Mr. Mambo Salsa Bachata Social- CELEBRATING 9 YRS AS DC'S PREMIER SALSA SOCIAL!

Mr. Mambo's Salsa Social w/The Bachata Invasion- CELEBRATING NINE (9) YEARS AND RUNNING AS DC'S PREMIER SALSA BACHATA SOCIAL AND ONE YEAR (1) SUCCESSFUL RESIDENCY AT THE HOLLYWOOD BALLROOM!!!!

GET YOUR SPECIAL DISCOUNTED PRICING MR. MAMBO MEETUP TICKETS NOW AT https://www.eventbrite.com/e/mr-mambos-salsa-social-9yr-anniversary-bash-mr-mambos-meetup-tickets-11123936995

Use Promo Code  'easter15'  to get $15 off of FULL PASSES OR WORKSHOP ONLY PASSES Until  MIDNIGHT,  THURS, APRIL 24, 2014


PRICING WITHOUT PROMOCODE:

$60.00   FULL PASS (Includes Workshops 11am-4pm) and Night Party)

$40.00   WORKSHOP PASSES ONLY 11am-4pm

$20.00   SINGLE WORKSHOP PER HOUR

$20.00   SAT NIGHT PARTY PASS


WORKSHOP HIGHLIGHTS: 

* 2 Hour Progressive Salsa ON1 Bootcamp Designed to Jumpstart Your Salsa Dance and get you on the Dancefloor with Confidence THE SAME DAY!  Focus is on Timing, Footwork, Turns, and TurnPatterns for Beginners and Advanced Beginners. Taught by Arguably the Top Salsa Dancer in DC, Psyon Scott! 

* Bachata Workshop Mixing Urbana & Dominican Style by Giovanni Roggiero from Richmond, VA!

* Ladies Styling by Isabel Freiberger and Men's Footwork by Fausto Felix, the 2014 Salsa ON2 1st Place World Summit Champions! 

* Salsa ON2 TurnPattern & Lead & Follow Instruction by Isabel Freiberger and Men's Footwork by Fausto Felix, the 2014 Salsa ON2 1st Place World Summit Champions! 




HIGHLIGHTS OF MR. MAMBO'S 9YR ANNIVERSARY:

* 2014 World Summit Champs Fausto Felix & Isabel Freiberger Headlining
* Two Ballrooms- One for Salsa, One for Bachata/Kizomba/Zouk
* Day Workshop Series w/Top National & Local Instructors 
* Resident Mr. Mambo's DJs Spinning the Hottest Salsa/Bachata/Kizomba 
* Performances by World Champions and DC's Top Dance Teams 
* Special Tribute & Recognition for DC SALSA MEETUP 
* 1st Annual Most Likely To Dance Awards Ceremony


WHERE: HOLLYWOOD BALLROOM DANCE CENTER, 2126 Industrial Parkway, Silver Spring, MD


OFFICIAL HOTEL FOR THE EVENT
Hilton Garden Inn- across the street
2200 Broadbirch Drive
Silver Spring, MD 20904
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GENERAL SCHEDULE
11AM - 4AM - Day Workshop Series
8PM - 9P -Complimentary Class w/James Yoon & Luz Rodriguez
9PM - 11:30PM -Dancing in Both Ballrooms
11:30PM - 12:30AM -Performances, Awards Ceremony, Tribute to DC Salsa Meetup. (Dancing still available in Ballroom B)
12:30AM - 3AM -Dancing



CONFIRMED INSTRUCTORS
Fausto Felix- 2014 World Salsa Summit 1st Place ON2 Champion Just Salsa Divison
Isabel Freiberger- 2014 World Salsa Summit 1st Place ON2 Champion Just Salsa Division
Psyon D. Scott- Washington, DC
Giovanni Roggiero- Richmond, VA
James Yoon- DC Style Salsa Academy
Luz Rodriguez- DC Style Salsa Academy


