Dancing in Bryant Park

A social dance party after work – featuring popular dance instructors plus an incredible band each week – hosted and produced by Talia Castro-Pozo. Salsa, Swing, Tango, and much more. From novices to experts, all are welcome.

Lessons 6 – 7pm, followed by dancing to live music 7 – 8:30pm.

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

A social dance party after work — featuring popular dance instructors plus an incredible band each week — hosted and produced by Talia Castro-Pozo. Salsa, Swing, Tango, and much more. From novices to experts, all are welcome.

Dancing with live music: 7:00pm – 8:30pm
Mitch Frohman and The Bronx Horns Mambo Orchestra
Lesson: 6:00pm – 7:00pm
Talia Castro-Pozo and Sekou McMiller


Mitch Frohman and The Bronx Horns Mambo Orchestra play incredible mambo, cha-cha, merengue, boogaloo, bolero, and other authentic Latin music, and include musicians who have played with the top NYC Latin bands for over 30 years.

Talia Castro-Pozo is an actor and dancer who has performed and taught across the USA, Europe and Asia, and is the producer of Sunset Salsa & Latin Mondays at TAJ in NYC.

Sekou McMiller is an actor, and Afro-Latin performance expert and coach, choreographer, and creative director all over North and South America, Europe, and Asia.

DJ and Sound by Victor "Woody" Andujar

 
Wednesday, May 14, 2014

A social dance party after work — featuring popular dance instructors plus an incredible band each week — hosted and produced by Talia Castro-Pozo. Salsa, Swing, Tango, and much more. From novices to experts, all are welcome.

Dancing with live music: 7:00pm – 8:30pm
Nanny Assis Group
Lesson: 6:00pm – 7:00pm
Danielle Andrade and Leo Simoes

Nanny Assis, a native of Bahia-Brazil and named the Top Brazilian Performer in the US by the Brazilian Press, translates rhythms and notes of Sambas, Forro, Axe, Brazilian Jazz, and Afro-Brazilian sounds into pure essence, energizing the audience to dance.

Danielle Andrade is originally from Rio de Janeiro and raised on sounds and movement of samba, pagode, funk, axe, forro, xote, bossa nova, lambada, aroxa, and Brazilian folkloric dances.

Leo Simoes, a native of Recife, Brazil, has been dancing nonstop since he fell in love with forró on a trip to the Northeast of Brazil 5 years ago.

DJ and Sound by Victor "Woody" Andujar

 
Wednesday, May 21, 2014

A social dance party after work — featuring popular dance instructors plus an incredible band each week — hosted and produced by Talia Castro-Pozo. Salsa, Swing, Tango, and much more. From novices to experts, all are welcome.

Dancing with live music: 7:00pm – 8:30pm
Sofia Tosello y Los Varones del Tango
Sofia Tosello, vocals
Emilio Teubal, piano
Ariel Iud, bandoneón
Sergio Reyes, violin
Lesson: 6:00pm – 7:00pm
Mariana Parma and Hernán Brizuela

Sofia Tosello y Los Varones del Tango, featuring Octavio Brunetti, Pedro Giraudo, and Sergio Reyes, brings a big-city approach to tango that mixes the rich variety of Latin American cancion traditions as well as the downtown jazz and funk scene.

Mariana Parma, an expert of the Tango, has appeared in film and off Broadway, taught and choreographed in the US and India, and coached Chita Rivera and Tommy Tune.

Hernán Brizuela, from Argentina, has performed in films and on Broadway, and taught at Tango Festivals throughout the country.

DJ and Sound by Victor "Woody" Andujar

 
Wednesday, May 28, 2014

A social dance party after work — featuring popular dance instructors plus an incredible band each week — hosted and produced by Talia Castro-Pozo. Salsa, Swing, Tango, and much more. From novices to experts, all are welcome.

Dancing with live music: 7:00pm – 8:30pm
The Glenn Crytzer Quintette
Lesson: 6:00pm – 7:00pm
Evita Arce and Peter Bullen

The Glenn Crytzer Quintette, a favorite among Lindy Hoppers, plays the authentic styles of the golden age of Jazz, and has performed across North America with an eye on the dancers.

Evita Arce and Peter Bullen, dancers from Syncopated City Dance Company, are experts in Lindy Hop and Charleston and have been featured at major performing arts centers.

DJ and Sound by Victor "Woody" Andujar

 
Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Event rescheduled for Friday, June 6.

A social dance party after work — featuring popular dance instructors plus an incredible band each week — hosted and produced by Talia Castro-Pozo. Salsa, Swing, Tango, and much more. From novices to experts, all are welcome.

Dancing with live music: 7:00pm – 8:30pm
Grupo Voz a Voz
Lesson: 6:00pm – 7:00pm
Talia Castro-Pozo and Alejandro Bouza

Grupo Voz a Voz, two time Latin Billboard and Grammy nominee, features Ronny Mercedes and Geio D’oleo, and plays a fresh combination of Pop-Bachata mixed with a tropical element of R&B harmonies.

Talia Castro-Pozo has been teaching and performing since she was a teen. She recently danced Bachata in the Dr. Pepper commercial featuring Romeo Santos.

Alejandro Bouza, from Buenos Aires and a DJ and promoter, is one of the most popular salsa rueda and bachata instructors in NYC.

DJ and Sound by Victor "Woody" Andujar

 
Friday, June 6, 2014

A social dance party after work — featuring popular dance instructors plus an incredible band each week — hosted and produced by Talia Castro-Pozo. Salsa, Swing, Tango, and much more. From novices to experts, all are welcome.

Dancing with live music: 7:00pm – 8:30pm
Grupo Voz a Voz
Lesson: 6:00pm – 7:00pm
Talia Castro-Pozo and Alejandro Bouza

Grupo Voz a Voz, two time Latin Billboard and Grammy nominee, features Ronny Mercedes and Geio D’oleo, and plays a fresh combination of Pop-Bachata mixed with a tropical element of R&B harmonies.

Talia Castro-Pozo has been teaching and performing since she was a teen. She recently danced Bachata in the Dr. Pepper commercial featuring Romeo Santos.

Alejandro Bouza, from Buenos Aires and a DJ and promoter, is one of the most popular salsa rueda and bachata instructors in NYC.

DJ and Sound by Victor "Woody" Andujar

 
Wednesday, June 11, 2014

A social dance party after work — featuring popular dance instructors plus an incredible band each week — hosted and produced by Talia Castro-Pozo. Salsa, Swing, Tango, and much more. From novices to experts, all are welcome.

Dancing with live music: 7:00pm – 8:30pm
Pete Brown and The Rhythm Dogs
Monique Sorel, vocal
Karl Dixon, vocal
Elsa Cornish, vocal
Eric O'Neal, vocal
Jeff Newel, sax
George Naha, guitar
Willa Bassen, keys
Peter Brown, bass
Joe Damone, drums
Lesson: 6:00pm – 7:00pm
Marielys Molina and Rickey Tripp from Motown The Musical on Broadway

Pete Brown and The Rhythm Dogs, a grooving high-energy group that includes established musicians who have played all over the world, plays Motown, Soul, Swing, Rock, Reggae, and Contemporary Dance Music.

Marielys Molina has performed on Broadway in Come Fly Away, Sweet Charity, and on the national tour of Swing.

Rickey Tripp has performed on Broadway in In the Heights, and is a choreographer and dance teacher across the country.

DJ and Sound by Victor "Woody" Andujar