Salsa Sexy encourages dance as a way to get the fun back in fitness. Additionally dance is one of the best ways to burn calories while socializing with a great evening out. Fernbank Museum of Natural History in Atlanta has a Latin night starting at 6:30 pm every third Friday of the month. The venue is spectacular with plenty of space to dance amongst the company of dinosaurs.
Seven X Domingo promotes and helps host the event for Salsambo. He consistently shows wonderful hospitality to patrons – greeting people at the door and making everyone feel comfortable. Admission is only $7 (CASH ONLY), which includes the “Discover Salsa” dance class at 8pm. Fernbank has large parking lots for free of charge. Food and drinks are available for purchase. I only ate appetizers at the event like nachos. The quality was fine but Fernbank doesn’t offer very healthy options.
The main large dance area is uniquely situated amongst the dinosaurs with marble tile floors. The marble floors are smooth enough to make it easy to spin. However, wood floors are easier on joints and feet, the marble is less forgiving to your body. Additionally, the floors are in need of repairs. Many of the tiles are loose or broken, which can become a hazard when dancing. The dance area becomes quite crowded making it a contact sport.
Adjacent to the main floor is the smaller bachata room that features starlit lighting making you feel like you are the center of the universe. Since the main floor tends to get packed and almost dangerous to dance, it’s nice that they opened up the bachata room to try to accommodate more dancers.
The DJ at Fernbank seems to vary. Sometimes the DJ plays too much reggaeton but usually there is a nice mix of salsa and bachata with an occasionally merengue. DJs need to start putting more cha cha and slow to moderate paced salsa on the playlist to provide a bit more variety. The sound in the venue is challenging due to the large size of the museum. The venue needs to work on the consistency of the acoustics as some nights it seems that the DJ brings in more speakers to make the sound clearer and other nights the sound has an echo.
Fernbank is a great event even for non-dancers. With the IMAX theater, food and drinks, patrons can be entertained even if dancing isn’t their thing. Overall, this is a must visit venue in Atlanta.
Rating (1: Lowest, 5: Highest)
Dance Floor: 3
Dance Space: 4
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