Kizomba and Semba Demonstration on Friday 7-31-15

Kizomba is a genre of music and dance originating from Angola. It means “party” in Kimbundu language, which is one of the most widely spoken in that country. Semba is a more traditional fun dance characterized by wide steps and danced in pairs. Kizomba is danced like the more traditional Semba but is slower and more sensual.

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Kizomba has only been around since the 1980’s and has been gradually becoming more popular in non African countries, including the USA. Because of its rising popularity, instructors from the local Sabor Vallero dancing team brought  Eric Fitzgerald and Karla Villarreal from Houston. Eric and Karla gave a demonstration at Havana Club on Friday, July 31st. Eric brought his cell phone to the DJ booth and requested to dance with Karla to the rhythm of the song named :”Milongo”. Many dance students observed and got helpful tips from the instructors. This was part of a pre-party for a workshop held at South Padre Island on 8/1/15.

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UFC 190: Rousey Reatains World Title

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On Saturday, 8/1/15, undefeated Rousey and Correia clashed in a long anticipated fight. This and other great UFC Fights were shown at Havana Club live from Rio de Janeiro. The fight card included many excellent fights with popular old-timers such as Minotauro Nogueira and Rua. The questions were if Correia was a tough as she said she was and if she would last more than one round, reminiscent of the initial Mike Tyson fights, in a different but similar sport. Rousey took only 34 seconds to knock out Correia, extending her winning streak to 12 straight fights and retaining her world title in the women’s bantamweight division.IMG_1380

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“Bailando en Havana” Finalists!

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These four couples have deservedly reached the FINAL competition for “Bailando en Havana”, which has been scheduled for Thursday, May 28th!!! Once we get confirmation from the event organizer, we will announce the special guests and other relevant details for this exciting TV competition’s grand finale.

A Recap of Our Events

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Here are some of the stars we’ve hosted over the years at Havana Club. Stay tuned for what’s coming next!

Salsa

El Gran Combo de Puerto Rico, Oscar D’Leon, Grupo Niche, Jerry Rivera, Ismael Miranda, Willie Colon, Grupo Avance (with Karl Perazzo, Santana’s percussionist), Eddie Santiago, Yari More.

Merengue

Elvis Crespo, Olga Tanon,  Los Hermanos Rosario, Sergio Vargas, , Tono Rosario, Oro Solido

Bachata

Monchy y Nathalia

Other

Los Enanitos Verdes, Reyli, Clint Holmes, Leo Dan, King Clave, Moneda Dura, Niurka Marcos, Jorge Guevara

Niurka Cabaret Cubano

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For the first time in the valley, Niurka Marcos will present its spectacular show: Cabaret Cubano on Thursday, May 15, 2014. Do not miss this unique event featuring dancers, comedians, musical group and of course, the spectacular Niurka herself. Restaurant and full bar a open at 8 PM. Show starts at 9 PM. Tickets are sold at the club and range from $45 to $80 and they are going fast! If you need more info, please call 956-562-5165 0r 956-687-3100.

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ATTENTION DANCERS: On Wednesday, May 14, 2014 (7 PM), Niurka will also be giving a 1-hour Private Dance Class at Havana Club and Grill. She will be teaching Son Cubano & Rumba. The cost of the class is $40.

“Bailando En Havana” TV Competition

dancingThe long anticipated “Bailando En Havana” TV competition started on October 28, 2014! Twenty local celebrities have paired with excellent dancers to compete for $10,000 in prizes. Each couple has selecetd a foundation to receive the cash prize. Restaurant and full bar open during these events, which are open to the public. The next event is on Tuesday 11-11-14 and after it, all the other events will continue to be televised in front of a live audience during most Thursdays of the next months. The TV show will air in Televisa on Saturdays. Please check our Facebook page for details and updated information: www.facebook.com/havanaclubmcallen.

New Years Party 2015!!!

newyears2015As usual, we expect a nice crowd for our New Year’s Party 2014-2015.
We will have Live Music by Midnight Band.

As on previous years, we will offer two options:

(a) For those who just want to dance and have drinks, the cover will be $20 and

(b) For those having dinner, we will offer two Menu Options:

1. Havana Caesar Salad – Rolled Chicken Breast with Stuffed Prosciutto/Parmesan Cheese/Dried tomato and Portobello Sauce -Dessert (Crème Brulee) and a Glass of Champagne for $65/person.

2. Havana Caesar Salad – Fillet Mignon with Balsamic Reduction Sauce and Asparagus – Dessert (Crème Brulee) and a Glass of Champagne for $75/person.

We are taking reservations for the dinner options. For the cover only option, seating is on a first come, first served basis..

Dress Code: Casual.

All options include party favors (such as hats, whistles, etc.), tax and gratuity.

Call us (956-687-3100) or send us an e-mail message (havanaclubmcallen@gmail.com), if you need any further information.