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Philly, South Jersey, Delaware, and Penn.

PA Clubs  NJ Clubs  AC Clubs  DE Clubs Studios  Instructors  Salsa Attire  Cultural  Radio  DJ's  TV  Restaurants  Dance Groups


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Please Note Visual Calendar Discontinued -All current clubs, restaurants etc are listed on this page and on home page(cancelled/ discontinued venues hi-lighted IN YELLOW)

Pennsylvania Clubs

  • BRASIL'S RESTAURANT + NIGHTCLUB, 112 Chestnut street, 2nd floor, Phila, PA, 215 413 1700.  Every Wednesday, Friday, Saturday, and some Sunday's.  Wed's free salsa lessons, 9 pm, Admission varies.  Small but cozy place with DJ Rockwell, a good mix of people.  Friday's is 90% Salsa with Sonya Elmore teaching a class from 9 - 10 pm.

  • CUBA LIBRE, This bar/restaurant started playing salsa and show-cased Salsa dancers when Sonya Saamova Elmore danced a number with her dance partner, who were just having dinner there.  They danced the manager saw them and since then they show-case Sonya and other Salsa dancers every Saturday night.  Cuba Libre is a restaurant so they don't have a wooden floor, it's tiles, but it's not too bad.  The DJ plays a lot of great salsa songs, mixed in with Merengue's, Cha-chas and later at night just Latin rock.  It's located at 2nd and Market in Philly.

  • Isla Verde Restaurant & Lounge- Live music every Friday & Saturday night, plus DJ, admission is free before 10pm. Located in the Plaza de Las Americas on American Street at Lehigh Avenue. Dress like a grown up when you go!

  • LA LUNA 4610 BENSALEM BLVD, Bensalem, PA 19020, free parking, parquet cushioned  dance floor, Lion Gate cafe, Dance Boutique which sells dance shoes, Salsa CD's and instructional Salsa videos. La Luna is also available for hall rentals for weddings, birthday parties, etc and can accommodate up to 400 people, 215 327 3249,  dances every 2nd & 4th Saturday's of the month, DJ Miguel Lebron & DJ La Clave, lots of dancing, surprises, give-aways, large hardwood floor, free parking, BYOB.
  • LYRICS  Harbison + Roosevelt Blvd., Northeast Phila, PA.  Every Thursday night  9pm- 2 am., free parking, nice spot. RENOVATED new floor. DJ MIGUEL LEBRON

  • LA CARRETA BAR + GRILLE, 5837 Rising Sun Ave, Phila, PA, 215 722 8990.  A touch of Costa Rica in Philly.  On Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays 10 - 2 am, its party time.
  • NITE LIFE, 2938 Kensington Ave, every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday - this place has been here for a very long time - it caters to an older crowd - salsa, Merengue, and Bachata.

  • TIERRA COLUMBIANA, 4535 N. 5th Street, Phila, PA, 215 324 6086.  Every  Friday, Saturday, and Sunday.  Admission varies depending on the event, good mix of people, nice decor.
  • TONY'S WAY, 1900 N Front St., Phila, PA, 215 423 3033 - call for schedule.


South Jersey Clubs

  • ATRIUM DANCE STUDIO, 4721 Crescent Blvd. (Route 130) - South, 2 blocks south of Browning Rd., Pennsauken, NJ., 856 661 9166 or 856 858 6083.  Every 1st and 3rd Saturday of every month 9:45 - 2:30 am, BYOB some refreshments provided, special dances are held some off-days see their web-site



PA Dance Studios + Instructors

  • LA LUNA DANCE STUDIO, 4610 Bensalem Blvd, Bensalem PA. 19020,,  Sonya Saamova Elmore's own studio specializing in Salsa, Mambo, Cha Cha Cha, Merengue, dances every 2nd & 4th Friday, 215 638-0418 fax: 215 638-0419 Why Just Salsa....If You Can Salsa With Style?
  • LOS CHICO'S DANCE STUDIO, Broad + Ridge, Philadelphia, PA, 215 235 0433, instructors - Chico and Nikki.
  • Muevete Dancers Salsa Classes @ ASPIRA -Hostos Building 4322 N 5th St Philadelphia, PA. Every Monday and Thursday, Starting January 26, 2004, 7pm to 8pm Cost: $10.00 For more information please call Rey Velez 215-768-2435 or Ada Rivera Mitchell @ 215-464-6428 Ada Rivera-Mitchell Administrative Assistance Tel #: 215-992-5238 - Fax # 215-618-0778.

