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Put your Feet to good Use & Salsa through the night!

By Mansee Kumar
Posted on :
2 December 2016
Posted on :
2 December 2016

In the middle of the week I chanced upon this interesting event which took me straight to the land of Mardi Gras blended with Salsa, Bachata, Kizomba and many more with a Latin twist. 

In merriment on the completion of four years of tireless work in bringing together Salsa enthusiasts of the city, Mary Lobo & Derek P. Spencer played perfect host to the event Happy Four Years. To join their page on Facebook, you can search for Latin Twist’ by Mary & Derek.   


Mary being a fervent Salsa Dancer has travelled widely to places like Puerto Rico, Turkey, Miami to name a few for the love of dancing. She now holds regular Salsa Nights every week at Shiro & other places in Mumbai. On the other hand, Derek plays a perfect partner in crime with his Latin Music skills.  

The duo greeted me whole-heartedly and I was made comfortable to enjoy the night. The floor was packed with dancers and each one of them complimented the other. As a bystander, I could feel the pulse and vigour of the night from all those who came to be a part of this beautiful celebration. 

The energy was so contagious that even after saving myself from the initial reluctance, I couldn’t help but trying my feet at Salsa as the night got more exciting. I’m not just new to this but have never bothered to try it before. It was my first trial at a Masquerade & Salsa Night. I was astounded to see and meet so many happy feet together. 


The ambience added much more to the occasion than I can put down in words. With dim lights and peppy music, everyone around got moving. Shiro, which itself displays larger-than-life approach to everything and anything , added glamour to the whole affair. 


Dancers occupied every nook & corner of the place and the hosts happily joined them. There was a couch dedicated to click or get clicked by the in-house photographer Azriel D’Souza. As you can see the photos are dazzling. 


Around midnight, Mary welcomed Kristofer Mencák , who hails from Sweden and is currently in India to hold a boot camp and teach Latin Dances. His talent gathered quite an applause.  


The opening of the Champaign marked the celebration of the event’s 4th Anniversary and the troop got back in action. My visual treat concluded with some selfies and mouth-watering cupcakes made by Rhea Bharucha, a pastry chef. 


When several hands come together to get the work done, success has no choice but to lead! Cheers to the duo – Mary & Derek and all their friends for bringing this milestone cerebration together and giving us a wonderful night! 


About The Author
Mansee Kumar
A novice traveler who is all set to explore new dimensions in traveling and is eager to experience diverse cultures across the globe, and sharing experiences through travel blogging. My areas of interest apart from traveling are writing, reading and dancing. Currently working on short stories and a novel besides covering events.
A novice traveler who is all set to explore new dimensions in traveling and is eager to experience diverse cultures across the globe, and sharing experiences through travel blogging. My areas of interest apart from traveling are writing, reading and dancing. Currently working on short stories and a novel besides covering events.