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Hey JSmoothSalsa fans! Starting this April 27 we will offer Salsa lessons at Illusions Nightclub in Palo Alto, CA. Although Miraido is still closed for the time-being, you can pick the great past-time again with Jimmy and his partner Morgan every 2nd and 4th Friday from 8:30pm - 10pm.

Lessons are $10. More info later!

Sunday, 25 March 2012 17:31

MAY 27 2012 - Holiday Dance Event

DJ Jimmy Smooth will be djing again at this event!

Jazzy Jez Entertainment presents

A Salsa and Bachata Fling Affair!

100% Salsa Hall!
100% Bachata Room!
Salsa and Bachata lessons!
Memorial day weekend!

DEJA VU 2012

Holiday Sunday!, May 27th
All ages welcome! Next day is a holiday!

4 DJS! 2 Rooms!

Salsa Hall: DJ 360 & DJ Jazzy Jez
Salsa dance lessons at 8:30pm
Salsa, Mambo, Cha-cha-cha, and dance shows

Bachata Room: DJ Chino and DJ Smooth
Bachata lessons at 8:30pm
Urban, Dominican, and Merengue

CPAA Arts Center (inside the Safeway Plaza)
6148 Bollinger Rd., West San Jose CA 95129 

Sunday, 25 March 2012 17:28

MAY 19 2012 -

Tekila Rock in Sunnyvale!

Orquesta Borinquen
Saturday May 19, 2012
Live Salsa!
And DJ Jezzy Jez's official birthday bash! 

Thursday, 22 March 2012 21:08

Salsa Beginning Concepts, Videos Each Week

Until we're back in business teaching and to keep your dancing skills sharpened... we will post a short lesson clip on a beginning salsa dance concept every Thursday... and every Tuesday we'll try to post a video of a new pattern! You'll see the videos posted on our YouTube channel or you can stay posted on the videos via Twitter or Facebook:

Our first video has been posted! View it below:

Starting March 23, 2012, DJ (Jimmy) Smooth will play the best in Bachata music! That's the best in Urban, Dominican, and Traditional Bachata!

Every 2nd and 4th Friday of the month! 

9:30pm - 1:30am

Club Illusions
260S. California Ave.
Palo Alto, CA 

I wanted to follow-up with you on the status of Miraido Studio. Unfortunately due to new proposed terms of agreement with the building's property management, we will no longer be continuing business at the location of 550 North 6th St.

On March 16, 2012 we suspended all of our lessons due to financial limitations. The lessons suspended were Tae Kwon Do, Zumba, Salsa, and Bachata lessons. This suspension period also included a remodeling plan that was estimated to last for 3-6 months. The plan was to have a new busines plan and money in the bank to keep us going when we were ready to open.

On September 16, 2012, after five months we have been unable to reach our goal. The space which was known as Miraido Studio is now unavailable, and will continue to be unavailable for an unspecified amount of time. We currently do not have a plan in-motion to re-open elsewhere in San Jose.

The name Miraido Studio will retire but the name "J Smooth Salsa" will continue in its place. The website, Facebook fan page, Twitter, and Yelp will continue to stay active. Since I am still an active dance instructor in the community, it is only fitting to say we are still offering dance lessons. We are still the most rated, and highly rated salsa dance establishment in San Jose. With 50 votes and a rating of 4.5/5 stars, we rank better than any establishment in the bay area. (we are still 40 reviews ahead of any other 4.5/5 star establishment in the bay area).

I apologize for keeping your hopes up these last few months. I had every intention and dream to re-open Miraido within this year, however it looks like it may take longer than expected. It was really a pleasure to have you with me at Miraido, and it was a bigger pleasure to offer a past-time to our community.

I have answers to some questions that I anticipate may be asked below:

Q: Will the website continue to be available?
A: Yes! The website will continue to stay online. We will still have a calendar that indicates where we'll be teaching at since I am still teaching as a guest instructor at various events. The calendar will let you know where I'll be at next.

Q: The Annual beach party. Will that cease to exist?
A: No. We will continue to have the annual beach party in Santa Cruz. We did not have one for 2012 because we were involved with a number of events in July and August which limited our availability. We'll have it again next year and will announce it in our mailing list and social media.

Q: Will your Twitter and Facebook account close?
A: No. Those will stay open and available. Moving forward I will post videos of any lessons I teach so that others can continue to learn.

Q: Do you plan to start lessons regularly anywhere else in San Jose?
A: Unfortunately no there is no plan to restart lessons in San Jose. I've relocated to the north bay but do plan to start dance lessons again in the north bay at some point.

Q: Are you absolutely sure you won't start lessons in San Jose?
A: Well. Actually, I do have tucked in the back of my head to start lessons in san Jose. But that would require that I have more free time than what I have now. When I do have more free time I think I will restart lessons in San Jose.

