This Week in Salsa

This Week in Salsa

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Your first podcast of the week is the last word in Latin dancing. Join the top salsa and bachata pundits in a roundtable discussion of the latest trends and news in Latin dancing. Publishes every Monday morning.


Salsa Snacks 1 - El Cantante
May 10 • 7 min
Today’s featured salsa snack is the song El Cantante performed by Hector Lavoe. This episode features the following music: Latin cha cha cha by Ramon Escale Bartumeus Esta Tierra by Sean Fischer —- Send in a voice message:…
TWiS 6 - Hotpot
May 5 • 52 min
Today we have Richie Kirwan and Marlene Navarro joining us. Richie is based in Liverpool, England and you may know him from his blog, The Dancing Irishman. Marlene is a salsera from Tampa and a Koreaboo - more on that in today’s show. Resources mentioned…
TWiS 5 - Post ZISC Pow Wow
Apr 27 • 69 min
Today’s episode is a strange one. After the Zoom International Salsa Congress, some friends stuck on and we talked about the congress. Guests: Rosana Castellucci Ratna Suthar Alexander Gonzalez Guerline Thomas Natya Hans Celi Gueoli Emmanuel Vila Danielle…
TWiS 4: Interview with Joel Dominguez of Mysalsaonline.com
Apr 20 • 53 min
The Zoom International Salsa Congress is happening Saturday, April 25th! Buy your tickets now! We are hosting a Talent Show for all attendees so if you want to show off your talent (dancing, singing, juggling, baton twirling, etc) submit here! —- Joel…
TWiS 3 - I would rather dance in a wool sweater than dance with a mask on
Apr 13 • 63 min
Our guests on today’s show are Kathleen Matos and Michael Johnson Kathleen Matos is a salsera who lives in Tampa, Florida, and is a performer on the Mambo Elegancia performance team. Michael Johnson is a salsero, bachatero and kizombero who lives in…
TWiS 2 - Of the 3 of us who would you say is the best dancer?
Apr 5 • 69 min
Our guests on today’s show are Hong Kwon, Andres Caicedo and Rosana Castellucci Hong Kwon has been a salsa DJ for 10 years, record collector, 8 years in the Bay Area, 2 years in Philadelphia. He recently teamed up with 4 other DJs to form CoBeatParty…
TWiS 1 - Shoulder Inversion, Tiramisu, Wait, Beef Toe
Mar 29 • 52 min
Our guests on today’s roundtable are Salil Bavdekar and Will Boose. Salil is a PhD graduate from University of Florida where he also taught salsa classes and was vice president of The Gator Salsa Club. He has DJed socials and run Latin nights in…
SDC Podcast #33: “You have to treat it like a second marriage” Will & Constanza Orrock 2
Sep 25, 2017 • 37 min
Picking the right dance partner is crucial to a successful dancing career. There’s so much more to consider besides dance skills. Partners spend a lot of hours practicing, teaching, competing and traveling together. —- Send in a voice message:…
LDC Podcast #32: “The mambo we dance and the salsa we eat” Eddie Torres
May 12, 2017 • 26 min
Eddie Torres also known as ”The Mambo King” is a living legend in the Latin dance community. He has trained world-famous salseros like Adolfo Indacochea, Wilton Beltre and Eddie Torres, Jr. Along with June Laberta, Eddie developed what we call New York…
LDC Podcast #31 - “You don’t want to be in clicks” Jose Santamaria
Apr 17, 2017 • 23 min
Traveling out-of-state and overseas to teach is a dream that many young instructors have. But where to begin? And what steps should one take in order to fulfill that dream? On this Podcast, we asked Jose Santamaria how he accomplished his dream of…
LDC Podcast #30: “This dance began with a puppy love heartbreak” Eddie Torres
Mar 6, 2017 • 21 min
Eddie Torres also known as ”The Mambo King” is a living legend in the Latin dance community. He has trained world-famous salseros like Adolfo Indacochea, Wilton Beltre and Eddie Torres, Jr. Along with June Laberta, Eddie developed what we call New York…
LDC Podcast #29: “Nobody owns the dance!” Mike del Campo
Jan 8, 2017 • 34 min
Anybody want to be a dance instructor? Where to start? How does an average instructor become great? Apparently, it takes more than just being a great dancer! Mike del Campo and his wife Gina have been teaching dance for more than 20 years. They are the…
LDC - 28: “You have to own the dance floor!” Will and Constanza Orrock
Dec 8, 2016 • 28 min
The World Latin Cup is this month. Dancers from all over the world will flock to Miami Beach and attempt to impress the judges to come home with a title. How do champions train for a dance competition? The road to any dance contest is hard, but it…
LDC 27 - “I like to hijack the lead…” Michelle Donehew
Nov 19, 2016 • 33 min
Why does Michelle like to hijack the lead from her partner when she social dances? Because sometimes it’s a good idea! Listen to Michelle Donehew talk about how she comes up with new choreography, the importance of teaching beginners and how to manage a…
LDC 26 - Who wants to be a DJ?
