Ritmos Spring Workshop & Fiesta with Ryan & Sidney

Date: Saturday, April 13, 2024

Location: Harmony School, 909 E 2nd St, Bloomington, IN 47401

Ritmos Latinos presents a day of Cuban dance workshops, followed by the Spring Fiesta! We are happy to bring back Ryan and Sidney from Rueda con Ritmo in San Francisco!


Ryan Mead is co-director and co-founder of Rueda Con Ritmo. Ryan has been teaching Cuban Salsa and Rueda de Casino since 2005, and he has taught and performed across the United States, and internationally in Cuba, Mexico, Canada, and New Zealand. Besides being a dancer, Ryan has been a percussionist since the age of eight. He is an alumnus of the New England Conservatory and Stanford and has taken many trips to Cuba to study both dance and music - since 2015 he has lead Cuba Dance Trips with Sidney, where in 2018 he performed with Companía All Stars in a music video with the Grammy-winning Septeto Santiaguero. As both dancer and musician, Ryan is uniquely positioned to illuminate the inextricable connection between dance and music. Aside from his creativity as a choreographer, he is perhaps best known by lovers of Cuban dance and music for innovating a vocabulary of rhythmic calls and steps to aid dancers in the understanding and interpretation of Cuban music.

Sidney Weaverling is co-director and co-founder of Rueda Con Ritmo and has been teaching in the San Francisco Bay Area since 1999. She has a deep appreciation and respect for Cuban music, dance, and culture and takes great pleasure in sharing her knowledge and experience with her students. She continues to study in Cuba on RCR’s Cuba Dance Trips and is devoted to maintaining traditional Cuban dance styles as well as contributing innovative moves and choreography. She has been a longtime contributor to the thriving Cuban dance scene in the SF Bay Area where she continues to build an inclusive and supportive dance community. A natural dancer and skilled teacher, Sidney not only has a graceful and athletic style of movement - she has the teaching experience and attention to detail that enable her to transform and inspire dancers at any level.


Workshops are open to dancers who learned the basics of casino (guapea, dile que no, enchufe, vacilala, p'abajo, exhibela)

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm  Rueda de Casino

1:15 pm - 2:15 pm  Casino Partnerwork

2:45 pm - 3:45 pm   Son Partnerwork

4:00 pm - 5:00 pm   Musicality


Ritmos Latinos members (must be Spring 2024 semester member)

 1 Workshop:  $10

2 Workshops: $15

3 Workshops: $25

4 Workshops: $30

 Non-members of Ritmos Latinos

 1 Workshop:  $15

2 Workshops: $20

3 Workshops: $30

4 Workshops: $40

Payment options for workshop tickets:

Cash or check to Ritmos Latinos (on the day of the event)

Venmo: Send payments to @Catherine-Mortensen. Verify last 4 digits of phone number 5044. Include full name(s) of attendee(s) and # of workshops in payment note

Zelle: Send payments to mortensencatherine26@gmail.com. Verify recipient is “Ritmos Latinos”. Include full name(s) of attendee(s) and # of workshops in payment note


8:30 pm - Absolute Beginner lesson

Bring your friends who don't know how to dance yet, and show them what it is all about :)

9 pm - 12 am - dance the night away!

Dress to impress and get ready to party! The best timba, salsa, son, bachata, merengue and more!

The fiesta and absolute beginner lesson are free and open to public!

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Past Events

Spring Workshop & Fiesta with Daybert Linares

Saturday, April 13, 2019

Spring Workshop & Fiesta with Duane of Energetic Soul

Saturday, April 28, 2018

Ritmos 10th Anniversary Reunion & Fiesta

Saturday, April 15, 2017

Workshop & Fiesta with Adrian & Amanda of DC Casineros

Saturday, April 9, 2016

Ritmos Spring Fiesta & Workshop with Mike of Rumbanana

Saturday, April 25, 2015

Summer Workshop and Fiesta with Germán Parra Tovar

Saturday, August 9, 2014

Spring Workshop and Fiesta with Ryan and Sidney

Saturday, April 12th, 2014

Workshop & Fiesta with Chris and Evelyn 

of ¡Fuákata! from New York!

Saturday, April 13, 2013

Winter 2012 Fiesta with Cosa Seria

Saturday, Dec. 1, 2012

Spring 2012 Workshop & Fiesta with Julián Mejía of SalsAtlanta 

Saturday, April 14, 2012

"I just wanted to thank you and the rest of your organization for hosting such a great event this past weekend. The workshop was amazing and the fiesta was so much fun!  Your group made us feel very welcome and the quality of the dancing was fantastic. Isaac, Anthony, and myself definitely want to come back to another Ritmos event and bring the rest of our Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky crew with us! Thanks again for everything and have a great week!"  – Melissa West-Koistila

Check out photos from our spring 2012 workshop and fiesta:

Event album on the Ritmos Facebook page

Other Facebook photos where Ritmos is tagged