On February 21, we're meeting up at La Palapa, which has been a Thursday night dance hot spot for 14 years.
The evening begins with instruction by Eileen Torres, a very experienced dance teacher who has promoted many wonderful events and taught in the area for many years.
Class begins at 8:00 pm for beginners (to master timing and turns) and continues at 9:00 pm with partnerwork for intermediate level dancers. No partner necessary.
Starting at 10 pm, there is open dancing, and DJ Earl spins the musical inspiration to keep dancers on the floor. Note this is a mix of Salsa and other Latin dance music.
The dress code is "classy casual" with an emphasis on casual!
Lessons are $7.00 per person per class.
No cover charge to attend open dancing.
Drink Specials for the night will be $7 Cabo Wabo 100% Blue Agave Silver Margaritas & $6 Sangrias.
There is plenty of free parking. There is a large municipal parking lot behind La Palapa and some in front and on the street.
Sometimes people come early and check out their Mexican cuisine which always looks delectable.
Your host for this meetup is Barbara Bernstein from Danceintime. She'll be happy to introduce you to other members of the group and answer any questions. You can find hand sanitizer and mints at the meetup table.
Our goal at meetup is to make everyone feel welcome at all events. So feel free to let Barb know what she can do to be helpful. If there is interest, we can get a table and have a bite to eat together at Palapa's, where their food is as inviting as their dance floor.
Address: 8307 Main Street, Ellicott City, MD 21043.
See ya there!