  • RITMO, 215 425 9898.
  • RAZALA, Rafael Benitez - 215 426 6385.
  • Rittenhouse Dance Academy, 225 S. 17th Street, 4th Floor, Philadelphia, PA 19103 215 545 5235,
  • SALSEROS INTERNACIONAL DANCE COMPANY, 2101 Orthodox St. Phila, PA. 215 535 4388.  IT'S HERE - their web page.
  • SOCIETY HILL DANCE ACADEMY, 401 South 2nd St, Philadelphia, PA, 215 574 3574, teaches all types of dancing, specializing in aerobics activities, they sponsor special party events.  Beginner's Argentine Tango We will be having Argentine Tango classes every Friday night starting July 11th. The class is a 10 week course - please sign up before the end of June!  Salsa Classes and Dance Party We will be having Beginner and Advanced Salsa Classes every Friday night from 9:00-10:00pm followed by a Latin dance party from 10-2am!!! The cost is $10.00 at the door B.Y.O.B.!
  • STUDIO 101 DANCESPORT ACADEMY, 7584 Haverford Ave, Phila. PA, 215 473 4569, specializing in Mambo, Salsa, Merengue,  call for class schedules.

NJ Dance Studios

  • ATRIUM DANCE STUDIO, 4721 Crescent Blvd. (Route 130) - South, 2 blocks south of Browning Rd., Pennsauken, NJ., 856 661 9166 or 856 858 6083, specializing in Salsa (steps and shines) but also teach Mambo, Cha Cha Cha, Merengue, Rumba, Argentine Tango, and so on.  The Dance studio also hosts special events and parties that are open to the public.
  • FORTUNA'S DANCE CENTER, 41 E Crescent Blvd. (Rte 130 South between Airport + Collingswood Circles), Collingswood, NJ, 856 869  0010.
  • DONNA TAMBUSSI BALLET STUDIO, 20 Haddon Ave, Westmont, NJ, across from MacMillan's Bakery.
  • NEW JERSEY SALSA, 330 Glenwood Ave, Bloomfield, NJ, 973 743 5124, specializing in Salsa (steps and shines) but also teach Mambo, Cha Cha Cha, Merengue, Rumba, Argentine Tango, and so on, , open 6 days a week, entertainment for corporate and private parties. your total dancing experience.

PA Instructors

NJ Instructors


                                           DJ POOL


       PA Salsa DJ's

  • David Ortiz  
  • Cookie Quinones
  • DJ Jose Rodriguez    
  • Jay Rockwell
  • DJ Miguel Lebron
  • DJ Jo Jo
  • DJ Sugar Ruiz
  • DJ La Clave

      NJ Salsa DJ's

  • Danny Montes  
  • New York Latin Sounds


       DEL DJ'S


Dance Attire

  • Dance Wear, Shoes, Bags, Assecories and More - Salsero's Salsa In Motion Boutique, 2101 Orthodox Street, Philadelphia PA 19124, (215) 535 4388 (entrance on the Edmund Street side of Salseros Dance Studio) featuring: Capezzio dance shoes & sneakers, Elegance dance shoes, Dance Naturals dance shoes, Merlet dance shoes, Leo's dance sneakers, Bloch's dance sneakers, Shanza dance sneakers, and many more.  Elegant evening wear, jewelry, bags, accessories.  If we do not have it in stock we will order it.  Orders are being accepted for dance groups and studios.

