For students new and returning, traditional and non-traditional, finding affordable and viable entertainment options can be a tricky undertaking. One place that provides such an option for affordable entertainment is the Boise Cafe.
Boise Cafe offers free salsa dancing lessons every weekend, they seek to cater to salsa enthusiasts, no matter their skill level. The salsa nights present an alternative for Boise State students, who are looking to engage in fun without the presence of alcohol, as customers 18 and older are welcome to attend.
The phrase, “the more the merrier” seems to be the overlapping theme of Boise Cafe salsa nights, as groups of friends come out to enjoy good dancing and quality interaction. Although attendance fluctuates, the opportunity for a good time is ever present especially if students and their friends are looking to blow off a little steam.
“We have a lot fun with friends and as long as we have a big group of people it is good — otherwise it’s not as enjoyable.” said Anis Abduqodirova, recently graduated general business major.
“The Boise Cafe salsa nights are great, and the atmosphere is fun and welcoming,” said Nancy Orizaba, graduate political science student. “They also have a decent meal menu as well, which offer affordable prices for both students and non-students.”
The owner of the Boise Cafe is a native Italiain, and offers an array of inexpensive Italian dishes for his patrons.
The Boise Cafe was the first business to offer salsa dancing to the community when they opened eight years ago, as elements of the arts such as dance continue to grow in popularity throughout the Boise community.
In correlation with the continual growth of the Boise State community, students are also looking for more options for entertainment.
“When I first came to Boise State I was hoping that there would be more outlets for dance, but I had a hard time finding any. Then a friend of mine suggested I go to Boise Cafe, and I have been going ever since.” said Orizaba.
As the Boise community continues to grow, Boise Cafe will continue to welcome all those interested in learning Salsa.
The Boise Cafe hosts the Free Salsa lessons every Friday and Saturday at 9-10 p.m. and then an open floor until 2 a.m.