Nightclub:
San Diego is a great city that attracts many visitors and folks that have decided to call Americas Finest City home. One question I receive from new arrivals to San Diego is what is the best way to meet others in the San Diego salsa and Latin dance scene.
The San Diego Salsa and Latin Dancing Meetup Group is a free group to join that connects you to the various clubs, studios and dance teams that San Diego has to offer. Each event is unique and some offer their own special rewards like the dance group auditions where YOU become the salsa star. Best of all you can connect with many other new dancers and create your own special connections with them.
Check it out today and get connected with others new to the San Diego Salsa scene today!
It’s hard to believe but the time for the San Diego Salsa Bachata Festival is here once again! Celebrating 7 years of existence, the local festival draws the world’s best salsa, bachata, merengue and Latin dancers to compete, instruct and inspire.
As we’ve seen in past years, the San Diego Salsa Bachata Festival is broken up over several days beginning with a Thursday night pre-party celebration winding down to social dancing on Sunday night. The Festival will feature top salsa and bachata dance groups from the United States, Canada, Latin America, Europe and Asia as they perform during each night. During the days you can take advantage of the many workshops that focus on particular dance skills related to salsa and other Latin dances.
An added bonus this year is the 5th Year Sabor on the Bay Yacht party that is set to Launch on August 31st. That event will feature 3 hours of fun aboard a luxury yacht with live salsa bands and a Las Vegas style theme.
Whatever you choose to do on Labor Day Weekend, here in San Diego the Salsa and Latin dance choices are limitless!
See you all during the fun events of Labor Day Weekend 2013!
The Fifth Anniversary Sabor on the Bay Yacht party is ready to launch this August 31st, 2013 and the celebration will take a Las Vegas theme throughout the night. The 3 hour cruise will feature many of the attractions and amenities we’ve all grown accustomed to enjoying on these cruises including 3 floors of music, fully stocked bars, an outdoor deck with cigar lounge, etc. Additionally this cruise will have roulette and blackjack tables so you can try your luck at winning some money while on the yacht.
If you missed the cruises over the last 5 years check out this video which is sure to get you excited for the upcoming one:
The 7th Annual San Diego Salsa Bachata Festival 2013 is August 29th through September 1st (Labor Day Weekend) and Ritmo Bello is giving away a full access VIP pass again this year! The Full access VIP event pass will give you access to all evening and day shows, competitions, and social dancing starting August 29th. The passes are normally $179+ but here is your chance to get one FREE (airfare and hotel not included, just the all event pass!).
This year we will be using YouTube to once again help pick the winner just as we did in years past. The past couple of years have shown great creativity with the contest as shown by these past winners videos:
To be considered for the 2013 full event pass simply:
1. Create a 2 minute or less YouTube video
2. that explains why you choose to dance and why you would love to attend the Festival, all at no cost to you for the full VIP access pass
3. and makes mention of Ritmo Bello in the video submission.
The winner will be chosen based on:
2. Message clarity and relevance
3. Motivation and inspiration
4. Overall impact
To be eligible for the contest please submit your YouTube video link to firstname.lastname@example.org by Monday, August 5th, 2013. The winner will be announced on RitmoBello.com Tuesday, August 6th, 2013.
Good luck to all of you and don’t forget to submit your YouTube videos by the deadline!