Radio Stations

  • Mega 1310 am - Camden, NJ./Philly PA (simulcasting in 1320 AM in Allentown PA) - latest salsa, Merengue, Bachata, cha-cha, some club music, and some oldies.
  • WRTI 90.1 FM - Most of eastern Pennsylvania and South Jersey - 9 to 12 midnights on Saturday's nights - David Ortiz brings you the best in salsa and Latin jazz. 
  • WHOL 1600 AM Radio Unica - Lehigh Valley's (Allentown, Betlehem area) 24 hour bi-lingual radio station 215 663 8877.
  • WMUH 91.7 FM, Sunday's from 8 am, Allentown, Bethlehem, Wilkes Barre (in the Poconos).
  • - if you like salsa, merengue, freestyle club music, try this internet station - it's one of my best.
  • WLCH 91.3 FM- Lancaster, Lebanon, York central Pennsylvania. Salsa 101 Mondays 7pm to 9pm – Ruddy Hernandez covers what is Salsa Classica, Mambo, Latin Jazz. 717-295-7760. Check out the Salsa Marathon from 6pm-2am every 3rd Saturday of  September




PA Cultural Connections

  • LATINO ART GALLERY, 2702 N 5, Phila, PA., the latest art gallery in town.
  • PAINTED BRIDE ART CENTER, 230 Vine St, Phila. PA, 215 922 9914.  This organization is dedicated to the arts.  They showcase a variety of poetic, music, performances, and so much more (everything from salsa, jazz, all the way to classical).  Check their website at for more information.  ALMA usually sponsors monthly events.
  • TALLER PUERTORIQUENO, 2705 N 5th St. Phila. PA. books, t-shirts, all types of merchandise from Puerto Rico.  The Taller also has an area where they perform plays.
  • UNIVERSITY of PENNSYLVANIA INTERNATIONAL HOUSE, 3701 Chestnut St, Phila. PA, 215 569 9700.  Multi-cultural events.  Philadelphia's only independent intercultural student residence and arts center, International House is the best place in the city for making friends for life from around the world.  Go to  for more information.

NJ Cultural Connections

  • New Jersey Performing Arts Center, 1 Center St. Newark, NJ, 973 642 8989
  • New Jersey Alliance of Atlantic County.

TV Programs

  • American Family, The first Latino drama series ever to air on broadcast TV.  The Gonzalez family of East Los Angeles - check your local PBS listing for dates and times.
  • Univision will be opening an office in Philly, that means that this area will have 3 Spanish speaking TV stations in this area - Telemundo, Univision, and Telefutura, opening soon - check your local TV listings.
  • Puerto Rican Panaroma, times vary check your local TV listings, CH 6.  Diego Castellăno hosts this show dealing with topics that deals with issues in the Latino community.  This show has been on the air for 30 years and has been placed in the Guinness World Book of Records for the longest running TV show.
  • Resurrection Blvd. on Showtime - A show about the Santiago's, tradition honored, and defied.  Check local listings for show times.  Has some good Latino actors, very VERY good.
  • Sabroso Video with Baby J and Star, Comcast cable channel 66, 9 am Monday's and Friday's - check local listings, (in Philly Saturday's @ 2pm Comcast 66).
  • Local News in Spanish CH69 from Allentown, 11 – 11:30 pm daily - check your local listings.


North Philly

  • BERLENGOS ISLAND, 4926 N. 5th Street, Phila, PA, 215 324 3240.  Good Portuguese and some Puerto Rican menu.
  • EL SOL DE MEXICO, 4458 N 5th St, Phila, PA, 215 324 1881.  Authentic Mexican flavor.
    Reinaldo "Rey" Pastrana proudly invites you to his new and exciting restaurant, Isla Verde Cafe, located in Plaza Americana at American & Lehigh Ave. Proper Attire Always Required 
  • LAS CAZUELAS RESTAURANT, 426-48 Girard Ave, Phila, PA, 215 351 9144.  Authentic Mexican flavor.
  • SAMBA RESTAURANT, 714 Girard Ave, Franklin + Girard Ave, Philadelphia, PA, 215 625 7900, specializing in Brazilian and Latin food, 5 - 10 pm. 
  • TIERRA COLOMBIANA, 4535 N. 5th Street, Phila, PA, 215 324 6086.  Good Cuban, Colombian, and some Puerto Rican menu.  Best Latino restaurant in the city.

