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SALSA NIGHT FALL 2022 ∙ WEDNESDAY NOVEMBER 30th ∙  SENSUAL BACHATA LESSON with DJ GERALDO

SALSA NIGHT FALL 2022 ∙ WEDNESDAY NOVEMBER 30th ∙ SENSUAL BACHATA LESSON with DJ GERALDO

Nov 2, 7:00pm - Dec 1, 5:00am

The Range119 E. State StIthaca, NY14850 Map

JOIN US LOCALS, STUDENTS & VISITORS for ITHACA'S HOTTEST WEEKLY PARTY ¡¡¡SALSA WEDNESDAY @ THE RANGE!!! ARRIVE EARLY NOVEMBER 30TH 8PM for Sensual Bachata Lesson for All Levels with DJ-Instructor Geraldo Iglesias, followed by Intro Salsa Lesson at 9:30PM. PARTY 10PM-1AM. Get 20% Off Cover by Venmoing $8 to Salsa-Ithaca, with date in memo by 10pm. See you on the dance floor… ¡¡¡HASTA LA RUMBA!!!

SCHEDULE
7PM DOORS OPEN
​All welcome to dance and enjoy the bar.

8PM SENSUAL BACHATA for ALL LEVELS
Learn footwork and partner combination of this popular Bachata variety.

9:30PM SALSA LESSON​
Timing, footwork and foundational partner combination.

10PM-1AM PARTY​
Dance to the hottest releases of Salsa-Son-Timba, Bachata, Merengue, Cha Cha Cha, Cumbia, Reggaeton y más with DJ G.I.

DRINK SPECIALS $4 Cuba Libre, $4 Corona, $6 Margarita. Tips Appreciated.

ADMISSION. 21+ Gov ID with Age & Photo Required (US driver license, NYS non-driver ID, or passport). $10 cover includes general admission, lesson at 9:45pm, and party til 1am. Participation in 8pm lesson requires separate sliding scale payment $7-$15 (based on what you can afford) . Get 20% off event cover by sending $8 to Salsa-Ithaca on Venmo, or to $SalsaIthaca on CashApp, with “November 30” in memo by 11/30 10pm. Show receipt at door.

QUESTIONS: events@salsaithaca.com, 607.375.7090.

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STANDARD SCHEDULE RESUMES NEXT WEDNESDAY DECEMBER 7

JOIN US EVERY WEDNESDAY for ITHACA’S HOTTEST WEEKLY PARTY - SALSA NIGHT at THE RANGE on THE ITHACA COMMONS. ARRIVE EARLY for Dance Instruction, Social Hour, and Drink Specials. Bar Opens 7PM, Dance Classes 7:30PM, Free Lesson 9:45pm, Party til 1AM. Learn Dance and Party with DJ-Instructors Michael Luis, Geraldo Iglesias, and Guest Cuban Artist Yamará. Get 20% Off Cover by Venmoing $8 to Salsa-Ithaca, with date in memo by 10pm. See you on the dance floor… ¡¡¡HASTA LA RUMBA!!!

SCHEDULE
7PM DOORS OPEN
​All are welcome to hang out at the bar and take dance class.

7:30-9:30PM SALSA & RUEDA DE CASINO DANCE CLASS
Learn Salsa Basics and progress toward Rueda de Casino. Level 1
7:30-8:30pm, Level 2 8:30-9:30pm.

9:45PM SALSA & LATIN DANCE INTRO LESSON​
Learn the basics of Salsa, Bachata, and Cha Cha Cha.

10:15PM-1AM DANCE PARTY
Dance to the hottest releases of Salsa-Son-Timba, Bachata, Merengue, Cha Cha Cha, Cumbia, Reggaeton y más… ¡más Salsa! with DJs Michael Luis and Geraldo Iglesias. Requests accepted.

DRINK SPECIALS $4 Cuba Libre, $4 Corona, $6 Margarita.
​Tips Appreciated.

ADMISSION. 21+ Gov ID with Age & Photo Required (US driver license, NYS non-driver ID, or passport). $10 cover includes general admission starting at 7:15pm, lesson at 9:45pm, and party til 1am. Participation in Salsa and Rueda class at 7:30pm and 8:30pm requires registration. Get 20% Off Cover by sending $8 via Venmo to Salsa-Ithaca, or $SalsaIthaca on CashApp, with event date in memo by 10pm of event date. Show receipt at door.