Aug 13, 2016 • 26 min
DJ Mario B has been mixing tracks for more than ten years in the Reno/Lake Tahoe area. He’s currently the resident DJ for the new Latin nightclub “Millennium”,and he keeps everyone dancing for hours. How? He does his homework, he pays attention to the…
LDC 25 - Interview with Richie Kirwan: “When Dancing Becomes Groping”
Sep 30, 2015 • 32 min
Today’s chat is with Richie Kirwan, LDC author of When Dancing Becomes Groping: Time To Clean Up the Dance Scene! Sadly, within the Latin dance community there are some shady characters. Richie sheds light on these guys and Rob gives some self-defense…
LDC 24 - Interview with Jonathan Goldman of Spanglish Fly
Sep 16, 2015 • 72 min
This week’s show features an interview with Jonathan Goldman. Jonathan plays trumpet for Spanglish Fly, a boogaloo bound based in NYC. If the name sounds familiar, that’s because we had him on the show last year for his fantastic Fania 50-year anniversary…
LDC 23 - Interview with Del Dominguez of Mixed Motion Art Dance Academy
Aug 27, 2015 • 73 min
This week’s show features an interview with Del Dominguez of Mixed Motion Art Dance Academy. Del is passionate about figuring things out and refining them to the best of his ability. This goes with his dancing, his art and his teaching. Known as a refined…
LDC 22 - Interview with Michael Johnson (Gainesville, FL)
Aug 19, 2015 • 68 min
Today’s show features Michael Johnson, bachatero y salsero hailing from Gainesville, Florida. Mike is a wealth of knowledge on all things Latin dancing. This was a fun deep dive into the social dynamics side of the scene along with plenty of discussion…
LDC 21 - Calling it Quits
Aug 11, 2015 • 15 min
Over the past few days, one of our LDC posts has gone crazy viral! So naturally we turned it into a podcast episode :) Calling it Quits: Why Some Social Dancers are Hanging up Their Dance Shoes a powerful piece on the Latin dance community and why some…
LDC 20 - Interview with Daniel Caicedo
Aug 4, 2015 • 65 min
This week’s show is an awesome interview with Daniel Caicedo. It really just evolved into an awesome conversation about salsa dancing and the community. Denny’s at it’s best. Daniel is a native Colombian but a world traveler, currently living in Canada,…
LDC 19 - Interview with DJ Suave Beats of Orlando
Jul 28, 2015 • 42 min
Today on the show concludes my three part interview series direct from the Orlando Salsa Congress. This interview is with DJ Suave Beats who was the DJ in the bachata room on Saturday night at OSC. Ever want to get inside the mind of a DJ? Here’s your…
LDC 18 - Interview with Leydi Barros of BAILA Society (NYC)
Jul 21, 2015 • 24 min
Continuing our coverage from the Orlando Salsa Congress, I sit down with Leydi Barros of BAILA Society (BASo). She is an incredible dancer and performer up in NYC and we discuss how she got into salsa, her growth as a dancer and some of her experiences…
LDC 17 - LIVE from Orlando Salsa Congress! (Plus Latin Swag)
Jul 13, 2015 • 31 min
Today’s podcast was recorded at the Orlando Salsa Congress over July 4th weekend. It was a blast to record and epitomizes what I consider the congress experience. Hanging out, talking salsa and bumping into friends from all over. The conversation takes…
LDC 16 - Salsa Stories
Jul 6, 2015 • 14 min
Today’s show is a little bit different. I go out on the mean salsa streets of Gainesville (aka University of Florida) to interview some of my students. Hear their stories about getting into salsa, how they have grown and advice for others. Today’s closing…
LDC 15 - Live From My Cramped Closet!
