Following and its Intricacies…

Following- some seem to think it is a rather mindless activity. They are wrong. Following involves intricacies unthought-of by many a dancer. In my experience there are two main goals to following. The first is listening to your partner. This is not listening with your ears, but with everything else in your body. It isContinue reading “Following and its Intricacies…”

Does your timing suck?

I don’t mean in life, for that you’ll need more than just our help! I mean in Salsa. What is the correct timing for L.A Style Salsa or Salsa-on-1? How do you find the first beat? Do the rest of the beats matter? The first beat is important. It is where it all starts, andContinue reading “Does your timing suck?”

From the mouth of a salsera…

Arriving at Cape-Town & Just Dancing Salsa!  June 25th,  2012. It’s pouring with rain in CPT, cold and wet. How very inspiring! Coming from Hamburg I’m on business & time out at the other end of the world. So there are many evenings to fill even with a full schedule… I brought my dancing shoes,Continue reading “From the mouth of a salsera…”

Terrified of the dance floor?

Still afraid to step onto the dance floor?  Many beginner leads complain about not being able to remember the turn patterns they learnt in class. And they do not feel confident that they will be able to remember their steps and leads when taking a lady onto the floor. Here’s the thing: YOU DON’T HAVEContinue reading “Terrified of the dance floor?”

Passing the Awkward Beginner Phase…

Starting salsa is for most people like a baby learning to take its first steps: it can be scary, you feel completely uncoordinated and people may laugh at you! But like learning to walk, being able to dance makes it well worth the effort! So here are some tips for the new Salseras and SalserosContinue reading “Passing the Awkward Beginner Phase…”