How to not freak out when you suddenly lose timing

How to not freak out when you suddenly lose timing

Hello, True Believers! Have you ever been dancing, and realized that out of nowhere you’ve suddenly fallen off time with the music? Losing the beat so suddenly is a strange phenomenon that happens to beginner and intermediate dancers and they never quite know...
How To Take a Private Lesson The Right Way

How To Take a Private Lesson The Right Way

Greetings once again True Believers. Today I’d like to discuss a personal observation I’ve seen come up enough times to become a pattern. Many times on this blog I’ll explain observations that other people have noted comma this was all coming from...
Good Enough

Good Enough

A few weekends ago, I had a very special experience. Mostly because I got a chance to hang out with my whole dance company as we attended the final social of a prominent dance group named Modern Clave. It also helped greatly that I got a chance to eat Sushi with the...
The case for Cross Training

The case for Cross Training

We had a great team rehearsal yesterday. I’m very grateful for the people I have in my company at this time. While looking around the room, I realized that I’m surrounded by dancers from all walks of life. On one hand I have a couple of people I personally...
Mens Salsa dance shoes

Mens Salsa dance shoes

Hello true believers! I hope everyone is having an awesome day. I’m sitting and wondering about my past week and realized I got asked the same dance question twice from two different people. Writing a blog, for me, is a lot about paying attention to what...
Bachata Hits from DJ Freddy!

Bachata Hits from DJ Freddy!

Hello everyone! This week, we asked our awesomely talented DJ Freddy O (affectionately known as ‘Freddy Fresh) to give of some of his favorite Bachata hits. For those who don’t know, Freddy is not only our resident DJ, he also teaches a pretty dang cool...
Personal Hygiene

Personal Hygiene

A lot of times when we start a new activity there so much information and it’s very difficult to absorb it all. We often get caught up in technical details or the correct order of information and forget to focus on little intangibles. As I’ve gone on my...
Latin dancing: A to Z

Latin dancing: A to Z

Have you ever hoped there was a way to learn something in a very efficient manner? Wouldn’t it be great if someone would lay it out a subject of interest for you from A to Z so you know exactly what to do? Well, today you’re in luck! I’ve noticed...
The dip

The dip

I’ve been doing Latin dance for a while. More specifically, I’ve been doing Latin dance in Chicago for long enough to see certain patterns that exist in the nightclub, in the dance class, and on the performance stage. I suppose it’s only natural that things come and...
Shining Star

Shining Star

More often than not, people that I run to in the community who know me, expressed to me that they enjoy my blog. You can imagine how that might surprise me because, up until now, it’s been a small challenge to get readers to comment on this blog despite my constant...