I’m a novice salsa dancer. I think I finally have the basic step down, and I’m getting better at moving my body to the beat. As someone who is used to dancing freestyle, one of the hardest things for me to get used to was to let my partner lead. Especially if I’m … [Read more...]
Thoughts, tips, philosophies, analysis and musings on social dancing.
Common threads behind club doors I've been a big fan of salsa for a long time. One of the things that I have always enjoyed about the world of salsa—besides the dancing and the music—is the unique environment found in salsa clubs. I find it fascinating that no … [Read more...]
Big thanks to everyone who stopped by the Havana Village Dance Pavilion during the 37th Annual Carnaval in San Francisco for a great weekend of social dancing. The Bay Area's top Timba and Salsa DJs - Walt Digz, Dark Rum, Pepe Timba, JuanLove and Salsa Nick - kept … [Read more...]
I Asked the Internet: Why Dance Salsa? This is What I Found. I was attracted to salsa dancing for a few reasons. First, I wanted to re-create the memory that I had of learning to dance in Guatemala. I will also admit that I fell for the glamour -- it just seems … [Read more...]
The history of salsa is a nebulous beast, and I’m not so sure I can do it justice. But if you’re anything like me, you’ll probably want to understand more about where your new hobby comes from. So where does salsa come from? To which Latino country do we owe our … [Read more...]
Tips for a safer and saner dance floor Good manners and proper behavior belong everywhere, even on the dance floor. And let’s face it, when you have a lot of couples moving rapidly in a crowded place, each doing their own thing, stuff can happen that isn't always … [Read more...]