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giorgio
17.03.2009, 14:57
I am a salsa passionate, arriving from Italy this friday. I do not speak a Russian word, but I will not let me be deterred, and I will go dance all the same, on the very same night, but also other nights in the week.

I would really love to go with some locals; would you like to help me, I mean, to suggest me a place, introduce me to your salsa frields at the club, maybe meet beforehands for an aperitif? On friday, or on some other night?

I am a totally-relaxed dancer; I love to dance with partners of any skill level, style, or appearance, provided they are happy with my skill level ("just intermediate") style ("everything goes") and appearance ("just me"). Salsa and bachata are my things, but I would never skip any other dance.

Please, do not let me go alone! :)

Timurito
17.03.2009, 15:51
Wow, Giorgio, welcome then to Mother Russia :)) Hope you'll like it here :) Too bad I'm not anywhere close to St.Pete or Moscow, otherwise I'd love to show you around. I'm sure though that there will be enough guys (and possibly ladies) to be your salsa guides. In the meantime, I would recommend you check the following link: http://www.mambotribe.org/clubs/ provided you can read Cyrillic :) Good luck with your salsa adventures in Russia!

v.radziun
18.03.2009, 10:29
Hi Giorgio,

This Friday you can dance salsa in following clubs:

Salsa Loca
Lensovet Palace of Culture, 3rd floor
Kamennoostrovskiy Avenue 42 (http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&hl=ru&geocode=&q=%D0%94%D0%9A+%D0%9B%D0%B5%D0%BD%D1%81%D0%BE%D0%B 2%D0%B5%D1%82%D0%B0,+%D0%9A%D0%B0%D0%BC%D0%B5%D0%B D%D0%BD%D0%BE%D0%BE%D1%81%D1%82%D1%80%D0%BE%D0%B2% D1%81%D0%BA%D0%B8%D0%B9+%D0%BF%D1%80%D0%BE%D1%81%D 0%BF%D0%B5%D0%BA%D1%82+42,+%D0%A1%D0%B0%D0%BD%D0%B A%D1%82-%D0%9F%D0%B5%D1%82%D0%B5%D1%80%D0%B1%D1%83%D1%80%D 0%B3,+%D0%A0%D0%BE%D1%81%D1%81%D0%B8%D1%8F&sll=59.966513,30.309592&sspn=0.007647,0.019312&g=%D0%9A%D0%B0%D0%BC%D0%B5%D0%BD%D0%BD%D0%BE%D0%BE %D1%81%D1%82%D1%80%D0%BE%D0%B2%D1%81%D0%BA%D0%B8%D 0%B9+%D0%BF%D1%80%D0%BE%D1%81%D0%BF%D0%B5%D0%BA%D1 %82+42,+%D0%A1%D0%B0%D0%BD%D0%BA%D1%82-%D0%9F%D0%B5%D1%82%D0%B5%D1%80%D0%B1%D1%83%D1%80%D 0%B3,+%D0%A0%D0%BE%D1%81%D1%81%D0%B8%D1%8F&ie=UTF8&ll=59.966622,30.309852&spn=0.003823,0.009656&z=17&iwloc=A)
Petrogradskaya metro station
21:0023:30
Mostly LA and NY styles of salsa

Oxford
Nevskiy Avenue 105 (http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&source=s_q&hl=ru&geocode=&q=%D0%9D%D0%B5%D0%B2%D1%81%D0%BA%D0%B8%D0%B9+%D0%B F%D1%80%D0%BE%D1%81%D0%BF%D0%B5%D0%BA%D1%82+105,+% D0%A1%D0%B0%D0%BD%D0%BA%D1%82-%D0%9F%D0%B5%D1%82%D0%B5%D1%80%D0%B1%D1%83%D1%80%D 0%B3,+%D0%A0%D0%BE%D1%81%D1%81%D0%B8%D1%8F&sll=59.929173,30.368228&sspn=0.00701,0.016716&ie=UTF8&ll=59.929291,30.368164&spn=0.006752,0.016716&z=16&iwloc=r2)
Ploshchad Vosstaniya metro station
23:0005:00
Mostly Cuban style of salsa

You can call me freely (my phone number is in my profile).

