THE DRESS DEVIL
Special thanks to Yohay Aharon for submitting this..
It is Saturday night or any other evening wear your Salsa virus is taking over your mind, body, and soul. You are going to a club where you know there is a good music, dance floor and beautiful ladies. You are going to enjoy a great night of Salsa dancing! The band is playing Frankie Ruizâ€™s “Puerto Rico” and you are scanning the area for the prefect dance partner. You finally lay your eyes on a beautiful, well dressed lady who waits for someone to ask her to dance. You approach her very gently and ask her for the dance. She, of course, cannot resist your charm and lets you lead her to the dance floor. You’re already scheming and planning in your brilliant salsa mind all your slick dance moves – spins, dips, turns, flipping her in the air and much, much moreâ€¦â€¦â€¦.you are not realizing however, that in a few moments, in a matter of seconds, all of your plans and dance schemes are going to be demolished by the most dark and evil force on the dance floor –
THE DRESS DEVIL
From here the Dress Devil has taken control. You start with basic step to feel your partner’s response and it seems that everything is going to be just fine.
But OH MY!!!â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦. You are making a cross body lead and than spinning the lady, and she leaves your hand and holds her dress which is flaring too high! You are making few more moves and she starts fixing her outfit. The whole dress is moving by the force of the Dress Devil. Every few seconds she leaves your lead and fixes the dress braces.
She pulls down her short tight dress which is about to elevate to her waist. You try to perform a “dip” but the dress does not allow that. She’s like a mermaid in this thing! She can’t move! In every move and every turn her dress seems to design itself into a new outfit. Sometimes the Dress Devil seems to seek some more fun by making the dress zip open by itself! The dress is almost falling off….. but at the last minute she reaches her hand and zips it back to the disappointment of all the spectators in the crowd. you are lucky, a right turn. Finally, you end up dancing solo, while observing in fascination (and doing everything in your power not to laugh) how she is trying to pull herself together..
O.K, now for the all-important TIP:
I know you ladies are trying to look great and put on your best dresses. However, you must not under estimate the power of the Dress Devil! The tip is simple and easy to execute. Most of you are probably doing it already, and have been aware for that dark force for quite some time, but it is appears few of you are not.
1. Before you are head to the club, while you are choosing your dress, think if it suitable for dancing. Check if it has any element that may let the Dress Devil take control. After you are sure it is the right dress for the evening donâ€™t make the common mistake and stop there.
2. The next step is known as the “Dry” and “Wet” Steps. You need to try the dress on in “dry” conditions (simulation) before you go under “wet” conditions (actual). After you put on the dress make few turns and moves that will approve the dress for the evening. You can go further and use the help of your brother, roommate, or someone who is nearby. It is simple and takes only a few seconds!
Until the government decides on the establishment of the D.T.C institute (Dress Testing Center) you need to do this “testing” by yourself. Do it for you and for your partner’s sake. Lets make the Salsa scene a better place to dance, a place free of the Dress Devil! Donâ€™t let it take control of you and your dress. It is out there and it is looking for victims! Just close your eyesâ€¦â€¦â€¦(well, are your eyes closed?!)â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦.. and try to imagine how the dance floor will look like with men all around dancing by themselves while the ladies are fixing their dresses…
– NOT a pretty site…
Keep on dancing and being beautiful as you all are, and may the force be with you!
– Yohay Aharon, Middle Eastern Salsero