Jun 25, 2015 • 18 min
Welcome to the podcast, live from my closet! Seriously, I think I just discovered how to improve the audio quality of this show 10x. All it takes is me sweating like crazy stuck in cramped quarters for the better part of an hour….or in some cases, my dog…
LDC 14 - Bachata is Big…Porque?!
Jun 12, 2015 • 21 min
We’re back!!!! On today’s show, we cover all the new awesomeness happening on LDC including the following great reads: Joining the LDC Interview with Javier Padilla DanceInk But wait, there’s more…did you know we have an event calendar? That’s right, all…
LDC 13 - The Different Kind of Leaders (Recap)
May 21, 2015 • 19 min
Great post this week by Chilly Alisar on the different kinds of leaders. Check out my recap and some personal thoughts about leading! Oh and below is the Adolfo shine I’m currently learning :) Remember to leave us a review on Stitcher and iTunes and we’ll…
LDC 12 - My Salsa Plateau (and getting past it)
May 13, 2015 • 11 min
For the past few months, I’ve been in a funk. I’m doing the same moves, over and over and over again, ad nauseam. But hey, that’s what happens. None of us are strangers to the hated plateaus. But one way or another, we gotta get past them. Today on the…
LDC 11 - Free Hugs (Recap)
May 7, 2015 • 11 min
Free Hugs. We get them every day in life and also when we dance. Today we explore the social etiquette around hugging and salsa as told in Free Hugs by Brisbane Salsero. Enjoy! Remember to leave us a review on Stitcher and iTunes and we’ll give you a…
LDC 10 - The Future is Here
Apr 30, 2015 • 8 min
I came across a super cool technology this week, SoloShot, which follows you around and records you! I know, sounds creepy, but also super useful for salseros who want more video of their dancing. Today I discuss this tech (with myself), enjoy! Oh and…
How I proposed to my girlfriend at TEDxUF
Apr 24, 2015 • 5 min
Back in October of 2014, I met with the organizers of TEDxUF, the largest TEDx conference in the southeast, about an idea for a talk. Over the past six years, salsa dancing has completely changed my life and I wanted to share my experiences on stage. The…
LDC 8 - The Greatest Salsa Congress…Ever!
