DATE OF EVENT
|Usually once a month, sometimes twice, usually on a Friday but occasionally
on a Saturday. See our Main Calendar
and above flyers
for exact dates.
||Usually 10:00 PM to 2:00 AM or later. See Main Calendar
for exact times on a particular night.
The Yamulee Dance Studio
is located at 2435 Grand Concourse (just south of the corner of E. 188th St., 1
block south of Fordham Rd.), 2nd floor, in the Bronx, NY, 10468, in the Fordham
Heights neighborhood. It is on the 2nd floor over the Sneaker Plus store. Studio phone 718-292-9768.
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. Travel instructions are below. See map for parking below.
Instructor and performer
Founder and Director of the
Yamulee Dance Studio.
For information call the studio at 718-292-9768, or
917-597-3576 and email Osmar@yamulee.com . See their web site at
www.Yamulee.com and their
|TYPE OF EVENT & VENUE
This is a very enjoyable "hard-core uptown" salsa social held in
a very large newly renovated dance studio which attracts dancers of all levels, including some very advanced
ones & instructors/performers, from NY, CT and NJ. The excellent music is a
wide selection of different styles and eras of very danceable salsa. There is
definitely an "uptown" Latino atmosphere here representing the authentic
flavor and roots of our New York style On 2 mambo.
And the MC is the one and only famous
Levi "La Lena".
||Almost entirely pure classic salsa
plus a little cha cha, bachata & merengue.
||Almost always, usually local and out-of-town mambo teams perform. They
are listed on our
||Usually music is DJd by Yamulee's resident DJs,
DJ Osmar Perrones
DJ "Doc Salsa" Steve Shaw (from
DJ Amauri Guillen
and DJ Jose.
See our Main Calendar for DJs on any
||Very large new wooden studio dance floor which is
generally "medium speed". However, when the weather and the dancing
gets really hot, the floor can become "a bit slower". So wear your
"medium" to "more slippery" shoes.
||Regular admission is $12 - $15. Sometimes it is a
few dollars more, based on special features of the social for that
|BEVERAGES AND FOOD
||Beverages for sale such as water, Gatorade, etc.
||Let's call it "street hot or classy casual".
Everyone is free to come as they are, but many people dress hot or flashy
or sexy in a casual street style. Above all, come to dance hard to
the excellent music.
Entirely "New York On 2" timing and style.
Osmar Perrones and the staff of the
Yamulee Dance Studio and Dance Company at their own newly renovated big facility, this Yamulee
Social has been running since 2003. They invite all mambo dancers
to come and enjoy the dance performances by invited groups and lots of classic
salsa by the resident DJs on their professional sound system. The music mix is one
of the best and most versatile of any mambo social in NYC, spanning the broad
range of salsa styles that are actually heard in the NYC Latino communities, and also including some occasional well-chosen bachata & merengue. And the dancers range from basic beginners to some of the best
in New York City, including many Latinos. And the MC is the one and
only famous Levi "La Lena". No age limits. See our
Calendar for the list of performing dance teams
The very large dance floor is wood and it is about "medium speed" so wear appropriate
shoes. Beverages will be available for sale. The
location of the studio is right next to the nearby train station in a
residential/commercial neighborhood in the Fordham Heights section of the Bronx,
a convenient trip on the D train express.
Pictures of the Yamulee Social to see photographs of this event by
Amir Shimoni on his web
site www.MamboPics.com .
|HOW TO GET THERE
The Yamulee Dance Studio
is located at 2435 Grand Concourse (just south of the corner of E. 188th St. and
1block south of Fordham Rd.), 2nd floor, in the Bronx, NY, 10468, in the Fordham
Heights neighborhood. It is on the 2nd floor over the Sneaker Plus
clothing store. Studio phone 718-292-9768.
Click Here For Map
. See map for parking below.
Nearby subways & buses: Closest
trains are the D & B trains to the Fordham Road Station. The station exit
at the south end of the train is right on the corner of Yamulee, so be near the
back of the uptown D or B train.
A few blocks farther is the #4 train to
the Fordham Road Station at Jerome Avenue. For buses, the Bx1, Bx2, Bx12 & BxM4 all stop at
Fordham Rd. & Grand Concourse.
Car: From the Cross Bronx Expressway, take the Jerome Avenue exit and
head north on Jerome Ave. Turn right onto 176th Street and then turn left
onto the Grand Concourse. Then go north to E.
188th Street which is 1 block south of Fordham Road. The studio is on the southwest corner
of Grand Concourse and E. 188th Street, over the Sneaker Plus clothing store.
From northern Manhattan (Washington Heights, Inwood) - Take Broadway north, then
turn right onto 207th Street and continue across the bridge into the Bronx.
207th St. becomes Fordham Road. Take Fordham Road to the Grand Concourse,
turn right and go 1 block to just below E. 188th Street. The Yamulee
Studio is on your right, over a store.
The BxM4 bus goes along West 207th Street and crosses the bridge to the
Bronx and runs along Fordham Road to Grand Concourse.
Parking: There is easy street parking in the neighborhood on the Grand
Concourse & side streets. There are also
several nearby parking garages & lots at a reasonable cost for several hours,
usually $8 - $10.
See map of parking garages below.
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 .
||See Osmar Perrones' SalsaNewYork
and also the performers page of the
Yamulee Dance Company .
There web site is www.Yamulee.com .
They sell their own DVD instructional DVDs and also dance shoes.