Cuban Dance Workshop Feb 3 2024

Cuban Dance Workshop
For Intermediate

with Guest Teacher

Jose Cheo Rojas

Featuring such as
Salsa Suelta, Casino Partner Dancing

Feb 3, 2024
3pm to 4:30pm

Experience great Cuban dancing from a great Cuban master teacher!
Don’t miss this rare opportunity featuring such as Salsa Suelta and Casino Partner dancing with Jose Cheo Rojas from San Francisco. See bio below.

Mask is not required but recommended to protect ourselves, family and friends during the cold winter season. 
Bringing a partner is recommended, but if you don’t have one, we may be able to pair you up. We will also change partners.

Maximum 16 dancers. Secure your spot!
$20 (regular), $15 (full time students)
Payment via Venmo, Zelle, or cash
Contact us to get the info at

Creative Eden Lounge
728 Water Street
Santa Cruz CA 95060

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Biography Jose “Cheo” Rojas Ramirez


Jose “Cheo” Rojas was born in Guantánamo, Cuba. Rojas began to dance at a young age at the changüicera parties next to his father and at the Cuban-Haitian parties next to his grandfather.

He graduated as a dance instructor from the Escuela Profesional de Arte de Cuba in 1988, as professor and choreographer from the Instituto Superior de Arte de Cuba in 1990, and as a folklore specialist from the Escuela Nacional de Arte in 1996.

He began his career as a professional dancer and choreographer with Danza Libre in 1989 and co-founded and co-directed the internationally renowned Cuban company Banrará in 1994.

Having participated in several national and international festivals, he won a Best Choreographer award in Cuba in 1998. In 1999, he traveled to the U.S. to participate in a production of West Side Story in the Bay Area, where he now resides and teaches.

He specializes in rumba, one of the most popular rhythms and dance forms in Cuba, and Afro-Cuban folklore, a combination of rhythms of African and Franco-Haitian influence, which include both religious dances, such as those of the Orishas, and secular dances, such as Nagó, Gagá, Tumba Francesa, Tajona, and Caravalí.

A talented teacher, with a particular eye for dance technique, Rojas also brings to his classes a wealth of historical and personal knowledge, making them a rich cultural experience.

Images of past workshops

Past Workshops with Salsa Gente

Saturday, June 15, 2019
Saturday, June 24, 2017
Saturday, March 25, 2017
Friday, April 23, 2016
Friday, March 6, 2015
Friday, November 7, 2014