2019 Event Schedule

  • Beginners Track: 14 workshops dedicated to beginners only. This is a perfect way to begin learning or to brush up on your knowledge of the basics and introduce family and friends to Casino Rueda. Practice your new moves and get to know new folks in the Beginner's Socials held in a ballroom providing a safe and comfortable space for beginners. Special beginner passes available at a discounted rate for beginner-track workshops only and includes entry to all parties, performances, and events.

Thursday, February 14th
6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.Welcome Party in The Hospitality Suite at the Hotel Whitcomb (Room 285)
Thursday, February 14th - Night Party and Performances
Hotel Whitcomb
MAIN BALLROOM
6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.Performer Check-In
8:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.Doors Open - Music by DJ Alan
9:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.Dance Performances
10:00 p.m. - 1:30 a.m.Music by DJ Alan and DJ JuanLove
Friday, February 15th - Classes & Practice
Hotel Whitcomb
MAIN BALLROOM
Hotel Whitcomb
UNION SQUARE ROOM
Hotel Whitcomb
GHIRADELLI ROOM)
Hotel Whitcomb
LOMBARD ROOM
(Beginners Track) *
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.Salsa Cubana Suelta with Yismari RamosSalsa Casino (Int): Adding footwork to your partnering with Leslie VasquezSon y Contra-Tiempo with Andros Alfonso TraviesoBeg. Rueda de Casino: Footwork, rhythm and closed position with Nick and Serena
12:15 p.m. - 1:15 p.m.Salsa Cubana Suelta with Hansel MelgaresRueda de Casino (Int) with Reinier Fernandez Armesto Afro - Cuban: Ogun and Chango with Yeniel ‘Chini’ Perez Beg. Rueda de Casino: DQN and dame una with Chris and Evelyn
1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.soUl•sa Casino 1 with Duane WrennRumba for ladies with Yeni Molinet Danzon y Son with Roberto BorrellBeg. Rueda de Casino: All about enchufla and adios (la prima) with Leslie Vasquez
2:45 p.m. - 3:45 p.m.Casino Partner Timba Cubana: (Adv) with Barbara JimenezRueda de Casino (Int) with Chris and EvelynMethods and Skills of Casino, Stepping with Clave with David HuoBeg. Rueda de Casino: Bullas and pisos, expressions and rhythm games with Duane Wrenn
4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.Salsa con Afro partnering with Yeni MolinetRumba Mens styling with Demnis Bain SavigneRumba Ladies Styling with Kati Hernandez
5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.Dinner Break
5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m."Exploring Timba" - Lecture and Demonstration by Roberto Borrell
6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.Cocktail Party in the Hospitality Suite at the Hotel Whitcomb (Room 285)
Friday, February 15th - Night Party and Performances
Hotel Whitcomb
MAIN BALLROOM
Hotel Whitcomb
GHIRADELLI ROOM
5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.Performer Check-In and Sound CheckBeginners Social (6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.) Hosted by Jeff and Karen of Dale Tumbao
8:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.Doors and Bar Open - Music by DJ Dark Rum and DJ Gato Volador
9:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.Dance Performances with MC Isaac Kos-Read
10:30 p.m. - 11:30 p.m.Live Rumba with El Nino and members of La Verdad
11:30 p.m. - 2:00 a.m.After-Party Mix with DJ Alan and DJ JuanLove
2:00 a.m. - 5:00 a.m.ClosedAfter-Party Mix with DJ Pepe
Saturday, February 16th - Classes & Practice
Hotel Whitcomb
MAIN BALLROOM
Hotel Whitcomb
UNION SQUARE ROOM
Hotel Whitcomb
GHIRADELLI ROOM
Hotel Whitcomb
LOMBARD ROOM
(Beginners Track) *
10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.Zumba with Jenn Sanchez
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.Salsa Cubana Suelta with Barbara JimenezRumba with Royland Lobato Ladies Style and Musicality with Yeni MolinetBeg. Rueda de Casino: Enchufla and la prima with Andros Alfonso Travieso
12:15 p.m. - 1:15 p.m.Rueda de Casino (Int) with Nick and SerenaAfro-Cuban - Yemaya with Kati HernandezCuban Salsa Suelta with Yismari RamosBeg. Rueda de Casino The moves you need to know to dance Rueda with Rick Washington
