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Salsa Pittsburgh/Cabaret Events


Sunday, June 12
Free Summer Dance
Avonworth Community Park Pavilion
12:00 noon - 10:00 pm
Multiple Dance Genres
Salsa Portion - 7:30 - 10:00 pm

Friday - Sunday, July 8-10
Salsa Pittsburgh's Summer Dance Weekend featuring
22-Time World Latin Champion,
Alien Ramirez and
2010 National Champion of Mexico,
Lenin Guerrero Maldonado

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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, May 2, 2016


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


Three Amigos (Three DJ's - Vicente, Eloin, & Jeff) at the Cabaret on Friday, May 6.

Free Outdoor Dance on Sunday, June 12 at the Avonworth Community Park Pavilion. 2400 Square Foot Mahogany Dance Floor. Multiple dance genres participating...Salsa Portion will be from 7:30 - 10:00 pm. Beer and wine permitted...no hard alcohol.

Salsa Pittsburgh's Summer Dance Weekend will be July 8-10 and will feature 22-Time World Latin Dance Champion, Alien Ramirez from Miami/Cuba and 2010 National Champion of Mexico, Lenin Guerrero Maldonado. Workshops and performances...details TBA.


Monday, May 2
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.

Thursday, May 5
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, May 6
The Cabaret at Theater Square
655 Penn Ave (7th & Penn-Downtown)

*Three Amigos! Three DJs...DJ Eloin (Puerto Rico), DJ Vicente (Mexico), DJ Jeff (The Gringo). 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 Eloin, Vicente, and Jeff from 10:30 pm - 1:30 am. Age 21 and over. $5.00 cover.

Saturday, May 7
Los Sabrosos Dance Studio
4909 Penn Ave (Lawrenceville/Garfield)
VIP Salsa Nights with DJ Juan Diego 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, May 7
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 and Bachata music. $7.00 cover.

Sunday, May 8
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.


Friday, July 8 - Sunday, July 10, 2016
Salsa Pittsburgh's Summer Dance Weekend
Various Locations

Workshops and performances, featuring 22-Time World Latin Dance Champion, Alien Ramirez from Miami/Cuba, and and 2010 National Champion of Mexico, Lenin Guerrero Maldonado. More details TBA.



Sunday, May 14
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.

Special Note: The year 2016 marks Baila Duro's 10th year in its making with special 10th Anniversary Gala in April. Starting after the Anniversary event, Baila Duro will revamp its event format and the Sunday socials will be held quarterly in order to provide improved educational offerings on Salsa music & dance and to focus on the quality of its socials.
Future Social Dates: (*Sat, May 14 - Saturday Event - 10th Anniversary Gala*), July 3, Oct 2


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