Son Chévere Live at Cha Cha Cha

Son Chévere Live at Cha Cha Cha

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Ryan's band Son Chévere plays every other Tuesday from 8 to 10pm at Cha Cha Cha on Mission Street -- there's NO COVER and an OPEN DANCE FLOOR.

Son Chévere features Ryan Mead on percussion, Jordan Wilson on Tres, Maria Lorenzi on Upright Bass Keytar, Alexey Berlind on percussion, and Mara Fox on trombone playing Cuban Dance Music -- Son con Timba, Cha-cha-chá, Salsa, y más.

Please join us to dance, listen, and enjoy some food or a drink.

Popular Ritmo Dance Class w/LIVE PERCUSSION

Popular Ritmo Dance Class w/LIVE PERCUSSION

Inspired by Afro Cuban folkloric classes that feature live percussion, Ryan and Sidney will be offering a special class using Cuban social dance rhythms (Salsa, Son, Cha-cha-chá, and more), but with LIVE drumming. This special Popular Ritmo dance class will be offered just once (for now) on Wednesday, November 29th, and will feature LIVE percussion -- Ryan on bongó and bell, Rodrigo on timbales, and Mena on congas.

We'll work on how to connect our steps and movements to the rhythms of the percussion, dancing on 1 (a tiempo), on 2 (a contratiempo), and on 3 (callejero), as well as some common breaks and accent sequences used in our favorite timba songs such as Sandunguera (bombo), Loco (ponche), Elegante, Revé, and more.

Class is open to and useful for all levels of dancers -- we'll do individual footwork and movement as well as partner dancing, but the focus will be on the connection to the rhythms of the drums.

Location: A beautiful new dance space in SF - 301 8th Street (at Folsom).

$15 pre-reg - below via PayPal by Tuesday, November 28th at 11:59pm
$20 at the door (cash or check only)

Secure pre-registration with PayPal
Holiday Salsa & Rueda Party

Holiday Salsa & Rueda Party

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It's time for Rueda Con Ritmo's 11th Annual Holiday Salsa Party! It's our last and biggest fiesta of the year, right after our Multi-level classes. Please bring something to eat or drink to share -- it's a potluck. Holiday attire is encouraged.

There will be a special PERFORMANCE by the RCR Fall Performance Workshop Group around 10:00pm.

We'll still continue to offer classes on the two Fridays following the party -- December 8th, and December 15th. Classes will resume in 2017 on January 5th.

Our parties are always fun – cool people enjoying great Cuban music and dance together, huge ruedas, a few drinks and some yummy snacks, all in the beautiful and spacious ODC Dance Studio (351 Shotwell Street).

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

Our parties are FREE with any class that night, and just $5 otherwise. Please spread the word to your friends and bring your favorite people to the party with you!

Cuba Dance Study Trip

Cuba Dance Study Trip

This December, Rueda Con Ritmo and Companía All Stars are offering an Intensive Dance Study Trip, and you can choose to participate in one, two, or three weeks.

December 9th to 16th - Santiago and Guantánamo
December 16th to 23rd - Holguín, Santiago, and Bayamo
December 23rd to 30th - Havana

For the full details and to register, please visit our Cuba Trips Page.