Charanga Danzon and Grupo Ashe LIVE!!!


Friday, March 20, 2009 at 7:30 p.m.


Rainier Chapter of the D.A.R.
800 East Roy Street (Capitol Hill)
Seattle, WA 98102


The evening begins with a concert (Charanga Danzon) in the elegant living room of the Rainier Chapter House, followed by dancing to live music (Grupo Ashe) in the upstairs ballroom.


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CHARANGA DANZON: founded in 2008 by violinist and educator Irene Mitri, is a unique Cuban music ensemble. This fluid ensemble of wonderful Seattle-based musicians finds its basis honoring the tradition of strings in Cuban music, with a repertoire including traditional charanga, son/danzon, cha-cha-cha, classical, and jazz.

Members of Charanga Danzon include: Irene Mitri (violin, ensemble director), Fred Hoadley (piano, tres), Francisco Medina Jr. (percussion), Michael Nicolella (guitar), Jim O'Halloran (flutes), Andy Schloss (percussion, radiodrum), Pedro Vargas (percussion), Ben Verdier (bass). Special guest: Lance Lu (shekere)

grupo ashe

GRUPO ASHE: Pedrito Vargas y su Grupo Ashe brings the true sabor of timba to the pacific northwest. Formed in 2008, the group is made up of some of Seattle's most prominent latin and jazz musicians. The group's unique mix of Cuban rhythm, salsa beats and funk sensibility creates an infectious, high-energy atmosphere that is sure to lift everyone off their seats to move to the music. Grupo Ashe's specialty is timba, a contemporary Cuban music style that combines the elements of traditional Cuban music, salsa, funk, jazz, rock and hip-hop.

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Latin Style, Miami Mix Thursdays!!


113 Virginia Street
Between 1st & 2nd Ave. Belltown
Seattle, WA

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Live DJ's Playing the best of Salsa, Cumbia, Reggaeton, Bachata, Merengue and Spanish Rock.

This is the new hot spot for Salsa Dancing on Thursdays in Seattle.

Start off your weekend right!!




Salsa your Superstitions away on Friday the 13th in

Navya Lounge!


Friday, March 13, 2009 9:30 PM


Navya Lounge
1333 5th Ave.
Seattle WA 98101

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So where do you go to Salsa on a Friday for a Classy Club feeling? – Navya Lounge is where. Great soundsystem, intimate lighting and music you HAVE to dance to.

There are plenty of great dancers both male and female, and plenty of men. And if you come with us, there will be plenty of easy-going dancers to dance with of all abilities.

And if you aren't in the mood for dancing, there is comfortable seating all around the dance floor … This is a great place to take a date for a drink and be entertained watching the dancers.

When – 9:30 pm till 2 pm, Friday the 13th. (Main dancing crowd doesn't arrive until after 10 pm, but I will arrive early to secure a table.)

Where – Inside the Rainier plaza (1333 5th Avenue) entrance near Union and 4th Avenue.

How much – $10 cover w/ ID


Register Today for Workshop with

Mayan Salsa Champion Charlene Rose !!


Wednesday March 4th, 2009


Belltown Dance Studio
2521 4th Ave
Seattle, WA 98121



Workshops for both LEAD & FOLLOWS!

Returning from LA "2008 Mayan World Salsa Champion," Charlene Rose will be offering 2.5 hours workshops you won't want to miss!

A) Salsa Ladies' Styling, 1 hr 6:45-7:45pm: Ladies, add some sizzle and sensuality to your dancing! Charlene will teach the ladies some sexy solo moves that are guaranteed to turn heads. She will also go over spinning techniques that will makes you a better follow.

B) Afro-Cuban Body Movement, 1.5 hrs 8pm-9:30pm: Both leads and follows of (All levels). "This is a very fun workshop". To start, Charlene will take you through isolations of all the body parts, and show you how to integrate those isolations in your dancing. This class will help loosen up the body, and teach you how to add more suppleness to your movement. Charlene will also lead you through some basic Afro-Cuban movements such as Guaguanco, among others, that will add a lot of flavor to your dancing.
This class is HIGHLY recommended for any level dancer. The techniques learned in this class will be VERY helpful in your dancing, whether you just do it socially or for performance.

Please post A or B when you RSVP

A) Salsa Ladies Styling
B) Afro-Cuban Body Movement (leads & follows)

1 hr Ladies Styling workshop $17 paid in advance $20 at the door.
1.5 hrs Afro-Cuban workshop $25 paid in advance $28 at the door.

Discount/Register: Advance payments may be made online at: http://dancesalsaon1…. Discount deadline Wed. March 4th-12pm.
*Payments are accepted at the door on day of class. Cash only please.

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Artist Bio:
Charlene Rose is among the likes of great talent in the salsa world. She has performed, given workshops and taught classes internationally; and if you happen to be one to study under Charlene, you'll find that she embodies passion, style and grace within the movements of this great genre of dance.

Originally from Seattle, WA where she studied dance at Cornish College of the Arts, Charlene has recently relocated to Los Angeles, CA to further pursue her passion for dance. Charlene has many great accomplishments:

- First Place 2008 Mayan World Salsa Championships
- 3rd Place 2007 ESPN World Salsa Chamionships On 1
- 4x Undefeated Mayan International Salsa Champion
- Vice World Showdance Champion, 2006 World Salsa Federation
- First Place 2006 Northwest Salsa Congress Competition
- Featured in US Weekly, OK Weekly, and Variety Magazines for FOX's "So You Think You Can Dance"
- Appeared on NBC's "America's Got Talent"

To learn more about this exciting dancer and performer, please visit her website at:





Latin Nights with Mr. Perez & Grupo Ashe LIVE!


