FFR/Princeton BTGALA, Yale GALA, Harvard GSC & Cornell U GALA Present...
LGBT Alumni Salsa Night!
New York, NY
WHEN: Thursday, March 20, 7:30 PM to 9:00 PM
Between 35th and 36th St, Room PH2
COST: $18 admission, cash only, bring your own beverage
We are excited to schedule another super, sexy Intercollegiate LGBT Salsa Night and we hope you'll join us! Our first one was quite a hit despite the blizzard and we're eager to do it again. Get ready to meet new people, learn some new moves, have an all-around good time, and maybe even discover a new passion for Latin dance. This time we will be at Pearl Studios on 8th Avenue right by Penn Station.
The evening will include a one hour dance lesson taught by professional dancer and instructor, Ernesto Palma. After the lesson, there will be time to grab a partner and try your new moves to some great Latin tunes. The event is designed for all experience levels - so do not worry if you are just starting out. Singles and couples are welcome, no need to bring a partner. For those of you who would like a beverage to loosen your hips (some, but not too much!), the event is BYOB, so bring your preferred spirits. Attire is casual, and comfortable clothing and shoes are recommended. Shoes with leather soles are best but sneakers are fine as well.
About the Instructor, Ernesto Palma: Ernesto Palma is an NYC-based professional dancer, instructor, and choreographer. Of Costa Rican decent, Ernesto began dancing at the age of 11, and hasn't stopped since. Ernesto is an expert in nineteen dances in the Rhythm, Latin, Smooth and Social styles, and competes in the national competitive ballroom circuit. As a competitive dancer, Ernesto won the National Latin Same Sex Ballroom Championship with his dance partner, Louis, in 2010. In 2013, Ernesto placed 5th in the USDC National Mambo Championship and 2nd overall in the Rising Star category at the Yankee Championships. In addition to his competitive dance career, Ernesto has danced for stars and programs such as Marc Anthony, Daniel Patric Ellis, The Today Show, The Tyra Banks Show and The Robert Verdi Show. As an instructor, Ernesto has shared his love of dance (and his moves of course!) with thousands of students of all levels of experience. He is a passionate teacher and enjoys inspiring people of all ages and experience levels to get out and dance.
Thanks also to our co-hosts!
- Rachel Schnipper & Shawn Cowls of FFR/Princeton BTGALA
- Natasha of Yale GALA
- Michael Sonberg of Harvard GSC
- Antonio Galan of Cornell U GALA
- Dan Weldon of NYU