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Nightclub Reviews: Ryles (Saturdays)

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Club Reviews for Ryles (Saturdays)
4 Reviews Found

Ratings*: 1 to 5, 5=best
(#) = number of responses
Overall Reviewers' Rating: 4.8 (4 resp)
Atmosphere: 4.2 (4 resp) Dancing: 5.0 (4 resp)
Dance Floor: 4.0 (4 resp) Noise Level/Volume: 4.8 (4 resp)
Music Quality: 4.5 (4 resp) Parking: 4.8 (4 resp)
% Salsa: 31.7 (3 resp) % Merengue: 10.0 (3 resp)
% House: 0 (0 resp) % Other: 53.3 (3 resp)
* Published ratings are compiled directly from response received from the dancing public. SalsaBoston.com in no way endorses ratings as they appear.

Reviewed by "danceman334" on 6/8/2009 11:19:34 Pop up this reviewer's ratings
I've been going to Ryles off and on for several years now. The music is always great and the dancing varies widely from absolute beginner through advanced. They do a free lesson for beginners and teach some basic single swing and salsa. Early in the night they are heavy on playing the swing and salsa but as the night wears on and the beginners get tired and leave the music selection becomes a lot broader and covers cha-cha, rumba, swing, salsa, hustle and even the occasional tango or waltz. The floor can get pretty crowded most nights and this is one of the only places where I consistently get kicked and stepped on while dancing so be prepared! This is also one of the only places where I've been turned down for dances several times. I consider myself a pretty good dancer so my guess is that I'm not in the "clique" or they just don't know me so choose not to dance with me. In any case, I bring my own partners now or go with a group when I go and have never had a problem since then. Fun place to go!

Reviewed by "Johnny 5" on 2/25/2007 20:17:8 Pop up this reviewer's ratings
Just read a review about supershag teachers, acting like high school kids? I know one of the teachers pretty well.Very nice guy, and very funny. They all got on very well so they like to hang out and dance with each other. They also do dance with other people, and make people feel very welcome. They have known each other for a long time, thats why they hang out at the door. Really good music, quality of dance and atmosphere. Try it out

Reviewed by "sheila" on 11/19/2006 20:41:58 Pop up this reviewer's ratings
Ryles, Saturday nights. It's run by Supershag, a dance studio out of Waltham. One or another of the Supershag dance instructors djs and plays a great mix of salsa, swing, merengue, cha cha cha, and here and there a tango, rhumba, hustle. The dancers are friendly and because they are there to dance, they generally will dance when asked. Diverse age range. Regulars show up every single Saturday night -some excellent dancers - and always a crop of newbies who take the lesson and then stay to work it. The new dancers tend to drop off half way through the night, and after midnight the floor is less crowded. Still can't figure out why everyone gets kicked in the shins there - it does get packed, but leaders need to watch where they are leading. There are two metal support poles in the middle of the space and I'm happy to say that I've never crashed into them. I'm a woman and I feel pretty safe in that neighborhood, and you can park in the S&S deli lot across the street. I go and dance all night and have a great time. The only real negative is the Supershag instructors/entourage who hang out at the front door and on their stools and only dance with each other. Very high school. Water used to be free, but now they charge $2 a bottle. Mixed drinks are about seven bucks. The cover is $12.00 and it's definitely worth it. I always go back, so I'd encourage you to go if you haven't been (and those regulars need someone new to dance with!) See you there.

Reviewed by "Dmitri" on 1/18/2004 1:21:16 Pop up this reviewer's ratings
A great place to go to meet people, and dance with great dancers who are unpretensious enough to relax a bit and dance with someone who's learning, or even help you. I'm speaking about Saterday nights, when salsa and swing get about equal playtime, and cha-cha-cha, rumba, waltz and tango get played. There are a core group of really good dancers, and a smaller group of people learning. I recommend this place for people who are still insecure, since the atmosphere is really comfortable, despite the stars. The volume is perfect, so you can dance and then really have a conversation. I've been three times and have met interesting people each time. There are usually a couple groups of people who just come to watch, and dance only a little, but are willing to dance - what draws people to such a place also ensures that they are outgoing, friendly, and open to new-spontaneous-fun things. Parking lot for the club same block.

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