Q: Can I stay in touch with you? Not with J Smooth Salsa but with Jimmy Bui?
A: You can find me on facebook at If you request to add me as a friend please send me a message letting me know more about you. Although I may not remember every single face that came to Miraido, I can try!

Q: Where can I find you dancing if I wanted to say hello?
A: You can still find me at Jesse Jazzy Jez's annual events as a dance instructor and DJ (President's Day, Memorial Day, and Labor Day Dance Events) Now that I reside in the north bay, you can find me at times at Impala in San Francisco on Sundays, Cafe Cocomo's at times on Wednesdays, and some of the north bay venues. I Am also an active member of the annual San Francisco Bachata Festival and Reno Bachata Festival, either as a judge or web producer at the events.

Q: I have more questions to ask. Where can I ask them?
A: You can still email me at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . I would be happy to answer any questions you may have.


March 16, 2012 


It is with great sadness that I announce that after March 16, it will be the last class we will offer at Miraido Studio. We will be closing our doors to all lessons and we will not be offering lessons at Miraido for now.

Thanks for all your support these last 9 and a half years. We started with a simple idea that grew more than we ever expected. 

I, Jimmy Bui, will still be active in the community but in a lower scale, as a guest instructor at various dance events... or as a disc jockey for special events and clubs. You can continue to see where I'm at under the Calendar above. 

I will be using the time to rebuild JSmooth Salsa... so we'll offer all of our classes again... some day in the near future. 

If you're interested in being informed on the day we're open again... please do one of the following:

1. Subscribe to our newsletter right above to the left, under "Mailing List."
2. Email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and let us know you want to be on the mailing list.
3. Subscribe to our Twitter feed at
4. Like us on Facebook to receive updates at

If you paid for a Zumba Pre-Paid card and would like to receive a refund on the unused portion of your card... please do the following:

1. Contact us via email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and let us know you would like a refund. We'll let you know what address to send your unused pre-paid card to.
2. Mail via USPS your Zumba pre-paid card and return mailing address to the one specified in 1.
3. We'll issue you a cashier's check or money order and send it back to your return address.

Thanks for keeping us in mind! We'll see you soon...

Jimmy Bui
Dance Instructor
Founder, JSmooth Salsa
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  



Thursday August 16, 2002 to Friday March 16, 2012.
Thursday, 16 February 2012 23:20


We've made some EXCITING new changes to our class line-up on Tuesdays! New updated classes and the return of Jimmy Bui as our Tuesday instructor!

Thursday, 16 February 2012 22:45

Referral Program for Zumba Fitness Lessons

Get a friend to sign up for one of our 8-week prepay cards and get $5 off of your next pre-paid card. This offer is stackable which means get as many as 16 people to put you down as a referral and you could be eligible for a 8-week or 4-week pre-paid card for free!

Starting in March 2012 (March 20, 2012) we're going to start offering Bachata lessons once a month. Also, we're going to try out with a dance social following it.

Jimmy Bui will be djing in the Bachata room at this event in OAKLAND at the CERRUTI CELLARS, 100 Webster Street, Oakland CA, from 7pm - 1:30am.

Jimmy Bui will be teaching and DJing in the Bachata room during this event on SUNDAY FEBRUARY 19.


Monday, 02 January 2012 06:38

We're Open!

Hello! All repairs to the flooding have been taken care of, we are set to be open! All classes resume as normal. As a reminder, our weekly lessons are:

7:00 - 8:00pm Zumba Classes
8:00 - 9:15pm Salsa Classes

5:00 - 6:30pm Capoeira
7:00 - 9:00pm Salsa Classes

7:00 - 9:00 Salsa Classes

Thank you for your patience. We could use your support in getting people back in! We've been closed for 3 weeks so far!

Tuesday, 20 December 2011 21:28

CLOSED For the Month of December

All salsa lessons and zumba classes have been canceled for the month of December 2011. We had a water pipe that busted and caused ceiling, paint, wall, and floor damage to the studio. We are forced to cancel all classes until at least through December 22 Thursday. However further updates conclude that the repairs will not be complete until the beginning of January 2012.


We will be open again starting Tuesday January 3rd. Please check our website periodically for any changes to the expected schedule. Again starting in January or class schedule:

7:00 - 8:00pm : Zumba Fitness classes with Lyndel
8:00 - 9:15pm : Salsa lessons with rotating list of instructors

5:00 - 6:30pm : Capoeira
7:00 - 9:00pm : Beginning Salsa with Jimmy

7:00 - 9:00pm : Salsa lessons with Umesh and Ali

UNFORTUNATE NEWS. We had a water pipe that busted and caused ceiling, paint, wall, and floor damage to the studio. We are forced to cancel all classes until at least through December 22 Thursday, opening again on Friday December 23. Please check our website or this fanpage for updates. We're sorry if this has caused any inconvenience.

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