Archive for January, 2009

New Hardwood Dance Floor

Posted on January 28th, 2009 by by Dany J

Salsa dancers have spoken, and Fire N Ice has answered! Brand New wall-to-wall hardwood dance floor. Re-Opening on Friday January 30th, 2009.

Salsa Fridays in New Jersey with Scarlet Mambo. New Hardwood Floor

Grand Debut: Orquesta SON 9, Canta Gilberto Velez

Posted on January 22nd, 2009 by by Dany J

Friday, January 23rd, 2009: Fire N Ice will be CLOSED due to installation of new hardwood dance floor. Sorry for the inconvenience.

Friday, January 30th, 2009: Fire N Ice Re-Opening with a NEW HARDWOOD DANCE FLOOR. WALL TO WALL hardwood floor.

Friday, February 6th, 2009: Scarlet Mambo hosts the GRAND DEBUT of Orquesta SON 9 and features the new hardwood dance floor.

For complete schedule, visit the Upcoming Events page.

Orquesta SON 9. Grand Debut, Feb 6th 2009“Orquesta SON 9: Canta Gilberto Velez Jr” is the official name of this ten-piece orchestra, nine musicians plus one. The band is new, but the roster of this band is very familiar. Gilberto Velez has teamed up with local musicians to form a new and exciting concept. Their repertoire is refreshingly new and classic! Come to experience an amazing night of live music with this new and familiar group!

Grand Debut!
Friday February 6th, 2009
Fire N Ice Salsa Fridays.

Gilberto Velez Jr was featured last year at the New York International Salsa Congress as the lead singer on Saturday night! So this band is new but not amateur.

DJ Dany Joshua, DJ Leonard, the drinks specials, the low cover, and the hardwood dance floor will still be in effect that night! Any questions, please contact Dany Joshua.

For table reservations or VIP seating contact Fire N Ice directly at 732.417.1999 (limited).

New Schedule for Rutgers Salsa Dance Lessons

Posted on January 15th, 2009 by by Dany J

Salsa in NJ Rutgers Salsa ClassesIf you didn’t already know, Rutgers University is offering Salsa On2 dance classes. Eddie-Torres-Style Salsa, New-York-Style Salsa, Salsa On2 or New York Mambo or whichever name you call it, Rutgers has it!

The new Rutgers rec courses catalog for Spring 2009 is available now at There are 4 Salsa courses beginning on Jan 31st and Feb 3rd. Each course is six (6) weeks long and will cover the same material as many New York, Salsa On2 dance classes.

Registration opens on Wednesday, January 21st. The Friday courses are open to the public!!!

Online registration is available (See the Class Schedule page for details). Register also by phone at 732.932.8203 or in person at the College Avenue Gym.

Salsa in New Jersey: Class Schedule

New Jersey Salsa Disc Jockeys: NY/NJ Salsa DJ Tour

Posted on January 10th, 2009 by by Dany J

The House of Dance Salsa SocialScarlet Mambo has made a big push to become an elite disc jockey service in the New York and New Jersey Salsa scenes. Having a dancer’s perspective, the Scarlet Mambo DJ’s strive to play the best music for Salsa dancers. In fact, in a perfect world, DJ Dany J and DJ Leonard would exclusively play Salsa exclusively for dancers only, 100% of the time! (redundancy intended)

With this in mind, Scarlet Mambo is “on tour” in New York and New Jersey, making appearances at Salsa socials of some of the most prestigious Salsa personalities. Last week, on January 3rd, 2009, the Scarlet Mambo DJ’s made an appearance at Yesenia’s Dance Factory Salsa Social.

On Saturday, January 17th, 2009, Scarlet Mambo is scheduled to spin music at “The House of Dance Salsa Social”, hosted by Griselle Ponce.

In New York, DJ Dany J will be playing at Sabor Tuesdays at Iguana every Tuesday for the the month January (2009). DJ Dany J plays a long set that is followed by DJ Antonio La Conga.

This is a rough schedule of DJ gigs for Scarlet Mambo for January:

– Tue, Jan 13th @ Sabor Tuesdays at Iguanas
– Thu, Jan 15th @ Scarlet Salsa Thursdays at 360 Lounge
– Fri, Jan 16th @ Fire N Ice Salsa Fridays
– Sat, Jan 17th @ The House of Dance Salsa Social (hosted by Griselle Ponce)
– Tue, Jan 20th @ Sabor Tuesdays
– Thu, Jan 22nd @ Scarlet Salsa Thursdays at 360 Lounge
– Fri, Jan 23rd @ Fire N Ice Salsa Fridays
– Tue, Jan 27th @ Sabor Tuesdays
– Thu, Jan 29th @ Scarlet Salsa Thursdays at 360 Lounge
– Fri, Jan 30th @ Fire N Ice Salsa Fridays

Scarlet Salsa Thursdays in New Jersey are back!

Posted on January 7th, 2009 by by Dany J

Apparently a handful of people were confused a little. Let’s clarify. After a two-week hiatus due to Christmas and the New Year falling on Thursdays, Scarlet Salsa Thursdays at 360 Lounge are back this week. In addition, Fire N Ice Salsa Fridays are very much in effect. When in doubt, please visit the “Upcoming Events” tab at the top of this page to get the latest information about specific dates.

Thursdays. More info…
Fridays. More info…