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One Cold Night, Two Very Hot Parties! - Abakua Latin at You Should Be Dancing and Holiday Party at Stepping Out Studios

by Sarah Hart
December 12, 2008
You Should Be Dancing dance center & Club 412
412 Eighth Avenue
New York, NY 10001
212-244-0011
On Friday December 12, the floors of Club 412 were packed for You Should Be Dancing's "An Evening with Abakua," Afro-Latin dance party, hosted by Frankie Martinez and Manny Blackett. It was an energetic, happy crowd and the vibe casual and very welcoming. The only time I saw any wall flowers whatsoever was when dancers made space for some very talented student performers to showcase their work. (Party is 9 pm to 1 am; $10 per person.)

Just half a dozen blocks away another exuberant party had the dance floor shaking. Stepping Out Studio's annual Holiday gala, with a buffet and bar, fantastic live music (provided by Los Banditos), and a performance by professional dancers, went long into the wee hours. At Stepping Out you can always count on a high level of elegance and spectacular level of dance as well—as exuberant fun. (More on the Stepping Out Studios Holiday Gala.)
Busy dance floor at You Should Be Dancing

Busy dance floor at You Should Be Dancing

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Dancers from one of Abakua's performance dance series

Dancers from one of Abakua's performance dance series

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Fun times at You Should Be Dancing

Fun times at You Should Be Dancing

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Party in full swing

Party in full swing

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Perfect coordination

Perfect coordination

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Watching the performance

Watching the performance

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