You get tired of Cebu’s club scene after a while: same crowd, same scenario, same cliché dance moves. I’m not really a creature of habit so after a couple of Saturday night outs that already feel like routine, I was ready for a change of scene.
I heard of a weekly salsa event at Maya Mexican through a friend, and finally decided to see it one Wednesday evening when I had nothing to do. And it’s just what it’s name means: salsa is hot, and I’m not talking about the dip!
Not convinced and still a little shy? I’ll give you five good reasons why salsa dancing should be mainstream!
1. Salsa is sexy.
Salsa is sexy. A guy friend I brought there said: “This is cool. It’s like a scene from the Dirty Dancing movie.” It unleashes the inner latino/a in you. Without noticing it, your hips start to do the talking.
It’s not that difficult too–and this is coming from someone with admittedly two left feet. After learning a few basic steps from one salsa night, you can already look like you know what you’re doing. If your lead is exceptional, you’ll look just as awesome as well. Just go with it!
2. It will never be a cock fest.
Maya has a lively and more international crowd. At any given salsa night, male to female ratio is 1:3. What are the chances to having that ratio in any other party or event? Close to none.
So if you’re tired of dancing with other dudes and need more female eye candy, you’re always welcome to check Salsa Wednesdays out.
3. Salsa Nights also mean Buy 1 Take 1 on Mojitos!
Yes, you heard it. Maya Mexican Restaurant also offers Buy 1 Take 1 on Mojitos and P395 on all burritos all night long, only every Wednesdays.
4. There will be some respect of personal space.
I don’t like a lot of things about clubbing: the sweat, the smell, and the ‘accidental’ groping. Good thing you won’t have to deal with these with salsa. Sure, you’ll still be sweating(salsa is good cardio workout!), but at least you won’t come out smelling like smoke and a mixture of other people’s smells.
5. It’s free.
Oh shat, I had to wait ’til the end of my post to announce the most important thing: it’s free! Grab your most comfortable heels and check it out.
Salsa Wednesdays are every Wednesdays at 8:30PM to 12:00 midnight at MAYA Mexican Restaurant, Crossroads, Banilad Cebu City.
If you’re interested to learn salsa dancing, you can learn within a month with Cebu Salsa Club at Epic Performance and Fitness, every TTh at their Escario Branch from 7:30pm-9:00pm, and every Sun at their Oakridge, AS Fortuna branch from 10:00am-12:00pm. For more information, you can check Cebu Salsa Club’s FB page.