Northeast Philly

  • EL AZTECA II, 1710 Grant Ave, Phila, PA, 215 733 0895.  Authentic Mexican flavor.
  • Kona Kai - Criollo Hawaii Style, Welsh Road + Roosevelt Blvd, Philadelphia, PA, Hawaiian style but Hispanic owned, great decor, service, if you desire an unusual meal – go here.

  • LA PAELLA TIO PEPE, 12012 Bustleton Ave, Phila, PA, 215 677 8016.  Authentic Spanish (tapas style) flavor.
  • LA CARRETA BAR + GRILLE, 5837 Rising Sun Ave, Phila, PA, 215 722 8990.  A touch of Costa Rica in Philly.  On Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays 10 - 2 am, its party time.
  • O PORTO IDEAL, 738 Adams Ave at Tabor, Phila, PA, 215 743 8270.  Authentic cuisine from Spain and Portugal - excellent.
  • PALOMA, 6516 Castor Ave, Phila, PA, 215 533 0356.  Authentic cuisine from Mexico and Spain - excellent.
  • TASTE OF PORTUGAL, 718 Adams Ave at Tabor, Phila, PA, 215 535 8700, Authentic cuisine from Spain and Portugal - excellent.  Arti Galan appears every Friday.

Downtown Philly

  • Alma de Cuba, 1623 Walnut St., 215-988-1799. Reservations recommended. great ambiance, decor, and a taste of Cuba in Philly.
  • AZAFRON, 617 3rd St, Phila PA, 215 928 4019.  All types of Latino cuisine.
  • BRASIL'S, 112 Chestnut Street, 1st floor, Phila, PA, 215 413 1700.  Authentic Brazilian with a Latin twist.
  • CIBUCON, 2025 Samson St, Phila, PA, 215 231 9895.  Cuban with a Puerto Rican flavor - decor recreates memories of Puerto Rico.
  • Cafe Habana, 102 S. 21 St., 215-561-2822. No reservations taken. specializing in Cuban cooking nicely prepared in a lively ambiance.
  • EL AZTECA, 714 Chestnut St, Phila, PA, 215 733 0895.  Authentic Mexican flavor.
  • Los Catrines & Tequila's Bar, 1602 Locust St., 215-546-0181. No reservations taken. Formerly known as Tequila's.
  • MALLORCA RESTAURANT, 119 South St, Phila PA, 215 351 6652.  Authentic Spanish cuisine - a touch of Spain.
  • MIXTO'S, 1141-43 Pine St., 215-592-0363. Reservations only for parties of eight or more. a taste of Tierra Columbiana in downtown Philly (same owners and style)
  • MEXICAN POST, 104 Chestnut St, Phila, PA, 215 923 5233.  Authentic Mexican flavor.
  • PASSION, 211 S 15th St. Phila Pa, 215 875 9895.  I've heard good things about this one.  Voted BEST OF PHILLY in 2000.
  • SOUTH BEACH, 1437 South St, Phila PA, 215 732 3939.  All types of Latino cuisine.
  • Taqueria La Veracruzana, 920 Washington Ave., 215-465-1440. Cash only. When you want to eat something fast, cheap and good — and don't want to resort to the usual over-processed American fast food, this is the place.
  • Valanni, 1229 Spruce St., 215-790-9494. Reservations recommended. A neighborhood place with a sidewaIk cafe and a late-night menu.

New Jersey

  • El Azteca Mexican Rest – 1155 N Rte 73, Mt Laurel, NJ 08054, 856 014 9302

Dance Groups

  • GRUPO F.U.E.G.O. Hector Serrano Jr. Director, Founder 215-740-8588
  • MUEVETE DANCERS Ada Rivera-Mitchell Administrative Assistance 215 992 5238, Fax 215 618 0778.

  • RITMO LATINO - We dance on 2 and on 1 so call us if you need us to do a show for you. Talk to our Manager Wanda Torres 267 992 5041.
  • Art In Motion Latin Dancers Philly/NJ/DE dance groups. Contact #'s are as follows:  (PHL) 215-688-0065 (NJ) 609-876-5997 (DE)302-293-3971. Lisa Jennings, Manager.  Our website is

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