2018 Event Schedule tba

    2017 Event Schedule

    • Beginners Track: Over 15 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 16th
    6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.Welcome Party in The Hospitality Suite at the Hotel Whitcomb (Room 285)
    Thursday, February 16th - Night Party and Performances
    Hotel Whitcomb
    MAIN BALLROOM
    6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.Performer and Band Check-In
    8:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.Doors Open - Music by DJ JuanLove
    9:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.Dance Performances with Rueda Rockets, Ladies of Latin Symbolics, Los Van Ness, Timba Heat, Arenas Dance Company, La Venenosa and Leilani & Michael
    10:00 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.Bay Area Rumberos feat. Jesus Gonzalez(Cuba), Treviño Leon (Berkeley, NYC), Yene Guibert (Cuba), Juan Stable 'Pescao' (Cuba), Javier Navarrette (USA), Special Guest Jesus Diaz (Cuba) and more
    10:30 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.Timba y Mas with DJ JuanLove
    11:00 p.m. - 12:00 a.m.Live Salsa Timba with The Bay Area Timba All-Stars feat. Fito Reinoso and Christelle Durandy
    12:00 a.m. - 12:30 a.m.Timba y Mas with DJ JuanLove
    12:30 a.m. - 1:30 a.m.Live Salsa Timba with The Bay Area Timba All-Stars
    Friday, February 17th - Classes & Practice
    Hotel Whitcomb
    MAIN BALLROOM
    Hotel Whitcomb
    UNION SQUARE ROOM
    Holiday Inn
    SOMA A
    Holiday Inn
    SOMA C
    (Beginners Track)
    Hotel Whitcomb
    GHIRADELLI ROOM
    10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.Zumba with Jenn Sanchez
    11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.Salsa Cubana Suelta with Hansel MelgaresRumba with Erick BarberiaRueda de Casino (Int) After I Left Miami...with Julian MejiaBeg. Rueda de Casino: Footwork, rhythm and closed position with Nick and SerenaClosed
    12:15 p.m. - 1:15 p.m.Salsa with Afro with Yeni MolinetRueda de Casino (Int) with Reinier Fernandez Armesto "Training Tools for Casino Dancing" (All Levels) Drills that help movement, agility, timing and spatial awareness with Duane WrennBeg. Rueda de Casino: DQN and dame una with Alex BurrisDanzon y Son (Int) with Roberto Borrell
    1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.Rueda de Casino (Int) with Nick and SerenaCuban Salsa Suelta (Int) with Yismari Ramos Afro-Cuban with Kati HernandezBeg. Rueda de Casino: All about enchufla and adios (la prima) with Julian MeijaRumba with Hansel Melgares
    2:45 p.m. - 3:45 p.m.Rueda de Casino (Adv) with Yanek and YiselAfro- Cuban Folkloric with Susana ArenasSon y Contra-Tiempo with Andros Alfonso TraviesoBeg. Rueda de Casino: Bullas and pisos, expressions and rhythm games with Alex BurrisSalsa Cubana (Int) Casino Style Figures with Yeni Molinet
    4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.Rumba Ladies Styling with Kati HernandezColumbia with Demnis Bain SavigneRueda de Casino (Int) with Chris and EvelynBeg. Rueda de Casino Social Dancing Basics with Julian MeijaCasino Salsa (Adv) with Yanek and Yisel
    5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.Dinner Break
    6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.Cocktail Party in the Hospitality Suite at the Hotel Whitcomb (Room 285)
    Friday, February 17th - Night Party and Performances
    Hotel Whitcomb
    MAIN BALLROOM
    Hotel Whitcomb
    GHIRADELLI ROOM
    5:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.Performer and Band Check-InBeginners Social (6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.)
