12 Week Ladies Salsa On 2 Training Team

About half a year ago

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12 Week Ladies Salsa On 2 Training Team
with Ava Apple 
NEXT Session to be posted soon

Open to Beginner through intermediate level dancers.
Learn ladies styling, technique, and a short choreography from the repertoire of The Ladies of The Latin Symbolics.
Ava Apple, a San Francisco native, has been dancing professionally since her teens.
She has performed & taught throughout the USA, Hong Kong, Italy, and The Netherlands,
and has received awards for her contribution to the world of Salsa & Latin Dance at the
2002 West Coast Salsa Congress,
the 2003 SF Salsa Congress,
and the 2003 Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts 25th Anniversary celebration.
She has won many titles in Hustle, Salsa, and Theater Arts, and along with her partner Rodolfo Guzman, now owns Symbolic Dance & Fitness in San Francisco, Ca., and is director of The Latin Symbolics, Yamulee Project SF, and & SF Touch dance teams.
Many well known dancers got their start in Ava’s classes and on her dance teams,
including brother & sister duo Junior & Emily Alabi,
Alex Lee & Chi Le,
Jhon Narvaez & Liz Rojas,
and Ciro & MaryAnn Martinez, to name just a few….
More info shortly….

LIFT Workshop w/ Ava & Rodolfo

About half a year ago

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Lift workshop w/ Ava Apple & Rodolfo Guzman
Sunday, February 11th, 2-4pm

This workshop is for Intermediate and above level dancers, and you must bring your own partner.
$70 per couple, advance registration preferred, as space will be limited.

Pay via PayPal to avaapple@hotmail.com
or via Venmo to @ava-apple
or stop by the studio to pay in person

Team Tryouts this Sun. 1/21

About half a year ago

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Sun. Jan. 21st
1pm MG Bachata Coed

1:45 Yamulee Coed

2:30 Yamulee Ladies

3:15 The Latin Symbolics & TLS II

Please wear dance shoes (heels or jazz shoes – either is ok), and dance/workout attire.
Allow time for parking, and arrive 15 min. before tryouts start to sign-in.
If you cannot attend this Sunday please msg. Ava Apple to arrange an audition appointment!
We like to train hard, and strive to get better all the time.
Throughout the year there will be opportunities to train with Osmar Perrones, Gabriela Avendano, Oscar Martinez, David Beltran, and Lyliana Beltran.

The Latin Symbolics is currently in it’s 27th year,
Yamulee is one of the TOP Salsa teams in the world,
and MG Bachata is a very highly regarded team with a strong work ethic, so if chosen to be on one of these teams – you will be expected to put it the work and the time!

Love to train and learn but don’t love performing? Come to tryouts – we DO accept some people just to train with us.

There is no cost to tryout for our teams, and there never will be. An audition or tryout should not cost money to attend. If selected to join our team(s) there are monthly fees, plus costumes/shoes/Team T’s that will need to be purchased.
That info will be given at tryouts.

La Mezcla – Fundraiser for Mexico

Over a year ago

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SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT- ALL PROCEEDS from our October Edition of LA MEZCLA will go to victims of Mexico’s earthquake
Join us on SUNDAY OCT. 1st – 5pm class, 6-10pm social

We will start at 5PM with a beginner lesson, followed by our monthly social – LA MEZCLA
DJ Enrique – plays an amazing mix of SALSA~BACHATA~CUMBIA~CHA CHA CHA

Special guest performances tba…

ALL ages~ALL levels welcome – this is a NO Alcohol party…
$12 suggested MINIMUM donation – includes beginner lesson taught by Ava & Rodolfo

Workshops w/ Oscar & Thalia of Yamulee Houston

Over a year ago

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Two workshops w/ Special Guests Oscar Martinez & Thalia Vasquez, followed by our monthly social – LA MEZCLA – where we will celebrate our studio’s SEVENTH ANNIVERSARY!

Sunday May 7th
Workshops w/ Oscar & Thalia of Yamulee Houston
2-3:30 Cha Cha Cha!
3:30-5 – Salsa/Mambo On 2
These workshops are for Intermediate level dancers and above.

5-6 Beginner lesson free with party admission
All ages social – Salsa Bachata Cha Cha Cha Cumbia. Special guests Oscar & Thalia, and Yukiko & Carlos from Los Angeles

Workshop prices
If paid by Wed. May 3rd – $20 per workshop ($40 for both)
FIRST FIVE to register for BOTH workshops will get FREE admission to LA MEZCLA that evening.

