Vancouver Rueda Festival 2011 Cancelled

5 Jul

Hello friends,

We are sad to announce that we must cancel the 2011 Vancouver Rueda Festival. We are very disappointed as we were all looking forward to seeing you shaking it in our lovely city in October. We feel that at this time we are unable to create the fun, well-organized event that we all expect and we don’t want to deliver anything less to our fine salsa community. We lost two key members of our team this year – one to a new life in Toronto, and the other to school/work overload. We have been facing challenges with venues and production details and the two of us are finding it too challenging to troubleshoot such a big event on top of our full-time schedules.

No-one is more disappointed than us to have to make this announcement – we truly love being a part of this community and have every intention of continuing to organize events that celebrate Cuban Salsa. We’ve had a lot of fun bringing instructors like Marcos Ravelo, Isaias Rojas and Ryan and Sidney to Vancouver and working with local instructors, DJ’s and promoters who share our vision and passion.

To all of our out-of-town friends, please continue to visit us! We’ll happily throw you a party almost anytime🙂

And please continue to support the efforts of the other tireless organizers and instructors in our salsa family; there are many events going on during the year, please continue to attend them! We know we’ll be at many of them and we expect dances from all of you!

Again, we are truly disappointed not to be able to create this for you this time around, but hope to see you all very soon.

Maria and Shelley (and Cathie and Shandi and Swapna)

See you at:

Salsa Casino Mayan Congress , Cancun, September 15-18, 2011

Baila en Cuba, Havana, November 20-26, 2011

SF/Bay Area Rueda Festival, San Francisco, February 16-19, 2012

SalsAtlanta, Atlanta, June 1-3, 2012

And many more Cuban salsa events around the world…

Marcos Ravelo Workshop AND FIESTA!!!!

19 May


And afterwards, come show off your new moves with us at Vallarta Grill (102 Water Street).

DJ Rogelio from Oregon and DJ Kubanito will be spinning our favorite Timba, Reggaeton, Bachata, and Merengue tunes for us.
June 4th, 2011
9pm – 1am
$10 – tickets at the door

For more info call: 604-787-4929 or message us here.

Marcos Ravelo coming to Vancouver June 4th!

2 May

One of the most energetic and popular Cuban salsa instructors in Canada is coming to Vancouver on Saturday, June 4th. The Chicks in Charge are beyond excited to have Marcos Ravelo coming to visit!

Check out the details here

Breaking radio silence…

11 Apr

We know things have seemed quiet here for the last few months, but never fear, the Chicks have been busy behind the scenes!

Check out our growing list of confirmed instructors for the festival who will be filling your brains and getting your body moving!

Also, mark June 4th on your calendars – Marcos Ravelo from Calgary will be coming to Vancouver to give workshops on reggaeton and salsa. More details coming soon!

Announcing the 2011 Vancouver Rueda Festival!

8 Nov

The dates have been set! The 2011 Vancouver Rueda Festival will be taking place October 14-16, so mark your calendars!

The Chicks in Charge are working hard to prepare for another weekend of Cuban salsa madness! We are sad to be down one Chick (Shandi is starting a new life in Toronto), but we are pleased to welcome Josh to our crew. (We can’t really call him a Chick though. Chap in Charge? Suggestions welcome).

Stay tuned for more details over the coming months…

Welcome to our new site

26 Oct

Welcome to our updated website! Stay tuned for the official announcement of the Vancouver Rueda Festival 2011 and other upcoming events.