Salsa at Giggles

Get the weekend started early at this popular spot

By Dena Burroughs
Published on LatinoLA: April 30, 2002

Salsa at Giggles

Next Thursday, when you are thinking up your options for the evening, why not consider doing some Salsa dancing! As of April, Giggles Night Club, in Glendale, re-opened its doors for Salsa dancing on its main floor, under the promotion of Pachanguero Entertainment and with the music of Super DJ Robby.

Many are happy to see Giggles open for Salsa on the main floor once again. Giggles has a great set-up, good sound and light systems, a nice and spacious dance floor, friendly staff, a full bar, a smoking patio, and a centralized location from both the San Fernando and the San Gabriel valleys.

Pachanguero Entertainment has the following of many Salsa enthusiasts and the support of several popular Salsa dance companies. In the past two weeks, members of Salsa Brava and Salsabor y Cache entertained the crowd with a dance performance. This upcoming Thursday, May 2nd, Abel Pe?a and his dance group will do the same.

If you are a Salsa music lover, you will certainly enjoy D.J. Robby?s selections. D.J. Robby is well known within the salsa community for his preference for high energy Salsa. He plays it the majority of the time, intermingled by some merengue throughout the night.

Along with the music, you will also enjoy watching the skillful turns, flips and spins, which characterize the now famous L.A. style of Salsa dancing and which so many dancers at Giggles are mastering. If you have been wanting to learn the L.A. Salsa dancing style, Giggles could be the perfect place for you to begin! Abel Pena teaches beginner Salsa on Thursdays from 8:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m., for a $10 cover charge that includes a full night of music and dancing until 2 a.m.

Thursday night?s ambiance at Giggles is great, people are friendly, and everyone seems to have agreed to start the weekend early. You will certainly enjoy yourself!

Although Thursday is the main Salsa night, Edmond, the club owner, wants you to know that his club is ?geared towards the entire Latino community.? Therefore, his club is also open on Friday and Saturday featuring other types of music. On Fridays, DJ Eddie plays Spanish rock and pop, and Latin house. On Saturdays, DJ Henry plays Spanish rock, Latin house, trance, hip hop and top 40 on the main floor, and DJ Carlitos plays Salsa and Merengue on a smaller floor downstairs.

Giggles Night Club is located at 215 North Brand Blvd, Glendale, CA 91203. Guests must be 21 and over, with I.D., and dress code is enforced. For more information, you can visit http://www.clubgiggles.com or call 818/500 7800.

About Dena Burroughs:
Dena Burroughs is a big time salsa dancer, salsa music fan and LatinoLA correspondent.

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