Drop-in and Series Classes, Location and Fees


We provide a friendly and non-intimidating atmosphere. You do not need special clothing, just comfortable shoes (no flipflops).
No partner is required! Just show up, dance and have fun!  

 


We are using Cuban and Miami style vocabularies and techniques of Suelta, Casino Partnering and Rueda de Casino. The three major types of Cuban-style Salsa are commonly known as:

Suelta: body movements and open work also known as Suelta (dancing “released” from a partner, by yourself, incorporating popular dance steps, fancy footwork and body styling to salsa music).

Casino: partner dance moves also known as Casino in Cuba (partner dancing emphasizing the circular Cuban style with open breaks and rotating turns). These moves are great for any Salsa dancer.

Rueda: fun group moves also known as Rueda de Casino or just “Salsa Rueda” or “Rueda” in English versions (is group dancing with two couples or more, with hands linked, weaving patterns, and the special fun dynamic that comes from moving together). 



We offer great discounts for students, and multi-class discounts.
Please check out our Holiday schedule because the community center is closed on certain days or we travel to study more dance and music.


 

Class Schedule

We offer 3 levels:  Beginner 1, Beginner 2/Intermediate and Intermediate/Advanced.
We offer drop-in classes, workshops, series classes and private classes.  No partner required for all our classes.
Check out our Holiday/No class schedule here

MONDAYS 7pm to 8pm:

Salsa Cubana Dance Intermediate
Experience the Cuban style of dancing Salsa! Featuring a great variety from Casino partner moves, body styling to Rueda de Casino.Entry level: intermediate dancers. No partner required! Enjoy two skilled teachers with over 13 years experience who regularly study in Cuba.Age: 16+
Please, check out our holiday/no class schedule here: http://www.salsagente.com/holidays-no-class


THURSDAYS 7pm to 8pm:

Salsa CRASH Course for Beginners Level 2 begins February 27
This is a 4-week series class. 4 Thursdays from 7 to 8pm from Feb 27 to Mar 20 , 2014.
Don't miss this: the last series class filled up fast with waiting list! 
Build up your Salsa dancing skills! This class is ideal if you have completed Chris & Jessica's beginner series level 1, or if you have basic Salsa dancing experience. Learn more turns, develop movements and enjoy the relaxed and open Cuban style of dancing.
Get a workout, gain confidence, learn great moves as your fun teachers keep you moving!
No partner required! Pre-registration is required at the city of Santa Cruz Parks & Rec.
Click here or see below for more information:
http://www.salsagente.com/Cuban-style-Salsa-classes-location-fees#Series

Click here to register at city of Santa Cruz Parks & Rec
http://www.cityofsantacruz.com/index.aspx?page=540

CLASS FULL! Waiting List

 

THURSDAYS 7pm to 8pm: 

Salsa CRASH Course for Beginners Level 2 & 3 begins March 27
Beginner level 2& 3 (advanced beginners). 
Build up your Salsa dancing skills, have more fun! No partner required!
This is mainly partner dance using Cuban-style techniques.
This is a 4-week series on Thursdays. The class is for everyone who has basic Salsa dance experience. Learn more turns, develop movements and enjoy the relaxed and open Cuban-style of dancing. Get a workout, gain confidence, learn great moves as your fun teachers keep you moving!
Minimum 8 people, maximum 18. Age 16+. Fee $38. Class begins Thursday March 27 at 7pm.
Pre-registration is required with SalsaGente.com! Sign up now! Last two series classed filled up fast with waiting list!
Click on Contact us to contact us or register during our regular class schedule Monday 7pm or Thursday 8pm at Louden Nelson Center, downtown Santa Cruz. 
Click here or see below for more information:
http://www.salsagente.com/Cuban-style-Salsa-classes-location-fees#Series 

 


THURSDAYS 8pm to 9pm:

Salsa Rueda Drop-in Intro/Beginner and Beg2/Intermediate
This is all Salsa Rueda de Casino. No partner required.
Two classes at the same time: Intro/Beginner and Beginner 2/Intermediate.
Also a great class to move up from Beginner 1 level.
Please, check out our holiday/no class schedule here: http://www.salsagente.com/holidays-no-class

