dance entertainment with performance and instruction

Event History

May 2013

  • Lacey Timberland Regional Library
  • Cinco de Mayo event

February 2013

  • The beginning of Salsa Thursdays at Ben Moore's Restaurant & Bar

October 2012

  • Montesano Timberland Regional Library event

August 2012

  • Kayla Olson purchases SALSA de CUBA
  • Ongoing Salsa lessons taught at Johansen Olympia Dance Center

June 2012

  • SALSA de CUBA Dance Troupe
  • Dance Performance and Lessons
  • The Evergreen State College
  • Celebrate student exchange in Venezuela with Ocho Pies

May 2012

  • SALSA de CUBA Dance Troupe
  • Dance Performance and Lessons
  • South Puget Sound Community College
  • Cinco de Mayo Celebration with Cambalache

September 2011

  • SALSA de CUBA Dance Troupe
  • Dance Performance for Live Auction item of Dance Lessons
  • GRuB Fundraiser: "We partner with youth and people with low-incomes to create empowering individual and community food solutions"
  • Schmidt Mansion

August 2011

  • SALSA de CUBA Dance Troupe
  • Dance Performance
  • Live Music with Caribbean quartet, Ocho Pies
  • Music in the Park, Sylvester Park

May 2011

  • SALSA de CUBA Dance Troupe
  • Dance Performance and Lessons
  • Live Music with Salsa band, Cambalache
  • Cinco de Mayo Celebration
  • South Puget Sound Community College

October 2010

  • Salsa Lessons
  • Hispanic Month Celebration
  • Saint Martin's University

March 2009

  • SALSA de CUBA Dance Troupe
  • Dance Performances
  • International Faire: fundraiser for water resources in Africa
  • Olympia High School

October 2008

  • SALSA de CUBA Dance Troupe
  • Dance Performances and Lessons
  • Arts Walk XXXVII
  • Olympia Ballroom

September 2008

  • SALSA de CUBA Dance Troupe
  • Dance Performances
  • Live music with Cuban Latin Jazz Great
  • Center of the Arts, South Puget Sound Community College

September 2008

  • SALSA de CUBA Dance Troupe
  • Dance Performances and Lessons
  • Live music with Carribean quartet, Ocho Pies
  • Lacey Community Market, Huntamer Park

August 2008

  • SALSA de CUBA Dance Troupe and Quartet
  • Lacey In Tune
  • City of Lacey, Huntamer Park
  • Performances of Casino de Rueda and Salsa
  • Quartet included a cross section of Olympia Latin Bands:
    • Base of Bevy, Percussion and Vocals of Ocho Pies, and the amazing Joe Baque on Piano

August 2008

  • SALSA de CUBA Dance Troupe
  • Diversity Fair
  • Washington State Department of Labor and Industries Tumwater, WA
  • Performances of Casino de Rueda and Salsa

October 2007

  • SALSA de CUBA Salsa Social
  • ArtsWalk in Olympia Ballroom, Olympia, Wa
  • SPSCC student performances
  • Introduction to Salsa and Casino de Rueda
  • Social Dancing

July 2007

  • SALSA de CUBA Salsa Social
  • Lacey Farmers Market in Huntamer Park, Lacey, Wa
  • SPSCC student performances
  • Introduction to Salsa and Casino de Rueda
  • Social Dancing

October 2006 - July 2007

Trosper's Bar and Grill

  • Salsa dance lessons at events with Salsa bands
  • A fun bar with good food, flat screens, purple pool tables, and excellent live music all week long

October 2006

Turning Pointe Fundraiser

  • Dinner and dance fundraiser for the non-profit group, Turning Pointe, who assists victims of domestic violence in Shelton, WA (4 deaths in 2006 alone!)
  • Held at the Little Creek Casino in Shelton
  • Introduction Salsa lessons between band sets of Trombanga!

Shelton Library

  • Celebration of Latino Heritage month
  • Held at the Shelton Library
  • Introduction Salsa lessons
  • Ages attending: 5 to 65

September 2006

1st Annual Northwest Salsa Congress

  • Internationally known Albert Torres Productions partner with Street and Sound Productions to produce the first Northwest Salsa Congress
  • Three days of workshops and four nights of performances, live music and dancing to 3am
  • Held at the Greater Tacoma Convention Center with the Pre-congress party at the Century Ballroom in Seattle
  • SALSA de CUBA presents Casino de Rueda workshop for all levels

August 2006

Fiesta!

