MILESTONE: San Diego Salsa and Latin Dancing Meetup Group Reaches 2000+ Members

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

The San Diego Salsa and Latin Dancing Meetup Group is alive and well in 2014. Founded in 2005, the group connects local San Diego dancers to the best San Diego has to offer in salsa, tango, merengue, bachata, kizomba and all types of Latin dance.

Over the years the group has expanded to include the biggest and most well known dance groups and studios here in San Diego.  If you look at the calendar today you’ll see a myriad of activities ranging from nights out on the town dancing, dance auditions, special guest workshops and new venue openings.

If you are not familiar with the group take a moment to see what it is all about.  It’s free to join and a great way to get integrated into the local San Diego dance scene.  Come be a part of the 2000+ group and spice up your life.

Hope to see you all at the San Diego Salsa and Latin Dancing Meetup Group events!

John ;-)

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Halloween and Dia De Los Muertos Yacht Party Sets Sail October 25th

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

The folks over at Sabor on the Bay are bringing to San Diego another great upcoming boat party and this time the theme is right in line with Halloween.  The Dia De Los Muertos Boat Party hosted by Sabor on the Bay will feature the same great music choices on various floors of entertainment but with the added focus of Halloween you’ll be able to see ghosts, goblins and heroes of all sorts dancing the night away.

This intimate yacht party will feature 2 floors of entertainment with salsa/bachata and hip hop/top 40 throughout the night.  Only 600 tickets will be available for this event so make sure you secure your ticket and avoid being left at the dock.

Don’t forget to wear your favorite Halloween costume to join in the festivities and to be entered automatically into the Best Costume competition during the night with a chance to win some money.

RitmoBello.com and the San Diego Salsa and Latin Dancing Meetup Group will be on hand in costume to enjoy the festivities and we invite you to take part as well.  To find out more information about the event and to purchase tickets please visit the event page on the San Diego Salsa and Latin Dancing Meetup Group Calendar.

See you all on the yacht and in costume!

John ;-)

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Transforming non Salsa Shoes into Salsa shoes Using Suede Heel Wraps

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

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Let’s say you have a whole collection of shoes that you know would work great for your dancing but the rough heel tip simply won’t work on the hard dance floor.  The easy solution is to apply suede heel wraps to the back tip and transform that shoe collection into your salsa dance toolbox of fashion. Suede heel wraps are a simple fix that are easy and quick to apply to any shoe with a heel.  The wrap simply goes around the tip and with a little work you can trim the excess pieces that show to keep the suede only on the non-visible bottom part of the heel.  The result of this application is a shoe that allows for better turns, spins and maneuverability making for an overall better dance experience.

The suede heel wrap can be found at EK Clothing with a keyword search of “suede”.  Also don’t forget the front part of the shoe with the toebox area that can benefit from application of the same type of material.   If you have any other  suggestions for adapting heels to dancing feel free to leave a comment.

Thanks and see you all on the dance floor.

John ;-)

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San Diego Salsa Bachata Kizomba Festival: Updated Schedule Posted

Saturday, August 16, 2014

We are less than a few weeks away from the upcoming San Diego Salsa Bachata Kizomba Festival and more information is now available for the event. Below is an updated schedule of events that you can refer to throughout the event. Don’t forget that the entire event is full of dance workshops, lessons, performances by some of the most gifted dancers in the world and of course great social dancing available for you to take part in.

If you don’t have your tickets yet there is still time to purchase yours today. Please visit the official San Diego Salsa Bachata Kizomba Festival website for more details. Thanks and see you all at the 8th Annual San Diego Salsa Bachata Kizomba Festival!

John ;-)

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San Diego Salsa Bachata Kizomba Festival: The New Kizomba Craze

Friday, July 18, 2014

The San Diego Salsa Bachata Kizomba Festival is fast approaching at the end of August and one of the main features that sets this year apart from past festivals is the new addition of Kizomba dance into the mix.

Kizomba dance is uniquely African and has its origins in the music of the Angolan people. Described as a very sensual dance similar to bachata and merengue, it is distinct in its African rhythm that sets it apart from the traditional latin music in the dance scene.  If you’ve never seen the dance before here is a short video clip showing it in action:

During the San Diego Salsa Bachata Kizomba Festival you can have an opportunity to learn from master Kizomba instructor Lucia Nogueira in one of the many workshops to be held over the course of the Labor Day Weekend.  The San Diego Salsa Bachata Kizomba Festival is August 28th through the 31st during Labor Day Weekend and you can still secure your tickets before it sells out on the official website for the event.

Keep checking RitmoBello.com for more updates as we get closer to the San Diego Salsa Bachata Kizomba Festival 2014.

John ;-)

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Sabor on the Bay Brazil Carnaval Boat Cruise Sails August 23rd!

Saturday, June 14, 2014

Mark your calendar for August 23, 2014!  The next Sabor on the Bay Yacht party is set to launch with a Brazilian theme and cumbia inspired music as well.  Held on the Inspiration Hornblower, the cruise will feature 3 hours of fun dance, music and drinks.

If this is your first time on a Sabor on the Bay Cruise check out this video to see what you can look forward to:

Tickets are now on sale and you are encouraged to secure your tickets well in advance (the event always sells out as early as July). Don’t be left at the dock and secure your tickets today! You can find out more information about the event including how to purchase tickets by visiting the San Diego Salsa and Latin Dancing Meetup Group event page (click here). See you all on the Sabor on the Bay Brazilian themed Yacht Party!

John ;-)

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Grammy Award Winner Poncho Sanchez Performing in San Diego June 20th

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Poncho Sanchez, known throughout the Latin Jazz world with his masterful congo playing, will be performing live in San Diego June 20th.  The talented Mexican-American conguero won the Grammy Away for Best Latin Jazz Album back in 2000 and has been keeping busy touring the world and performing in concert halls and jazz venues everywhere.  Here is a short tribute clip that shows him performing:

The San Diego Salsa and Latin Dancing Meetup Group along with RitmoBello.com will be in attendance for the performance and we encourage you to all support this live event.  To find out more information and how to purchase tickets please visit the RSVP page on the San Diego Salsa and Latin Dancing Meetup calendar.

Thanks and see you all at the Poncho Sanchez concert!

John ;-)

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