QUESTIONS? events@salsaithaca.com, 607.375.7090 (text before calling please)
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SALSA CUBANA DECEMBER CLASSES AT ISLAND :: BEGINNER ∙ INTERMEDIATE ∙ SALSA SUELTA

SALSA CUBANA DECEMBER CLASSES AT ISLAND :: BEGINNER ∙ INTERMEDIATE ∙ SALSA SUELTA

Dec 1, 5:30pm+2Dec 8, 5:30pm - Dec 8, 8:45pmDec 15, 5:30pm - Dec 15, 8:45pm

Island Health & Fitness310 Taughannock BlvdIthaca, NY14850 Map

LEARN SALSA CUBANA THURSDAYS at ISLAND HEALTH & FITNESS. The Last Drop-In Classes of 2022 are Thursdays December 1, 8, and 15. NEW Students Always Welcome. No Partner Necessary. Learn with Professional Dancers and Instructors. See Class Descriptions and Schedule Below: Level 2 5:30PM, Salsa Suelta 6:30PM, Level 1 7:45PM. Level 2 requires pre-registration (use link in description below). Spread the Word and See You at Island!

THURSDAY EVENINGS DECEMBER 1 - DECEMBER 15

SALSA IN PARTNER with RUEDA DE CASINO LEVELS 1 & 2
Salsa with Rueda de Casino is a fun way to learn Salsa timing, repertoire, and lead-follow. In Rueda, dancers change partners in a Salsa "wheel," while performing steps and combinations to the arrangement of a caller. Rueda allows students to dance with various partners in fluid motion, and in a relaxed setting. In our Level 1 series, we start in line format, then progress into single couple format, and at the end, introduce the circle (Rueda) format, which takes us into Level 2, where we add, review, and build Salsa technique and repertoire. More below.

LEVEL 2 5:30-6:30PM
In Level 2 we review and refine Level 1 content, and begin Rueda de Casino with the lead-follow basic "Guapea," and the partner change call of “Dame” (pronounced “da-me”). We then teach a set of standard Salsa turn patterns, and Cuban style combinations built off of the open break such as "Adios" and "Enchufle,” and integrate these moves into single partner and rueda formats. Level 2 Register here: docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSd9WQDWPI842roIhUy9HWAJITRMX-zqYi12ZNX9ivXUVRQuyw/viewform?usp=s...

LEVEL 1 7:45-8:45PM
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,” a set of turns and sequence drills, and the cross-body lead combinations “Dile Que No” and "Dile Que Si.”

SALSA SUELTA CUBAN LINE DANCE 6:30-7:30PM
Salsa Suelta is a “free style” line dance created in Cuba. Here, we teach the timing, steps, and flow of Salsa Suelta, and integrate steps from other Cuban dances - Rumba, Mambo, Cha Cha Cha, Son, Pilon, and Makuta - and use these movements to build fun, low-impact cardio dance sequences that improve your health and prepare you to shine on any dance floor. No dance experience necessary, all levels welcome!

ATTIRE
Please wear fitted attire suitable for dancing. Footwear should be fitted with medium level traction and flat soles to facilitate movement. Heals, sandals, and open shoes are not suitable. Dance sneakers and worn sneakers work well. Bring a water bottle and hand towel.

INSTRUCTORS
Michael Luis Ristorucci and Yamará

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

COST
$15 IHF members, $17 nonmembers, per class.

QUESTIONS
Contact: michael@salsaithaca.com, 607.375.7090. Feel free to email, text or call. If calling, please text first to give a heads-up. Island Contact: 607.319.0149
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NOCHE LATINA AT LUNA :: DANCE PARTY in COLLEGETOWN FRIDAY DECEMBER 2nd

NOCHE LATINA AT LUNA :: DANCE PARTY in COLLEGETOWN FRIDAY DECEMBER 2nd

Dec 2, 10:00pm - Dec 3, 1:00am

Luna Inspired Street Food100 Dryden RdIthaca, NY14850 Map

SALSA and LATIN MUSIC & DANCE is BACK FOR ALL!!! JOIN US FOR THE RETURN OF 18+ LATIN MUSIC & DANCE FRIDAY at LUNA in COLLEGETOWN. ARRIVE EARLY for More Dance. We Start at 10pm with a Crash Course Dance Lesson then PARTY with 2 DJs until 1AM. More Info Below. Spread the Word… ¡¡¡HASTA LA RUMBA!!!

10-10:30PM CRASH COURSE DANCE LESSON
Get warmed up and learn some new Latin dance steps.

10:30PM-1AM PARTY
Dance to the hottest releases of Salsa, Bachata, Merengue, Cha Cha Cha, Reggaeton, Cumbia, and Latin Pop with DJs Michael Luis and Luis VA. Song requests accepted.

