Aubergine Decides to Keep San Diego Salsa Dancing Alive

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Salsa dancing lives to see another night at Aubergine Nightclub!  After a successful inaugural night on August 22, 2008 the club decided to extend its Friday night salsa dancing, at least on certain specific nights.    The next salsa night is scheduled for 9/26.  I’m happy with the decision and already have an event organized for the San Diego Salsa and Latin Dancing Meetup where you can RSVP.

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San Diego Salsa Dancing at Aubergine: How Long Will it Last?

Monday, August 25, 2008

Sexy Salsa Divas of San Diego Performing

How long will salsa dancing be available in San Diego’s downtown on Friday nights?

Hopefully for a long while since Aubergine’s debut of salsa dancing went extremely well, at least from a dancer’s perspective. While others may be evaluating the profitability of having salsa dancing at Aubergine in terms of drinks sold and other such factors, I think it’s equally important to look at the people and groups that were attracted to this new salsa night.

Indeed, the San Diego salsa community came out en masse to support the new venue. There were many familiar faces from the San Diego Salsa and Latin Dancing Meetup , as well as major San Diego dance studios being represented. A number of notable performances were conducted by Majesty in Motion, A Time to Dance Studio, and the Sexy Salsa Divas . The video posted here shows the young ladies during the performance that night.

Whether or not the salsa night remains a normal mainstay for Aubergine, I think the majority of people in attendance appreciated the ability to have salsa dancing at a venue like Aubergine. I have to say that it was interesting to go from the part of the club that was hosting the salsa dancing and to visit the other areas of the club that were open to hip hop. I noticed upon my return to the salsa areas that many of the people from the hip hop room were curiously showing up to watch the salsa dancing. A couple of those people found themselves on the salsa dance floor too.

Ritmo Bello with Terrance Mack

Overall, I think there is a future for salsa dancing in the Gaslamp Quarter on Friday nights. Let’s hope Aubergine thinks the same thought.  Thanks to A Time to Dance Studio and other San Diego salsa supporters for bringing salsa dancing to downtown San Diego on Friday nights.

John F. Bello

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