Pay via PayPal to avaapple@hotmail.com
or via Venmo to @ava-apple

Workshop w/ Aubrey Ares 4/2

Over a year ago

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Ladies Styling Workshop w/ the AMAZING Aubrey Ares

Sunday April 2nd at 3pm, followed be our Monthly Social LA MEZCLA. Aubrey will be our guest performer at the social!!!
And…. all ladies who attend the workshop will get in FREE to the social (before 6:30)
La Mezcla https://www.facebook.com/events/181906335635446/

$30 if paid in advance
Send payment via PayPal to avaapple@hotmail.com or via Venmo to @ava-apple
Please specify that you are paying for Aubrey Workshop

Team Try-Outs this Sunday

Over a year ago

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SALSA & BACHATA Team Try-Outs for all of our teams, all levels – Beginner through Advanced
Ava and Rodolfo invite you to try-out for our February-July season. We have teams at all levels – come to the try-outs which are run like a class, and then we will discuss which team you will fit best with.
We direct SF Touch,
Yamulee Project SF,
and The Latin Symbolics
Try-outs for all teams this Sunday, Jan. 29th
SALSA Try-Outs 1pm
BACHATA Try-outs 2pm

Please dress comfortably in workout clothes, and of course bring your dance shoes. For beginners, if you don’t have “dance” shoes yet, that’s ok – wear something with a leather sole if you can.
Int/Adv dancers – bring heels and flats

Watch this vid!

Beginner Bachata – performing optional, but encouraged. Choreo by Island Touch
Salsa On 2 Intensive Social/Performance Training – performing optional, but encouraged. Choreo by Ava & Rodolfo
Int. Bachata – Choreo by Jorge & Tanja/Island Touch
Yamulee Project SF (Int/Adv. level On 2), choreo by Osmar Perrones
Ladies Bachata – Beg/Int, Choreo by Tanja/Island Touch
The Ladies of The Latin Symbolics – Mixed levels, Choreo by Ava & Audrianna
The Latin Symbolics – Adv level, with Lifts, choreo by Ava & Rodolfo, and TLS team members

The Latin Symbolics 25th Anniversary Party – Sun. Dec. 4th, 2016

Over a year ago

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Ava Apple & The Latin Symbolics 25th Anniversary Celebration!
Join us SUNDAY Dec. 4th, 7pm at 1015 Folsom, SF
Tickets $15 in advance/$20 at the door
Advance tickets here
or stop by the studio to purchase
Doors open 7pm
Beginner Salsa lesson at 7:30pm w/ Antonio Mars & Mireille Ruiz
21 & over
Performances by Junior & Emily, Dave & Zoe of Paradizo Dance, The Latin Symbolics, Yamulee Project SF, Afinkao,SalsaMania, Sabor Latino SF, Daniel & Desiree World Team Project
and VERY SPECIAL guest DJ Jimmy Anton from NYC!

For info on workshops with Junior & Emily on 12/3 https://www.facebook.com/events/1173706676049840/

Lift workshop w/ Dave & Zoe on 12/4 https://www.facebook.com/events/988924857883055/

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Yamulee Project SF – Try-Outs 1/29

Over two years ago

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TEAM TRY-OUTS This Sunday 1/29 at 1pm
Choreography by Osmar Perrones, Team directed by Ava Apple & Rodolfo Guzman
Yamulee Project SF is an Int./Adv. level Salsa “On 2” team, with lifts and tricks

Some of the Events that our teams will be participating in/performing at…
NY Salsa Bachata Festival http://www.newyorksalsabachata.com/

Reno Latin Dance Fest
To learn more about Yamulee click here

Click here to see why you should join us!

SF TOUCH – Bachata Teams

Over two years ago

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Auditions for all  our SF Touch Teams will be held on January 29th at 2pm, 2017 for our Feb.-July season

SF Touch Bachata Coed Beginners
SF Touch Bachata Coed – Int.

Ladies Touch SF – Beg./Int. Ladies only Bachata Team
Learn awesome choreographies by World Renown dancersJorge Ataca Burgos & La AlemanaTanja Kensinger, and get expert dance training from Ava Apple & Rodolfo Guzman – Owners of Symbolic Dance & Fitness and directors of The Latin Symbolics

When you join a “Touch Team” you join the Island Touch “Family” – which means that whenever you visit a city that has a Touch Team, you are welcomed at socials, rehearsals, and even to perform with other teams at events and congresses.
Joining a team is a 6 month commitment.
Team members get discounts to Bay Area Bachata clubs, discounted classes at Symbolic Dance,
performance & travel opportunities, a fun family/team and much more!
ALL levels, ALL ages are welcome to our try-outs! 
You are welcome to try out for more than 1 team!

Watch this vid for a few reasons why you should be a part of SF Touch
Join our Dance Fam!

Check out some recent performances
SF Touch Salsa

SF Touch Bachata

Ladies Touch SF


Touch Salsa and Bachata at Sentimiento party #1ladies of SFT Bachata June 2015 Just Dance Ballroomfull team 12 2013Holiday Party invite


SF Mambo Monthly Social

Quite a long while ago

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Every 2nd Sunday of the month – join us for a Salsa/Mambo social from 5-9:30pm
Each month will feature a different guest teacher from 5-6pm,
followed by our social/party until 9:30pm
All ages – all levels are welcome!
$10 admission


Open Practice/Private Lesson Space

Quite a long while ago

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We often have open practice space available – $5 per person, per hour, shared use of space/music – please check our calendar for available times