Alexandre
18.03.2009, 15:46
I am personally going to Oxford friday night. Can meet you, show the place and introuduce to people I know

giorgio
20.03.2009, 17:53
Thanks Alexandre! I will be heading for salsa loca first, but I may move to Oxford later on, if I survive (I slept three hours this night...). In this case, I will actively look around for you, so please, if you notice me first, come forward and say hello!

Hoping to see you quite soon,

Giorgio

Marinka
20.03.2009, 20:52
.... :rolleyes:

dlgbrdv
21.03.2009, 01:36
Marinka did miss everything ))

giorgio
21.03.2009, 06:07
Dear friends, before going to bed let me thank all of you for an incredible night, "Simonetta" and Victor for helping me breaking the ice at salsa loca, alexandre for suggesting to reach oxford after that, and all the members of the forum that accepted my dance invites and tolerated my limited skills. If Marinka did miss anything, there are still hopes, I think I may be around tomorrow night as well, Jane and Tatiana suggested "the sphinx", I had planned a milonga but after this night I may change my mind.

see you soon, hopefully, and спасибо!

v.radziun
21.03.2009, 11:21
You are always welcome, Georgio!

Here it is a time-table of Saturday salsa-parties:

Casa Latina
Sadovaya Street 28/30 (http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&hl=ru&geocode=&q=%D0%A1%D0%B0%D0%B4%D0%BE%D0%B2%D0%B0%D1%8F+%D1%8 3%D0%BB%D0%B8%D1%86%D0%B0+28+%D0%BA%D0%BE%D1%80%D0 %BF%D1%83%D1%81+1,+%D0%A1%D0%B0%D0%BD%D0%BA%D1%82-%D0%9F%D0%B5%D1%82%D0%B5%D1%80%D0%B1%D1%83%D1%80%D 0%B3,+%D0%A0%D0%BE%D1%81%D1%81%D0%B8%D1%8F&sll=59.929797,30.327437&sspn=0.007655,0.019312&ie=UTF8&ll=59.930861,30.328124&spn=0.007655,0.019312&z=16&iwloc=addr)
Nevskiy Prospekt or Sadovaya metro stations
21:0000:00

Petrovskiy Fort
Finlyandsiy Avenue 4a (http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&hl=ru&geocode=&q=%D0%A4%D0%B8%D0%BD%D0%BB%D1%8F%D0%BD%D0%B4%D1%81 %D0%BA%D0%B8%D0%B9+%D0%BF%D1%80%D0%BE%D1%81%D0%BF% D0%B5%D0%BA%D1%82+4%D0%B3,+%D0%A1%D0%B0%D0%BD%D0%B A%D1%82-%D0%9F%D0%B5%D1%82%D0%B5%D1%80%D0%B1%D1%83%D1%80%D 0%B3,+%D0%A0%D0%BE%D1%81%D1%81%D0%B8%D1%8F&sll=59.958158,30.342328&sspn=0.007649,0.019312&ie=UTF8&ll=59.957567,30.342243&spn=0.007649,0.019312&z=16&iwloc=addr)
Ploshchad Lenina metro station
20:0023:45

Sphinx
Nevskiy Avenue 118 (http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&hl=ru&geocode=&time=&date=&ttype=&q=%D0%9D%D0%B5%D0%B2%D1%81%D0%BA%D0%B8%D0%B9+%D0%B F%D1%80%D0%BE%D1%81%D0%BF%D0%B5%D0%BA%D1%82+118,+% D0%A1%D0%B0%D0%BD%D0%BA%D1%82-%D0%9F%D0%B5%D1%82%D0%B5%D1%80%D0%B1%D1%83%D1%80%D 0%B3,+%D0%A0%D0%BE%D1%81%D1%81%D0%B8%D1%8F&sll=59.932474,30.302331&sspn=0.007504,0.019977&ie=UTF8&z=16&iwloc=addr&om=1)
00:0005:00

giorgio
22.03.2009, 04:49
Went to Sphinx, was a lot of fun... suggestion for the next days?

