I’m so glad I surfed and surfed the web until I finally found DancerHangout.com! I never knew there was so much information for Salsa freaks like me, by Salsa FREAKS like you. I was reading your “Off beat” letters of concern regarding people who have no rhythm. My story is similar and would like some advice.
About 2 years ago I began learning Salsa. My boyfriend knew a little more than I did, so we went to a Grupo Niche dance (I’d never heard of the group at the time) in [my city] and basic-stepped our way through the night. It didn’t take me long to get the latest moves down behind my boyfriend’s back; I would practice with my older brother every time we had the chance. I was a fast learner, by brother said, because I was (more…)
by Edie, The Salsa FREAK!!
Dancing On-2: Also known as in some New York circles as… New York Style “On-Clave” Dancing
The never-ending argument of the elusive “Clave”,Meaning “Key”… (more…)
Salsa Dance Styles of the World
What is the difference between Puerto Rican style, Cuban Style, LA Style, New York Style, Colombian Style, Cali Style, Cuban Style, and now… Musicality Style?
New York “On-2” and Puerto Rican Style Salsa
Well, let me explain. The Puerto Rican style can be danced on the “One” or the “Two” beat of the music, but it involves a tremendous amount of very technical footwork (“Solo” if youâ€™re from LA, or what they call “Shines” in New York.) (more…)
“Dear Edie, I’ll try to write you at my best, but please excuse me for my bad english (I’m not American). I need some advice from you.
I’ve recently discovered the “Salsa World” and I have immediately fell in love with it. I started going in the nightclubs and dancing. I’m also taking a group class, but I’m not satisfied. I know that I need some private lessons, but in Italy teachers do only group classes. I think Salsa is getting in fashion here but, up to now, I haven’t found a very good dancing school in my city (Rome). (more…)