CONFIRMED PERFORMERS
Fausto Felix & Isabel Freiberger- NYC
Cazike- DC
DYNAMIX


CONFIRMED DJS
DJ Neo
DJ Vino
DJ Steve Martin
DJ Tico
DJ Nova


DAY WORKSHOP SERIES
11AM - 1PM 2HR Salsa ON1 Progressive Bootcamp w/Psyon D. Scott (ALL LEVELS)
1PM - 2PM Bachata Workshop w/Giovanni Roggiero (ALL LEVELS) 
2PM - 3PM Ladies vs Men Styling & Footwork Challenge w/Fasto Felix & Isabel Freiberger (BEG/INTERMEDIATE)
3PM - 4PM Salsa ON2 Turn Pattern Workshop w/Fausto Felix & Isabel Freiberger (INTERMEDIATE)


YOU CAN STILL PURCHASE TIX AT THE DOOR AND GET THE MR. MAMBO MEETUP MEMBER PRICING!  YOU MUST RSVP HERE AND SHOW PRINTOUT OR CELL PHONE RSVP AS PROOF AT THE DOOR!

http://www.meetup.com/Mr-Mambo-Salsa-Bachata/


HISTORY OF MR. MAMBO’S SALSA SOCIAL W/THE BACHATA INVASION:


Mr. Mambo’s Salsa Social Started
Sat, Jan 29, 2005, the brain child of Tommy Smith aka Mr. Mambo conceived of as a Practice Party for his regular Salsa Students at the DC Dance Collective. Mr. Mambo was the DJ and the Performers on that Cold, Snowy Inaugural Night were Orlando Machuco Jr and his partner, Elizabeth Deza. Even though it snowed hard that night with upwards of 5 inches accumulated on the ground, Mr. Mambo’s had a crowd of almost 50 people and we were Ecstatic. The Social was structured initially for once a month. For the first 3 years, the DJ rotation would include Tommy Smith, Tanya J. Smith (who got a bad review from DC Salsa Meetup as playing too much Mambo, Go Figure), DJ Jon Trevino now known as DJ Vino, DJ Silenzio, & DJ Edgar now known as the Elite Rumbero. The Snack Bar included Hot Home-Cooked Food by the Twins, Pauline and Paulette. Although Mr. Mambo’s started out with the mission of being a Salsa Practice Party for Tommy Smith’s Students, none of his students came. Instead, a small, steady, loyal group of People from the DC Salsa Community were regulars. 


In Nov 2007, Earl Rush aka Go Go Earl of Stuck on Salsa Fame approached Tommy Smith about doing a Partnership with Mr. Mambo’s to enhance Mr. Mambo’s Salsa Social’s profile in the Salsa Community at Large. The First Venture from that collaboration was the Birthday Party of Tanya J. Smith and it was a smashing success. Now, many of the Hard-Core Dancers from the DC Salsa Community became Regulars. Other changes that occurred from the Earl and Tommy Collabo were increasing the Social to twice a month on a Set schedule- Every 2nd and 4th Sat of the month- and the use of 2 Rotating DJs Upstairs. The Rotating DJs took it upon themselves to play music beyond the regular commercial fare found at the average Salsa Venue and exposed the Dancers to New (actually Old) music that wasn’t played often. At that time, the Regular Rotating DJ Roster included DJ Neo, DJ Vino, DJ EricB, DJ Bruno, DJ Renzo, DJ Steve Martin, & DJ Dola. This Delighted the Dancers exponentially and the Music Bar was raised substantially in the DC/MD VA area! As a result of these changes, The Partnership of Earl and Tommy doubled the regular attendance of Mr. Mambo’s to almost 100 people and increased the reputation of Mr. Mambo’s outside of the DC Metro Area. Tommy Smith enlisted the regular services of a once unknown New Dancer in town, James Yoon aka General Yoon in May 2008 and this further upped the Ante of the Mr. Mambo’s Salsa Social as a High Quality Social where you could get Good, Challenging Training, Great Music, and Good Dances on the Regular. Mr. Mambo's was becoming a Salsa Force to be reckoned with in the DC Salsa Scene. 


