Havana great time in Syracuse

April 18, 2013 by  

Johnston’s Ballybay Pub and Nightclub in Syracuse, New York, will be hosting a Havana Nights Latin Dance Party in just over a week’s time.

The event is hosted by La Familia de la Salsa – a company founded in 2004 with the mission of bridging cultural gaps through dance. What began as a team of 26 dancers is now one of the largest dance organizations in upstate New York with over 2,900 members. The team teaches Salsa and other Latin dances and hosts between 150 and 200 students every week.

La Familia de la Salsa also works with Salsa-Son-Timba, a 12-piece Latin orchestra that has performed all over upstate New York, and at festivals like the N.E. Jazz & Wine Fest, the Syracuse International Film Festival, the Syracuse Latin Festival, and the New York State Fair.

Promoters for Johnston’s Ballybay Pub and La Familia de la Salsa will likely be turning to printing companies to create flyers and other promotional materials that can draw more attendance to this event. Advertising in nearby areas like Liverpool, would be a great way to increase attendance.

Havana Nights Latin Dance Party is open to anyone who is 17 or older. There is a $7 admission fee. Guests are not required to come with a partner – only with the desire to dance.

The event runs from 9:30 pm – 2:00 am on Friday, April 26. For those who have never done any Latin dance before but always wanted to learn, there will be a ‘Salsa Survival Lesson’ that runs from 8:15 pm until 9:30 pm to teach beginners some of the moves.