Learn to Salsa dance with Edie, The Salsa FREAK!!
By Edie, The Salsa FREAK!!

Check it out. I was at a club the other night and this amazing Salsero throws me into a fabulous, perfectly timed “Dip” in the middle of an incredible song.
He his it EXACTLY to the music. The dip was as smooth as silk….

BUTT… (pun intended – you’ll see why in a minute…)

When I hit the bottom of the dip, and commenced to be pulled back up, my face smashed and SMEARED-UP against another guy’s BUTT CRACK – right – up – the – MIDDLE!! “Ouch!” I thought. “What a DRAG!” (no pun intended). Then I thought about it some more… “OMG How embarrassing!”

The guy (that MY FACE accidentally hit) twisted back, looked down at me, and then glanced at his butt.
He looked back again at me, felt a little embarrassed, and then brushed the whole thing off by trying to crack an “oops” smile, shrugged his shoulders, politely apologized, and continued dancing. ( I HATE it when something happens on the dance floor and the person doesn’t apologize! AAAAaaaarrrrggghhh!!! – but at least this guy did. I did too – EVEN THOUGH IT WASN’T MY FAULT!!!! )

Well, needless to say, all three of us were embarrassed. The guy that dipped me felt terrible, and apologized up one side and down the other. He felt so bad. I just looked at him and said, “Look, it’s ok. No big deal. It happens to the best of us! Why don’t we just call this a new move? Why don’t we call it the ‘Head-Butt’ What do you think?”

He laughed and realized that mistakes DO happen, and to not be so hard on himself. Yes, even the Salsa FREAK gets DROPPED, HIT, STEPPED ON, SMASHED, bruised up and accidentally RAMMED into other people on the dance floor!


Author: Edie, The Salsa FREAK!! is one of the most recognized and respected Salsa Writers/Instructor/Performers in the world. In the past twenty years, she has traveled to 63 countries teaching the world to dance, and has been the first American to teach in 18 of those countries. She now lives in the high mountains of beautiful Colorado with her wonderful husband, Nick. You may contact her at Edie The Salsa FREAK!! Website