Salsambo Dance School is a full service dance school that operates out of Academy Ballroom. Salsambo Dance School specializes in partner dancing and social dances with a known reputation for excellence in Salsa, Bachata all things Latin for both social and competitive dance. Dance instruction is offered for all levels from straight beginner to the competitive professional. The free lessons will be offered from 8-9pm.
Formed in 2001, the seven-piece band Serenata is considered by many to be the best Latin band in Atlanta. Originally a trio, Serenata’s repertoire includes Latin jazz, Salsa, Merengue, and other creative styles. The music is hot. Dance lovers from across the cultural spectrum are inspired by the beat and the rhythms of the septet. “Serenata Band was born around five years ago as a trio playing just for small parties. People happened to enjoy our job more and more and the band started to become more and more popular. Thanks to this we have grown to be the band we are now” Luis says. Our current seven piece format began two years ago and since then, we have become the hottest Latin group in town. The band will be performing from 7:15-10:30pm.
New on the Latin Music scene in Atlanta, MaCuba is fast becoming one of Atlanta’s favorite high-energy Latin Music groups. With many years of combined professional music experience, the members of MaCuba have joined to provide a refreshing approach to combining excellent musical arrangements with an energetic visual and interactive performance style. Led by the husband and wife team of vocalists Eddie and Mayi Lopez (from Matanzas Cuba), and fueled by original compositions and arrangements, MaCuba will exceed your expectations in style, performance and service.
Mix Samba, Rumba Flamenca, Samba-reggae, Bossa Nova and Funk. Season it with a little bit of the Caribbean, Spain and Brazil. What’s cooking? Rua 6. This melting pot formed by four musicians with different nationalities and mixed musical backgrounds has been turning up the heat all over Atlanta, US for the past ten years. They have recorded three albums and are working on the fourth.
With its vibrant presence, its unmatched chemistry to the public and its distinct music, Rua 6 became a must in Atlanta’s musical scenario and a mandatory stop in the city’s busy nights. Andre Rievers, vocalist and acoustic guitar; Vlamir Abbud, bass guitar; and, Rafael Pereira, drums, all come from São Paulo, Brazil and Juan Bonini, percussion, is from Panama. As the band likes to say…” Rua 6 is world music with a strong Brazilian accent.”
At 10:30pm, DJ Melo jumps on the 1’s and 2’s to close out the night. His name is Rony and he goes by Melo for being a very mellow and chill guy, but very upbeat when he gets behind the decks. Melo has a unique taste for Trance and House music that can get even the most laid-back of crowds to dance. Once they are hyped, Melo turns up the energy and surprises them with new and interesting musical selections to take them to another level.
Every Saturday night, Hips and Salsa at Loca Luna redefines the club experience with music that you can actually dance to. Loca Luna is the only spot in Midtown that provides live musicians followed by live DJs. The legendary Orquesta MaCuba plays three moving sets of the greatest salsa and meringue inspired tunes, always with a fresh hip-hop twist, from 8:30 to 11:15pm. The award winning tapas are hardly enough to keep you in your seat and off the dance floor. Salsa is the name of the game, and these guys have been playing it for years. Creative Loafing has voted Orquesta MaCuba “Best Salsa Band” year after year. Congratulations chamacos! And keep up the great work!
“All you can eat” is possibly the most demonized and passé term in the food industry’s already vast and ever changing vocabulary of diverse styles of dining, just as predictable and substandard as a drive thru window or a middle school cafeteria . It suggests the excesses of a Roman feast, but all too often delivers soggy, conventional buffets hidden under foggy sneeze guards and intense heat lamps, usually tucked away in outdated strip malls with flashing neon signs and sprawling parking lots.
Ever the gastronomic heart of the south, Atlanta must have more to offer its most voracious diners than tired clichés and self service steam tables. Loca Luna answers this challenge with a resounding call to Endless Tapas. Every Tuesday, experience the best of Latin-America. Each dish is prepared to order and brought to your table by a courteous staff of servers who encourage you to try everything from our brand new spring menu and nightly specials. You will hardly know where to begin, but trust in our knowledgeable team to guide you through this extensive meal.
Share tapas with close friends on our open patio or dine on our dance floor and watch the live band. Come alone even, and let one of our witty bartenders amuse you, and have them teach you the secrets to making an award winning mojito. A wide selection of specialty cocktails, draft beers and south American wines accompany our endless menu providing endless, enticing combinations.