Friday February 6th, 2009

Monte Carlo
15221 Int. Blvd
Seattle/Tacoma, WA 98188

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About Grupo Ashe:

Pedrito Vargas formed Grupo Ashé in 2008. Prior to Ashé, Pedrito toured with timba legends Los Van Van and traditional cuban music master, Buena Vista Social Club veteran, Barbarito Torres. Drawing on his vast cuban music experience, ranging from traditional charanga to modern conceptual rhythm and blues, Pedrito y su grupo have created a new sound and live music experience for latin music fans here in Seattle and beyond. The band has entertained crowds at Nectar Lounge, Edmonds Art Festival, Hispanic Seafair, Bite of Seattle and Muckleshoot Casino.





Salsa Saturdays at Belltown Dance Studio


Saturday January 17th, 2009

Belltown Dance Studio

2521 4th Ave.
Seattle, WA 98121

Tel: 206-930-7246


*Free 45 mins beginner salsa lesson & or just come at 9pm salsa dance till 1:30pm. *

*Cover charge for the evening is $8. *

Come practice what you have learn to the best salsa mix in Seattle with DJ Nick.

Anyone is welcome, our students other instructor's students, professionals, perhaps you can find a dance partner to practice with.

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Salsa Fridays at Navya Lounge

Friday January 16th, 2009

Navya Lounge
1333 5th AVENUE,

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About Navya Lounge:

The name Navya literally translates as young, fresh and new in Sanskrit, Hindi and multiple other Indian languages. This word embodies and symbolizes our forward thinking in the presentation of food and ambience. It ensures that the preparation of the food is nurtured by a contemporary but also authentic atmosphere that comforts. The menu emphasizes refined yet progressive Indian cuisine incorporating a fusion of Indian, Thai and Asian influences. The menu is orchestrated by Luke Rozario the Indian food Maestro and Ron Boonkue, the innovative Asian and Thai food whiz.

It provides both traditional classic favorites and original signature dishes uniting eastern twist with a western turn!  This is the ethos behind our innovative menu.

Acclaimed favorites include Indian Grilled Sea Bass, Lamb Rogan Josh and Nine Pepper Dancing Prawns, a dish that has been greatly imitated by establishments in other cities. There are also a lot of undiscovered culinary delights in our Asian and Indian Fusion Menu.

Located in the heart of beautiful downtown Seattle in the Rainier Square Building, the restaurant is easily accessible from either 4th or 5th Ave on University Street. The parking garage accommodated with valet parking is accessible from the Union Street side of the building.  The chic contemporary interior of the restaurant subtly reflects the rich vibrancy of Asia with a glowing palette of rich colors; copper, yellows, bronze and green.



Century Ballroom
915 East Pine St
Seattle, WA

Every Thursday!!

Arrive every Thursday at 9 PM for a basic Salsa lesson then dance from 9:30 PM to 1:15 AM.

The music is by DJ GUSTAVO "EL GENERAL" or another fine DJ.

Ages 21 and over.

Admission is $7 for the lesson and dance.

Ages 21 and over only.

For details call 206-324-7263 or visit


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Start the New Year by Learning to Dance Salsa!!


New 5 Week Series Salsa Classes

Starting Sunday, January 4th at 2:00pm


Belltown Dance Studio
2521 4th Ave
Seattle, WA 98121

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Class schedule and times:

No partner needed!

Jan., 4th, 11th, 18th, 25th, & Feb.1st.
Beginner Level(A)……. 2pm-3pm
Beginner Level(B)……. 3:15pm-4:15pm
Intermediate Level(A)……. 5pm-6pm
Advance Level(A)……. 6:15pm-7:15pm

Jan., 6th, 13th, 20th, 27st, & Feb. 3rd.
Beginner Level(A)……. 6pm-7pm
Beginner Level(B)……. 7:15pm-8:15pm

Jan., 8th, 15th, 22nd, 29th, & Feb. 5th.
Intermediate Level(B)……. 7:15pm-8:15pm
Advance Level(B)……. 8:30pm-9:30pm

All Intermediate and Advance Level must have instructors approval.

5 hours/class series for $60…..$5 discount with student ID or if register one week in advance online or in person during our class hours.

Register Now at:


Come and See Charanga Danzon and Grupo Ashe Live!!

Friday, December 19; 7:30-11:30 p.m.

Ranier Chapter House of the D.A.R.
800 East Roy Street
Seattle, WA 98102

Here’s an elegant holiday party that’s suitable for families with kids of all ages. Charanga Danzon performs Cuban music in the living room of the Rainier Chapter House, followed by a dance with music by Grupo Ashe in the upstairs ballroom, and a dessert buffet.

Concert/dessert tickets for ages 12 and younger are $10; other ticket combos include dance/dessert and concert/dance/dessert and range in price from $15–$25. Dec. 19, 7:30–11:30 p.m.; concert/dessert 7:30–9:30 p.m. 

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Please purchase tickets in advance. Tickets at the door will be an additional $5 per ticket. Three types of tickets available: Concert+Dessert, Dance+Dessert, Concert+Dance+Dessert