Have a good night!

Sve
22.03.2009, 22:05
Monday: "Revolution club" (9 p.m. - till midnight)
Nevskiy Prospekt or Sadovaya metro stations
The adress is the same as for Casa Latina (see Victor's map)

giorgio
23.03.2009, 16:47
I was considering sleeping tonight, but I cannot resist a temptation, hence I guess I may come. Sve, will you be there? If you are there, and you see me, pease come and say hello!

priomino
23.03.2009, 17:03
??
where are photos? can some one post them? :)

Sve
23.03.2009, 17:31
I'm afraid I won't be there :( Sorry.
What day are you leaving?

giorgio
23.03.2009, 18:36
I am leaving on Friday, will be free on thursday for a last salsa night (or I could go through oxford, late on wednesday...)

Priomino, I took some photos at Oxford on friday and at Sphinx on saturday, where you thinking about some of those?

Sve
23.03.2009, 20:24
So, for Thursday I suggest "Etage" club (from 8.30 p.m.- till 11.30)
Petrogradskaya metro station
Aptekarskiy Avenue, 2 (http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&source=s_q&hl=ru&geocode=&q=%D0%90%D0%BF%D1%82%D0%B5%D0%BA%D0%B0%D1%80%D1%81 %D0%BA%D0%B8%D0%B9+%D0%BF%D1%80%D0%BE%D1%81%D0%BF% D0%B5%D0%BA%D1%82+2,+%D0%A1%D0%B0%D0%BD%D0%BA%D1%8 2-%D0%9F%D0%B5%D1%82%D0%B5%D1%80%D0%B1%D1%83%D1%80%D 0%B3,+%D0%A0%D0%BE%D1%81%D1%81%D0%B8%D1%8F&sll=59.939039,30.315785&sspn=0.897068,2.139587&g=Russia,+%D0%A1%D0%B0%D0%BD%D0%BA%D1%82-%D0%9F%D0%B5%D1%82%D0%B5%D1%80%D0%B1%D1%83%D1%80%D 0%B3&ie=UTF8&ll=59.968995,30.318017&spn=0.007002,0.016716&z=16&iwloc=r0)
There will be a concert also if I'm not mistaken.
See you ;)

giorgio
26.03.2009, 01:06
I will come! Will you be there? If you spot me, just come on and invite me for a dance, I LOVE being invited.

By the way, the invite to invite me extends to every lady in the forum (or not); every invitation will be accepted with a wide smile, please spread the word.

I hope to see you tonight for my last salsa night in St. Petersburg (I am leaving on thursday).

Sve
26.03.2009, 18:11
I think I will :)

giorgio
27.03.2009, 04:13
Dear friends, let me thank you all once more for this incredible week of salsa dancing. I forgot to thank Boris (I hope I got his name right) for the reggaeton lesson of saturday night at the sphinx. That was outrageous, a bit orgiastic, and a massive fun. Most of all, let me thank all the girls who danced with me, each one was a different experience (as always happens) but I enjoyed (a lot) each single one, and some were really magic. A special salute to Sve, whom I finally met, and I can testify she is even cuter than her avatar (which is really cute already). I will tell all my salsa friends that St Petersburg salsa community is really worth a serious visit, and I will highly praise the girls of St Petersburg, and not just for their beauty.

If you ever come to Pisa, please call me at ghelli@di.unipi.it!

Many thanks to everybody, two kisses to each girl, and до свидания!

v.radziun
30.03.2009, 11:08
Giorgio, you are always welcome! :) See you in St. Petersburg! Or in Pisa ;)

SalsaMan
18.06.2011, 22:22
Hola amigos,

I'm vacationing in St. Petersburg for a couple weeks and would like to know the popular clubs/events and what nights for salsa dancing, preferably On 2/NY style but I dance On 1 as well.

