Our Vision and Mission
Vision: To create a Latin dance loving community who unite in their passion of learning and being fit and who encourage others and pass along their knowledge. Our mission is to use the studio to further the vision by offering affordable memberships, fun daily dance and dance fitness classes, socials and leadership that serve as examples.
"There is rarely a place we get to visit where the support of students from a dance studio is matched by that of the surrounding community. Well, the Mambo Room has proven itself to be one of the few. The warmth and energy of the people permeate the air, and the love for dance is unabashedly shared by all. This spirit was contagious from the moment we stepped foot in the studio, and we left with a feeling of sheer contentment for having shared our love for dance with others just as eager to soak it in. Thank you Mambo Room!" ~ Anna Masacote
"There's no hiding it! I LOVE MAMBO ROOM!! I love the smoke free environment, friendly owners, and salsa family that I have come to love so much!! Thank you for providing a haven to dance, socialize, learn and grow!" ~ Katrina H.
"When I think of the Mambo Room, I think of family. There are times when I just don't want to leave. There is a passion for salsa that joins every person to the dance floor. I've been shown a love that will always be a part of me. If you want to experience this kind of love, you can get it too, on the 5-6-7." ~ Kennesha W.
"The mambo room for me is a place you go to get your dance on. If you don't know how to dance and you want to learn how to then i'm telling you the mambo room is the place to go. Great people, great atmosphere, great music. My greatest experience at the Mambo Room was when my band played for the 2nd annual CHKD dance-a-thon in 2010 and we were greeted with gigantic open arms. I thank you mambo room and I thank you Tracy Holland and all of the staff and dancers that truly support us and the dance world. you're the greatest." ~ Robin Lugo, Tumbao Salsero Latin Orchestra
"Teaching at the the Mambo Room is an experience I look forward to every year. The enthusiasm and eagerness of the students energizes me each time I teach. The staff is always helpful and welcoming, taking care of every single detail during their events. The parties are always fun with local and out-of-town dancers enjoying each song on the dance-floor". ~ Betto Hererra, Mambo Dinamico
"I have only had one experience with The Mambo Room but it only takes one time to make a lasting impression. That impression was an overflow of love and determination felt throughout the room during The Mambo Room 3 year anniversary. Salsa lovers from near and far came to partake in the festivities as Norfolk showed the salsa world it was strengthening its name on the map. It was especially moving to me that the Mambo Room took time to highlight its major charity effort in the months to come. There was resonating warmth that encompassed the eager crew and strong sense of pride as they carefully began to clean up from the festivities. I walked away very impressed and very grateful to have participated in that experience. I look forward to future events and the memories to come." ~ Fatimah M.
"Mambo Room has been a big part of my dancing career. There I have learned from awesome and knowledgeable instructors how to master the artistic style of Latin dancing. Be it on the dance floor, in my room, solo, or with a lot of friends, Mambo Room has been a great place for me to practice and learn new techniques and styles in Salsa. If you want to get a good workout while dancing and look hot while doing it, Mambo Room in Norfolk, VA is the best place for you to learn!" ~ Tova G.
"I love the Mambo Room. It's my second home. It's wonderful to see how it changes peoples' lives socially. All my friends are from the Mambo Room and I'm grateful for meeting each one of them." ~ Dorian G.
"Mambo room Took such good care of me. Very professional and such a great family feel. Whenever I come to VA, I wanna work with them. :-)" Joe Figueroa, PA
"I love the Mambo Room. From the moment I stepped through the door, I not only enjoyed dancing and learning new things - I also got an extended 'dance' family." ~ Lisa B.
"Its freakin shweet!" ~ Charlie H.
"It's located in Ghent and heaven sent... :) I get to see my salsa CRUSHES (in no particular order) that have graced the dance floor: Burju, Ana Masacote, Michelle Reyes, Melissa Pabon, Carolina Collazos Mendoza (I know they are more)." ~ Julio P.
"Best place to learn how to dance. Fun people and great teachers." ~ Richie C.
"I like it... everyone's friendly and easy going, and the floors are so nice." ~ Daniel R.
"A pleasant spot to learn how to dance and make friends and develop or grow your talent and skills. A place that welcomes and gives chances to lots of out of town dancers to show and share their dance experience, A place where dance lives, having the best social parties to keep you consistent on your learning. Not to mention that it keeps everyone united and supporting each other at all cost!" ~ Ronald R., DC
"The Mambo Room provides a strong learning environment for dancers of every level to not only get better at their own craft, but to expand their knowledge of other styles continuing their growth." ~ Colin K.
"The dance floor is really nice, kind people, really REALLY great salsa dancers. The teacher was really good... an overall pleasant experience." ~ Gary A.
"One of the few places left in this area where dance is the expression of fitness rather than the regular run of the mill gym. I love the opportunity to experience Afro Cuban Dance in it's authentic form. The Mambo Room engages your mind, body and spirit and fosters community through dance. Great instructors, Ife (Milligan) and Scott who are great facilitators of their respective dance forms and seek to encourage the novice and the experienced dancer. Challenging routines and opportunities to practice are all a part of the Mambo Room's mission." ~ Vee W.
"My very first Salsa event that I ever attended was at The Mambo Room. I still remember how intimidated it felt to be around such awesome dancers. Since then I always know that when Mambo Room throws a party there will always be awesome dancers there." ~ DJ A+, Richmond
"Mambo room has some of most friendly people and dancers there and they are very patient. If you came to one social event you'll find yourself amazed and hooked." ~ Tommy J.
"I have enjoyed learning bachata and salsa. Never thought I could!" ~ Masood H.
"Personality I thought the mambo room had a nice location in Ghent. It wasn't hard to find. The studio looked nice and well kept; front desk were very friendly; and I felt comfortable being there. Also, I really liked that the Mambo has a lounge area with reading material for anyone who is waiting." ~ Jacque M.
"Thank you for providing a place for the people to come together and share their love for dance with out restriction. The Mambo Room is a place where dreams are born over and over again providing a platform for dance instruction, socialization, exercise and all at a minimum cost to patrons." ~ Jon G.
"I adore the Mambo Room! I came here with absolutely no dance experience, and I have met with nothing but friendly and welcoming teachers and students who want nothing more than to help everyone get better and grow a community of dancers. And slowly but surely, I'm learning how to dance!" ~ Heather W.
"Mambo Room is a welcoming atmosphere, A place where dancers relax, have fun, meet new people and are offered a challenge to improve their dancing. Mambo Room has changed my life in many ways!" ~ Nancy M.
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