Dance Events and Classes

Welcome to Salsa Ithaca, your hub for Latin music and dance in Ithaca and surrounding areas.
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We regret to inform you that The Upstairs Bar & Venue is closing indefinitely and that tomorrow night’s event is canceled. All events at The Upstairs, including our monthly residence of 1st Saturday Salsa Night and 3rd Saturday Noche Latina, are suspended until further notice.
We apologize for any inconvenience. We promise to let you know when we resume weekend events at The Upstairs, or new location. In the meantime, if you operate or know of a venue looking to host Latin music and dance events, you can send us a message or give us a call. We’d be happy to talk! Thank you for your support.
We’re excited to announce a New Season of Dance Cruises with @discovercayugalake. Dance, sit back, and enjoy the sunset. A Crash Course dance lesson starts the cruise, followed by music & party with DJ Michael Luis. Song requests accepted. Guests are welcome to bring food and drink.

All Welcome! $30 per passenger, or $50 for two. Get tickets at LINK in BIO. Read Health & Safety Information and share with your party. Purchases can also be made by phone (607) 327-5253.

Arrive 15 minutes early. The Teal-Club Cayuga Cruiser sets sail from Allan H. Treman State Marine Park, at 1000 Taughannock Blvd, located near Cass Park, behind the Hangar Theatre, in Ithaca-NY.

June 23rd 7:30-9:30pm
July 28th 7:30-9:30pm
August 25th 7-9pm
September 22nd 6:30-8:30pm
October 20th 6-8pm

• Djug Django Live Music: 6/9, 7/21, 9/15
• Hip Hop x R&B x Caribbean with DJ ha-MEEN: 6/16, 7/14, 8/18, 9/8, 10/6
• Reggae with DJ Mike Judah: 6/30, 8/11, 9/1, 10/13

Call (607) 327-5253 or Email:

If you need to cancel or rebook your reservation you may do so for a full refund up to 24 hours before your cruise departure time by emailing or calling DCL at 607-327-5253. Or you can cancel up to 48 hours ahead of time by simply clicking on “Cancel Now’ below the photo of the cruise on your confirmation receipt. You will have the option for a full refund or to purchase a Gift Card for later use. Customers will receive a full refund or credit in case of operator cancellation due to weather or other unforeseen circumstances. No-shows will be charged the full price.

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Join us TONIGHT June 12th and every other Wednesday for bachata workshop & Latin dance with GERALDO IGLESIAS. This Urban Bachata style is sensual and sexy, with lots of body connection and hip movement.

🕺 8-9PM Bachata Workshop (intermediate)
🎶 9-9:15PM Open Dance
💃 9:15-9:45PM Intro Dance Lesson (beginner)
🎉 9:45PM-1AM Party with DJ

$10 for Workshop, $10 for Lesson + Party. Or pay $17 to attend full event schedule: Workshop, Lesson, and Party. Pay by Venmo to “Salsa-Ithaca,” or “$SalsaIthaca” on CashApp, with event date in memo, or by cash at the door.

QUESTIONS❓Email 📧 📞 Call/Text/WhatsApp 607-375-7090, or Message 📩 “Salsa Ithaca” on Facebook, Instagram, or TikTok
Thanks everyone for an amazing turnout at our first Afro-Cuban Percussion Class yesterday - we have more in store this week ✨

1️⃣ TUESDAY JUN 11th 7:30-8:45pm Downtown, All Ages
2️⃣ WEDNESDAY JUN 12th 8pm-1am @ The Range, Ithaca Commons,  21+
3️⃣ SATURDAY JUN 15th 9pm-1am @ The Upstairs, Downtown 21+

🔖 GET TICKETS for Our 1st SALSA CRUISE of the Season
SUNDAY JUNE 23rd 7:30-9:30pm @ Allan H. Treman State Marine Park, All Ages