1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.Rueda de Casino (Int) with David HuoSon y Cha Cha Cha with Roberto BorellRumba with Hansel MelgaresBeg. Rueda de Casino Group moves for Rueda with Mike Eskeldon
2:45 p.m. - 3:45 p.m.Afro-Cuban Folklore - Palo with Yeni MolinetRueda de Casino (Int) - Super-Charged Group Moves with Mike EskeldonReggaeton with Yeni LuceroBeg. Casino Salsa Easy Club Style Cuban Patterns with Rick Washington
4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.SoUl.sa Casino 2 with Duane WrennColumbia with Demnis Bain SavigneLadies Styling with Barbara JimenezBeg. Rumba History and Beginning movements with Kati Hernandez
6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m."Club Nickerena" Cocktail Party in Hospitality Suite (Room 285) Hosted by Rueda Vale Todo
Saturday, February 16th - Night Party and Performances
Hotel Whitcomb
MAIN BALLROOM
Hotel Whitcomb
GHIRADELLI ROOM
5:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.Performer Check-In
6:30 p.m. - 7:45 p.m.Sound Check
8:00 p.m.Doors and Bar Open - Music by DJ Walt Digz
9:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.Dance Performances with MC Duane Wrenn
10:30 p.m. - 11:30 p.m.Live Music with El Nino y La Verdad
11:30 p.m. - 12:00 a.m.DJ Walt Digz
12:00 a.m. - 1:00 a.m.Live Music with El Nino y La Verdad
1:00 a.m. - 2:00 a.m.DJ Walt Digz
2:00 a.m. - 5:00 a.m.ClosedAfter-Party Mix with DJ Gato Volador, DJ Kubanito and DJ Alan
Sunday, February 17th - Classes & Practice
Hotel Whitcomb
MAIN BALLROOM
Hotel Whitcomb
UNION SQUARE ROOM
Hotel Whitcomb
GHIRADELLI ROOM
Hotel Whitcomb
LOMBARD ROOM
(Beginners Track) *
12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.Afro-Cuban Folkloric: Asojano (Arara) with Kati HernandezRueda de Casino with Reinier Fernandez ArmestoAbakua: Its influences on Cuban Music - A lecture by Roberto BorrellBeg. Reggaetón: Intro to body movement with Yeni Lucero
1:15 p.m. - 2:15 p.m.Rueda de soUl•sa with Duane WrennSalsa, Mambo y Cha Cha Cha with Yismari RamosAbakua with Yeniel ‘Chini’ PerezBeg. Casino Salsa: Turning your Rueda moves into Club moves with Mike Eskeldon
2:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.Rueda de Casino (Int) with Chris and EvelynReggaetón with Barbara JimenezSon y Contra-Tiempo with Andros Alfonso TraviesoBeg. Contra-Tiempo Intro to Son y Cha Cha Cha with Roberto Borrell
3:45 p.m. - 4:45 p.m.Afro-Timba with Duane and KatiRueda de Casino (Int) with Leslie VazquezSalsa Suelta with Demnis Bain SavigneReview and practice and some more intermediate moves with Tania de La Pena
5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.Rueda de Casino - Happy, Slappy, Clappy, Booty-Bumpy Fun with Mike EskeldonCasino, Contra-Tiempo y Rumba with Hansel MelgaresRueda de Casino (Adv) - 9 skills for upper level dancers with Mike EskeldonPutting it all together: Casino, Rueda, and Social dancing with Chris and Evelyn
6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m."Club Nickerena" Cocktail Party in Hospitality Suite (Room 285)
Sunday, February 17th - Night Party & Performances
Hotel Whitcomb
MAIN BALLROOM
6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.Performer and DJ Check-In
8:00 p.m.Doors Open - Music by DJ Dark Rum and DJ Walt Digz - B.Y.O.B. Night
8:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.Dance Performances
9:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.Mega Rueda
10:00 p.m. - 2:00 a.m.All-Star DJ Crew: Walt Digz, Dark Rum, Pepe, Alan and Kubanito
2:00 a.m. - 5:00 a.m.After-Party Mix with Festival DJs

* Beginners Track: Please arrive to the classes on time.  All Beginner Track Passes will be granted access to Beginner Track classes. All other pass holders will be granted access based on capacity.

Please note that full access passes, limited access passes, and party passes can be purchased at the Festival registration desk at Hotel Whitcomb during the festival. Cash only.

WORKSHOP TICKETS

Individual and packages of workshop tickets can be purchased at the registration desk. Please leave enough time before the workshop you want to take to purchase tickets. Cash only.

1 Workshop: $22

3 Workshops: $60

5 Workshops: $90

NIGHTLY PARTIES

Admission to the nightly parties can be paid at the door each night. Cash only.

Thursday Party: $25

Friday Party: $35

Saturday Party: $40

Sunday Party: $25