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Salsa Night at The Grille - Saturday, June 25th

Another amazing night with live music and dancing at the Grille in Maple Lawn. We're teaming up with the incomparable Joe Falero and the Latin Flavor.  Join us at 9:30PM for a free salsa lesson with Mike Fok. Then the band takes over for a night of dancing. 

There is no cover charge. Treat yourself to something from the Grille's scrumptious menu. Reservations are encouraged if you are coming for dinner beforehand. Restaurant Phone: (301) 776-7711.  

Salsa Night at Cazabe  - Next Date To Be Announced

Start with a free beginner salsa lesson with Mike Fok. Then dance to a live salsa band featuring the incomparable Joe Falero.  Come hungry and enjoy Cazabe's tasty and authentic cuisine.  No cover. Parking is free. 

• Salsa Lesson - 9:30 PM
• Dancing and Live Music - Right after the lesson.

Joe Falero and Mike Fok


Travel to any city in the world and you're likely to find a salsa night. Be part of the fun! Together with my wife, Georganne, we provide professional instruction featuring "club" style" salsa and other dances you are likely to encounter at a salsa event. Group lessons are usually taught at the start of a salsa event, before open dancing begins. 

We also offer private lessons for groups, individual and couples. Let us know how we can help you elevate your dancing. Feel free to call Mike with any questions you may have: 443.255.2355 or email: fokmike@gmail.com

Dancing is about having fun, plain and simple. Whether you are just starting out learning the basics, or an accomplished dancer who wants to hang out with us on the floor, we encourage everyone to explore how dancing can enrich your life, your health and even your relationships. 


All of us have times in our lives when we are searching for something. Sometimes we don't even know what it is. That's the beginning of my dance story. I was coming out of a fog of a broken relationship, and my parents who are avid dancers, took me to my first salsa class. My instructors, Grace and Hugo Badillo, began building my confidence on and off the dance floor.

Grace, a self-described 'ghetto-fabulous' dancer from New York, said, "Mike, we're gonna make you the Mac Daddy!" Oddly enough, that's exactly what I needed to hear at the time. They shared something special with me, and I felt special because of it. Later, when I joined their performance team, I met the love of my life, Georganne, who danced her way into my heart. Ever since, dancing has been a shared passion. One that we love sharing with others.

Now I can't guarantee that dancing will be your lifelong passion, but it will certainly be fun finding out. What will be your dance story?

Why Salsa?

People often ask, "What dance should I learn?" My answer is always this. Learn to dance to the music you like to listen to. If you love listening to standards and ballads, then foxtrot and waltz may be useful. If you like big band and uptempo jazz, lindy and east coast swing will be well suited. If you like pop and top 40, then I'd recommend west coast swing and hustle. But if latin rhythms quicken your pulse, then salsa is a great place to start. Here are some great reasons. 
  • Salsa is very popular worldwide. Every major city has a salsa scene, making salsa very socially relevant and easily accessible.
  • Salsa is a club dance. Unlike many other dances, you don't have go to a dance studio or ballroom.  You're out for a night on the town. 
  • Salsa is easy for beginners. That is not to say that salsa is easier than other dances. But rather, the fundamentals are straightforward, and the basic steps are consistent. Most beginners come in walking and go out dancing. 
  • Salsa is a great entree to other dances. There is tremendous crossover with other dance styles. Lead-follow techniques and patterns are transferrable. 
  • When you're out at a salsa night, there are four styles of music and dance that you will hear, salsa, bachata, merengue and cha cha. Over time, most people learn all of them (and maybe some others like kizomba, zouk, salsa rueda etc). But salsa is the predominant music and dance style, so learning salsa first will have you dancing most of the night.