ADMISSION
18+ ID REQUIRED. Government ID with age and photo required for 21+ to drink (US driver license, NYS non-driver ID, or passport; copies NOT accepted). $10 Cash or Venmo cover includes lesson and party. Get 20% off by sending $8 via Venmo to Salsa-Ithaca, or $SalsaIthaca on CashApp, with “December 2” in memo by 10pm on 12/2. Show receipt at door.

QUESTIONS events@salsaithaca.com, 607.375.7090 (text first please)
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SALSA NIGHT UPSTAIRS :: DECEMBER 3rd DOWNTOWN ITHACA :: DANCE LESSON ∙ DJs ∙ PARTY

SALSA NIGHT UPSTAIRS :: DECEMBER 3rd DOWNTOWN ITHACA :: DANCE LESSON ∙ DJs ∙ PARTY

Dec 3, 9:00pm - Dec 4, 1:00am

The Upstairs - Ithaca106 S Cayuga StIthaca, NY14850 Map

CELEBRATE DECEMBER and END OF CLASSES with MUSIC & DANCE!!! JOIN US DECEMBER 3RD and EVERY 1ST SATURDAY of the MONTH for SALSA NIGHT @ THE UPSTAIRS off The ITHACA COMMONS. ARRIVE EARLY for more fun! Dance Lesson starts at 9PM with DJ-Instructor Michael Luis and Guest Cuban Artist Yamará, followed by Party from 9:45PM to 1AM. Song requests accepted. Enjoy a beautiful dance space and bar upstairs, and outdoor patio downstairs. Bring your dance energy & SPREAD THE WORD… ¡¡¡Hasta la Rumba!!!

9-9:45PM DANCE LESSON
Learn Salsa and Latin dance basics with a fun step sequence and partner combination - for all levels.

9:45PM-1AM PARTY
Dance to the the latest and greatest of Salsa-Son-Timba, Bachata, Merengue, Cha Cha Cha, Reggaeton, Cumbia, y más… ¡Más Salsa! Requests accepted.

ADMISSION
21+ Government ID with age and photo required (US driver license, NYS non-driver ID, or passport). $10 Cash or Venmo cover includes lesson and party. Get 20% off by sending $8 via Venmo to Salsa-Ithaca, or $SalsaIthaca on CashApp, with “December 3” in memo by 10pm on 12/3. Show receipt at door.

QUESTIONS michael@salsaithaca.com, 607.375.7090 (text first please)
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NOCHE LATINA UPSTAIRS :: SATURDAY DECEMBER 17 :: 2DJs & DANCE LESSON

NOCHE LATINA UPSTAIRS :: SATURDAY DECEMBER 17 :: 2DJs & DANCE LESSON

Dec 17, 9:00pm - Dec 18, 1:00am

The Upstairs - Ithaca106 S Cayuga StIthaca, NY14850 Map

NOCHE LATINA IS BACK!!! Join DJs Michael Luis & Luis Vivanco, and Dance Artist Yamará, at THE UPSTAIRS BAR on SATURDAY DECEMBER 17 9PM-1AM. Arrive EARLY 9PM for SALSA SABOR CARIBE DANCE LESSON. Party to Throwback Latin Dance Mix, enjoy top shelf drinks, and contagious vibe. Song requests accepted. PARTY til 1AM. Spread the word!!!

9PM SALSA SABOR CARIBE (CARIBBEAN FLAVOR) DANCE LESSON with GUEST ARTIST YAMARÁ
Warm up with steps & movements that will spice up all of your dancing.

9:45PM-1AM DANCE PARTY with 2 DJs
Dance to a mix of Latin classics and the latest hits of Salsa, Bachata, Merengue, ChaChaCha, Reggaeton, Cumbia, and Latin Pop.

ADMISSION 21+ Government issued ID with age and photo required (e.g. US driver license, NYS non-driver ID, or passport). $10 Cash or Venmo cover includes lesson and party. Get 20% off by sending $8 via Venmo to Salsa-Ithaca, or $SalsaIthaca on CashApp, with “December 17th” in memo by 10pm on 12/17. Show receipt at door.

QUESTIONS michael@salsaithaca.com, 607.375.7090 (text before calling please)
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“As a CU student, musician, and Latin music addict from Miami, I get stoked when I learn of Salsa Ithaca’s next live music event or dance party from the newsletter.

I started learning Salsa and Bachata with Salsa Ithaca instructors and now I teach dance, perform and help organize events as part of the Salsa Ithaca production team.”

~ Luis Lezcano

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