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My Most Memorable Competition
– By Edie, The Salsa FREAK!!

From downstairs in the basement of the Mayan Nightclub in Los Angeles, you can faintly hear the music upstairs, muffled, but still loud and electrifying. You feel the distant pulse of the music run through your body and magically into your heart. You’re with all the other competitors now. You look at the number you’ve drawn from that jar. It’s the number you were destined to have – the order in which (more…)

Salsa Competitions

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Competitions, Competing, Judging… etc, etc…
By Edie, The Salsa FREAK!!

Edie’s Thoughts…
I’ve spoken, and “typed” to tons of people about the competition. I could write for hours and hours about all the stories both good and bad,coming in right and left about this contest.

But first of all, let me say from what I’ve been told and what I’ve seen, that the Los Angeles Mayan Salsa Competition is the most glamorous, most prestigious Salsa competition in the world right now. Consider that the Mayan holds almost 2,000 people, and 2,000 people are WATCHING this competition. Every Saturday, 2,000 people stand in line dance Salsa. That, in itself, is incredible. (more…)

Fishnet Stockings

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Fishnet stockings Why, When, and How ???

Well ladies, let me tell you all the wonderful reasons why, when, and how, I wear skin-colored fishnet pantyhose.

Although it may be hard to believe, but I am not the skinniest and sexiest Salsera in the world, so I’ve had to resort to wearing fishnets to cover up certain elements of cellulite that may or may not be there at any given time, primarily depending on WHAT I’VE EATEN the week before and (more…)

Surviving a Dance Partnership

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Surviving a Dance Partnership
A Few Words of Wisdom, From Edie, The Salsa FREAK
Aaaahhh…. The Things I’ve Learned…

I was inspired to write this article by a newlywed couple that took a private lesson from me in Innsbruck, Austria. They were dance partners, and had only been married four months. They were both excellent dancers in their own styles. He had an amazing Hip Hop and Samba background, while she was an accomplished professional ballroom instructor, with additional experience in jazz, ballet and tap since the age of six. Both could dance Salsa relatively well, however as a relatively inexperienced lead, his uphill climb was