Carnaval Kick-off Party

Carnaval Kick-off Party

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It's Carnaval Time! RCR will be leading an SF Carnaval Contingent for the 9th year in a row, and we're throwing a party to kick off the Carnaval season on Friday, March 23rd! Wear your past years' Carnaval Tees and Tanks, Carnaval costumes from RCR or other Carnaval groups, or whatever you like.

RCR Carnaval Rehearsals begin Sunday, March 25th.

Our parties start at 9:30pm, right after our Friday Multi-Level Cuban Salsa and Rueda classes, which feature 4 separate levels taught by 4 instructors at both 7:30pm and 8:30pm.

Parties are FREE with any class that night, just $5 otherwise. Please bring something to eat and/or drink to share - it's a potluck. And please spread the word to your friends and bring your favorite people to the party with you!

Click here, and here to see videos from past parties.

Cuba Review Workshops

Cuba Review Workshops

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Ryan and Sidney will be returning from our Spring Cuba Dance Study Trip with lots of fun new material – movement, turn patterns, footwork, and more, and we'll be sharing our favorite material with the dance community in the Bay Area on Saturday, March 31st.

Pre-register here via PayPal by March 30th to get a discount on the classes. $15/one, $25/two, $30 three. Prices go up at the door: One class $20, Two $30, Three $40

3:00pm Son de Santiago
Son is beautiful and elegant, simple in movements but sophisticated in rhythm and style. It is a primary root of Salsa and Casino, and many of the best dancers incorporate movements, turns, timing, and style from Son. In this class we'll briefly review some fundamental steps and movements before moving on to more intermediate and advanced patterns that we learned from the All Stars.

4:00pm Intermediate All Stars' Salsa and Rueda de Casino
In this class we'll show you our favorite moves from each of the Intermediate Salsa and Rueda de Casino groups. (To attend this class you must have completed Level 2 of the RCR curriculum.)

5:00pm Advanced All Stars' Salsa and Rueda de Casino 
Jorge Luna Roque, the director of the All Stars, is nothing short of a Casino genius. While remaining true to the traditions and spirit of the dance, he has developed a unique, intricate, dynamic style that is as challenging as it is fun. In the final class while we'll show you our favorite of Jorge's Advanced moves from our March trip. (To attend this class you must have completed Level 3 of the RCR curriculum.)

Workshops will be held at City Dance at 10 Chase Court in San Francisco.

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5th International Rueda Flash Mob Day

5th International Rueda Flash Mob Day

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On Saturday, April 7th, dancers from all over the world will dance Rueda de Casino in flash mobs at 4:00pm local time. This year Rueda Con Ritmo is organizing a Rueda Flash Mob in SF in Golden Gate Park, around the fountains between the deYoung and Academy of Sciences. Please join us!

Mark your calendars and stay tuned for more details.

We will be teaching the calls for the Rueda Flash Mob at all of our rueda classes from now until April 7th. Fridays at 7:30pm and 8:30pm (Multi-level every hour) at ODC in SF, Mondays 7:30pm and 8:45pm (Multi-level every hour) at The Working Body in Oakland, as well as Sundays at ODC in SF. Visit for the full schedule of classes.

Check back here or see the Facebook Event for updates

Click for videos of our flash mobs in 2017, 2016, and 2015.

This is an incredible, truly international event that connects Casineros from around the world. Check out all the groups that will be dancing Rueda Flash Mobs, as well as videos from previous years, on the international event page.

San Diego Cuban Dance Congress

San Diego Cuban Dance Congress

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Don't miss the 3rd Annual San Diego Cuban Dance Congress. It features 4 nights of dancing, some of the best instructors from the US and Cuba, a beginner's track, a Timba Flash Mob Bus, and a Timba Boat Party. We've been for the past two years and HIGHLY recommend this event.

Visit for more info and to sign up (the earlier you sign up, the more you save).