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The secret’s out– Salsa is taking over DC Nightlife!
By Ursula Lauriston

Photo courtesy of Jon Trevino

Photo courtesy of Jon Trevino

A one, two, three! Cross body lean! The secrets out– salsa is taking over DC nightlife and I, for once, am not complaining. Every single night in the DMV area a salsa club opens its doors to beginner, moderate, and seasoned salsa lovers.

The need to move, touch, and be touched transcends race, gender, age, and even politics. That’s why more and more people of all ages and skill levels are coming together to just dance. And with salsa lessons being offered up to two hours before the party gets started, everyone will be able to impress the ladies (or gentleman) with their moves for the rest of the night.

Name: Jon Trevino

Jon Trevino (left) dancing the night away.

Jon Trevino (left) dancing the night away.

Current City: Chantilly, Virginia

Occupation: Systems Admin and Contractor

Age: 28

Relationship Status: In a relationship

Jon Trevino, an avid salsa enthusiast, has been dancing for 5 of the 8 years he’s been in the DC area. “When I first started listening to salsa it touched something deep inside me,’ says Trevino. “Salsa gives me such a great high. Some of the songs I listen to in my car or in a club give me goose bumps.”

“I love to go to Mr. Mambos. It’s not a club; it’s a social that’s held in a dance studio. You bring your own alcohol because they’re not allowed to sell. But beware– this place is comprised of more serious dancers. They give you quality instructors and music. It’s a great way to meet people because you get to sit down and talk and interact.”

Twenty Somethings, thirty somethings, and dang it just about anyone will enjoy a great night of salsa. It’s a great way to meet new people or even discover a new love. Check out these websites to plan your next salsa filled night out.

Photo by Jon Trevino

Photo by Jon Trevino

Salsa Loves Mambo

Just Salsa

DC Dance Net Salsa Calendar (Gives you a list of salsa clubs by weeknight.)

Lima Restaurant (I can say by experience, Monday night at Lima is ALWAYS a good time.)

The Salsa Room 

Habana Village

You’re welcome Twenty Somethings.

Ursula Lauriston is the author of Twenty Something, a social diary blog where she sounds off weekly on dating, D.C nightlife and events, career etiquette, and more. During the day, Ursula stays in step with the pulse of DC with her work as a Deputy Press Secretary on Capitol Hill. Follow her on twitter @urdiggy.

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