Archive for September, 2008

Salsa Thursdays at 360 Lounge

Posted on September 26th, 2008 by by Dany J

The first (and second) Scarlet Salsa Thursdays were a hit! This party is for the trendy and cool Salsa dancers! The pictures for this week are up!!! … and more coming.

Scarlet Salsa THURSDAY - 360 Lounge Scarlet Salsa THURSDAY – 360 Lounge
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This week, Thursday October 16th, we continue with a 3-Month Nova Terra reunion. If you were a regular at Nova Terra, we would love to see you on Thursday night. 360 Lounge has mojitos too! This is homecoming week for Rutgers, as so it is homecoming week for Salsa!!

360 Lounge!! No need to drive far, because this party is downtown! You can’t get more downtown than this!!! The goal is to build the best Salsa party in Central Jersey so we don’t have to go dance in New York.

Classic Salsa for Serious Dancing
by: DJ Dany J and DJ Leonard

Live Latin Percussion
by Nerio Matheus

FREE Salsa Class at 9:30 pm
by: Scarlet Mambo

FREE cover before 9:30 pm
$5 before 11pm
$10 after

360 is located across the street from the Train Station. (120 Albany Street, New Brunswick, NJ 08901 )

You can see the rest of the pictures in facebook! "Scarlet Salsa Thursdays at 360 Lounge" Facebook Photo Album 55 Photos.

Salsa Courses Start at Rutgers (Fall 2008)

Posted on September 18th, 2008 by by Dany J

Rutgers Scarlet KnightsRutgers Salsa dance courses will kick-off this Friday, September 19th 2008 at 7:00pm.   Register through the Rutgers Recreation website. Select “Joshua, Dany” in the instructors drop down menu and search.

Register online now!!! It’s easy and fast.  Deadline is now!!! Space is limited!  Student discount is applied at the end of the checkout process.

Starting Friday, September 19th at the College Ave Gym. Course duration: 4 weeks. $15 for students and staff. $45 for the public.

Friday – 7:00-7:55pm – Salsa – Intermediate I (1372.T01P)
Friday – 8:00-8:55pm – Salsa Styling and Technique Essentials (1392.T01P)
Friday – 9:00-9:55pm – Salsa – Introduction (1370.T01P)

Rutgers Recreation Salsa CourseStarting this Sunday, September 21st at the College Ave Gym. Course duration: 4 weeks. $15 for students and staff. $45 for the public.

Sunday – 6:10-7:20pm – Salsa – Intermediate I (1372.T02P)
Sunday – 7:30-8:40pm – Salsa – Introduction (1370.T02P)

Starting on Tuesday, September 23rd at the Sonny-Werblin Gym. Course duration: 4 weeks. $15 for students and staff. $45 for the public.

Tuesday – 7:00-7:55pm – Salsa – Introduction (1370.T04)
Tuesday – 8:00-8:55pm – Salsa – Introduction (1370.T05)

Tumi Mambo’s 5-Yr Anniversary Social

Posted on September 17th, 2008 by by Dany J

Salsa Social: Celebrate the 5-Year Anniversary of Tumi Mambo
Buy Tickets Online Now ($12) – (Fast, Easy and Secure)

Saturday, November 1st 2008
8pm – 1 am

Performances by:
– Piel Canela
– Mambo Clasico
– Latin Reflections
– J&J of Signatura
– Iniciales
– Tropical Image
– Shani’s Girls

Location: NP Rescue Squad Hall, 334 Somerset St, North Plainfield, NJ 07060

Buy Tickets Online Now ($12) – (Fast, Easy and Secure)
Tickets: $15 at the door. For tickets and more info: call Jesse Yip at (908) 220-5538 or email

No Dress-Code. No Age Limit.

MDN’s December Social ” KINGDOM COME PART II”

Posted on September 17th, 2008 by by Dany J

Buy Tickets Online Now – (Fast, Easy and Secure)

MDN Latin Dance Studio’s 5th Year Anniversary
Marcus Nieves’ 32nd Birthday

7pm-2am – Saturday, December 13, 2008

Location: Polish National Home, 215 Cleveland Ave, Harrison, NJ 07029

7-8 pm – Thomas Guerrero (Santo Rico Dance Company)
8-9 pm – Eddie Torres “The Mambo King”

9 pm – Buffet Style Dinner for those who purchased advanced tickets only (No food for “social only” guests)

9 pm – Music by DJ RAY COLON playing The Hottest Salsa Sounds

Performances by:

  • Eddie Torres and Melissa Rosado
  • Santo Rico Pro Team
  • Xcibicion Santo Rico
  • Marcus’ Birthday Dance and
    Cake Cutting

    $30 Door Admission at 7 pm
    $25 ADVANCE TICKETS – Buy them Online Here. (Easy, Fast and Secure!)
    $20 Social Only (after 9 pm)

    Cachao, Mambo’s Inventor, Dies at 89 – NY Times

    Posted on September 12th, 2008 by by Dany J

    FYI, some good history reading. I found this NY Times article about the life of Israel Cachao López, the inventor of Mambo. This article should fill a lot of gaps in our understanding of the development of this music genre and dance.

    Cachao, Mambo’s Inventor, Dies at 89

    Published: March 24, 2008

    Correction Appended

    Israel Cachao López, the Cuban bassist and composer who was a pioneer of the mambo, died on Saturday in Coral Gables, Fla. He was 89 and lived in Coral Gables.

    The cause was complications resulting from kidney failure, said Nelson Albareda, whose company, Eventus, was his manager.

    Cachao, as he was universally known, transformed the rhythm of Cuban music when he and his brother, the pianist and cellist Orestes López, extended and accelerated the final section of the stately Cuban danzón into the mambo. “My brother and I would say to each other, ‘Mambea, mambea ahí,’ which meant to add swing to that part,” he said in a 2006 interview with The Miami Herald. The springy mambo bass lines Cachao created in the late 1930’s — simultaneously driving and playful — became a foundation of modern Cuban music, of the salsa that grew out of it, and also of Latin-influenced rock ’n’ roll and rhythm-and-blues. For much of the 20th century, Cachao’s innovations set the world dancing.

    In the late 1950’s, he brought another breakthrough to Read the rest of this entry »