- The Washington Times - Wednesday, October 6, 2004

Washington’s salseros and salseras can dance through the week without stopping. Here’s a guide to area clubs that offer lessons.

District

Cafe Citron: 1342 Connecticut Ave. NW. Ricardo and Elba teach a free salsa class Wednesdays from 10 to 11 p.m. Dancing until 2 a.m. No cover. 202/530-8844.

• Habana Village: 1834 Columbia Rd. NW. Salsa and merengue classes from 7 to 9:30 p.m. Wednesdays, Thursday, Fridays and Saturdays. Lessons cost $10, with free dancing after class. 202/462-6310.

• H20: 800 Water St. NW. Eileen Torres sponsors salsa class and dancing afterward on Fridays. Admission is free before midnight for people on the e-mail list. E-mail [email protected] no later than 5 p.m. Friday to get on the list. 202/484-6300.

• La Yuca: 1800 M St. NW. Salsa lessons Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays from 9:30 to 10:30 p.m. Dancing afterward on Fridays and Saturdays to 3 a.m. Free. 202/785-1177.

• Lucky Bar: 1221 Connecticut Ave. NW. Free salsa lessons Mondays from 7 to 9 p.m., with dancing until 2 a.m. No cover. 202/331-3733.

• Lulu’s Club Mardi Gras: 22nd and M streets NW. Ricardo and Elba teach salsa Tuesdays from 7 to 9 p.m., with dancing afterward until 1 a.m. $5 cover. 202/861-5858.

• Zanzibar: 700 Water St. SW. Eileen Torres teaches salsa lessons from 7 to 8 p.m., with dancing afterwards. Cover is $5 before 10 p.m. and $10 thereafter. 202/554-9100.

Maryland

• Divino Lounge: 7345-B Wisconsin Ave., Bethesda. Salsa lessons Fridays 9 to 10 p.m., with dancing afterward until 1:30-2 a.m. $10. 240/497-0300.

• El Boqueron: 1330 E. Gude Drive, Rockville. Salsa lessons Tuesdays and Thursdays from 8 to 9 p.m., with dancing afterward until midnight. Cover is $10. 301/424-0745.

Virginia

• Cecilia’s Restaurant and Nightclub: 2619 Columbia Pike, Arlington. Salsa class Wednesdays from 7 to 9:30 p.m., dancing afterward. $10 cover. 703/685-0790.

• Clarendon Grill: 1101 N. Highlands St., Arlington. Dan and Ann Roman teach salsa Mondays from 7 to 9 p.m., dancing after class with DJ Bruno. Cover is $5. 703/524-7455.

— Charles Hoskinson

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