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I go to salsa classes here in my small town once or twice a month every year. I also know a little merengue, chachacha, samba and bachata. The classes are usually basic and I know the basics but want to learn more. I want to learn new steps, combinations and add styling to the dance. My friend says I dance good and I should do a salsa club for our community college, but the truth is I know some but not a whole lot, which makes me uncomfortable with her mentioning to do it. The town is small so there is not much available for advanced classes. Our town is 2 hours away from San Diego. Would I have to go to San Diego to advance? Are there any videos or websites that anyone recommends to me to learn? I would really appreciate it.

First of all, you don’t need to be super-advanced in order to start a club. You already know enough salsa, believe me. Social and/or school clubs are usually started by intermediate dancers. If you have a club it will actually help you to advance yourself besides helping others. With the club, for example, you could invite guest teachers from San Diego. For now, your best option is to plan a trip to San Diego maybe once a month. You can’t really learn from videos. You are likely to spend as much time of trying to learn from a video as you would on going to San Diego. However, the results from real-life learning are likely tp be better.

Why does Merengue Tipico sound alot like Mexican music?:

Is it the accordion that gives it that "Mehico" sound? What do you think Agnostic Hector? Do you see a resemblance? AM I crazy?

No mexican music sounds 10x worse…I hate mexican mariachi or ranchero musiq…

I am looking to take a Latin dance class, such as salsa, merengue or tango in Manhattan. Does anyone have a recommendation?

OK…. lets see.. if you are into the social side of dancing…callJustSalsa Dance Referral Service at
212.982.4633 or visit>

http://www.socialimage.net/dance_danceinstruction.html

Link to>

sohodancestudio.com or

steppingoutstudios.com

or if you want some listing.. here you have one….

Asociacion Hermandad Quisqueyana
Music Style: Merengue Tipico, Bachata
Dominican social club which books big names and local groups for weekend parties. Call to reserve.

Address:
504 W, 211th St.
Manhattan, NY -
(212) 942-0837
Centro Cultural Deportivo Dominicano of NY
Music Style: Merengue Tipico, Bachata, Trio, Son
Oldest Dominican social club in NY, hosts a variety of local acts, including bachata, tipico and son; call ahead to find out when the events are.

Address:
2088 Amsterdam Ave. (163rd St.)
Manhattan, -
(212) 923-3817
Club Mirage
Music Style: Merengue Tipico, Bachata
One of the larger and older Dominican discos in Manhattan; big names most weekends and some weeknights, including salsa, merengue, bachata and tipico.

Address:
179 Dyckman St.
Manhattan, -
(212) 567-9000
D’vinci Restaurant
Music Style: Merengue Tipico, Bachata
Restaurant with stage area and dance floor. Saturday nights they have good classic bachata and merengue tipico bands. The bands play with full live percussion – not with drum machines like in some smaller venues.

It is loud and crowded, but friendly. When I stopped in at 2:30am, the party was still going strong. Highly recommended!

Address:
1091 Saint Nicholas Ave
Manhattan, NY – See Map
212-543-1200
El 27 de Febrero
Music Style: Merengue Tipico, Bachata, Trio
Older and calmer crowd than many Manhattan spots; local groups most nights of the week. Edilio Paredes often plays here saturday nights.

Address:
1242 St. Nicholas Ave. (bet. 172nd and 173rd Sts.)
Manhattan, -
(212) 923-7650
El Compy Bar Restaurant
Music Style: Bachata, Trio

Address:
264 Sherman Ave.
Manhattan, -
(212) 942-0922
El Nuevo Conquistador Restaurant
Music Style: Bachata
Local groups on weekends.

Address:
2244 Amsterdam Ave. (172nd St.)
Manhattan, -
(212) 740-5477
El Taino Restaurant
Music Style: Bachata, Trio
Very small, trios on weekend nights, occasional local bachata groups.

