Friday, December 21, 2007

Grand Re-opening this Sat. Dec. 22nd

Hi Everyone,

Its finally here!

The Grand Re-Opening of the Stardust Latin Dance Parties in Bellmawr, NJ.

We looking forward to seeing everyone there.

The address is 363 W. Browning Road, Bellmawr, NJ
We are located in the Shopping Center. The sign hasn't been put up yet, however there is a banner.

Party starts at 9pm and ends at 2am in the morning.
There won't be a dance lesson this week. We will start the lessons in January 2008 with Salsa Instruction by Barbara Capaldi.

DJ Jose Rodriguez will be playing the best in Salsa and Latin music from 9pm to 2am.

Everyone with invitations have priority admission until 10pm. After that it will be on a first come basis. We have a occupancy limit so arrive early to avoid lines.

Please try to car pool with family and friends. If you are drinking designate a driver.

If you have any questions call us before 7pm the night of our dance at 856.673.0700
or after 8pm you can reach us at 856.931.4000 the night of our dance only.

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

We are ready to go for Dec. 22nd

Hi Everyone,

We have our permits and we're ready to go for Dec. 22nd.

We will honor invitations from the Dec. 8th dance. Those with out invitations are invited. However admission is $12 and is on a first come basis. (Invitees have priority admission.)


Here is a link for directions: (Click B and then hit get directions. Enter your address)

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Friday, December 7, 2007

IMPORTANT! Dec. 8th Cancelled - Rescheduled for Dec. 22nd

Hello Everyone,

With our deepest regret we have to cancel the Dec. 8th Opening and reschedule it for Dec. 22nd. I know everyone is disappointed, but none as disappointed as we are. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. Our worst nightmare came true as we received word this morning that due to uncontrollable circumstances that we can't hold our Latin dance party this Saturday (Dec. 8th). We were excited and looking forward to seeing everyone this Saturday as we have been putting in a lot of hours to prepare for this opening. It seems like the township has a couple more hoops for us to jump thru. (Can't say anymore than that.)

The December 22nd dance will be our new date for our special Grand Re-Opening Party. We will of course honor the invitations that we're mailed out.

Because we only have half of the people on our invitees list, that provided emails please call as many friends and family that had plans and attending this dance on the 8th and let them know that we have re-scheduled for the 22nd.

Please check out blog as it will have all the up to date information about our opening. It would be a good idea to check it out up to the time that you leave your house as we don't know what surprises may be in the future. This is our best way of communicating with everyone.

Again we are sorry for the inconvenience and we share you disappointment.

All the best,

Paul and Isa
Stardust Latin Dance Staff

Monday, December 3, 2007

Invitations Mailed Monday Dec. 3rd

We apologize for the delay. There was a problem with our first set of printed invitations. Invitations mailed today, Monday Dec. 3rd. Expect delivery by Wednesday Dec. 5th. Everyone that received and filled out a pink card at our last dance will receive an invitation for complimentary admission. We'll see you on Dec. 8th.

Sunday, December 2, 2007

Update Regarding Grand Opening

Grand Opening is Still scheduled for December 8th from 9pm to 2am.

Free admission is to those who attended last dance and filled out pink card. This was part of the 2 for 1 admission that we offered at our last dance.

We emailed those guest who provided emails.

We are sending out invitations via the mail. They were delayed due to a printing mistakes. They are being mailed out on December 3rd. Everyone should have by December 5th. Call or email by December 7th if you haven't received invitation. If you receive an invitation we recommend arriving between 9pm and 10pm to guarantee admission. Once we hit Certificate of Occupancy limit we have to cut off admission.

If you don't receive an invitation, admission is $12. (Not the $20 rumored)

Due to the overwhelming response in attending this event and the number allowed by the township for occupancy we must cap the number that can attend. Guest with invitations have priority admission before 10pm.

For guest without invitations once occupancy is reached we can't guarantee admission.

We recommend carpooling and please ask that everyone be quiet as we are in a residential neighborhood.

Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Need to contact us

Call us at 856.673.0700 or email us at

Monday, November 26, 2007

Directions and address to New Location

It is only 14.8 miles from the old Stardust Location to the New one. Google maps says it takes about 20 minutes. It took me about 15 minutes with no traffic. Here are the directions and a couple maps so you can visualize the new location.

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Friday, November 23, 2007

Official Opening Dates

Hi Everyone,

Happy Thanksgiving.

Finally! In December we will start our Stardust Latin Dances.

Our new location in Bellmawr is almost complete. A few minor details to attend to. I was just at the location and the new cushioned wood floor is absolutely beautiful. Its just as large as the previous floor. The inside is absolutely beautiful with natural wood colored floors. The ceilings are about 15 to 18 feet high painted in black. Hanging from the ceilings are beautiful chandeliers. There is also a new lighting system that can be programmed to play with music or any number of effects for mood. The walls are a deep plum color in the ballroom and deep fuscia color in the lounge area.

