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NYC: LGBT GALA Alumni Salsa Dance Night (New Event!)
written by Natasha, 1/15/14 4:01am
edited by Natasha, 3/11/14 1:28pm

Join us for a super, sexy GALA LGBT Salsa night. Get ready to meet new people, learn new moves and have an all-around good time. One hour dance lesson (professional instructor) plus dance time after. All experience levels, singles & couples all welcome!

NYC: LGBT GALA Alumni Salsa Dance Night (New Event!)

WHEN: Thursday, March 13 (20, 27) 7:30-9:00 pm -- and March 6th (already happened)

WHERE: Pearl Studios, 500 8th Ave, (bet 35 & 36 Sts), Manhattan.  Room 1206  (On the 12th Floor)

$18 admission, cash only, bring your own beverage (BYOB)

RSVP: Requested (appreciated).  Please fill out our RSVP Form at

We are excited to announce the continuation of the super, sexy Intercollegiate LGBT Salsa Night and we hope you'll join us!  The February event had 25 people attending -- during a blizzard!   The March 6th event had 50% women and 50% men.


Get ready to meet new people, learn some new moves, have an all-around good time, and maybe even discover a new passion for Latin dance. The evening will include a one hour dance lesson taught by professional dancer and instructor, Ernesto Palma. After the lesson, there will be time to grab a partner and try your new moves to some great Latin tunes. The event is designed for all experience levels - so do not worry if you are just starting out. Singles and couples are welcome, no need to bring a partner. For those of you who would like a beverage to loosen your hips (some, but not too much!), the event is BYOB, so bring your preferred spirits.

Attire is casual, and comfortable clothing and shoes are recommended. Shoes with leather soles are best but sneakers are fine as well.

About the Instructor, Ernesto Palma: Ernesto Palma is an NYC-based professional dancer, instructor, and choreographer. Of Costa Rican decent, Ernesto began dancing at the age of 11, and hasn't stopped since. Ernesto is an expert in nineteen dances in the Rhythm, Latin, Smooth and Social styles, and competes in the national competitive ballroom circuit. As a competitive dancer, Ernesto won the National Latin Same Sex Ballroom Championship with his dance partner, Louis, in 2010. In 2013, Ernesto placed 5th in the USDC National Mambo Championship and 2nd overall in the Rising Star category at the Yankee Championships. In addition to his competitive dance career, Ernesto has danced for stars and programs such as Marc Anthony, Daniel Patric Ellis, The Today Show, The Tyra Banks Show and The Robert Verdi Show. As an instructor, Ernesto has shared his love of dance (and his moves of course!) with thousands of students of all levels of experience. He is a passionate teacher and enjoys inspiring people of all ages and experience levels to get out and dance.

Organized by FFR/Princeton BTGALA (Rachel Schnipper & Shawn Cowls) and co-hosted by Yale GALA, Harvard GSC and Cornell U GALA.  Everyone from all schools is welcome to attend.

Thanks also to our co-hosts! 

  • Rachel Schnipper & Shawn Cowls (FFR/Princeton BTGALA) 
  • Natasha (Yale GALA)
  • Michael Sonberg (Harvard GSC)
  • Antonio Galan (Cornell U GALA)

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