Salsa Ma

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or Salsa Nights Out on South Beach full of local flavor and Miami style fun! Each night includes 2 hours of Salsa Classes & practice dancing with our instructors for all levels beginner through advanced followed by our spicy hot Latin Dance Party to the sounds of a LIVE band with spectacular shows. Classes are Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 8:00 pm at Mango's Tropical Cafe on Ocean Drive. Buy Classes & Make Reservations. Classes take place upstairs in the Vodou Room. For seating next to the dance floor and the band after class be sure to make Dinner Reservations here and get ready for the time of your life! Salsa Mia students also receive 50% off on Happy Hour drinks including Mojitos during class hours and a special dinner menu with reservations.

Salsa Mia is much more than Salsa classes. We also teach you the basics of Merengue, Bachata, Kizomba, and Cha Cha Cha so that you can dance and have fun all night.
As Featured on CNN and NBC; Salsa Mia is visited by people from all over the world. We offer the most entertaining Salsa Nights with the longest running salsa classes in the history of Salsa on South Beach. Salsa Mia has been making fun happen for over a decade with great new events every week!

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Salsa Ma

Salsa Ma began February 15, 2005 on South Beach in Miami, Florida and the tradition continues today under the direction of Alex Ruiz. Founded with the spirit of fun and friendship; Salsa Mia is so much more than salsa classes to so many people. Salsa Ma is a social gathering, a true meet-up, made of a diverse group of instructors, dancers and students from all over the world who share a common interest, the love of Miami Style Salsa - Casino Rueda. We offer the most entertaining Salsa Nights with the longest running salsa classes in the history of South Beach. Salsa Mia has been making fun happen for thousands of people for almost a decade with great new events every week!

Salsa Mia started as a small social event; a way for local people to get together after work and learn to dance salsa. Over the years our group has grown and it has given us the chance not only to get to know each other, but to make friends with people from all over the world who come to dance with us. People have built new friendships, found new relationships, gotten married, had babies, networked for their businesses and Salsa Mia is exactly what we set out to be... a wonderful group where people can come together, meet and have fun and a true South Beach Tradition. Cheers to everyone who has been part of making the tradition and making history with Salsa Mia!

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Television Interviews, Filming and Live Broadcasts

  • KSAT coverage of the Miami HEAT playoffs - 2013

  • House Hunters International - Reconnecting Family Ties in Barranquilla Colombia - 2013

  • CNN Small Business Success Story - October 2012

  • NBC South Florida Today - June 6, 2011

  • ABC: Game #1 of the NBA Finals! Miami Heat vs. Dallas Mavericks - May 31, 2011

  • NBC Nightly News & NBC Non-Stop - January 5, 2011

  • AmericaTeve filming for TV, the health benefits of dancing salsa! - January 21, 2011

  • Mandarin Hotel filming for their website on great activities to do in Miami. January 2011

  • ESPN filming for special coverage of the kick-off game of the Miami Heat's new season

  • Univision filming for Delicioso with Maggie Jimenez - October 15, 2010

  • VH1 - Filming of the new series "Basketball Wives" premier March 15, 2010

  • Dhani Jones from the NFL & "Dhani Tackles the Globe - February 4, 2010

  • Plum TV - live interview - "Day Break" morning show

  • Giada's Weekend Getaways - Vacation destinations for food lovers

  • Telemundo - "Ritmo Deportivo"

  • CBS Early Show - filmed live from South Beach during the Super Bowl 2007

  • Telefutura - "Escandalo TV"

  • Univision - "Despierta America" morning show

  • Zest Adventure - "The most adventurous things to do when visiting Miami"

  • E-Online Latino - televised in all of Latin America


Charitable Contributions & Silent Auctions
Salsa Mia would love to contribute to your fundraising event!
To include Salsa Mia in your Silent Auction, please email Susie at

  • The Arc of South Florida - Summer Spree 2014

  • Transplant Foundation Org. Miami - May 2014

  • Coral Gables Preparatory Academy Fund Raiser 2014

  • US Green Building Council South Florida educational programs July 2013

  • The Arc of South Florida - Summer Spree 2013

  • Coral Gables Preparatory Academy Fund Raiser 2013

  • Transplant Foundation Org. Miami - May 2013

  • East Kendall Relay for Life - Silent Auction - March 2013

  • Lauren’s Kids and Dade School’s Athletic Foundation - March 2013

  • Miami Beach Citizen's Police Academy Holiday Toy Giveaway - December 2012

  • Parent to Parent of Miami: Journey of Dreams - October 2012

  • Key Biscayne Rotary Club Charity: Wine & Food Silent Auction - July 2012

  • Common Threads Foundation: health, nutrition and cultural diversity. Nov. 2011

  • Make-A-Wish Foundation, Halloween Mystery Ball, Silent Auction, October 2011

  • The NASCAR Foundation-Sailfish Gala, Silent Auction, September 2011

  • USGBC South Florida, Green Building Council GalaVerde, August 2011

  • East Kendall Relay for Life - Silent Auction January 2011

  • Africa Mission Gala, Silent Auction, November 2010

  • American Cancer Society & Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation of America, August 2010

  • Best Buddies - dedicated to people with intellectual and developmental disabilities

  • The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s Man & Woman of the Year fundraising campaign, May 2010

  • The Oscar Project - Empowering and Educating. Saving Children's Lives

  • American Cancer Society - Relay for Life, February 25, 2010

  • Haiti Earthquake Relief

  • Red Cross

  • The Little Lighthouse Foundation & Ronald McDonald House Charities of South Florida Silent Auction

  • Association for Retarded Citizens of South Florida - Summer Spree Auction

  • Trauma Resolution Center, Miami

  • East Kendall Relay for Life - Silent Auction for Cancer

  • Alonso Mourning's Overtown Youth Center Fund-Raiser

  • The Junior League of Miami Silent Auction for Community Projects and Programs

  • Hispanic Law Students Association (HLSA) at the University of Miami School of Law Annual Fundraiser for H.O.P.E. 

Media Articles and Reviews

  • Fitness Magazine - Active Vacations Across the Country - Summer 2013

  • The Miami Herald - Article on Salsa Mia in Tropical Life - May 12, 2011

  • Shape Magazine - Salsa Mia Sizzles on South Beach - May 2011

  • Boy Writes Miami - Salsa Mia Article - May 10, 2011

  • Miami Herald's - "Salsa on South Beach" - September 29, 2010

  • SunPost "Best Salsa Nights"

  • Miami NewTimes - two articles

  • Miami Herald - Tropical Life

  • Miami Herald - online dedicated to nightlife, events, restaurants.

  • Daily Candy "12 step program to planning a wedding" - choreography.

  • El Nuevo Herald - "Salsa Con Sabor"

  • Lincoln Road Magazine  - "24 things to do when you visit Miami"

  • reviews on South Beach nightlife

  • Coastal Living Magazine 2008

  • Southern Living Magazine 2009

  • Wild On Latino!

  • Momento Latino Italian TV show


Salsa Nights @ Mango's Tropical Cafe
Wednesdays, Fridays & Saturdays 8:00 pm
900 Ocean Drive, Miami Beach, FL 33139
305-458-4558 or 305-877-7500

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