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Dance Hall: Salsa Night with LA Picante (6:30 lesson at capacity)

Beach=Culture at the Beach House

Monday, May 14, 2012 from 6:30 PM to 9:00 PM (PDT)

Santa Monica, United States

Dance Hall: Salsa Night with LA Picante  (6:30 lesson at...

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Please plan to arrive by 6:15pm to retain your reservation. Late seating is not guaranteed. To adjust or cancel your reservation for this event, email
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Event Details

5:15-6:15pm Docents available to discuss the site
6:30-7pm: Beginner Salsa Dance Lesson (at capacity)
~7-7:45pm Salsa Dance Party
~7:45-8:15pm: Beginner Salsa Dance Lesson
~8:15-9pm: Salsa Dance Party

Come down for our third Dance Hall event, where we clear the hall, get a band on stage, and put on a social dance! Beginner salsa lesson at 6:30pm and live music starts at 7 - all levels are welcome, partner or no. For you salseros and salseras, you’ll recognize classics by Willie Colon, Eddie Palmieri, Ruben Blades and many more. Tie on your dancing shoes and get ready to shake a tail feather! Please feel free to arrive after 6:30pm - there will be rolling admissions for this evening.

Please note that seating is very limited for this event - most of the hall will be open for dancing. There will be seats available in the Terrace Lounge for resting.


Jaime "Gato" Salazar-Lead vocals
Elliot Baribeault-Piano
Bryan Wright-Bass
Denis Giron- Trombone
Humberto Ruiz-Trombone
Juan Carlos Jiminez-Timbales
Pablo Alemann-Congas

Founded in 2005, LA Picante plays a celebrated blend of classic salsa, collectively drawing from years of experience playing with the top latin-jazz and salsa groups in Los Angeles. This outfit of seven musicians has traveled throughout the world sharing the stage with such acts as Stevie Wonder, Taj Mahal, Tambu, Jay McNeeley and Poncho Sanchez among others.

Stop by early for information on the Beach House by docents from the Santa Monica Conservancy before every Beach=Culture evening, from 5:15-6:15pm.

Tickets are free but space is limited and reservations are required. If you would like to attend, please reserve online. For this event there will be rolling admissions - we encourage latecomers! To adjust or cancel your reservation for this event, email We appreciate your keeping in touch!

Directions: The Beach House is located at 415 Pacific Coast Highway, Santa Monica, CA 90402 on the west side of Pacific Coast Highway, a half mile north of the California Incline and a half mile south of Chautauqua Blvd. Plenty of public parking is available - enter off PCH at the Beach House Way traffic light. The facility is easily accessible by foot or bike from the beach bike path, although the Beach closes at sunset. There is ample bike parking at racks throughout the site - remember to bring your own lock.

Parking: For weekday Beach=Culture events May-September, there is a daily $8 parking charge at the park and pay machines available in three areas of the ACBH parking lot. For hourly and weekend fees, please check the website for details.

Other events: To view & make reservations for future free Beach=Culture events, check

General Info: For hours, events and more, visit, or call 310-458-4904. Back on the Beach Café hours are subject to change depending on weather - call ahead.

Have questions about Dance Hall: Salsa Night with LA Picante (6:30 lesson at capacity)? Contact Beach=Culture at the Beach House

When & Where

415 Pacific Coast Hwy at Beach Coast Way
Santa Monica

Monday, May 14, 2012 from 6:30 PM to 9:00 PM (PDT)

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Beach=Culture at the Beach House

Welcome to Beach=Culture, a year-round series of free arts and culture events at the the Annenberg Community Beach House. We look forward to seeing you! Please join our email list for monthly updates on our events.

Please note that there is bike parking available onsite - bring a lock. Car parking is available and is generally $3/hr; rates can vary.

Plan to arrive at least 15 minutes before the start of the event; reservations are released then and late seating is not guaranteed. Although Eventbrite's automatic email encourages you to print your ticket out, at this time we only require you to give your last name at the door. If an event is at capacity, we will generally open a waitlist online and you can sign up. We will not contact you; just plan to arrive by 15 minutes prior to the event and we will assess unclaimed reservations then.

If you have any questions, please email or call (310) 458-4904 for the Guest Services desk at the Beach House.

The Annenberg Community Beach House at Santa Monica State Beach is a public beach club open to all - no membership required. For more information, please visit The Beach House is made possible by a generous gift from the Annenberg Foundation, at the recommendation of Wallis Annenberg, and in partnership with the City of Santa Monica and California State Parks. Additional funding was provided by the US Department of Housing & Urban Development and the federal Preserve America program.

The Annenberg Community Beach House is wheelchair accessible and ADA compliant. For disability related accommodations, please call Guest Services at 310-458-4904.

Click to join the Beach House email lists or the Cultural Affairs Division lists for info on other arts programming, including artist opportunities, annual festivals, weekly arts events around town, or monthly updates from the Civic Auditorium and the Miles Playhouse.

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