Intimidating Latinas

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“Dear Edie,
I am intimidated by Latina women. I am just a white girl going to the Latin clubs in [city], and I feel like (sometimes) the Latina women are thinking “who does that girl think she is?!”
– Intimidated”

Dear Intimidated,
This is just in your head. Number one, you don’t have any IDEA what they’re thinking, and number two, who really cares? Stop watching them, and focus on improving YOURSELF. If you cared about what every person thought of you, you would go NUTS trying to accommodate everyone and you would look like an idiot doing it. Don’t expect ANYBODY (not just Latina women) to be very friendly at first (more…)

Your True “Center” for Balance

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When we start learning Salsa, our lives tend to get off balance a bit – a tad off-kilter… a little “off” – TO SAY THE LEAST.Finding the balance between life and Salsa can get scewed QUITE A BIT to feel somewhat “off-center”.If you are a believer, don’t forget Who is “allowing you” to be healthy and love this process. (more…)

Salsa Lovers – Casino Rueda!!

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Salsa Lovers Dance Studios Casino Rueda Instructional DVD Series
By Edie, The Salsa FREAK

Miami, Florida, known for its brilliant blue coastal waters, and the world’s largest Salsa scene is also known for its Casino Rueda style of Salsa dancing. Many come from all over the world to take classes from some of Miami’s most famous instructors. One of them is Mr. Rene Geitz of the Salsa Lovers Dance Studios. For over 25 years, Rene has trained over 25,000 Salseros on the Universal standard Rueda Calls. They have recently introduced a video series describing each call in complete detail. (more…)

Self Conscious

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“Dear Edie,
Just wondering how to get rid of the anxiety???? I just started taking lessons and I know I could be a lot better than what I am showing my instructor but I am so self conscious and stiff and I don’t know how to relax. When I am home dancing I am moving pretty good but I feel like a big awkward nerd when I am dancing with my instructor. Please help me learn some tips to relax a bit….
Sincerely, – “Self Conscious”
Dear “Self Conscious”I can totally relate to what you wrote. When I started I was that way. Then one day, like Magic, it just “broke”. I was going through some difficult “relationship issues” and I got so pissed one night I justa (more…)