The bathrooms are huge with more stalls. So there won't be any waiting ladies. The air condition is state of art and climate controlled to keep a constant temperature throughout the even. It adjust its self automatic no matter how many people are in the ballroom.

The sound system will be state of the art and second to none.

Joyce Hanley the owner of the Ballroom will be adding here very nice touches to make the room very inviting and comfortable.

Grand Opening Details:

Our first dance is a private Latin dance party being held on December 8th. This appreciation dance is by invitation only and is only open to those loyal supporters who attended our *last dance (Filled out Pink Card). We will send out a notice the week of Nov. 26th to all those who attended our last dance and filled out the pink card that was handed out. *Important! Admission will only be granted to those who filled and provided contact information on the pink card (unfortunately no exceptions). We will contact you via the information you provided. There will be no dance lesson this evening. Party starts at 9pm. Music by DJ Jose Rodriguez. MORE INFO TO FOLLOW.

Our Grand Opening for the public is December 22th, 2007. Admission for this dance will be $12. It is still a bring your own bottle affair. No liquor will be served. Dance lesson by Barbara Capaldi at 9pm. Music by DJ Jose Rodriguez.

*New Hours: 9pm to 2am
*Dress is fashionable (No Jeans or Sneakers)
*Minimum 21 years of age except with prior permission
*Bring your own Bottle (Liquor), no liquor served.
*Please no food.
*Carpooling suggested. We share a lot with a fitness club. Parking limited but plentiful
*Quiet Please! (We are in a residential neighborhood so please enter and leave quietly)

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Stardust in Bellmawr Update - Grand Opening

Hi Everyone,

Unfortunately our grand opening won't be held on November 24th. There are still some things that have to be done at the new locations. We are shooting for December 8th as our Grand Opening Party for those who attended our last dance. This is still a tentative date. I will be heading over to check on the progress tomorrow. I will load a 360 degree panorama so that everyone can get an idea of the progress. We are almost there. There are still a few details to get done. Like the floor and some small touches. I'm sure everyone will be happy with the new facility once we re-open. I will email everyone with the a confirmed Grand Re-opening date. Everyone who attended our last dance and filled out the pink information card will receive a free admission notice by mail.

Thanks for your continued support.

Stardust Latin Dances

Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Grand Opening Scheduled

Hi Everyone,

Its been a little while. Hope everyone had a nice summer. After a few delays we have a grand reopening date of November 24th, 2007. This is the 4th Saturday in November. We will have more information and mailers going out soon.

Stardust Latin Dance

Monday, August 20, 2007

FYI Stardust Bellmawr

*Scheduled Re-opening October 2007
*New hours 9pm to 2am
*Guest must keep noise level at minimum when exiting facility (Residential Area)
*While were renovating visit the Atrium Dance every Saturday for Salsa
*Visit North by Northwest on Wednesdays with DJ Jose Rodriguez

Direction and Maps To Stardust Bellmawr

It is only 14.8 miles from the old Stardust Location to the New one. Google maps says it takes about 20 minutes. It took me about 15 minutes with no traffic. Here are the directions and a couple maps so you can visualize the new location.

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Stardust Bellmawr Update

Its been a while since my last update. I've been trying to enjoy what's left of the Summer.

Today I visited the Stardust Bellmawr Location. I have good news and bad news. The good news is that the dry wall is done. The bad news is that we unfortunately aren't going to make the September Opening. Its more like October. When in October? Thats in the hands of tradesman and township planning board. While talking to some of the crew there, I was told that a couple a few minor problems kept coming up.

My first impression of the space is that its big. A little bigger than the old ballroom. There is plenty of parking. It looks like its going to be a fabulous room.

I took some snapshots. As you can see there is still lots of work to be done. However the dry wall is up.

Tuesday, July 10, 2007

Check out Jose Rodriguez at NXNW Wednesday

Jose Rodriguez is having is weekly Salsa dance party at North by Northwest in Philadelphia. There is a free dance lessons. Sure ot be a good time.

Sunday, July 8, 2007

Pictures from our Grande Finale Dance

Stardust Photo Gallery - click here

Sorry for not posting.

Hi Everyone,

Its been over a month since we closed the doors at the Stardust. We been trying to keep ourselves busy. Actually we've been very busy which is why I've been neglecting this blog. I'm going to give it another try to keep it updated everyday. If only to say hi.

Work has begun on our New location in Bellmawr. We are still on track for September. We will let you know when we get more info.

Wednesday, May 30, 2007

Our Pick for Salsa Tonight - May 30th, 2007

North by Northwest is our pick for Salsa Tonight. DJ Jose Rodriguez is the DJ and the crowd is fun and always willing to have a good time. We've been there quite a few times and everybody dances with everybody. It's one of the few places left were is all about Salsa. So if you want to go out and dance tonight this is the place to be. Admission is only $5 and there is plenty of parking on the Street. See flyer for more info.