    7:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.Doors Open - Music by DJ Dark Rum and Gato Volador
    8:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.Dance Performances by Rueda Vale Todo, Timbadelic, Strictly Street Salsa, Las Puras, Hot Timba, Casino Real and Las Siete - M.C. Isaac Kos-Read and Mary Massella
    9:30 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.DJ Dark Rum and Gato Volador
    10:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.Live Timba with TIMBALIVE!
    11:00 p.m. - 12:00 a.m.DJ Dark Rum and Gato Volador
    12:00 a.m. - 1:00 a.m.Live Timba with TIMBALIVE!
    1:00 a.m. - 2:00 a.m.DJ Dark Rum and Gato Volador
    2:00 a.m. - 5:00 a.m.ClosedAfter-Party Mix until 5:00 a.m. with DJ Pepe and Timba Titan
    Saturday, February 18th - Classes & Practice
    Hotel Whitcomb
    MAIN BALLROOM
    Hotel Whitcomb
    UNION SQUARE ROOM
    Holiday Inn
    SOMA A
    Holiday Inn
    SOMA C
    (Beginners Track)
    Hotel Whitcomb
    GHIRADELLI ROOM
    10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.Rueda de Casino with Yanek and YiselRumba (Int) with Royland LobatoCasino Salsa (Int) with Julian MeijaBeg. Rueda de Casino: Enchufla and la prima with Andros Alfonso TraviesoSalsa Suelta with Demnis
    11:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.soUlºsa Casino 1 - (All Levels) Guapea, Vacila La, Dile Que No, and Enchufla with Duane WrennSalsa con Rumba with Roly MadenCuban Salsa Suelta with Yismari RamosBeg. Rueda de Casino: The moves you need to know to dance Rueda with Rick WashingtonRueda de Casino (adv) with Reinier Fernandez Armesto
    12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.Rueda de Casino (Adv) with Nick and SerenaCuban Popular Dance - Casino, Son, Cha Cha Cha, Mozambique and Pilon with Temistocles Fuentes BetancourtAfro-Cuban - Congo (Int) with Kati HernandezBeg. Rueda de Casino Group moves for La Rueda with Tania de la PenaRumba Fundamentals with Roly Maden
    1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.Lunch Break
    2:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.Afro-Cuban Folklore - Palo with Yeni MolinetRueda de Casino with Chris and EvelynColumbia (Int) with Demnis Bain SavigneBeg. Casino Salsa Turning your Rueda moves into Club moves with Duane WrennCasino Salsa (Adv) with Nick and Serena
    3:45 p.m. - 4:45 p.m.Salsa Cubana with Yanek and YiselRumba with Royland LobatoAfro-Cuban Folklore with Erick BarberiaBeg. Casino Salsa Easy Club Style Cuban Patterns with Rick WashingtonReggaton with Yeni Molinet
    5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.Advanced Salsa Casino with Roly and YeniRumba with Yeniel ‘Chini’ PerezRueda de Casino with Reinier Fernandez ArmestoBeg. Rumba History and Beginning movements with Kati HernandezSon y Cha Cha Cha with Roberto Borell
    6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m."Club Nickerena" Cocktail Party in Hospitality Suite (Room 285)
    Saturday, February 18th - Night Party and Performances
    Hotel Whitcomb
    MAIN BALLROOM
    Hotel Whitcomb
    GHIRADELLI ROOM
    6:15 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.Performer Check-InSon Lounge (6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.)
    8:00 p.m.Doors Open
    8:30 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.Dance Performances by Yanek and Yisel, Yeni Molinet and Roly Maden, Fuakata, Dale tumbao, Rumbanana, Yeniel ‘Chini’ Perez and TuSon Casineros - M.C. Duane Wrenn
