11 Gift Ideas For Salsa Dancers

11 Gift Ideas For Salsa Dancers

Finding gifts for Salsa dancers can be a challenge. We’ve put together a few items we found. If you know of any others please let us know. 1. Me Gusta Bailar Salsa (I Like To Dance Salsa) This stick figure Salsa Shirt design is available in many styles and is...
Salsa Dancing In Portland

Salsa Dancing In Portland

Hi Salsa Friends, We just got back from Portland, Oregon and wanted to report back to you about our Salsa experience there… and the amazing food and sightseeing spots. You won’t believe what we saw! Before we dive into it, let me give you some quick...
10 Reasons to Start Dancing Salsa Today

10 Reasons to Start Dancing Salsa Today

Lori and I both learned to dance Salsa as adults. You know what they say… it’s never too late, right? Well, we agree. Like most people, we’ve all been exposed to all kind of dancing in our lives. In movies, on TV shows and social events like proms,...
Giving Thanks for Friendships

Giving Thanks for Friendships

Salsa dancing brings together people from all walks of life. We are so fortunate to have made many friends as well as having brought people together that have become close friends and sometimes more than just friends. What’s unique about friendships while Salsa...
Is There Such a Thing as Dance Etiquette?

Is There Such a Thing as Dance Etiquette?

Joe Wieder wrote a great piece about dance floor etiquette and we agree with him 100%. We seldom touch on this very important topic. Dancing is supposed to be fun… right? So below is a list of things to do and not to do to make the best of your dance night out:...
I Hated Dancing!

I Hated Dancing!

Because I’m a dance instructor, most people assume I’ve been dancing since childhood. That is no the case. Maybe “hate” is not the exact word I used but if memory serves me, the words were more like “I don’t like dancing”....
I Hate Veterans Day

I Hate Veterans Day

Veterans Day is a sad day for me (this is Luis by the way). Men and women who serve our Country in war come home and are remembered/celebrated once a year? Who in the world chose ONE day to be Veterans Day anyway? It feels similar to Valentine’s Day to me. Why...
The Hold Is Not a Hold

The Hold Is Not a Hold

Every Salsa lesson we teach includes a description of some sort of hold, be it closed hold, double-hand hold, right to left hold etc. It never occurred to me, ’til today, that in Salsa, we don’t “hold”. I don’t really know where the term...
From Beginner to Better Salsa Dancing

From Beginner to Better Salsa Dancing

If you’ve ever attended any of our Salsa dance lessons, you may recall us saying that if you “master the core basics you are on your way to becoming a proficient dancer”. When you’re get started, the very first thing we teach you are the...
How Would You Describe Salsa Dancing?

How Would You Describe Salsa Dancing?

I confess… I can’t read people’s mind. However, if you ask a friend how they would describe Salsa dancing, the responses can be quiet varied. If your friend has absolutely no personal experience dancing Salsa, you might get an answer that include...
What is Cumbia?

What is Cumbia?

Cumbia is a genre of dance that traces its origins back to Colombia during the later years of Spanish colonization. It began as little more than a courtship dance between slaves brought from Africa, with only crude drums and claves to set the rhythm. As it grew in...
What is the Cha-cha?

What is the Cha-cha?

Many people love to do the Cha-cha because it gives them an excellent workout. The various muscle groups are toned during practices. The Cuban movement is fun to do while the music pulsates to a Latin beat. When learning this dance, dancers will find they will be in a...