Apr 21, 2015 • 18 min
This week on the show we are revisiting Jason Haynes great post putting together his salsa congress dream team, entitled “The Greatest Salsa Congress….Ever!”. I hope you enjoy the show and don’t forget to tell friends to subscribe to the podcast on iTunes…
LDC 7: Bailando! College Students Get Their Salsa On
Apr 13, 2015 • 10 min
Today on the podcast we are recapping a great article written by Jazley Faith entitled “Bailando! College Students Get Their Salsa On”. I dance salsa in a college town and teach for the Gator Salsa Club here in Gainesville so this recap of a night out…
LDC 6: LDC Recap - When your non-dancing spouse doesn’t support your dance life.mp3
Apr 1, 2015 • 9 min
Today on the LDC podcast, we are doing a recap of one of the posts from this week, When your non-dancing spouse doesn’t support your dance life. It’s a very relevant and timely post for me since I just got engaged last week! I hope you enjoy the show and…
LDC 5 - Interview with Daybert Linares of LDC and Son y Casino
Mar 20, 2015 • 23 min
Daybert Linares Diaz is a contributor to LDC and recently published a post entitled “CUBAN MUSIC: TO BE OR NOT TO BE PLAYED FOR SALSA DANCERS?”. Today on the podcast, we are speaking with Daybert about this post and elaborating on the current lack of…
LCD 4 - Interview with Christian Tumalan of Pacific Mambo Orchestra
Mar 14, 2015 • 46 min
2013 GRAMMY® Winner the Pacific Mambo Orchestra (aka the PMO) is a 20 piece musical group leading the rebirth of the Latin Big Band Sound. The PMO uses the traditions of the classic mambo-craze orchestras of the 1950s to deliver their original music and…
LDC 3: Interview with Jennifer Ables & Matt Owens of SoldiersWhoSalsa.org
Mar 6, 2015 • 36 min
Soldiers Who Salsa is on a mission to enhance and enrich the lives of active and retired members of the U.S. Armed Forces and their families through a unique program incorporating therapeutic and social dancing with a variety of music and professional…
LDC 2: LDC Recap - How do I tell him he smells???
Feb 23, 2015 • 11 min
Today on the LDC podcast, we are doing a recap of one of the posts from this week, How do I tell him - he smells??? by Chilly Alisar. Some resources mentioned in today’s show include: Thompson Tee w/ reinforced arm pits 10 foods that make you smell We…
LDC 1: Interview with Richie Kirwan of LDC and The Dancing Irishman
Feb 15, 2015 • 31 min
Today on the show I am chatting with Richie Kirwan, contributor at LDC and The Dancing Irishman, about some of his latest posts including The Best Salsero You Can Be and What to do when you F&#K up while dancing. If you read Richie’s stuff (and really who…
TWIS 41: The Best Salsero You Can Be (Why You Aren’t As Good As You Want To Be?)
Jan 31, 2015 • 8 min
Today’s episode is a re-post from an excellent article on LatinDanceCommunity.com written by Richie Kirwan of The Dancing Irishman. It is a great read and the takeaway for me is that even though we are inspired by watching other dancers, only measure your…
TWIS 40: A Brave New Salsa Dancing World
Jan 26, 2015 • 16 min
What will the future of salsa dancing look like? What technologies will change the way we dance and interact in the salsa scene? Today on the podcast, Rob plays Nostradamus and predicts new technologies that will impact our salsa community. From drones to…
TWIS 39 - DEBATE! Pros/Cons of Recording Turn Patterns
Jan 14, 2015 • 8 min
Last week, there was a thought-provoking blog post on RitmoySaborsalsa.com discussing the downsides of recording a move after you learn it from an instructor. It’s a great post and everyone should read it. I do think that like many things in life, it…
TWIS 38: Setting Your 2015 Salsa Resolutions (and Avoiding Common Mistakes)
Jan 6, 2015 • 20 min
Happy 2015! If there is one thing I love about the new year it’s that it’s resolution time! Today on the podcast we are talking all about setting your salsa goals for the year using the SMART apporach. Enjoy! Remember to subscribe to the podcast on iTunes…
TWIS 37: Tribute to Juan Flores - Interview with Jonathan Goldman, Author of “Fania at Fifty”
Dec 12, 2014 • 30 min
On December 2nd, the latin dance community lost Juan Flores at the age of 71. Mr. Flores was Director of Latino Studies at NYU and an expert on Latino culture. His research focused on Puerto Rican culture as well as the ethnographic unearthing of…
TWIS 36: Interview with Rachel Cassandra all about Kizomba!