I am here now -18JUN- until 13JUL.
Spasibo!

Retaco
18.06.2011, 22:27
Hi, man!
See below some links:
http://www.mambotribe.org/events/clubs/st-petersburg/

Everything is in Russian. The best solution for you is to ask support from a salsa guide with English language. See below:
http://www.mambotribe.org/guides/#-

SalsaMan
18.06.2011, 22:35
Hi, man!
See below some links:
http://www.mambotribe.org/events/clubs/st-petersburg/

Everything is in Russian. The best solution for you is to ask support from a salsa guide with English language. See below:
http://www.mambotribe.org/guides/#-

Thanks for the info, I saw your events guide and was just wondering how current the information is and what night is best to go out salsa dancing.

Retaco
18.06.2011, 23:18
The "best night to go out salsa dancing" is today.
It makes no nevermind if it is Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday or Sunday. :D
But Friday and Saturday are more popular for "salseras y salseros". ;)

Mili
18.06.2011, 23:36
I am here now -18JUN- until 13JUL.

01.07.2011 03.07.2011 - Salsa Congress in St. Petersburg
http://www.mambotribe.org/events/festivals/713/

preferably On 2/NY style.

Casa Latina

SalsaMan
18.06.2011, 23:38
Cool thanks for the info, I only have so many nights in SPB so want to go out on the "best" nights ;).

@Mili I saw the salsa festival, I will definitely go there!

Bachatera
19.06.2011, 04:39
Aloha!!!
I love Hawaii))) amazing place, one of the best I've ever been to)

Welcome to Saint-Petersburg! Hope you'll enjoy your vacation, and considering a couple of weeks here - it already sounds like a good one ;)

As to the party nights: http://www.mambotribe.org/events/clubs/st-petersburg/

SATURDAY - Casa Latina (on2) - it's #4 in the table from atop (I don't know if you can read in Russian, if not I can translate the address, etc)

SUNDAY - Senoval (mostly on2) - it's #8

WEDNESDAY - Salsa Loca (mostly on1, but also on2) - it's #7 . In the table it's Friday, but they moved it to Wednesday for this summer.

FRIDAY - I've been to Don Pepe #3, but they dance cuban salsa, bachata, merengue, reggaeton, and it's too crowded for the line salsa. But it's a fun place anyway.

I will ask some friends if there are any more updates... If so, I'll let you know :)

Save me a dance! :D

v.radziun
19.06.2011, 11:44
Hi, SalsaMan, use Google Translator for this list of St. Petersburg salsa discos: http://www.google.ru/language_tools?hl=en It works pretty well.

And I'd recommend to you salsa discos @ Mondays in the Johnny Walker Bar (#2 in the list).

SalsaMan
19.06.2011, 13:34
Aloha!!!
I love Hawaii))) amazing place, one of the best I've ever been to)

Welcome to Saint-Petersburg! Hope you'll enjoy your vacation, and considering a couple of weeks here - it already sounds like a good one ;)

As to the party nights: http://www.mambotribe.org/events/clubs/st-petersburg/

SATURDAY - Casa Latina (on2) - it's #4 in the table from atop (I don't know if you can read in Russian, if not I can translate the address, etc)

SUNDAY - Senoval (mostly on2) - it's #8

WEDNESDAY - Salsa Loca (mostly on1, but also on2) - it's #7 . In the table it's Friday, but they moved it to Wednesday for this summer.

FRIDAY - I've been to Don Pepe #3, but they dance cuban salsa, bachata, merengue, reggaeton, and it's too crowded for the line salsa. But it's a fun place anyway.

I will ask some friends if there are any more updates... If so, I'll let you know :)

Save me a dance! :D

Bachatera sure thing ;).

So what time is the salsa event at Senoval tonight? Didn't see it listed on the event guide.

Spasibo

Bachatera
19.06.2011, 13:41
It's listed, Sunday from 8 pm to 12 am...

