CELEBRATING TOMMY SMITH AKA MR. MAMBO’S BIRTHDAY SAT, SEPT 8!!! *****BACHATA INVASION W/YULIO***SALSA & BACHATA WORKSHOPS W/GENERAL YOON, LUZ RODRIGUEZ, YULIO & MR. MAMBO*****DJ NEO, DJ VINO, & YULIO ON TWO DANCEFLOORS******
WHERE: DC Dance Collective, 4908 Wisconsin Ave NW, Washington, DC.
8:30pm -10:00pm - Workshops
10:00pm-2:00am – Open Dancing
12AM (MIDNIGHT) – Birthday Dance for Mr. Mambo
ADMISSION- $12.00 (includes Workshops and/or Party)
$2.00 DISCOUNT IF YOU RSVP HERE AT MR. MAMBO’S SALSA BACHATA MEETUP!!!
YOU MUST PRINT OUT RSVP & BRING TO THE DOOR!
**************DJ NEO, DJ VINO, & YULIO W/THE BACHATA INVASION **************
TWO DANCEFLOORS- TWO DIFFERENT FLAVAS:
UPSTAIRS (Purely Salsa) – Salsa/Mambo/ChaCha
DOWNSTAIRS (Bachata Mix) – Mainly Bachata/Kizomba/Zouk
8:30PM-9:00PM: Salsa ON1 (All Levels) w/Tommy Smith
9:00PM-10:00PM: Bachata (All Levels) w/Yulio, El Chalan de la Bachata
9:00PM-9:30PM: Salsa ON2 (Beginners) w/Tommy Smith
9:00PM-10:00PM- Intermediate TurnPatterns ON2 w/Jimmy Yoon & Luz Rodriguez
ABOUT TOMMY SMITH AKA MR. MAMBO:
Tommy Smith has been dancing Mambo & Salsa for Years in the DC Metro Area. He is one of the few people still active in the Salsa/Mambo community today who can say he actually danced socially at the World Renowned NYC Palladium Club in its Heyday! After spending time building a resume in the DC clubs as a Mambo Dance Prodigy as a teenager, he later transitioned to the music side as a Musician playing the Congas and ultimately Co-Founded a Salsa Band called the Los Latinos. This Band has the great history of giving a musical start to the Late Guitar Virtuoso and Legendary Godfather of GO-GO Music Chuck Brown when Tommy hired him as a guitarist for the band. After burning out from Salsa Mambo, Tommy turned his Dance attention to the developing Hand-Dancing scene in DC which was birthed from the Salsa Mambo Scene. He was pulled back into the DC Salsa Scene in 1995 by a friend who was telling him about all of the Salsa Clubs that were starting to attract crowds. He started frequenting the clubs again and was instantly recognized as someone who knew what he was doing on the Dancefloor. While at the Legendary Wednesday Night DC Salsa Party at Zanzibars in the late 1990s, someone crowned him Mr. Mambo and the name has stuck ever since. Because of his vast knowledge and obvious technique in Salsa and Mambo, he started getting requests to teach Mambo in various Dance Studios and Clubs. He has been the Resident Salsa Teacher at DC Dance Collective since 1998 and started the Mr. Mambo’s Salsa Social in 2005, the longest running Salsa Social in DC. It goes without saying that Mr. Mambo aka Tommy Smith is Well-Respected and Beloved in the DC Salsa Community. WE LOVE YOU, MR. MAMBO!!!
FOR MORE INFO:
Join Mr. Mambo’s Salsa Social Group on Facebook