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Nightclub owners sometimes just don't understand what their clientele want - especially when it comes to partner dancing, like Salsa, Swing, Tango and the like. Here, we bring an in-depth look as to why most nightclubs fail, and uncover startling reasons - directly from the dancers themselves - who no longer wish to spend their hard-earned money there.

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  • Sticky Dance Floors

    Sticky Dance Floors







    Edie,
    The other night we went out and I messed up my knee doing a high-speed spin on a sticky dance floor. This is not the first time I've experienced floors like this. Nightclub owners don't see the need to listen to their paying "dance partner" clientele. After I heal, do you have any recommendations for us? What to do?
    - Totally Pissed and In Pain



    Dear Totally Pissed and In Pain,
    Wow... that is just horrible. I can understand your pain.

    I advise dancers to do one of the following, just in case:

    • Carry Talcum Powder or
    ...
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  • Slippery Dance Floors

    Slippery Dance Floors






    This Floor is Too Slippery!


    You step on the dance floor and... WHOOOSH! There you go! Gasping, mouth open, arms flying, semi-frantic, teetering back up, and up.... doing everything in your power to maintain and re-establish your balance... I show how both men and women how to gracefully get up after a fall in the most awesome way in my "Spins for Couples with Mimo DVD". I also teach how to recover from a fall in my Spins workshops as well!


    Angel Galvan and Edie, The Salsa FREAK DEPENDING on a non-slippery Dance Floor!!
    AAAAaaaaaaaaahhhh! That was an INSANE move. (That was part of our "little doll" routine - I come in as a fake doll, and he winds me up and dances with me. We won!) I saw an amazing th...
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  • Growing Salsa

    Growing Salsa



    Edie, I need your help. I live here in central Texas and even though I do value the Latin influence of Tex-Mex, I find it difficult if not impossible to find a descent place to Salsa without having to drive 100 miles . Is there anything you might suggest to stay "active" in Salsa dancing? Even though I appreciate where I live and the Tex-Mex influence here, I find it very difficult to find a place to Salsa around here. One of my friends and I have wound up going to Tex-Mex bars with our CD's hoping the DJ's would play a little Salsa just so we could dance. Even after we finally get them to play Salsa we spend half our time just getting some girl t...
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  • What Dancers Look for in a Club

    What Dancers Look for in a Club



    Dear Nightclub Owners...
    The following are some very important tips from dancers if you want your club to succeed:


    Your Attitude... The more clubs I visit all over the country, the more I’m beginning to realize how the club’s owners and promoter’s personalities show through in the ambiance of the clubs themselves. When a club promoter is unfriendly, stressed out, or uncaring, it reflects in the atmosphere of the club. When the promoter is shaking hands, smiling, and greeting guests, it gives the clientele a warm feeling inside. Guests end up "wanting" to stay. They have a few more drinks, and will do everything they can to get their friends to come to this "friendly, easy-going, relaxing, and fun" place next time. To get guests talking positively about your club is 10 times as hard as them not saying anything (notice how I said "guests", not dancers, people, or clients). It’s an uphill battle to get positive "word of mouth" to start happening. But get a single negative comment or rumor started, and itâ...
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  • Club Owners... LISTEN to Your Clientele!

    Club Owners... LISTEN to Your Clientele!



    Keep Them COMING!!! Related Article: "What Dancers Look for in a Club"

    - By Edie, The Salsa FREAK

    It was Incredible. I was in [city] last week, having a ball teaching and working with some eager students at what was a beautiful little nightclub. It had a fantastic wooden floor, great lighting, clean restrooms, and excellent ventilation. I was curious as to why there weren't many Salseros there. In fact, we were the ONLY dancers there. The DJ was playing excellent music, the sound system was fantastic, and the ambiance was perfect. "Let's go to [another club] now." Why? I responded curiously. This place was perfectly fine. In fact, I could actually breathe here since in [this cit...
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  • Sticky Dance Floors
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    Edie,
    The other night we went out and I messed up my knee doing a high-speed spin on a sticky dance floor. This is not the first time I've experienced floors like this. Nightclub owners don't see the need to listen to their paying "dance partner" clientele. After I heal, do you have any recommendations for us? What to do?
    - Totally Pissed and In Pain



    Dear Totally Pissed and In Pain,
    Wow... that is just horrible. I can understand your pain.

    I advise dancers to do one of the following, just in case:

    • Carry Talcum Powder or
    ...
    11-19-2012, 01:57 PM
  • Slippery Dance Floors
    ediester





    This Floor is Too Slippery!


    You step on the dance floor and... WHOOOSH! There you go! Gasping, mouth open, arms flying, semi-frantic, teetering back up, and up.... doing everything in your power to maintain and re-establish your balance... I show how both men and women how to gracefully get up after a fall in the most awesome way in my "Spins for Couples with Mimo DVD". I also teach how to recover from a fall in my Spins workshops as well!


    Angel Galvan and Edie, The Salsa FREAK DEPENDING on a non-slippery Dance Floor!!
    AAAAaaaaaaaaahhhh! That was an INSANE move. (That was part of our "little doll" routine - I come in as a fake doll, and he winds me up and dances with me. We won!) I saw an amazing th...
    11-19-2012, 01:02 AM
  • Growing Salsa
    ediester


    Edie, I need your help. I live here in central Texas and even though I do value the Latin influence of Tex-Mex, I find it difficult if not impossible to find a descent place to Salsa without having to drive 100 miles . Is there anything you might suggest to stay "active" in Salsa dancing? Even though I appreciate where I live and the Tex-Mex influence here, I find it very difficult to find a place to Salsa around here. One of my friends and I have wound up going to Tex-Mex bars with our CD's hoping the DJ's would play a little Salsa just so we could dance. Even after we finally get them to play Salsa we spend half our time just getting some girl t...
    11-14-2012, 11:54 PM
  • What Dancers Look for in a Club
    ediester


    Dear Nightclub Owners...
    The following are some very important tips from dancers if you want your club to succeed:


    Your Attitude... The more clubs I visit all over the country, the more I’m beginning to realize how the club’s owners and promoter’s personalities show through in the ambiance of the clubs themselves. When a club promoter is unfriendly, stressed out, or uncaring, it reflects in the atmosphere of the club. When the promoter is shaking hands, smiling, and greeting guests, it gives the clientele a warm feeling inside. Guests end up "wanting" to stay. They have a few more drinks, and will do everything they can to get their friends to come to this "friendly, easy-going, relaxing, and fun" place next time. To get guests talking positively about your club is 10 times as hard as them not saying anything (notice how I said "guests", not dancers, people, or clients). It’s an uphill battle to get positive "word of mouth" to start happening. But get a single negative comment or rumor started, and itâ...
    11-14-2012, 10:42 PM
  • Club Owners... LISTEN to Your Clientele!
    ediester


    Keep Them COMING!!! Related Article: "What Dancers Look for in a Club"

    - By Edie, The Salsa FREAK

    It was Incredible. I was in [city] last week, having a ball teaching and working with some eager students at what was a beautiful little nightclub. It had a fantastic wooden floor, great lighting, clean restrooms, and excellent ventilation. I was curious as to why there weren't many Salseros there. In fact, we were the ONLY dancers there. The DJ was playing excellent music, the sound system was fantastic, and the ambiance was perfect. "Let's go to [another club] now." Why? I responded curiously. This place was perfectly fine. In fact, I could actually breathe here since in [this cit...
    11-14-2012, 10:22 PM
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