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BAILA WEDNESDAYS @ SOLAS


DATE OF EVENT Held on Wednesdays.  See our Main Calendar .
TIME Social dancing usually 9:00 PM to 1:00 AM or later.  Separate upstairs bachata room on 1st & 3rd Wednesdays.

Dance classes are available with instructor Dave Huang at 7:00 for advanced beginner, and 8:00 PM for beginner, for a small charge of $7. 

LOCATION

Held at Solas, 232 East 9th Street (between 2nd and 3rd Avenues / Stuyvesant Street), in the East Village of downtown Manhattan.  Just a block off of St. Marks Place (8th Street) and 3rd Avenue.
VIEW LOCATION MAP Click Here For Map .  Travel instructions are below.
PRESENTED BY Presented by DJ Babaloo of DJB-NYC.com
CONTACT INFO DJ Babaloo:  Email nycdjbrb@gmail.com .  Phone - 347-351-0330. Web site  www.DJB-NYC.com , FaceBook page  https://www.facebook.com/LuisFeliciesDJBNYC?fref=ts  .
TYPE OF EVENT & VENUE An attractive and charming club - bar - lounge in the East Village.  An On 2 mambo event with a lot of classic salsa plus a little bit of other Latin music too.  Room for dancing and lounging and socializing in this pretty setting which has lounge seating off of the dance floor.  Excellent professional DJ sound system.
 
MUSIC Mostly classic salsa, both old, newer and worldly, plus a little cha cha, bachata.
DANCE PERFORMANCES Very rarely. They would be listed on our Main Calendar.
DJ DJ Babaloo of DJB-NYC.com plus occasional guest DJs.
BAND No.
DANCE FLOOR Medium size smooth wooden dance floor which is "medium speed".  Another dance floor is on the 2nd floor lounge area.
PRICES
Class fees are all $7:
 General Admission All night: $7
 Admission during class hours: $12
 ( we give a $2 discount if you take the class).
BEVERAGES AND FOOD Very reasonable bar prices including $5 drink specials.  Since no food is served, you are welcome to bring your own food.
DRESS CODE "Professional casual", after-work, dinner-date, comfortable, no sneakers.

DANCE TIMING

This is an On 2 event so almost everyone is dancing On 2.

DESCRIPTION Held in Solas, an attractive club - lounge - bar - featuring classic salsa and cha cha all evening long by resident DJ Babaloo of DJB-NYC.com, plus an occasional guest DJ, who specializes in music for the mambo dancers including vintage mambo, charanga, 1970's classic, tropical and new salsa from around the world.  There is one good-size attractive lounge room with a smooth wooden floor plus a full bar, with chairs and tables. 

There is an excellent "clean" sound system for dancing and the atmosphere is very nice for both partying and socializing.  The crowd is friendly, multi-cultural & educated with groups of all ages.  That street and also the nearby streets have many different kinds of ethnic food restaurants, including Japanese.
 

HOW TO GET THERE Held at Solas, 232 East 9th Street (between 2nd and 3rd Avenues / Stuyvesant Street), in the East Village of downtown Manhattan.  Just a block off of St. Marks Place (8th Street) and 3rd Avenue.  Click Here For Map .  Closest subways are the N and R to 8th Street and the #6 train to Astor Place.  You could also take the L train to the 3rd Avenue station which is on 14th Street, and then walk down to 9th Street.

If you drive, you may have to drive around a few minutes in order to find parking.  There are meters on the Avenues and regular parking on the side streets.  MTA buses go up and down 3rd and 2nd Avenues as well as crosstown buses going on 8th, 9th and 14th Streets.

For more information on public transportation, click on  NYC Subway-Bus-Train Maps , or NY-NJ PATH Train Maps or Long Island Railroad Maps or MetroNorth Railroad Maps .  
 

OTHER INFORMATION

Age 21 and over with ID.

Please Note:  Commercial clubs are established to please their customers & make a profit.  If they get enough complaints or suggestions, they will often make changes.  As mambo dancers, you should make every effort to let the management & DJ know what type of music you want to hear, what volume & lighting conditions you want, how the dance floor should be, etc.  If enough salsa lovers give their opinions to management & DJs, they will listen. 

Also, since commercial clubs have high expenses and need to make a profit in order to stay open and continue playing lots of salsa, they will therefore cater to the customers who spend the most money.  Mambo dancers can help get what they want by spending more money at the bar, even if it's sodas, fruit juices, virgin cocktails, water, sports drinks.  You may think you're smart by not buying anything at a club, but actually you are pushing them to play more merengue, bachata & English music, because customers who prefer this music spend more money at the bar.  If you want commercial clubs to feature more salsa nights, you have to pay for it by purchasing beverages at the bar.  This is just simple economics.  www.SalsaNewYork.com is not affiliated with any events or clubs;  we are just being realistic. 
 


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Special thanks to salsero Amir Shimoni for design and technical help in the creation of these events pages.
See his web site www.MamboPics.com for photographs of the people, events and performers of the New York & New Jersey mambo scene.

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