Father’s Day weekend is upon us and fortunately there’s no shortage of things to do in Dallas. A big breakfast or dinner is sure to be appreciated and dad undoubtedly adores the tie you picked up for him (it’ll look great on the rack with the one he got last year… and the year before) but why not treat him to something different this year? Perhaps salsa under the stars? Or maybe he’d like to live out his James Dean fantasies at a 50’s-themed social? If you’ve yet to plan your Father’s Day activities we have something here to entertain each and every fun-loving family.
Friday, June 15, 2012
Friday Latin Action’s Block Party Under the Stars
Who: Kiyan “Kane” Donald of My Salsa Dance Studio is hosting the event with music provided by DJ Boriplayer.
What: One Bistro + Bar holds Friday Latin Action every Friday night where attendees can dance to salsa, bachata, merengue, cumbia, reggaeton and more. Tonight they’re taking the party outdoors so patrons can enjoy fresh air, beautiful scenery, great food (served until 11:00 p.m.) and Jello shots. Be sure to come in casual, outdoor-appropriate attire. Best of all? You don’t have to drive home. Make a night of it and book a room!
Where: One Bistro + Bar at Holiday Inn DFW Airport South (14320 Centre Station Drive, Fort Worth, TX 76155)
When: 9:00 p.m. until 2:00 a.m.
Why: Salsa dancing under the stars. Enough said.
Sock Hop at Frisco Powerhouse of Dance
Who: Israel Pena and Lisa Holt of Frisco’s Powerhouse of Dance are hosting this ballroom social.
What: Every Friday night ballroom instructors Israel and Lisa offer a social dance party. Tonight’s event is a 1950’s-inspired Sock Hop. Guests are encouraged to wear their best T-Bird and Pink Lady attire and revel in the sounds of the golden oldies. Although the theme calls for a great deal of good ol’ rock & roll, they’ll still offer the ballroom staples: waltz, foxtrot, tango, swing, rumba, cha-cha-cha and more. Admission is $10 and light refreshments will be served. No alcohol, please.
Where: Frisco Powerhouse of Dance (10850 Frisco Street Suite 200, Frisco, TX 75034)
When: 7:00 p.m. – Adult beginner/intermediate salsa lesson; 8:00 p.m. until 10:30 p.m. – Sock Hop Social
Why: Who doesn’t love Danny and Sandy and the rest of the Grease gang? Imitation is, of course, the greatest form of flattery.
Saturday, June 16, 2012
The Return of Guerilla Salsa Socials
Who: Deejay Colombiano, founder of the Guerilla Salsa Series, is back and better than ever hosting his next Guerilla Salsa Social. He and Al Rivera will be playing fresh, hand-selected salsa, mambo and bachata tunes for all to enjoy.
What: No classes. No performances. Just darn good music and darn good dancers.
Where: Sandunga Dance Studio (2155 Marsh Lane, Carrollton, TX 75006)
When: 10:00 p.m. until he calls it quits or people stop dancing… yeah, right!
Why: Deejay Colombiano is celebrated for his taste in music. He labors over his selections and caters to his crowd. He’s a bit of a salsa, mambo and bachata connoisseur. To know his music is to love his music.
Sunday, June 17, 2012
Sabroso Sunday at Al-Amir
Who: The lovely Amanda Romero promotes Sabroso Sundays at Al-Amir and esteemed veteran DJ Leo Mix provides the music: salsa, bachata, merengue, Latin top 40 and more.
What: Sabroso Sunday at Al-Amir is THE place to be on a Sunday night for DFW dance enthusiasts. Every week beginners and professionals alike show up to practice their steps and strut their stuff.
Where: Al-Amir Addison (3885 Beltline Rd., Addison, TX 75001)
When: 10:00 p.m. until 2:00 a.m.
Why: The dance floor is packed so you’re just about guaranteed to find someone to dance with – finding a spot to dance, well… Let’s just say where there’s a will there’s a way. But you can’t beat the energy that comes along with a massive crowd of salsa lovers! Al-Amir also has a hookah lounge and salsa and bachata contests with cash prizes!