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Salsa Pittsburgh/Cabaret Events


Sunday, October 21, 2018
Six-Week Class Cycle begins
Classes in Salsa On1, Salsa On2, and Cha Cha Cha

Friday, November 2, 2018
10-Year Anniversary
of Salsa Fridays
Greer Cabaret Theater
Jose Fajardo Jr. and his Charanga Band from Miami, FL

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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, October 22, 2018


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.


New Six-Week Cycle of Salsa Classes begins Sunday, October 21 taught by Jeff & Colleen Shirey...includes a new combo class Salsa On2/Cha Cha Cha On2...click here for details.

The Cabaret will be closed for Salsa on Friday, October 26 to prepare the stage for the next CLO musical (World premiere of "Game On")

10-Year Anniversary of Salsa Fridays at the Cabaret on Friday, November 2, featuring live Charanga band from Miami, Jose Fajardo Jr. Y Su Orquesta.

Special Salsa Fundraiser to fight human trafficking held on Saturday, November 10 at Just in Thyme (Gibsonia, PA)...see below for details.


Tuesday, October 23
Salsa at Evangeline's- Distrikt Hotel
453 Boulevard of the Allies (Downtown)
Outdoor dancing on the Distrikt Hotel rooftop (Weather permitting) or dancing inside at Evangeline's from 8:00 - 11:00 pm. Salsa Lesson at 8:00 pm by Arthur Murray Dance Studio, Dancing follows until 10:00 pm. No Cover.

Thursday, October 25
810 Brookline Blvd (Brookline)
New night on Thursdays beginning July 26. $3.00 mini-lesson at 9:45 pm taught by Los Sabrosos. Dance from 10:00 pm - 1:00 am to music by DJ Pirata. No Cover.

Thursday, October 25
Olive or Twist
140 6th St (Downtown)
New night on Thursdays beginning August 2, 2018. Arthur Murray Beginner lesson at 9:30 pm. DJ music until 1:30 am. $5.00 cover.

Friday, October 26
Greer Cabaret Theater
655 Penn Ave (7th & Penn-Downtown)
The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust presents Salsa Fridays at Cabaret at Theater Square. Free dance lesson taught by Jeff & Colleen Shirey from 10:00 - 10:30 pm.. Music by DJ follows lesson and ends at 1:30 am. Age 21 and over. $5.00 cover.

No Dance Tonight due to stage breakdown for next theater production

Saturday, October 27
Los Sabrosos Dance Studio
4909 Penn Ave (Lawrenceville/Garfield)
VIP Salsa Nights with DJ Pirata 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 Pirata. $7.00 cover. BYOB.

Saturday, October 27
Wighman School Community Building
5604 Solway St - 3rd Floor (Squirrel Hill)
Salsa at The Studio at Wightman. Salsa/Bachata Social Dance every Saturday from 10:00 pm - 1:00 am. Event is held in conjunction with a weekly Swing Dance. Swing dance in the gym, Salsa/Bachata in dance studio across from gym. $8.00 cover.


Friday, October 19
Greer Cabaret Theater
655 Penn Ave (7th & Penn-Downtown)
A Night of Charanga Music with DJ Jeff Shirey. Come dance to a sampling of various Charanga tunes to get you ready for our Ten-Year Anniversary on November 2 with Jose Fajardo Jr. and his Charanga Band from Miami, FL

Friday, November 2
Greer Cabaret Theater
655 Penn Ave (7th & Penn-Downtown)
Special Ten-Year Anniversary Celebration of Salsa Fridays - Featuring Jose Farjardo & his Charanga Band from Miami, FL.
Performances, Champagne Toast and Anniversary Cake. NO FREE DANCE LESSON TONIGHT DUE TO BAND SOUND CHECK. Tickets are $21.25 in advance or $26.25 at the door. Tickets can be purchased directly from Jeff Shirey on Fridays at the Cabaret or online at trustarts.org

Saturday, November 10
Just in Thyme Banquet Hall
5316 William Flynn Highway (Gibsonia)
Special Salsa Fundraiser to fight human trafficking.
Salsa dance instructors Rachel Booth and Vincent Jones will be on site with a demonstration and group lesson. DJ Jeff of Salsa Pittsburgh will be providing musical entertainment. To register and purchase tickets: http://www.livinginliberty.org/event-3081647 Registration includes a lively evening of food, drinks, salsa dancing, and music!
About Living in Liberty: Living in Liberty offers a secure safe house for victims of human sex trafficking and does street outreach with victims on the streets. Living in Liberty also educates the community at large about sex trafficking, its prevalence worldwide, and its presence in our own communities. Women rescued from commercial sexual exploitation live at a safe house at an undisclosed location in the Greater Pittsburgh area. There they receive a range of services in a loving, caring environment, including emotional and spiritual support, healthcare, education and skills training, food, clothing, legal counseling, and more.



Sunday, Nov 11, 2018
Baila Duro
Philippine American Hall
1975 West Ridgewood Dr, Parma, OH

Baila Duro's Sunday Salsa Social Dance held every two months. 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: Nov 11


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