Salsa Rueda on Mondays at Lake Merritt Dance in Oakland
Karen and Michael taught a group of intermediate and advanced Salsa Rueda students at Lake Merritt Dance from 2007 to 2017. Several of these students now have a practice group at the Allegro Ballroom in Emeryville on Gary and Isabelle's Salsa night, right after the lessons in one of the back rooms for 30 minutes.
International Rueda de Casino Multi Flash Mob Day
Karen Lile was the first US Organizer from the San Francisco to collaborate with founding organizers in Slovenia and Egypt on the first
Rueda con Ritmo and organizers throughout the US have continued to participate each year bringing their longtime dance communities into the International awareness collaboration for the International Rueda de Casino Multi Flash Mob Day, which continues to grow.
Karen and Michael as Organizer's: History
- Six Salsa Shows Series June-Dec 2015 at Ashkenaz
- See Ashkenaz.com
- Radio Interviews
- Listen to archive of Julio Bravo and Karen Lile's radio interview on KPFA with Luis Medina.
- Aug 14 to Sep 18, 2014. Hot Havana Nights at Ashkenaz featuring 6 Salsa Bands in 6 Weeks. Organized by Karen Lile and Max Lopez
- "Hot Havana Nights" Cuban Salsa Series co-hosted by Karen and Michael. The six-week series runs Aug. 14 to Sep. 18, 2014 and featured some of the great salsa bands in the greater Bay Area, with a different band each week and a range of stylistic variations on that Cuban-rooted salsa music theme. Each night included a special Salsa Rueda dance lesson with Karen and Michael at 7:00 pm. http://ashkenaz.com
- Thu, Aug 14th, 2014: Orquesta Dharma CD Release Party.
- Thu, Aug 21, 2014: Viento y Marea Ashkenaz debut.
- Thu, Aug 28th, 2014: VibraSÓN. Ashkenaz debut.
- Thu, Sep 4th, 2014: Tito y Su Son de Cuba.
- Thu Sep 11th, 2014: Pallejo Seco
- Thu Sep 18th, 2014: Los Boleros