Saturday 3rd March 2012. Tonke and Andre from Salsamotion held their 4th “Salsa Society” Salsa Party. Located in the Sociëteit “Vereeniging in Haarlem. It is a magnificent building, that has recently been renovated to its original state from 1856. With great interior and beautiful decor, it is just a great location to hold a salsa party. It might even give you an impression of the old style Cuban dance halls.
The music was by DJ Andres, “el Jefe” himself. I notice that he plays salsa music with lots of tempo switches, and mambo what sometimes even sounds jazzy, similar to big band salsa, the latter not my personal favorite. He did not play that much bachata, still we had a great time.
The main hall has a good dance floor and nice lighting that matched the high ceilings and decor. We found it to be very warm, you could feel the heat as you walked into the room. The bar staff where very good and efficient.
I estimate approximately 150 to 200 people on the floor, we had ticket no’s 116 and 117, which was just right for the size of the floor. Lots of new faces for Haarlem and lots of people we knew from different dance schools.
At midnight we had two of the shows, which where excellent. Fuerza Pro team danced first followed by eStilo Dance Company below I can both shows which I filmed on my iPhone.
We will certainly be at the next Salsa Society salsa party in Haarlem.