SalsaMan
20.06.2011, 00:19
Ok I will be going out to the Johnny Walker salsa party tomorrow night, a nice local salsera offered to show me how to get there. Thanks Anastasia!

Hope to see many of you Russian salsa people tomorrow, dos vedanya!

Adriana
02.06.2012, 20:27
Hello There, Privet!
I will stay 3 weeks in Moscow and Saint Petersburg, and I would like to go out to dance salsa or participate in classes. My preference is New York Style. I am also interested in zouk or kizomba, if there is any good parties/classes?
I will be there July 3 to 22, so I would appreciate your help.
Spasibo,
Adriana

v.radziun
04.06.2012, 09:40
Hi Adriana,

You can see lists of Moscow (http://www.mambotribe.org/events/clubs/moscow/) and St. Petersburg (http://www.mambotribe.org/events/clubs/st-petersburg/) salsa discos here. They can be changed a little bit in July, so check them before your trip for more actual information. Unfortunately these lists are in Russian only; but just use Google Translate it works pretty well.

My choice for New York salsa in these two cities is the following

Moscow

Crazy Milk @ Mondays (20:0000:30, Bolshaya Polianka Street, 54)
Tunnel @ Wednesdays (20:3000:00, Lubiansky Drive, 7)

St. Petersburg

Club 36 @ Mondays (20:3023:30. Griboyedov Canal, 36)

Sve
16.06.2012, 14:48
St.Petersburg:

Casa Latina @ Saturdays (20:40 - 00:00, Sadovaya st.,28) - Salsa & Swing parties.

annina2013
04.12.2013, 13:18
Hello, we are two Italians who visit St. Petersburg from 31/12/13 to 05/01/14. We dance salsa and bachata.
For the night of 31/12 is there any club where we can dance salsa that organize the New Year's party?
In the club is possible to have the dinner?
Our Hotel in St. Petersburg is close to Nievsky Prospekt. Close to the subway Gostiny Dvor and Nevsky Prospekt.
Can you recommend some place to dance salsa for the other nights?
Thank you
Anna Maria :)

v.radziun
04.12.2013, 14:51
Anna, have you read my answer to Franco's letter with the same question, I sent him (and you also) on December, 2? :)

As I know there will be a kind of salsa festival in St. Petersburg from 31.12.2013 till 4.01.2014 (with all-night party Dec, 31). So you can join it with your friend. Unfortunately organizers of the event have not yet reported about party's venue. You can ask them directly (their names are Yulia and Andre) using email of the festival: rusnewyearfest@gmail.com.

annina2013
04.12.2013, 22:18
Hi Victor.
I sent e-mail to: rusnewyearfest@gmail.com but no one answered. :(

annina2013
04.12.2013, 22:34
I also sent e-mail to:
Sierra maestra Instructor: Dmitriy Makovskiy d_makovsky@yahoo.com but: Mail Delivery Subsystem: This user doesn't have a yahoo.com account

Ritmo Dance Studio Instructores: Boris "Hecha r-dance@yandex.ru but Mail Delivery Subsystem: No such user!

Havana Club club@adx.ru but: Mail Delivery Subsystem: Action: delayed

Solero Salsa Instructores: Alexej Petrachov, pirit@mail.ru - I'm waiting a replay

Bailaconmigo baila@baila.ru - I'm waiting a replay


:(:(:(:(:(:(:(:(:(

Sve
05.12.2013, 03:18
Hi, Annina!

The New Year party 31.12 as a part of that festival is announced yet. It will take place in Yamamoto restaurant (Japaneese dress-code). 2 dance floors - salsa + bachata/kizomba
Address: Ispytateley prospect, 7. Pionerskaya metro station)

Prices: entrance 1500-1800 rub (till 30.12)
+ menu option - 1500 rub.

and yes, the contact is rusnewyearfest@gmail.com

or you may call +7 812 92-007-91 (administrator Julia)

v.radziun
05.12.2013, 07:24
I sent e-mail to: rusnewyearfest@gmail.com but no one answered.
Nobody likes to answer the letters, right? ;)

annina2013
05.12.2013, 11:14
Right ! :)

annina2013
05.12.2013, 12:21
Hello Sve,
Japanese dress-code?????? Is it necessary???
At what time does the party start?