    10:30 p.m. - 11:30 p.m.SIEMPRE FORMELL": A Juan Formell Tribute Featuring ROBERTON HERNANDEZ, PEDRITO CALVO & SAMUEL FORMELL with TIMBALIVE!
    11:30 p.m. - 12:00 a.m.DJ Walt Digz
    12:00 a.m. - 1:00 a.m.SIEMPRE FORMELL": A Juan Formell Tribute Featuring ROBERTON HERNANDEZ, PEDRITO CALVO & SAMUEL FORMELL with TIMBALIVE!
    1:00 a.m. - 2:00 a.m.DJ Walt Digz
    2:00 a.m. - 5:00 a.m.ClosedAfter-Party Mix until 5:00 a.m. with DJ Gato Volador and JuanLove
    Sunday, February 19th - Classes & Practice
    Hotel Whitcomb
    MAIN BALLROOM
    Hotel Whitcomb
    UNION SQUARE ROOM
    Holiday Inn
    SOMA A
    Holiday Inn
    SOMA C
    (Beginners Track)
    Hotel Whitcomb
    GHIRADELLI ROOM
    10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.Folklore Haitiano de Santiago de Cuba: Gaga, Masun and Petro with Temistocles Fuentes BetancourtSalsa Cubana Suelta (Adv) with Roly MadenClosedBeg. Folklore with Susana ArenasClosed
    11:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.Casino Salsa (Int) with Roly MadenAfro-Cuban Folkloric with Kati HernandezAfro-Cuban Folklore - Palo with Yeniel 'Chini' PerezBeg. Rueda de Casino: Intro to the Intermediate level with Chris and EvelynRueda de Casino (Int) with Tania de la Pena
    12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.Afro-Cuban Folkloric Ochosi with Yeni MolinetSalsa, Mambo y Cha Cha Cha with Yismari RamosRueda de Casino (Int) with Yanek and YiselBeg. Contra-Tiempo Intro to Son y Cha Cha Cha with Roberto BorrellsoUlºsa Casino Combinations (Adv) Combinations that incorporate changing time, arms patterns and directional changes with Duane Wrenn
    1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.Lunch Break
    2:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.Afro-Timba with Duane and KatiRueda de Casino (Adv) with Reinier Fernandez ArmestoRumba with Royland LobatoPutting it all together: Casino, Rueda, and Social dancing with Chris and EvelynSon y Contra-Tiempo with Andros Alfonso Travieso
    3:45 p.m. - 4:45 p.m.Rueda de Casino (Int) with Chris and EvelynCasino, Contra-Tiempo y Rumba with Hansel MelgaresClosedClosedAfro-Cuban with Yeniel ‘Chini’ Perez
    5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.Closed"Wheel of Life" with Patchwork Films - Cuban Dance DocumentaryClosedClosedClosed
    Sunday, February 19th - Night Party & Performances
    Hotel Whitcomb
    MAIN BALLROOM
    Hotel Whitcomb
    GHIRADELLI ROOM
    6:15 p.m. - 7:15 p.m.Performer and DJ Check-InBeginners Goodbye Social (6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.)
    7:30 p.m.Doors Open - Music by DJ Dark Rum and DJ Walt Digz
    8:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.Dance Performances by Dance in Time and AM Salsa, Salsa Grande, Rueda Houston, Timba Heat, Azúcar Dance Company and The Ladies of Latin Symbolics
    9:30 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.Mega-Rueda
    10:30 p.m. - 2:00 a.m.DJ Battle!
    2:00 a.m. - 5:00 a.m.ClosedAfter-Party Mix until 5:00 a.m. with Festival DJs

    Please note full access passes, limited access passes, and party passes can be purchased at the 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: $20, Bay Area Timba All-Stars feat. Fito Reinoso, Bay Area Rumba All-Stars and dance performances

    Friday Party: $35, TIMBALIVE, DJ Dark Rum and dance performances

    Saturday Party: $45, "Siempre Formell": A Juan Formell Tribute featuring Roberton Hernandez, Pedrito Calvo & Samuel Formell with TIMBALIVE, DJ Walt Digz and dance performances

    Sunday Party: $25, All-Star DJ Battle and dance performances