2012 Schedule Of Events

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All Events This year will be held at The Hotel Whitcomb and The Holiday Inn

The Holiday Inn is located directly behind The Hotel Whitcomb on 8th st. A quick 2 minute walk from ballroom to ballroom.

Thursday, Feb. 16th: Welcome Party with an all star line up of Salsa Timba DJ's, The Bay Area Rumba All-Stars, Bomberas de La Bahia and many more surprises.

Friday, Feb. 17th: 11 great worshops with our amazing family of Festival instructors, and a beginning track for your family and friends. Rueda and Salsa dance perfomances and Live Timba with Rumbache

sSaturday, Feb. 18th: Rueda, Salsa, Son, Salsa Suelta, Afro-Cuban, and Rumba dance workshops from our great aFestival instructors. . Rueda, Cuban Salsa and Folkloric Performances. Live music with Manolin and Timbalive!!

lSunday, Feb 19th: More great workshops from our instructors in all styles of Cuban dance. Dance performances from slocal companies and beyond and Timbalive! performs.

Please Note: Dance Workshop Schedule is subject to change at this point due to Instructors Visas, Travel Plans and other unforseeable circumstances.

THURSDAY EVENING, FEBRUARY 16
6-8 Welcome Party in The Hospitality Suite at the Hotel Whitcomb

 

THURSDAY NIGHT PARTY AT THE HOTEL WHITCOMB BALLROOM
6 - 8
Performer and Band check-in
8 - 9
Doors open and DJs
9 - 10

Dance Performances with Grupo Experimental Nago, Arenas Dance Company, Rueda de la Calle, Rueda Rockets, Alchemia Theatre For Life Dancers, Latin Symbolics, David Huo, El Maestro Academy, Maisa Duke and Energia do Samba

10 - 11
All Star Timba DJ's
11- 11:30

Bomberas de La Bahia and DJs

11:30-midnight
Bay Area Rumba All-Stars feat. Javier Navarrette, John Santos, Colin Douglas, Hector Lugo, Erik Barberia, and Chris "Flaco" Walker
midnight - 2am

The best Salsa and Timba music with an all-star group of DJs

DJ's Waltdigz, Dark Rum, ASHO, P.A. Trix, and Warapo

 

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 17th
 

Hotel Whitcomb

MAIN BALLROOM

Hotel Whitcomb

UNION SQUARE ROOM

Holiday Inn

SOMA A

Holiday Inn

SOMA C (Beginners Track)

11 -12

"Miami Style" Rueda de Casino (Int)

with Ramani Nicola

Rumba Fundamentals

with Chini Perez

Afro-Rumba Rueda (Adv)

with Leslie and Rey

Beg. Rueda de Casino Footwork, rhythm and closed position with Nick and Serena
12:15 - 1:15

Cuban Styling and Footwork (Int)

with Madeline Rodriguez

Casino Salsa Patterns from Santiago de Cuba (Adv)

with Nick and Serena

Danzon y Son (Int.)

with Roberto Borrell

Beg. Rueda de Casino DQN and dame una with Alex Burris
1:30-2:30

Rueda de Casino (Adv)

with Chris and Evelyn

Cuban Salsa Suelta (Int.)

with Yismari Ramos

Casino Style Salsa (Int)

with El Indio

Beg. Rueda de Casino All about enchufla and adios (la prima) with Tania de la Pena
2:45-3:45

Reggaton and Body Movement (Int)

with El Salsaron Cubano

Cuban Salsa Suelta (Int)

with Denmis Bain Savigne

Secret soUlºsa Techniques to move your Feets... (Int)

with duane Wrenn

Beg. Rueda de Casino Bullas and pisos, expressions and rhythm games with Usukuma Ekuere
4-5

Venezuelan Casino Salsa (Int)

with Javier Rosillo

Salsa Suelta (Int)

with Ramon Ramos Alayo

Ruedalicious (Int/Adv)

with Mike and Simona

Beg. Rueda de Casino Group moves in La Rueda with Sandra Moro
5-6
Dinner Break
Dinner Break
Dinner Break
Dinner Break

 

6:00-8:30

Instructors "Meet and Greet" in the Hospitality Suite at the Hotel Whitcomb

 

 

FRIDAY NIGHT PARTY IN THE MAIN BALLROOM

5:30-8
Band/Performer check in
8-9
Doors Open and Dancing with DJ Antonio
9-10:30

Dance Performances by Salsa con Rumba, Eugene Casineros, Bruno and Ann, D.C. Casineros, CMV Kids, Chicas Solamente, Salsa Belles, Mike and Simona, Casineros con Ache, Bombolayé, Fuego Latino, L.A. Influence, Timba Casino Mexico

10:30-11:30

Rumbache
11:30-12
DJ Antonio
12-1 am
Rumbache
1am -2am
DJ Antonio
2 am-5 am
After- Party in the Ghirardelli with DJ P.A. Trix

 

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 18th
 

Hotel Whitcomb

MAIN BALLROOM

Hotel Whitcomb

UNION SQUARE ROOM

Holiday Inn

SOMA A

Holiday Inn

SOMA C (Beginners Track)

9-10  
Zumba with Jenn Sanchez
   
10-11

Cuban Salsa Suelta and Open Work (Int)

with Ramon Ramos Alayo

Bootyology (all levels)

with Simona

Casino Style Salsa

with Usukuma Ekuere

Beg Rueda de Casino Beg. Cuban Body Movement with Madeline Rodriguez
11:15-12:15

Cuban Salsa Suelta (Int)

with Madeline Rodriguez

Adding Reggaton to your Casino

with El Salsaron Cubano

Rueda de Casino

with Sandra Moro

Beg Rueda de Casino Enchufla and adios with duane Wrenn
12:30-1:30

Afro-Cuban Folklore (Int)

with Kati Hernandez

Rueda de Casino a la Habana (Int)

with Victoria-Hadar

Son Montuno y Cha Cha Cha (Int)

with Roberto Borrell

Beg Rueda de Casino Group moves for La Rueda with Tania de la Pena
1:30-2:30
Lunch Break
Lunch Break
Lunch Break
Lunch Break

Want to travel to Cuba and study dance? Come to this presentation about Plaza Cuba and SVT's upcoming summer dance intensive in Havana!

