California
California

Los Angeles, CA

Joseph "Yossi" Conde teaches Casino Rueda in L.A.  His email is SalsaClass@aol.com and his websites are:  SalsaCompetitions.com, BAILARCASINO.COM, and casinero.com

David Leneman teaches Rueda de Casino in L.A. and his phone number is 323-6581953 for further information.

Damon Weber teaches Rueda de Casino in L.A. and his web page is Rueda4fun.com.  The email address is: Rueda4fun@socal.rr.com.

Tania De La Pena organizes a group that is called "Rueda in the Park" where dancers can get free instruction at Griffith Park and other parks in Los Angeles County, CA.  CHeck their website for all the details: Ruedainthepark.com or email: ruedainthepark@yahoo.com.

Pasadena, California

There is a Rueda group that is run out of California Institute of Technology, a top notch technical school which has the following email: salsa@its.caltech.edu and website:  Salcita.org.

San Francisco, CA

Russ Hamer teaches Rueda de Casino in the San Francisco Bay Area. His website is Salsarueda.com and his email is russ@ski.org

Nick Van Eyck teaches Casino Rueda in San Francisco but also travels sometimes to give workshops in NY.His websites are: www.salsavaletodo.com and www.bayareasalsamba.com and his phone number is: 510-207-4289 and the email is casinosalsa@yahoo.com.

Erin Brandt teaches in San Francisco. Her email is erintherapy@gmail.com, and her website is www.erintherapy.com

Sidney Weaverling has long taught in the SF area, and has pioneered teaching women to both lead and follow there.  Her email is: sidweaverling@yahoo.com.

Ken Delmar teaches Casino Rueda and his website is: sftango.com; his email is info@sftango.com; and his phone is 415-4688000.

A long-time Rueda teacher named Jim Sowers teaches in SF and Oakland. You can reach him on his cell phone which is 510-4697746. His email is: jim@spincycle.org.

Alain Soto teaches in SF and he can be reached at 415-4104669.

There are a number of websites with information on classes and activities in San Franciso.  Ramon Ramos Alayo teaches Rueda and his classes are listed at:  Dancemission.com. Manuel Suarez teaches in Oakland and you can find info on his classes and others at: Eastbayexpress.com.
And at this address: http://www.salsasf.com/community/wrkshop.html, Rueda classes by Alain and other Rueda teachers are listed.

Instructors Karen and Michael teach in East San Francisco area (around Oakland). They have taught dance for a number of years.  Their schedule can be found at this site:   www.salsarueda.info. 

Santa Cruz, CA

In Santa Cruz, CA there is  an enthusiastic organization, lead by Chris & Jessica, that teaches Salsa Rueda de Casino from Beginner to Advanced since 2001. In only 9 years they organized over 90 performances supporting community events. The link for getting their  info on lessons is: www.SalsaRuedaSantaCruz.com.  The email is dance@SalsaRuedaSantaCruz.com. Tel USA 831-457-7432.

San Diego, CA

Rebecca Pearl is teaching Casino Rueda in San Diego at the time of this writing (10/05), although she moves around a lot.  She is in and out of NYC.  To get her info, contact: nycasinera@yahoo.com

Eric Johnson teaches Casino Rueda in San Diego, CA. The website is: ruedasandiego.com and the email is: para_bailar_casino@yahoo.com for more information.

Ventura, CA

Jay Byam teaches Rueda in Ventura.  You can reach him at salsaextravaganza.com or jaybdancer@aol.com.  He also is involved in running a Rueda Congress on the West Coast around New Year's.

San Bruno, CA

Ken Delmar teaches Casino Rueda and his website is: sftango.com; his email is info@sftango.com; and his phone is 415-4688000.

San Mateo, CA

Ken Delmar teaches Casino Rueda and his website is: sftango.com; his email is info@sftango.com; and his phone is 415-4688000.


Anaheim, CA

Kimiko Simpson teaches Casino Rueda in Orange County, halfway between LA and San Diego. She is the director of Rueda Madness, and her website is: ruedamadness.com; her email is ruedamadness@yahoo.com; and her phone is 949-226-1300.

Alhambra, CA

Check out the website: letsdancela.com. There is a biography on each of the teachers, and a lady named Brigitte Ryerson is listed as teaching Salsa and Rueda. Enio Cordoba and Terryl Jones are top teachers there, and can provide information on classes. You can email enio@letsdancela.com or call 626-2272572.

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