Controversial Moves, Controversial Contests

Controversial Moves, Controversial Contests
By Terryl Jones, of Let’s Dance LA
www.letsdancela.com
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Edie,
It was fun getting to spend time with you this weekend. Enio and I work and travel so much that I rarely get to spend time talking to another girl.

We have made the decision to not travel quite so much and therefore I look forward to getting to spend more time visiting. We both look forward to working with you more in the future. Below is the article that I wrote. I warned you that it is somewhat inflammatory, but I really wanted to start some dialog along these lines. The more things are brought out into the open, the better they can be dealt with. Terryl

I have judged and seen many dance contests over the last 20 years. I have seen a trend in Salsa that has made me angry enough to feel it is time to speak up. (more…)

Too Stiff

Learn to Salsa dance with Edie, The Salsa FREAK!!
“Dear Edie,
I am from [country], and I love doing the Salsa. I have been learning by going to clubs since about May of 1997. I’m just gonna cut right to the chase. I love doing the Salsa, right, but I have some problems with the way I dance….My favorite dancing partner tells me that I really need to loosen up, that I am too tense and that I dont move my hips enough. I know he is right. Suggestions? (more…)

Dis-Enchanted

Learn to Salsa dance with Edie, The Salsa FREAK!!
“Dear Edie,
I had a question about how you approach the dance as you become more proficient in your dancing. If you want to put this in one of your columns, feel free. Just leave my name off. Before I get, started, I want to say that I love dancing with all levels of dancers. I’m not becoming a snob.* I’ve been hitting the clubs at least four times a week. Since I joined the [Salsa dance company], and started (more…)