“A MATINEE DANCE EVENT HONORING THE MARRIAGE BETWEEN LIVE MUSIC AND SALSA DANCING IN NEW YORK CITY”
The Old Skool Room was added to the New York International Salsa Congress schedule of events in 2012 by the late John “Choco” Knight, former owner of the New York Salsa Congress. Inspired by his deep admiration for the old school dancer and at their behest Choco thought it was time to take heed and create an event for the very men and women who danced in the clubs, after-hours, and after-after hours venues across the five boroughs in New York City.
The purpose of the Old Skool Room is to highlight the old-school dancer, which describes a person who enjoys smooth, elegant dancing and has frequented famed New York City clubs from the 1950’s all the way to present day. They are also simply just someone who enjoys dancing with that “Old Skool flavor”. Forming a unique, culturally diverse demographic of music aficionados hailing from all boroughs on the Big Apple and surrounding areas, old-school dancers graced the dance floors of the famed Palladium, Casablanca, St. James Hotel, Tropicoro, Casino 14, Ochentas, Cheetah, and Broadway 1 & 2, to name a handful.