And what about other salsa nights? Where we can go to dance?
:)

priomino
05.12.2013, 15:04
Hi, Annina!
Could you post your photo here? so people will recognize you on salsa-party and will welcome you in Russia...

annina2013
05.12.2013, 15:19
Upload of file failed.. the photo is very small 125 x125 pixel....

priomino
05.12.2013, 15:33
You can upload it to imageshack.us (just example) and post it here :)
It will look like this:

http://img585.imageshack.us/img585/4937/ivye.jpg (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/585/ivye.jpg/)

Uploaded with ImageShack.us (http://imageshack.us)

annina2013
05.12.2013, 15:36
that's the photo!
do you see it? :):):):)

priomino
05.12.2013, 15:42
I can see you, but your partner is blurred, so it looks like total russian man :)

annina2013
05.12.2013, 15:49
I did not know to have a Russian man ... by my side :):):):):):):)

v.radziun
05.12.2013, 15:56
Anna, the problem is here in Russia we have very long winter holidays from Jan, 1 till Jan, 8. Thats why the schedule of regular salsa discos will be changed for sure. So now nobody can answer you on your questions. Id recommend you two things (both for your Moscow and St. Petersburg threads): 1) ask our salsa-guides when you will be already in Russia: www.mambotribe.org/guides/ ; 2) ask people here one more time more to the point.

annina2013
05.12.2013, 16:01
ok! thanks a lot Victor... see you soon.
Bye
annina

priomino
05.12.2013, 16:14
There is more in the www.mambotribe.org/guides/
Dont forget to write down phone numbers of the Guides...

annina2013
05.12.2013, 16:26
thanks guys! you are fantastic! and this forum is really helpful!
:)

Susanna
17.05.2015, 22:43
I would like to go dancing salsa tomorrow night, any recommendations?

Claudette
29.07.2015, 12:15
Hi, my boyfriend Carlos and I will be in St.Petersburg from the 7th to the 11th of August and would like to go "salsing" in some nice club in St.Petersburg. Could you give us some suggestion?Carlos is Cuban but speaks Russian fluently. We would also appreciate to hang out with locals. Thanks!

v.radziun
29.07.2015, 12:27
Hi Claudette,

In the summer time salsa choice is not too wide:

Tuesdays

21:0000:00 Griboyedov (Voronezhskaya ulitsa, 2A, Ligovskiy Prospekt metro station). Cuban salsa, timba, son.

Fridays

23:0005:30 Punch (Dumskaya ulitsa, 4, Nevskiy Prospekt metro station). Salsa, bachata, reggaeton.

Saturdays

21:0000:00 Casa Latina (Sadovaya ulitsa, 28, Gostinyy Dvor or Sennaya Ploshchad metro station). Salsa, mambo, cha-cha-cha, lindy hop.
22:0002:00 Salsa Plus (Ligovskiy prospekt, 50-6, Ploshchad Vosstaniya metro station). Salsa, mambo, bachata, kizomba.
23:5505:30 Las Torres (Nevskiy prospekt, 53, Mayakovskaya metro station). Salsa, bachata, kizomba, reggaeton.

There are also salsa discos on the open air on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays on Birzhevaya ploshchad, but they depend on weather.

Claudette
29.07.2015, 14:10
Thanks a lot!!!

Hatman
03.03.2016, 21:47
Hi, I'll be in St Pete's arriving 8, leaving 12 March. Would appreciate it to know of any classes or socials happening over this time.

stepanlarionov
04.03.2016, 10:32
Hi, I'll be in St Pete's arriving 8, leaving 12 March. Would appreciate it to know of any classes or socials happening over this time.

Hello! Which style of salsa do you prefer? Cuban, on1, on2?