Lombard Room: 1:30-2:30pm

2:30-3:30

Rueda de Casino (Int)

Group Moves and Connected Patterns

with Nick and Serena

Folklore Haitiano de Santiago de Cuba: Gaga, Masun, and Petro

with Temistocles Fuentes Betancourt

Miami Salsa Rueda (Int)

with Ramani Nicola

Beg Rueda de Casino The moves you need to know to dance Rueda with Patricia Martinez
3:45-4:45

Casino Salsa Turn Patterns

Wild and Crazy Sh#t (Adv)

with Mike and Simona

Cabaret : Taking The Street To The Stage

with René Dennis Thompson

Rueda de Casino (Int)

After I Left Miami...

with Julian Mejia

Beg. Casino Salsa Easy Club Style Cuban Patterns with Chris and Evelyn
5-6

Rueda con soUlºsa

Moves only done w/ a Rueda

with duane Wrenn

Fun Cuban Salsa Casino (Adv.)

with Leslie and Reiner

La Salsa Cubana (Casino) (Int)

with David Huo

Beg. Afro-Folkloric History and starting movements with Roberto Borrell

 

5:30 - 8 Son de La Bahia with Fito Reinoso in the Son Lounge (Ghirardelli Room)
6-8 Club Nickerena Cocktail Party in Hospitality Suite

 

TIME

SATURDAY NIGHT PARTY IN THE MAIN BALLROOM

6:15-8
Performer check in
8
Doors Open
8:30-10

Dance Performances by Salsa Vale Todo y Rueda Vale Todo , Afri-K-Sineras, Casineros Que Son Son, CMV Con Ritmo, Las Que Son Son, Rumbanana, Salsaddiction, SALSAtlanta, Fuákata , Nippori Rueda Salud , Peru Latin Dance, and El Maestro Academy

M.C. duane Wrenn

10:30-11:30

Manolin with Timbalive!

11:30-12:00

Timba Salsa with DJ Walt Digz

12:00-1:00
Manolin with Timbalive!
1:00-2 am
Salsa Timba with DJ Walt Digz
2 am- 5 am
After-party in The Ghirardelli Room with DJ Warapo

 

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 19th
 

Hotel Whitcomb

MAIN BALLROOM

Hotel Whitcomb

UNION SQUARE ROOM

Holiday Inn

SOMA A

Holiday Inn

SOMA C (Beginners Track)

9-10  
   
10-11

Rueda de Casino

with David Huo

Cabaret - Tropidanza

with René Dennis Thompson

Afro Peruvian Casino

with Arturo

Beg Rueda de Casino - review of all the beginning Rueda turns with Victoria-Hadar

11:15-12:15

Afro-Cuban Folkloric

with Susana Arenas

Son montuno y Cha Cha Cha

with Roberto Borrell

Rumba (Int)

with Yuseff Breffe

Beg Rueda de Casino Intro to the intermediate level of Rueda with Sandra Moro
12:30-1:30

Timba and Cubaton Salsa Rueda (Adv)

with Leslie and Reiner

Casino Styling:Adding Kapow (Int/Adv)

with Mike and Simona

AFRO-tImBa (Int)

with Kati and duane

Beg. Casino Salsa Turning your Rueda moves into Club moves with Usukuma
1:30-2:30
Lunch Break
Lunch Break
Lunch Break
Lunch Break

Want to travel to Cuba and study dance? Come to this presentation about Plaza Cuba and SVT's upcoming summer dance intensive in Havana!

Lombard Room: 1:30-2:30pm

2:30-3:30

Adding Cuban Style to your partner dancing

with Madeline Rodriguez

Rumba y Estilo for Women

with Kati Hernandez

Rueda de Casino con Estilio (Int/Adv)

with El Salsaron Cubano

Beg Rueda de Casino Intro to the Intermediate level part 2 with Patricia Martinez
3:45-4:45

Salsa, Mambo y Cha Cha Cha

with Yismari Ramos

soUlºsa Casino Cool Transitions between Turns

with duane Wrenn

Son Styling in Casino Salsa

with Amanda and Adrian

Beg. Casino Salsa Turning your Rueda moves into Club moves 2 with Rick Washington
5-6

Rueda de Casino (Adv)

Por Debajo, Ganchos, and Vacilas

with Julian Mejia

Venezuelen Style Casino Salsa Suelta (Int)

with Javier Rosillo

Casino Style Salsa (Adv)

with Chris and Evelyn

Beg. Rueda de Casino Salsa Review and practice and a few new unique turns with Jenn Gonzalez

 

TIME SUNDAY PARTY IN THE MAIN BALLROOM
6:15 - 8 Performer and DJ Check-in
8 pm
Doors Open and DJ Dark Rum
8:30-10

Dance Performances by Ladies of Rumbanana, Street to Stage, D.C. Casineros, Street Salsa Student Team, Rueda pa' Goza, Daybert and Lina, Temi and Alisa, Las Puras, Danzarte Academy, and Salsa Gente

M.C. Simona Boucek

10-10:30
Mega-Rueda
10:30 - 11:30
Timbalive!
11:30-12
DJ Dark Rum
12 - 1am
Timbalive!
1am - 2am
DJ Dark Rum
2am - 5am
After-party in The Ghirardelli Room with DJ ASHO