  

Schedule and details about our series classes

 
Check out our Holiday/No class schedule here

Schedule Series Classes
(see description below)
 

 

Begins March 27: Salsa CRASH Course Level 2 & 3
Series class: 4 Thursdays from 7pm to 8pm starting March 27, 2014
March 27 to April 17, 2014. 
Salsa Crash Course Cuban-style Level 2 & 3 (advanced beginners)
Build up your Salsa dancing skills, have more fun! No partner required!
The class is for everyone who has basic Salsa dance experience. Learn more turns, develop movements and enjoy the relaxed and open Cuban-style of dancing. Get a workout, gain confidence, learn great moves as your fun teachers keep you moving!
Minimum 8 people, maximum 18. Age 16+.  Fee $38
Pre-registration is required with us (SalsaGente.com)!
Sign up now! Last two series classed filled up fast with waiting list!
Click on Contact us to contact us or register during our regular class schedule Monday 7pm or Thursday 8pm at Louden Nelson Center, downtown Santa Cruz. 


 

Begins February 27: Salsa CRASH Course Level 2
Series class: 4 Thursdays from 7pm to 8pm starting February 27, 2014
February 27 to March 20, 2014. 
Salsa Crash Course Cuban-style Level 2
Build up your Salsa dancing skills! This class is ideal if you have completed Chris & Jessica's beginner series level 1, or if you have basic Salsa dancing experience. Learn more turns, develop movements and enjoy the relaxed and open Cuban style of dancing. 
Get a workout, gain confidence, learn great moves as your fun teachers keep you moving!
No partner is required. Limited space!
Click here or below to see more description!

Need to pre-register at City of Santa Cruz Parks & Rec
Click here to register at city of Santa Cruz Parks & Rec
http://www.cityofsantacruz.com/index.aspx?page=540
CLASS FULL! Waiting list!


Begins January 30: Salsa CRASH Course for Beginners 1
Series class: 4 Thursdays from 7pm to 8pm starting January 30, 2014
January 30 to February 20, 2014. 
Salsa Crash Course Cuban-style for Beginners level 1
For anyone who wants to learn to dance Salsa, meet people and have fun! Two skilled and
non-intimidating instructors will build up your dancing skill. In just 4 weeks you will step up
on the dance floor with easy, cool looking moves. This is partner dancing using Cuban-style
techniques. No partner is required.
Limited space! Class usually fills up fast, so don't miss it!
Click here or below to see more description!
CLASS FULL! Waiting list!



November 2013: Salsa Rueda for Beginners
 

Series class: 5 Thursdays from 7pm to 8pm starting November 7
November 7 to December 12. No class on November 28!
Offered by City of Santa Cruz Parks & Rec.
Need to pre-register at City of Santa Cruz Parks & Rec (see info below)! 

  


September 2013: Salsa CRASH Course for Beginners 1

Series class: 5 Thursdays from 7pm to 8pm starting September 12
September 12 to October 17, 2013. No class on September 26!
No partner required! 
Limited space! Class fills up fast!
Need to pre-register at City of Santa Cruz Parks & Rec (see info below)! 
 


July 25 to Aug 15, 2013: Salsa Rueda for Beginners

Series class: 4 Thursdays starting July 25
7pm to 8pm
Offered by City of Santa Cruz Parks & Rec.
Fee: $38 (residents of Santa Cruz)/$48 (non-residents)
Need to pre-register at City of Santa Cruz Parks & Rec (see info below)! 
July/August 2013 class full!


 

March 2013: Salsa Rueda for Beginners
Series class: 4 Wednesdays starting March 6.
Offered by City of Santa Cruz Parks & Rec.
Fee: $38 (residents of Santa Cruz)/$48 (non-residents)
Need to pre-register at City of Santa Cruz Parks & Rec (see info below)!  
Deadline: March 6, 2013 

March 2013 class full!

 

February 2013: Salsa CRASH Course for Beginners 1
Series class: 4 Wednesdays from 7pm to 8pm
Starting February 6, 2013
Need to pre-register at City of Santa Cruz Parks & Rec (see info below)! 
February 2013 class full! Waiting list!

