AT the ODC Dance Commons

351 Shotwell St. in San Francisco MAP

1:00 - 2:25pm Salsa Workout and Body Movement (ongoing, no class May 27th due to San Francisco Carnaval)

2:30 - 4:25pm Beg/Int Carnaval Rehearsal (begins March 25th)

4:30 - 6:25pm Advanced Carnaval Rehearsal (begins March 25th)

Salsa Workout and Body Movement (All levels)

In this highly energetic class we explore some of the roots and relatives of Salsa in Rumba, Son, Mambo, Cha-cha-chá, Conga, Afro-Cuban folkloric dance and more! Through isolations we gain strength, flexibility and articulate expression throughout the entire body, beginning with the core. We warm up with basic salsa footwork and move on to explore more complex rhythmic variations, stylistic embellishments and related dance styles building towards completing the class with a dynamic and fun choreography.

Your first class at the ODC is just $5! Drop-in is $14 per class, multiple class discount cards are also available for $10/class or less.


It's Carnaval Time! RCR will be dancing Cuban Salsa/Casino, Conga, and other bailes populares in the parade this year. To celebrate its 40th Anniversary, the overall theme for Carnaval San Francisco is "Raíces del Carnaval / Roots of Carnival." RCR's theme for 2018 will be "Legado / Legacy", celebrating the rich music and dance heritage of Cuba, and in particular the music of Los Van Van, whose latest album is Legado, in honor of the late founder of the group Juan Formell.

We are offering TWO Carnaval Rehearsals every Sunday, beginning March 25th through the parade on May 27th. From 2:30 to 4:30pm is our primary rehearsal, open to Beginning and Intermediate level dancers, and then from 4:30 to 6:30pm we will have an Advanced-level workshop. Both groups will be dancing to the same music, but the choreography in the second rehearsal will be slightly more complex with more of our signature rhythmic accents, more partner changing, more challenging vueltas, and new, more intricate configurations and patterns of movement. All dancers should attend the 2:30pm Beginning/Intermediate rehearsal unless given prior permission to attend the 4:30pm Advanced rehearsal.

Dancing in the SF Carnaval parade, being refreshed and invigorated by fresh air and sunlight, surrounded by friends, performing fun and energetic choreography, inspired and motivated by great music, is a profoundly joyful experience.

The overall theme for SF Carnaval this year is "Raíces del Carnaval / Roots of Carnival."

If you have any questions, please contact us.

March 25th through May 20th, $16 drop-in, $126 ($14/class) for 9-week series.

There is an additional $40 parade entrance fee. Dancers also cover the cost of their own costumes, approximately $100.

There will be three outdoor rehearsals: Saturdays May 12th, 19th, and 26th. Time and location TBD - $10 for each Saturday rehearsal.

Parade is on Sunday, May 27th.

Cuban Salsa and Rueda Classes (Int/Adv and Beg)