Address:
2228 Amsterdam Ave. (bet. 170th and 171st Sts.)
Manhattan, -
(212) 543-9035
El Valle Restaurant
Music Style: Merengue Tipico, Bachata, Trio

Local groups on the weekend.

Address:
1302 St. Nicholas Ave. (175th St.)
Manhattan, -
(212) 740-1646
Franchesca Restaurant
Music Style: Merengue Tipico, Bachata
Poorly attended, local groups some weekend nights. Count your change.

Address:
4447 Broadway
Manhattan, -
(212) 567-9064
La Amistad Restaurant
Music Style: Merengue Tipico, Bachata
Big names fairly regularly; steady venue for local groups, popular Sunday nights.

Address:
2178 Amsterdam Ave. (168th St.)
Manhattan, -
(212) 923-9574
La Caridad Restaurant #1
Music Style: Merengue Tipico, Bachata
One of the original bachata stages in New York; big names play here regularly and local groups play most nights.

Address:
2184 Amsterdam Ave. (168th St.)
Manhattan, -
(212) 923-9574
La Potencia
Music Style: Merengue Tipico, Bachata, Trio

Address:
1559 St. Nicholas Avenue (188th St.)
Manhattan, -
Los Compadres Restaurant
Music Style: Bachata
Local groups most weekend nights.

Address:
524 W. 207th St.
Manhattan, -
(212) 942-1300
Los Soneros Restaurant (El Hollito)
Music Style: Son
No live music but one of the best places to see son danced in the Dominican style.

Address:
2284 Amsterdam Avenue (173rd St.)
Manhattan, -
Marisco Centro
Music Style: Trio

Address:
1490 St. Nicholas Ave.
Manhattan, -
212-740-2000
Parrilla Restaurant
Music Style: Merengue Tipico, Bachata
Every Sunday at Parilla From 7pm to 12am El Maestro Edilio Paredes and his band heat it up with traditional guitar bachata, merengue, and accordion based Perico Ripiao. Most nights will feature a variety of talent, with bachata veterans and young blood stopping by to jam with Edilio.

Address:
3920 Broadway
(Bet 164th & 165th St.)
Manhattan, NY – See Map
212.543.9500
Tenares
Music Style: Merengue Tipico, Bachata
Big names and local groups.

Address:
2316 Amsterdam Ave. (175th St.)
Manhattan, -
(212) 927-4190
Tentaciones
Music Style: Bachata
Very late night and after hour functions; local groups, occasional big names.

Address:
238 Sherman Ave.
Manhattan, -
(212) 569-8101
Umbrella
Music Style: Merengue Tipico, Bachata
Large and popular disco, merengue, bachata, salsa, rock in Spanish; big names, very occasional local groups.

Address:
20-2nd Street and 10th Ave.
Manhattan, -
(212) 942-5921
Ven y Ven Bar and Restaurant
Music Style: Merengue Tipico, Bachata
Popular Sunday night spot; big names and steady local groups on weekends and some weeknights.

Address:
1004 St. Nicholas Ave.
Manhattan, -
(212) 923-8269

A lot of good bachata, good merengue like Omega, Amarfis, Sujeto, etc., good salsa and guys that aren’t scared to ask girls to dance, lol. A crowd between 20-30 is nice although I know there will be older than that at most places. And hopefully nowhere where I have to fear getting shot.
Um…I said night club not house retard.

Depends on the night of the week. Try this link…

http://www.salsapower.com/cities/us/chicago.htm

Pretty accurate and also check the dance company sites. They usually have socials once a month.

Learn how to dance Salsa & Merengue like the experts with the video Salsa & Merengue 1-2-3
8 combinations of salsa from the basic step to the most advance turns and it also includes 11 Merengue steps.

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Learn about the different types of music for dancing the Merengue in this free video dance lesson.

Expert: Kelly-Anne and Steeve Vean Louis
Contact: www.56Dance.com
Bio: Kelly-Anne is a Professional Ballroom & Theatrical Musical Dance coach in South Florida with over 15 years experience.
Filmmaker: Hiu Yau

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