 

Fee and registration: 

City of Santa Cruz Parks & Rec
click here or on link below to register online
http://www.cityofsantacruz.com/index.aspx?page=540 



Register by mail or fax: Complete the Mail in/Fax Registration Form and mail to
323 Church Street or fax to 831-420-5271. 

Register in person: at the Parks & Recreation Office, 323 Church Street, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m., Monday - Thursday or at Louden Nelson Community Center, 301 Center Street,
9:00 a.m. - 8:30 p.m., Monday - Saturday. 

Register by phone: by calling 831-420-5270, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m., Monday-Thursday.
Have your activity numbers and Visa or MasterCard ready.

Description:
Salsa Crash Course for Beginners Level 1

For anyone who wants to learn to dance Salsa, meet people and have fun!
Two skilled and non-intimidating instructors will build up your dancing skill. In just 4 weeks you will step up on the dance floor with easy, cool looking moves.  This is partner dancing using Cuban-style techniques. No partner is required.
Chris and Jessica have 15 years experience and regularly study with renowned teachers in Cuba and around the world. This series class builds up each week, so attendance to all sessions is required. Get a good workout, gain confidence, learn great moves as your fun teachers keep you moving!
Offered by city of Santa Cruz Parks & Rec. Pre-registration is required.

Description:
Salsa Crash Course for Beginners Level 2 & 3

Build up your Salsa dancing skills!
This class is ideal if you have completed Chris & Jessica's beginner series level 1, or if you have basic Salsa dancing experience. 
Learn more turns, develop movements and enjoy the relaxed and open Cuban style of dancing.
No partner is required. 
Chris and Jessica have 15 years experience and regularly study with renowned teachers in Cuba and around the world. This series class builds up each week, so attendance to all sessions is required. Get a good workout, gain confidence, learn great moves as your fun teachers keep you moving!
Offered by city of Santa Cruz Parks & Rec. Pre-registration is required.

Description:
FUN Salsa Rueda Series for Beginners


Learn to dance Salsa the fun way!
Experience the excitement and energy of dancing salsa in a group! “Salsa Rueda” (also known as Rueda de Casino) is more than just Salsa.

We dance this Cuban-style in a circle, frequently change partners, and learn fun patterns with dancers weaving, linking, and moving together.

This is a very entertaining way to learn to dance salsa and become part of a worldwide community phenomenon.

Chris and Jessica have over 13 years experience dancing “Rueda” worldwide, and frequently study in Cuba. Get a good workout as SalsaGente's non intimidating instructors will keep you moving and having fun!

No partner required!
5 or 4 days from 7 to 8pm (see final schedule in calendar above)
Age: 16 years and up
Minimum: 6 people, Maximum: 18.
Need to pre-register.

Description:
Salsa CRASH Course for Beginners


Salsa Crash Course for Beginners
This is a crash course for everyone who wants to learn to dance regular Salsa with some Cuban flavor.

Two skilled and non-intimidating instructors will build up your dancing skill in a FUN way. Our goal is for you to shine on the dance floor with some easy and cool looking moves.

This is a regular Salsa class using Cuban-style techniques. NO PARTNER REQUIRED. This series class builds from week to week, so attendance to all sessions is REQUIRED.
Chris and Jessica have over 13 years experience dancing worldwide, and frequently study in Cuba. They are the founders of SalsaGente California and co-founded the award-winning 'Salsa Rueda Santa Cruz'. Get a good workout as Chris and Jessica keep you moving!

Click here for class curriculum!

No partner required!
5 or 4 days from 7 to 8pm (see final schedule in calendar above)
Age: 16 years and up
Minimum: 6 people, Maximum: 18.
Need to pre-register.


 

Class fee and discounts:

Regular class fee:

One drop in class: $8/$4 students (full-time with ID)

10-pack discount :

Ten classes for only $70!  

*No double discounts. Only one discount applies per class.


Location:

 
 

We are located in a beautiful historic building downtown Santa Cruz

Louden Nelson Community Center
301 Center Street
Santa Cruz, California, 95060

A bus stop is just around the corner. A major bus station is minutes to walk.
Public, free and safe parking is around the building and another one across the street at police station.

Click here for the Louden Nelson website.

Click here for map or see below






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