MORE INFO in Image and Link in Bio

#dance #salsa #afrocuban #bachata #latinmusic #socialdance #merengue  #reggaeton #cumbia #chachacha #latinnight #ithaca #fingerlakes #southerntier #centralnewyork #cortland #cornell #ithacacollege
Afro-Cuban Percussion Class with Adolfo begins TONIGHT JUNE 10th 6:00-7:15PM and Every Monday 🪘

In our beginner percussion classes, participants will learn drumming and percussion technique, drawing on traditional and contemporary Afro-Cuban rhythms. These rhythms are rooted in the traditions of the West African slaves brought to Cuba and the Caribbean starting in the 17th century, and continuing through most of the 19th century. Some of the rhythms we learn maintain close similarity to their African antecedents, while others are more uniquely Cuban, Haitian, and Caribbean, influenced by the mix of African cultures as well indigenous islanders and Europeans. All are welcome. Having your own instrument is not necessary.


Cost is $15 per class. Sliding scale discount is available to anyone who needs it. Nobody will be turned away due to lack of funds.

Register Using Link in Bio. You will be contacted with more information, location included, and to answer any questions.

Contact Us 
Call, Text, or WhatsApp: 607.375.7090.

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Come learn floor navigation, footwork, and fun Salsa Casino figures in partner at our 8pm workshop, stay for the party 👠 Don’t miss your weekly Salsa fix 👇

🕺 8-9PM Salsa Casino Workshop (intermediate) with Michael & Jo
🎶 9-9:30PM Open Dance
💃 9:30-10PM Intro Dance Lesson (beginner)
🎉 10PM-1AM Party with DJ

$10 for Workshop, $10 for Lesson + Party. Or pay $17 to attend full event schedule. Pay by Venmo to “Salsa-Ithaca,” or “$SalsaIthaca” on CashApp, with event date in memo, or by cash at the door.

QUESTIONS❓Email 📧 📞 Call/Text/WhatsApp 607-375-7090, or Message 📩 “Salsa Ithaca” on Facebook, Instagram, or TikTok

#dance #salsa #salsacubana #salsacasino #bachata #latinmusic #socialdance #merengue #reggaeton #cumbia #ChaChaCha #latinnight #ithaca #fingerlakes #southerntier #centralnewyork #cornell #ithacacollege #cortland
Get ready to move, play, and challenge yourself at our WEEKLY AFROCUBAN DANCE CLASS with LIVE DRUMMING by ADOLFO y LISBET.
Location: Ithaca Movement Arts Studio, 119 S Cayuga St. 
Open levels, walk-ins welcome. Cost is $15 per class, by cash, check, Venmo, or CashApp. Sliding scale discount available for those who need it. Register using link in bio.
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Celebrate June with Ithaca Fest and Salsa Night at @upstairsithaca this Saturday June 1st (and every 1st & 3rd Saturday of the month)

9PM Latin Dance Lesson
Learn spicy movements for all of your dancing with guest resident artists Adolfo Castillo and Lisbet Lopez from Cuba 🇨🇺️ For all levels.

9:45PM-1AM Dance Party
Dance to a throwback mix of Latin classics and the latest hits of Salsa, Bachata, Merengue, ChaChaCha, Reggaeton, Cumbia, and Latin Pop... with DJ Michael Luis.

Raffle Drawing for Gift Card to Zócalo 🇲🇽️ Bar & Grill at 11:30pm.

21+ Government ID with age and photo required (US driver license, NYS non-driver ID, or passport). $10 cash cover, or Venmo (Salsa-Ithaca), or CashApp ($SalsaIthaca) includes lesson and party.

📞 Call, Text, or WhatsApp 607.375.7090
DM “Salsa Ithaca” on IG or FB for links to everything

#dance #salsa #salsacubana #bachata #latinmusic #socialdance #merengue  #reggaeton #cumbia #ChaChaCha #latinnight  #ithaca #fingerlakes #southerntier #centralnewyork #cortland #cornell #ithacacollege

"I’ve lived in Ithaca for 16 years and have been jamming to Latin music for as long as I can remember. I rely on Salsa Ithaca’s announcements for all the latest event information in the Latin dance community.”

~ Carrell Johnson

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