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LEARN SALSA at ISLAND HEALTH & FITNESS 🏖 We’re offering a NEW 4 WEEK SERIES starting Thursday June 15th: Beginner Level 1 at 6:30PM and Salsa Suelta at 7:40PM. No Partner Necessary ∙ Couples Welcome ∙ Gender Free: All Welcome to Lead or Follow. Descriptions below.  See You at Island‼️ 

THURSDAY EVENINGS June 15th - July 6th


LEVEL 1️⃣ 6:30-7:30PM
Level 1 is for new students and those seeking review. Here we teach a set of 20 steps needed to dance Salsa individually, as a single couple, and amongst multiple couples in a Rueda de Casino. These include what we call “The Scales of Salsa” & “The Octagon,” additional turns and sequence drills, and the cross-body lead combinations “Dile Que No” and "Dile Que Si.”

Salsa Suelta is a “free style” line dance creat in Cuba. Here, we teach the timing, steps, and flow of Salsa using the back break as the basic, and integrate steps from other Cuban dances, including Rumba, Mambo, Cha Cha Cha, Son, and Pilon. We use these movements to build fun, low-impact cardio dance sequences that improve your health and prepare you to shine on any dance floor. All levels welcome!

Michael Luis Ristorucci and Yamará

Downtown location of Island Health & Fitness, on the Cayuga Lake inlet, 310 Taughannock Blvd, Ithaca, NY.

Series Discount: $50 for 4 Weeks
Drop-In: $15 IHF members, $18 nonmembers, per class. Register by phone at 607-277-3861, or at front desk of Island.  

Contact:, 607-375-7090. Feel free to email, text or call. If calling, please text first. Island Contact: 607-277-3861
DANCE with US TONIGHT MAY 24th at SALSA WEDNESDAY @ The RANGE ✨ LEARN 🇨🇺️ Cuban Salsa Turn Patterns at 8PM and Party til 1AM with 🎧 DJ Instructor MICHAEL LUIS🕺 

LOCATION The Range 119 E. State Street (2nd floor), Ithaca Commons

8-9PM WORKSHOP Salsa Turn Patterns
9-9:30PM Practice & Open Dance
9:30-10PM LESSON Latin Dance Intro 

Dance to the hottest releases of Salsa, Bachata, Merengue, Cha Cha Cha, Reggaeton, Cumbia, y Más with DJ Michael Luis 🎧 Requests accepted

DRINK Specials 
$4 Cuba Libre🥃 
$4 Corona 🍻
$6 Margarita🍹 

21+ ID REQUIRED. Government ID with age and photo required(US driver license, NYS non-driver ID, or passport; copies NOT accepted). 

Workshop Only at 8pm = $10
Event Only (includes Lesson at 9:30pm and Party at 10pm) = $10
💰Save 25% on Workshop + Event = $15
💵 Save 20% on Event Only = $8
Pay cash at door, or by Venmo to “Salsa-Ithaca,” or “$SalsaIthaca” on CashApp, with “May 24” in memo.

QUESTIONS❓ 📩 📞 607.375.7090 (text)

#dance #salsa #bachata #latinmusic #socialdance #merengue  #reggaeton #cumbia #ChaChaCha #latinnight  #ithaca #fingerlakes #southerntier #cornell #ithacacollege #cortland
LET’S HEAR IT for The CLASS OF 2023‼️🎓 DANCE ONE MORE TIME with Our Graduates TONIGHT MAY 19th @ LUNA in Collegetown🌙 Arrive Early for Lesson at 10PM 💃 Party til 1AM 🎉 ADMISSION 1️⃣8️⃣➕ 3 Floors, Lounge, Outdoor Dancing, Food & Drink Specials🍹🌮 
Details below👇

​10-10:30PM Dance Lesson​💃
Get warmed up and learn Salsa & Latin Dance. New content every week. 

10:30PM-1AM PARTY​ 🎉
Dance to the hottest releases of Salsa, Bachata, Merengue, Cha Cha Cha, Reggaeton, Cumbia, y Más with DJs Michael Luis, Luis VA, and Guests 🎧 Requests accepted.

FOOD & DRINK Specials
Buy 1 Get 1 Free Tacos 🌮
$7 Mango Margaritas🍹
$6 Gummy Bear & Green Tea Shots🥃
More specials on site. Virgin versions available 😇

KITCHEN Open til 1:30AM. Order In or Take Out.Pos

PARKING​ 🚙 next door at Garage, 114 Dryden Road.

18+ ID REQUIRED. Government ID with age and photo required to drink (US driver license, NYS non-driver ID, or passport; copies NOT accepted). $10 cash cover includes Lesson and Party. Get 20% off by sending $8 via Venmo to Salsa-Ithaca, or $SalsaIthaca on CashApp, with “May 19” in memo by 10pm, show receipt at door.

QUESTIONS❓ 📩 📞 607.375.7090 (text)

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