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Havana Nights This Saturday, May 7th

Posted by Kendra on May 3, 2016 at 12:40 AM Comments comments (0)

This Saturday, we are happy to announce that we will be having our Havana Nights Salsa party at 404 Bar and Kizomba by Moonlight outside on the patio, so please be sure to check out both dance floors.  Salsa lessons begin on the main floor at 9pm.  Both dance floors will be open from 10pm-1am.  It's just $8 to dance the night away so I hope to see you there!

Havana Nights and Kizomba by Moonlight

404 Bar & Grill

404 Elysian Fields Road.

Saturday, May 7th



Havana Night Salsa Party, November 9th

Posted by Kendra on November 10, 2013 at 1:10 PM Comments comments (0)

We had our best turn out yet at our Havana Nights Salsa Party this month.  The crowd was a huge, but there was still plenty of room to do all our tricks comfortably.  We played some new music by Mayimbe and Prince Royce that people really loved.  It's such a great thing to be able to share our love for salsa and bachata with our friends.  We can't wait to do it all again next month.  

Discovering New Salsa Music

Posted by Kendra on June 12, 2013 at 11:30 AM Comments comments (0)

Finding great salsa music is always my greatest challenge as a dancer, instructor, and as the occasional DJ here in Nashville.  My ears are always craving a fresh new sound to inspire new creativity in me and my fellow salseros. But surprisingly, when I search for new salsa music, I typically find great songs from the 1970's that I never heard before.  The song might be new to me, but I know it's very old to someone else. 


This week, I've stumbled across a great artist named Javier Vazquez.  He is a Cuban pianist who composed several great salsa tracks back in the 1970's, and I'm sorry to say that I'm just now discovering him.  Better late than never I guess. Two of my favorites by him include "Se Formo la Rumbantela" and "Don Anastacio."    Check them out below and see if this music gets you grooving as well, and check out his other tracks on Youtube as well.  His music is consistently good.  I haven't heard a bad track yet.  Might be buying up all his music soon.

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Party at Urban Dance Studios, Friday May 24

Posted by Kendra on May 16, 2013 at 3:25 PM Comments comments (0)

Urban Dance Studios

604 Gallatin Ave, Suite 209

Nashville, TN 37206

Be sure to join us Friday, May 24th for another great salsa party at Urban Dance Studios.  Our Havana Nights party only happens once a month, making it a highly anticipated event.  People love the high engery mix of salsa, timba, bachata, merengue, and kizomba that DJ Kendra plays. Plus this month, Nashville Rueda will be performing their new "Reposa" routine.   

If you are new to salsa, join us at 9pm for a great lesson to get you started with this highly addictive dance.  Open dancing goes from 10pm-1am, so I hope to see you on the dance floor soon.

Monday Night Salsa Lessons

Posted by Kendra on May 8, 2013 at 4:20 PM Comments comments (0)

Every Monday night, we teach at great salsa lesson at Urban Dance Studios.  Check out the move we covered this week below.

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If you are interested in taking your dancing to the next level, join us one Monday. 

Urban Dance Studios

604 Gallatin Avenue, Suite 209

Nashville, TN 37206

Beginners at 6:30pm, Intermediate/Advanced lessons at 7:30pm

$8 a lesson

Hope to be dancing with you soon!

The Nashville Salsa Scene

Posted by Kendra on May 7, 2013 at 5:20 PM Comments comments (0)

The Nashville salsa scene is constantly changing and is slowly growing to include more and more events every week.  Check out the video below to see a sample of some of the events we attend. 


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Also, check out our calendar and join us at an event soon.  We'd love to see you on the dance floor.

Casa Azafran starts next Thursday Night, May 2nd

Posted by Kendra on April 23, 2013 at 4:10 PM Comments comments (0)

Ibiza nightclub has been our regular Thursday night salsa spot for over 8 years now, so the salsa community was crushed to see our Thursday night salsa get cancelled.  Luckily, long time Ibiza instructors Martin and Raven plan on filling our Thursday night void with their very own salsa social at Casa Azafran on Nolensville Pike.


Casa Azafran is truly a beautiful studio space with great hardwood floors that let you turn and spin with ease.  We've already had great times there before at salsa socials put on by Sentir el Ritmo, and I can't wait to make this studio our new regular salsa spot from now on.


This Thursday Martin and Raven will be leading a beginner/intermediate salsa lesson from 8-8:30pm and open dancing will go from 8:30p-12am spun by DJ George .  It just $5 to dance all night long, so be sure not to miss it! This social will happen weekly starting Thursday May 2nd.   

Casa Azafran

2195 Nolensville Pike

Nashville, TN 37211

May 2, 2013

Play Wednesday Nights

Posted by Kendra on February 28, 2013 at 12:05 AM Comments comments (0)

Every Wednesday night a Play Dancebar, the salseros take over and bring a fun mix of dances to this internationally known gay bar.  The event is organized by one of Nashville's most passionate dance advocates, Tonya Miller.  She has a passion for bringing together several different types of dance communities in one place to have a great time.  Every Wednesday at 7:15pm, she rotates between dances such as salsa, bachata, west coast swings, tango, rumba, kizomba, and more.  Open dancing starts at 8:30pm and usually goes until 10:45pm.  It's a lot of fun and completely FREE.  So please come out to join us this week!

Play on Wednesday Nights

Play Dancebar

1519 Church Street

Wednesdays 7:15-10:45pm


Mad Donna's Salsa Saturday

Posted by Kendra on February 25, 2013 at 12:05 AM Comments comments (0)

Mad Donna's was packed last night, making a cold winter day seem more like summer in the upstairs loft of this east Nashville restaurant.  The night started strong with a packed lesson at 9:30pm, and the dancing didn't let up until 2am.  There were a lot of new faces, and out of towners.  I danced with one girl from Canada who was craving some Cuban style salsa dancing, and I was happy to oblige.  Also, I learned a new line dance.  No idea what it was called, but I was feeling it. Anyway, can't wait for another 4th Saturday to do it all over again.  Thanks Pablo for another great night!


Havana Nights Salsa Social March 1st

Posted by Kendra on February 22, 2013 at 12:05 AM Comments comments (0)

Dancing is my greatest passion, which is why I’m always excited to announce another great event. Friday, March 1st, we will be throwing another high energy Havana Nights salsa bash. We will be playing plenty of salsa, timba, bachata, and a splash of merengue, cumbia, and kizomba to keep you dancing all night long.


The party will be held at Urban Dance Studios in East Nashville. If you are new to dancing salsa, don’t worry. I will be teaching at lesson at 9pm to get you up to speed on how to move to some highly addictive salsa music. I will provide water, but please feel free to BYOB. It’s only $5 for the whole night, so please join us for another unforgettable night.

Havana Nights Salsa Social

604 Gallatin Avenue, Suite 209

Nashville, TN 37206

Friday, March 1st

9pm Lesson, Open dancing 10pm-1am

$5 Cover


Upcoming Events

Tuesday, May 2 at 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Wednesday, May 3 at 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Wednesday, May 3 at 9:00 PM - Sunday, May 7 11:59 AM
Thursday, May 4 at 7:30 PM - 11:00 PM

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