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Salsa Pittsburgh/Cabaret Events


Beginner Bootcamp (3 dances)
Sunday, August 9
1:00 - 4:00 pm
Wightman School Community Bldg.

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Salsa Fridays
Cabaret at Theater Square



Welcome to Salsa Pittsburgh

Jeff & Colleen Shirey

Salsa Pittsburgh was created in October 2000 by Jeff & Colleen Shirey. They have been teaching and promoting salsa events since 1999. Jeff was the Pittsburgh Cityguides Correspondent for salsaweb.com from 1999 to 2008, then established salsapittsburgh.com in 2008 as a way to provide salsa dancing related information to the local salsa dance community. This website is a guide that focuses primarily on salsa activities in the Pittsburgh, PA area.

Click on the following bookmarks to view our Announcements, Weekly Events, Future Events, and Regional Events.
For information on Salsa Bands, Clubs, DJ's, Instructors and Social Dances, click on our navigational bar above. Our Event Calendars display several months of entertainment at a glance.

Hosted By: Jeff & Colleen Shirey (About Us)
Contact Info: salsajeff@comcast.net, 412-881-9237
Page last updated: Monday, August 3, 2015


Note to DJ's, Bands, and Instructors: To list your local event, please send an e-mail to Jeff Shirey. Events will only be listed on this website if you send us a personal e-mail with your event details. If you already have a recurring event listed on our website, please inform us of any cancellations or time changes due to holidays, weather, etc


Beginner Boot Camp in three dances held on Sunday, August 9 at the Wightman School. Classes from 1:00 - 4:00 pm in Salsa, Bachata, and Merengue taught by Jeff & Colleen Shirey (Salsa Pittsburgh). Click here for more information.

For the Love of Bachata Fall Festival Featuring the Bachata Dream, featuring Adam Taub, Carlos Cinta, Daniela Grosso, & Edwin Ferreras. Event being held at the BMNECC in West Homestead on Saturday, September 26 - Sunday, September 27. See Future Events for more information.


Monday, August 3
930 Penn Ave (Downtown)
Nuevo Latino Tapas Bar with a South Beach theme.  Free Salsa Lesson at 9:00 pm with Bobby D.  Music follows until 2:00 am by DJ Bobby D. No cover.

Wednesday, August 5
Los Sabrosos Dance Studio
4909 Penn Ave (Lawrenceville/Garfield)
Dance to DJ Juan Diego from 9:30 pm - 1:00 am. Optional $3.00 mini-dance lesson. $3.00 cover. BYOB.

Thursday, August 6
25 Market Square (Downtown)
Bachata Night at Club Perle. Free Bachata lessons from 9:00 - 9:30 pm. Music follows until 2:00 am by DJ Bobby D. No cover.

Friday, August 7
The Cabaret at Theater Square
655 Penn Ave (7th & Penn-Downtown)

The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust presents Salsa Fridays at Cabaret at Theater Square. Free dance lesson taught by Jeff and Colleen Shirey from 10:00 - 10:30 pm, music by DJ, Jeff Shirey from 10:30 pm - 1:30 am. Age 21 and over. $5.00 cover.

Saturday, August 8
Los Sabrosos Dance Studio
4909 Penn Ave (Lawrenceville/Garfield)
VIP Salsa Night every Saturday. $3.00 mini-lesson from 9:30 - 10:00 pm taught by Los Sabrosos. Dance from 10:00 pm - 2:00 am to music by DJ Juan Diego. $7.00 cover. BYOB.

Saturday, August 8
Sake Restaurant
2773 Sidney St (SouthSide Works)
Kizomba and Bachata Saturdays from 10:00 pm to 2:00 am. Free lesson at 10:00 pm by Kizomba Feeling Pittsburgh, followed by DJ Project 73 playing Kizomba music and DJ Jessica Bachatera playing Bachata music. $5.00 cover.

Sunday, August 9
Absolute Ballroom Dance Center
6617 Hamilton Ave (East Liberty)

Absolute Salsa 1st, 2nd, and 4th Sundays. Classes at 7:00 pm and 7:45 pm. Dance from 8:30 - 11:00 pm. Appetizers, Drinks, BYOB. $10.00 cover includes lesson, $8.00 cover for dancing only.


Saturday, September 26 - Sunday, September 27
BMNECC (Bulgarian Club)
449 W. 8th Ave (West Homestead)

For the Love of Bachata Fall Festival Featuring the Bachata Dream, featuring Adam Taub, Carlos Cinta, Daniela Grosso, & Edwin Ferreras. Five hours of workshops on Saturday and five hours of workshops on Sunday. Saturday dance from 9:00 pm - 1:00 am with music by DJ Jessica. Click here for Facebook Invitation.



Saturday, August 15
5th Annual Once Upon The Palladium
6652 Brecksville Rd (Independence, OH) - Workshops
6363 Selig Blvd (Cleveland, OH)
- Dance
Six hours of workshops (1:00 - 5:45 pm) taught by Eddie Torres Jr. and Katherine Jimenez from NYC, followed by a social dance and performances from 7:30 - 11:30 pm. Music by DJ Efrain (Frankie) Flores. Workshops will be held at 6652 Brecksville Road, Independence, OH. 44131. Dance being held at 6363 Selig Boulevard, Cleveland, OH 44131.
Facebook Invitation Here.

Sunday, September 6
Baila Duro
Philippine American Hall
1975 West Ridgewood Dr (Parma, OH)

Baila Duro's Monthly Sunday Salsa Social Dance. Salsa basic lesson from 5:00 - 6:00 pm.  Dance from 6:00 - 9:00 pm to music by DJ Frankie Flores. $10.00 cover.
Future Social Dates: Sep 6, Oct 4, Nov 8, Dec 6


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