Authentic salsa's hot spot Mood:
celebratory Topic: Hot Spot for Salsa Dance
In the last two years, have you been religiously tuned in to Dancing with the Stars? Have you spent every week voting for your favorite couple? Has watching these dance shows made you consider learning how to dance Salsa, Tango, Foxtrot or the Viennese Waltz? Well before you go to your local ballroom studio DON'T, take a detour to a local underground social club called Club Cache on West 46th Street between 8th Avenue and Broadway and see the real deal. Don't expect a fancy club or even an entrance that you can find at first. This is not what salsa is all about. It's about passion, connection and expression. It's about leaving all the stresses of your day at the door and checking into the easiest, sexiest, most fulfilling workout and fun social time you will find. You won't have to say a word, your body will do the talking and it will be the most intimate conversation you will ever have without speaking. If you want to be a part of it, turn off the TV shows and go see what real Salsa dancing looks like danced to real Latin music.
Club Cache is one of the few clubs left in New York where real Salsa dancers go to dance every Thursday night. Expect to walk up and down the block a few times as there will be no big marquee as there was at the renowned Palladium back in the 1950s when Mambo, Salsa's ancestor broke all the racial, cultural and class barriers of the day, when Whites, Blacks, Asians, Hispanics and anyone who could get in the door and on the dance floor to experience the pulsating, addictive rhythms of the Mambo rushed the stage to hear the best musicians of the day make history. Instead expect to find Club Cache in the middle of West 46th Street behind a tiny little red door with a small rectangular sign that reads "Club Cache where the real stars of Salsa dance.”
If you want to learn how to dance and feel the real soul and joy of Salsa dance start here and when you’re ready to enroll in your lessons after you are totally inspired by the real dance, skip your local Ballroom studio. Not only will you be completely over charged at your local Ballroom studio, you will be taught the watered down version of a dance that is so passionate that one could never expect that it could have ever come to this state of being. Think about it, don't you ever wonder why they are dancing Salsa to La Isla Bonita? La Isla Bonita isn't even Salsa music; it's a pop song sung by Madonna! Do yourself a service, if you want to really experience the real deal, visit Club Cache and be sure say ask for Joey Salsa the promoter of the event. He's been keeping this underground party up and running for the past five years and hopefully many more to come.
Underground Salsa Party - Club Cache 221 W46th St., NYC (347) 385-6745