Tuesday, May 29, 2007

Photos from Gala to be posted tomorrow

We have some great photos from the Grand Finale Gala at the Stardust. We'll put them up tomorrow.

Monday, May 28, 2007

Happy Memorial Day!

Take time to remember.

Enjoy food, family and fun! If driving, please drive safely.

500+ at Stardust Finale Gala

This past Saturday May 26th, 2007 we had our Finale Gala at the Stardust In Pennsauken, NJ. Over 500 guest attended this last dance. The rain, thunder and lightning tried to crash our party but did not dampen our spirits. Everyone had a wonderful time. We'll post pix and video in the next couple of days.

We missed a couple days!

I know we missed a couple days of contributing to our blog. The preparation for our Grand Finale Gala was more than expected. Hopefully starting today we'll get back on track.

Friday, May 25, 2007

Our Pick: Where to dance Salsa Tonight

For Friday, May 25th, 2007.
We recommend Tierra Colombiana. We haven't been there yet but everyone says the club is really nice and the dancing is great. They have a live band every Friday night. They are 4535 N. 5th Street, Philadelphia, PA

350+ Tickets Sold

Our Grand Finale Gala at the Stardust in Pennsauken has 350+ tickets sold. We expect around 500 plus door sales. You can still purchase tickets online up until midnight Friday. We have to stop ticket sales so that we can prepare for everyone who purchased tickets online.

Remember a ticket to our Finale Gala gets you a ticket to our Grand Opening. Thats a 2 for one deal which is less than or normal price. Its our way our showing our appreciation for all your support.

Thursday, May 24, 2007

April 28th Photos Now Online

Check out 60 images from our April 28th, 2007 Stardust Latin Dance.

Free NJ Lottery Ticket

I am giving away 20 (2 each) NJ Lottery tickets for the first 10 people to send me a picture of people dancing in the last week taken from phone or digital camera. Images to be posted on blog. This is good until May 25th. Please email to

Frequently Asked Questions Stardust Finale Gala

Frequently Asked Questions:

1. Where can we buy tickets before the dance?
Tickets were sold at various dates leading up to the dance. At this point you can only purchase tickets online for $20. Other than that you have to purchase them at the door for $25. An advance tickets guarantee admission to the Stardust. Door ticket purchasers may have to wait in line if we meet capacity.

2. How long will the tickets be available online?
You have up until Midnight on Friday to purchase tickets online.

3. I heard that I can purchase tickets at the Atrium, is that true?
This has some truth to it. Barbara has been kind enough to sell tickets to her students during the week. We will be at the Atrium on Thursday (May 24th) night from 9pm to 9:30. So if you want to get a ticket in person this is the only place. While you are there you can take an Intermediate Salsa Lesson which starts at 8pm and goes to 9:15pm. There is a fee for the class.

4. We heard a rumor that if you purchase a ticket to this dance you get free admission to the Grand Opening of the Bellmawr Stardust Latin Dance, is this true?
We were going to surprise everyone. But the cat is out the bag. Yes it is true. If you attend the last dance you will get a ticket for free admission to our Opening in September. Its like getting two for one. Its our way of showing our appreciation for your support.

5. Can you tell us about the Performances?
We will have 3 Salsa Dance groups performing Salsa routines. Each routine will be less than 5 minutes in length. Total performance should be only 15 minutes. The performances will take place between 11:30pm and Midnight. The groups are Visual Impact, George and Charlotte, and Mas Estilio.

6. Will there be a band?
No band. We did a quick survey and most Salseros wanted to hear Jose Rodriguez play the best in Salsa, Merengue and Cha Cha.

7. Will you serve food?
We will serve light desserts later in the night. You are welcome to bring light snacks. Please no food trays.

8. Can we reserve tables?
Unfortunately we are no longer taking table reservations. There will be quite a few tables available on a first come basis. These table are general seating and everyone who sits at them are expected to share the table with other guest. If you prepaid for a table of ten then that will be your reserved table all night.

9. Is the midnight toast free?
Yes, we are doing a free toast at midnight to celebrate the Stardust and Friends.

10. How will you keep us updated about what's happening at the new location.
Sign up for our email list and will send you our newsletter or you can view our blog everyday which is this blog will not only have information about the Stardust but everything happening in the Salsa community. There will also be weekly giveaways on the blog. We are looking for volunteers to help us keep the blog updated. If you are in the Salsa scene and want to contribute to our blog please send us an email.

11. What is the dress code?
We suggested everyone come semi-formal. However we will want you to be comfortable. So we won't turn you away if you have jeans. It would be great if you could dress the jeans up with a blazer or sport coat. We will not allow any sneakers, workboots, sport shirts or hats.

12. Will there be a Salsa Lesson?
No Salsa lesson. We will start dancing at 9pm and keep dancing until 3am in the morning.

Wednesday, May 23, 2007

Pick up tickets to Stardust Gala Tonight

Tonight (May 23rd) is the last chance to pick up tickets for our Gala on May 26th. You can meet Isa at the Stardust between 7pm and 8pm.