Alegria in Spanish means joyful, delight, enjoyment… and we at Alegria Dance believe that everyone can experience this “Joy” of Salsa. We specialize in the street Latin dances of salsa, cha cha cha, bachata, merengue and the Cuban salsa circle dance called casino rueda. We also offer generalized dance instruction, such as looking good doing your first wedding waltz, and kids dance to common songs as a summer camp activity. We are happy to accommodate your interests and requests.

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Out And About:

Virgilio enjoys sharing his love for dance via djing and social dance.  Every year there is so much going on over the summer that in May Virgilio creates a concert spreadsheet and shares with all who ask.  It is still Spring, but summer is around the corner.  If you wish to be added to get a copy of the 2014 spreadsheet just email him @ virgilio@alegria-dance.com.

The following are some dance events where you can find Virgilio from mid-April:  Cover charges are noted, when applicable.

Fridays: Friday Jazz Hours at Oasis Dance Club in Ithaca, NY from 6 to 8:30pm.  A nice way to chill out and get a couple dances in when in the mood.  A variety of live music groups that .  Free with a suggested cover charge of $3-5 as tips for the band.  Around the midpoint is usually when there is a good crowd.  The dance floor is also usually quite nice  and the club hosts a variety of different dances, including dance lessons.  Check out the calendar at http://www.ithacaoasis.com/calendar/calendar.php

April 13th: ISDN Swing dance at St Paul Methodist Church, Ithaca, NY from 7 to 11pm.  $12 cover charge with free dance lesson included from 7 to 8 pm.Check out the facebook event.

April 18th: Palante Latin Dance at the Big Red barn, Cornell University in Ithaca. $5 cover. Check out the facebook event.

April 19th:  El Rumbon playing at the Oasis Dance Club Latin Night (Ithaca) from 10pm to 1:30am.  Cover charge is $8. Check out the facebook event.

April 25th:  Salsa Lovers Dance @ the American Legion, 1305 Riverview Drive, Endicott, NY.  7:30-10:30pm.  90% Salsa, 5% Bachata, 5% Cha Cha Cha, Music format is strictly adhered to.  Only $3 cover. This is hands down the best dance for salsa lovers in CNY. Occurs monthly on the last Friday of every month.  Note no Salsa Lovers dance in May so do not miss this one if you want to check it out.

April 27th: Sunnyside Combo at Oasis Dance Club, Ithaca, NY; 6-8pm. A jazz/swing combo.  Free but tips encouraged for the band.  This is an extra special occasion as a friend of mine is celebrating her birthday so a good turnout is guaranteed on this Sunday. There is a free milonga (Argentine tango social dance) afterwards.

May 4th: Streets Alive Ithaca Event where El Rumbon will be playing (FREE) from 1:30 to 3:30pm on Cayuga St @ West Falls, between Ithaca High School and Thompson St.

Virgilio will be at other dances, time and circumstances committing, but he looks forward to seeing his friends old and soon-to-be at the events above.