June is a big month for us because we are officially open for business. We have special news for those nearest our studio opening and for those in the San Jose area still interested in learning from us. Some of this may be new to you while some be old.
All Things JSmooth
Hot Pick Mondays
Our weekly video hot picks from the internet
Follow us on Facebook or Twitter to receive announcement when the video is posted on Mondays.
Each week, (usually on Monday) we'll be posting a video we find interesting enough to share on our website. Just think of it as a way for us to help you see videos that otherwise might go unnoticed. Most of the videos we'll be posting are brand new. We'll leave those heavily-visited videos for you to find on your own.
While usually faster paced and more intricate then other nights, the classes always start from the ground up. So whether you’re a beginner or an advanced salsa dancer, there is always something to learn and take from the class. The focus is on learning and fun. Classes are walk-in each week so there's no obligation to come in. Special discounts for members.
7:35 - 8:05pm - Salsa basics without partners
8:05 - 8:30pm - Salsa basics with partners
8:30 - 9:30pm - Clever Salsa patterns
Salsa Patterns via Video Posts
Follow us on Facebook or Twitter to receive announcement when the video is posted on Thursdays.
Two-minute Thursdays is our continuation of our Free Thursday lessons, but in the form of video posts. In an effort to reach our growing audience that is unable to attend our classes, we have turned to providing lessons through the web. If you would like to stay on top of when we do post our video, please follow us on Facebook or Twitter for those special announcements.
We always remain true to our time schedule each week, with as little as 5 minutes in deviation. This allows our regulars to pick the time slot to come in, whether at 8:05, 8:30, or 7:35. Classes are walk-in each week so there's no obligation to come in. Special discounts for members.
7:35 - 8:05pm - Basic steps without partners
8:05 - 8:30pm - Basic steps with partners
8:30 - 9:30pm - Intermediate patterns taught at beginner level
Once a month, we host a Friday dance party with Salsa, Bachata, and Merengue music with a professional DJ...
7:30 - 8:30pm: Salsa Basics
8:30 - 9:30pm: Salsa Patterns
9:30 - ?:??am: Salsa & Bachata Dance Party with DJ Smooth
With all those salsa lessons you take, you gotta use them on the dance floor. Once a month, we host a Friday night with DJ music and salsa lessons. Please check our Calendar to confirm event dates.
Notable Dance Events
Wed & Fridays
Our official flyer is ready for distribution! Lessons begin June 5.
Dance Party Jun21
Our very first dance party in the nearby city of
Smooth Corner w/ Jimmy
Our three months of planning and preparation for our new salsa lessons is finally coming to materialization this month. Salsa lessons will only be a small yet important part in the new dance studio opening in Sebastopol, Calif. The new studio Move 2 Change will be bigger than what Miraido studio could ever be. This is what you get when you go from a nonprofit to a for-profit business model. We have 40 instructors lined up with tons of classes in:
- Tribal Fusion Belly Dancing
- Belly Dancing
- Hip Hop
- Break Dancing
- Modern Dance & Jazz
Just to name a few. We also will have a online aspect, where you can go online and take lessons from the comfort of your home. Although our new home is 1.5 hours away from San Jose, it'll be your "destinaton spot" when you travel to wine country or to the Russian river during your vacation breaks.
San Jose, we're still going to stay connected with our online videos. It'll be a matter of time before we could consider being back in San Jose.
If you're interested in learning more about our new studio Move 2 Change, the website is up. The web address for it is:
Oh and our first Dance Party in the area will be on Friday June 21. For those that might be in the area that night let me know!
J Smooth Salsa
A Smooth Dance Organization
Information - Instruction - Inspiration
August 3, 2013
The Annual Summer Beach Party is back!
Every year we host an annual BBQ in the beach town of Santa Cruz. For it's second year we'll have our dodge ball game!
Details are still to come in regards to the exact meeting spot. For those who have been to our event it will be at the same place on Lighthouse Beach (aka Dog Beach)