  • Picnic and live music for patients and families of Mother Joseph Care Center in Lacey, WA
  • SALSA de CUBA Quartet performs Cuban classics (roots of salsa) with piano, bass, flute and conga
  • We were honored to be joined by two popular local musicians: Joe Baque on piano and Steve Luceno on bass

November & December 2005, January 2006

Abbey Salsa Dance

  • All-ages Salsa dance at the Abbey Ballroom in Tacoma, WA
  • SALSA de CUBA Dance Troupe presents Casino de Rueda performances
  • Introduction lessons to Casino de Rueda

October 2005

Harvest Moon Gala Scholarship Fundraiser

  • South Puget Sound Community College in Olympia, WA
  • To promote a donated dance lessons certificate, the SALSA de CUBA Dance Troupe performed Son de la Loma, and the winning bid increased 320% above value

One Hot Night of Dance

  • Eagles Ballroom ArtsWalk in downtown Olympia
  • Salsa Troupe performs Mula Mula La
  • Introduction Salsa lessons

September 2005

Kick Off Event for Staff and Faculty

  • South Puget Sound Community College in Olympia, WA
  • SALSA de CUBA Dance Troupe is the first dance performance of the newly-opened Center for the Arts

August 2005

1st Annual Social Dance Day

  • Olympia Farmers Market in Olympia, WA
  • Designed by SALSA de CUBA, a day of performance, instruction and practice in the social dances of Ballroom, Tango, Swing and Salsa
  • SALSA de CUBA Dance Troupe presents Afro-Cuban, Salsa and Casino de Rueda performances
  • SALSA de CUBA Quartet presents Afro-Cuban percussion

July 2005

Music In The Park

  • Live music of Obrador in downtown Olympia
  • SALSA de CUBA Dance Troupe performs to Jesus Alemany's UK Mambo

June 2005

Spring Soiree

  • South Sound Business Women's Annual Spring Event in Olympia, WA
  • SALSA de CUBA Dance Troupe performs and gives introduction lessons every half hour between speakers

Super Saturday

  • The Evergreen State College in Olympia, WA
  • SALSA de CUBA Dance Troupe performs

May 2005

Cultural Appreciation Day

  • North Thurston High School in Lacey, WA
  • SALSA de CUBA Dance Troupe performs
  • Introduction Salsa lessons for students

Students traveling to South America

  • Church of the Living Water in Olympia, WA
  • SALSA de CUBA Dance Troupe performs
  • Introduction Salsa lessons for students and their families

Cinco de Mayo Cultural Celebration

  • Tacoma Community College in Tacoma, WA
  • Salsa Troupe performs
  • Introduction Salsa lessons for kids, ages 5-8

April - October 2005

Social Salsa Dance (thru October 2005)

  • SALSA de CUBA presents the first weekly all-ages Salsa Dance in Olympia, WA
  • Held at the Sound View Dance Studio at the Eagles Hall
  • SALSA de CUBA Dance Troupe performs Salsa and Casino de Rueda
  • Introduction lessons to Salsa and Casino de Rueda

Salsa Music and Dance at Lunch-time

  • The quartet, Ocho Pies, presents Cuban classics, the root of salsa
  • Held at Olympia High School in Olympia, WA
  • Introduction Salsa lessons for 500 students in one day

Visits to Cuba

  • SALSA de CUBA designs and produces a collaborative show, featuring the culture of Cuba with photography, cuisine, music and dance lessons
  • ArtsWalk at Plenty! Restaurant in Olympia, WA
  • SALSA de CUBA Dance Troupe performs
  • Introduction Salsa lessons

Procession of the Species Celebration

  • Held at the Heritage Park Fountain in Olympia, WA
  • SALSA de CUBA Dance Troupe performs with Obrador

March 2005

Bird Dancers

  • Preparing students of an Evergreen State College program to participate and perform in the Procession of the Species in Olympia, WA
  • Introduction to Afro-Cuban dance for the Bird Dance choreography

Sizzling Nights (March and April)

  • SALSA de CUBA, OlySalsa and the Hispanic Women's Network present all-ages Salsa Dances in Olympia, WA
  • Held at the Sound View Dance Studio and the Ballroom of the Eagles Hall in Olympia, WA
  • SALSA de CUBA Dance Troupe performs Salsa
  • Introduction lessons to Salsa

February 2005

Student Club Fair

  • South Puget Sound Community College in Olympia, WA
  • Jitterbug Club presents to fellow students what they learned from SALSA de CUBA at the Noontime Salsa Series
  • Over 20 students perform and other students join in

Salsa Music and Dance at Lunch-time

  • The quartet, Ocho Pies, presents Cuban classics (roots of salsa)
  • Held at Black Hills High School in Tumwater, WA
  • SALSA de CUBA Dance Troupe performs

Salsa del Caribe

  • SALSA de CUBA designs a community music and dance performance group, open to all ages and levels of experience: over 70 participants join the first year
  • Their first performance, in April, is in the Procession of the Species of Olympia, WA
  • Choreographed and taught by SALSA de CUBA Dance Troupe members

January 2005

Salsa Lessons (to present)

  • Held at various locations in Olympia, Lacey and Tacoma, WA
  • Private and group lessons

March 2004

Cuban Studies

  • Program at The Evergreen State College in Olympia, WA
  • Prepare students for study in Cuba with salsa lessons

August 2003 to present

Dances of Cuba

  • Afro-Cuban and Salsa dance lessons with live drumming in downtown Olympia, WA
  • Private, public and group lessons

Upcoming Events





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