Tommy Smith and Earl Rush ended their partnership amicably and Tanya J. Smith took over the role of Promoter and Creative Events Director for the Mr. Mambo’s Social April 2010. Tanya received daily insight and tutelage from Earl Rush during his tenure at Mr. Mambo’s so she was able to seamlessly pick up the ball and run with it by first, highlighting the Dancing and the Music at Mr. Mambo’s with 24/7 Video Coverage at the Socials. She began to Promote constantly on Social Media, following the lead of her former mentor Earl Rush. With the help of Jon Trevino and the counsel of Tommy Smith, Tanya started to put together Special Events and Workshops at Mr. Mambo’s to highlight exciting new & rising Performers/DJs/Dance Styles which included Magna Gopal, Bio Ritmo Band, Norbetto Betto Herrera, Julissa Cruz, Psyon Giannii Scott, DJ Antonio La Conga, Joel Dominguez & Maria Palmeiri, Giovanni Roggiero, DJ Efrain Flores, Carlos Cardo, DJ Asho, Marc Brewer & Sarah Zuccaro, Antonio Doza Williams & Elleanee Jimmenz, Markus Smith & Trendlyon Veal, DJ Tico, DJ Hercules, Eric Jones-Santana and many more. Also during this time period, The 2nd Floor was opened up for dancing initially to incorporate the Bachata/Timba/Salsa Romantica Crowd in 2011 with the Help of DJ Oscar BA. Then in Feb 2012, Mr. Mambo’s decided to make the 2nd Ballroom primarily a Bachata Haven since Bachata had woven its way firmly into the Salsa Landscape. Yulio Jeisson Guitterez aka El Chalan de La Bachata was the First Host of the Now Popular Mr. Mambo’s Bachata Invasion to overwhelming success. 


April 24, 2013, Mr. Mambo's Celebrated our 8YR Anniversary at the Hollywood Ballroom to an astonishing success- almost 500 people attended from up and down the East Coast!  Coincidentally, the DC Dance Collective, our home for 8yrs was soon to be sold and under new management that wasn't as favorable to our social as it had been in years past.  We made the move to Hollywood Ballroom in June 2013 and haven't looked back!  Today, Mr. Mambo’s regularly gets 200+ Dancers of all Levels and draws from 5 Latin Dance Disciplines- Salsa ON1 & ON2/Bachata/Kizomba/Timba/Zouk from the DC/MD/VA Area and from across the country. We are looking forward to Doing Bigger and Better Events for the Salsa Latin Community. With this Event, we extend a WARM THANK YOU TO EVERYONE who has helped us and/or supported us along the way! 

FOR MORE INFO:
http://www.salsalovesmambo.com/
http://www.meetup.com/Mr-Mambo-Salsa-Bachata/
Join Mr. Mambo’s Salsa Social Group on Facebook

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  • Catherine L.

    Great dance floor, but the room is too cold and the music, as the evening progresses, gets louder and louder. People are not anywhere near as friendly as they were at the Wisconsin Ave. location.

    April 27, 2014

    • TJ

      Sorry you didn't have a good time, Catherine. We tried to keep the room cool in anticipation of the large crowd so it wouldn't be hot. This was a big event for us and sometimes at big events, some things don't feel as intimate. Thank you for your feedback.

      April 27, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    I apologize in advance for being so dense on these matters but is the $21 for the dance portion with the meetup.com discount or is there no discount for this event? Also, I see there are performances. I'm not familiar with the names. Would anyone of these performances happen to be a band?
    Thanks!

    1 · April 26, 2014

    • TJ

      Hi Rick, The $21 is the discount. The cost for the public is $25.00. There is no band, only performances.

      April 26, 2014

  • Tina

    I tried to purchase the full pass but I am getting a message that the promo code has expired? :-(

    April 23, 2014

    • Tina

      Yay, success! Thanks so much for the quick response, you're awesome. Looking forward to Saturday!!!

      1 · April 23, 2014

    • TJ

      You are welcome, Tina! Saturday should be AWESOME!

      April 23, 2014

  • D

    What a fun read...learning about the history and growth of Mr. Mambo's dance socials. :-)

    2 · March 29, 2014

    • TJ

      Merci Beaucoup, Danielle! :)

      March 29, 2014

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