Dec 5, 2014 • 33 min
Rachel Cassandra has come a long way since her first exposure to dancing (folk dancing to be precise). She is a true dancing journeyman (ok, woman) having danced salsa, bachata, swing, lindy and more. But then she found her love of kizomba which…
TWIS 35: The Top 5 Ways to Never Get Great at Salsa
Nov 21, 2014 • 12 min
Today on the show we are talking about all the ways that will never get you great at salsa. From signficant others to an aversion towards social dancing, listen in for the pitfalls towards becoming the next salsa dancing phenom. —- Send in a voice…
LDC Salsa News Roundtable
Nov 14, 2014 • 32 min
Today on the show, we have some of LatinDanceCommunity’s top writers talking about the latest and greatest articles about salsa dancing along with some random latin dancing topics. Listen in for a fun conversation! Resources mentioned in today’s show:…
TWIS 33: Is Your Salsa Community Growing or Dying?
Nov 7, 2014 • 14 min
Today on the show, we are talking about how to support your salsa community. If you don’t, it may just not be there next month. In other news, I’m growing a mustache! Specifically, Movember is upon us and I’m raising money for men’s health. Donate to my…
TWIS 32 - Interview with Rob’s Girlfriend Rosana Lastra
Nov 1, 2014 • 38 min
Joining me today on the show is Rosana Lastra, my beautiful girlfriend! We talk about our connection as a couple on the dance floor, issues we’ve identified for improvement and about dating in the salsa scene in general. Enjoy! Don’t forget to check out…
TWIS 31: Interview with Jonathan Goldman, Author of “Fania at Fifty”
Oct 24, 2014 • 31 min
Earlier this month, Jonathan Goldman wrote an excellent piece on Fania’s fifty-year anniversary, aptly named “Fania at Fifty”. In the article, Goldman paints the picture of the Latin music scene in the 1960’s and 1970’s. He discusses the rise of salsa and…
TWIS 30: Interview with Jason Haynes of LatinDanceCommunity.com
Oct 17, 2014 • 35 min
Today on the show we have a special guest, Jason Haynes (aka “The Kobe Bryant of Bachata”) of LatinDanceCommunity.com. Jason along with salseros across the globe are writing fantastic latin dance articles on salsa, bachata and kizombe to connect the Latin…
TWIS 29: How to Measure Your Improvement as a Salsa Dancer
Oct 9, 2014 • 12 min
How do I say this….plateaus suck. We have all been there. Doing the same turn patterns for the past 2 months. Knowing all kinds of moves but still moving your body like a rhythmically challenged novice. Half the battle is knowing whether you are in a…
TWIS 28: Tips for Dancing Defensively
Oct 3, 2014 • 9 min
Just about the worst thing that can happen while dancing salsa is getting a nice, juicy heel to the back of your foot. Injuries on the dance floor are no fun, but dancing defensively can save you and your partner from these more often than not. On today’s…
TWIS 27: Tips to find the local salsa scene in any city
Sep 26, 2014 • 6 min
Finding salsa when traveling is tough. We’re excited to meet local dancers and will show up to a local salsa night only to find out that it shut down a year ago. Never fear, this week’s podcast takes you through tips to help you find the quality salsa…
TWIS 26: The Beginner’s Guide to Body Isolation
Sep 19, 2014 • 11 min
What is body isolation? Body isolation is simply moving one or multiple parts of your body without moving any others. You see this often in hip hop dancing but it’s useful for salsa, too. For example, when you see a salsa dancer roll their shoulders…
TWIS 25: Back to Basics - The Cross Body Lead
Sep 11, 2014 • 8 min
Today, we’re doing part 1 in a series called back to basics. One of the most common moves in salsa is the cross body lead. As much practice as we get on this, it’s incredible how often beginner and intermediate dancers get this wrong. This one move is the…
TWIS 24: Salsa for Gringos, Vol 1 - El Dia de mi Suerte by Hector Lavoe
Sep 5, 2014 • 6 min
Today on the podcast I’ve taken the song ‘El Dia de mi Suerte’ and translated the meaning to English for all the Gringos out there. If you don’t speak Spanish then you are missing out on an entire spectrum of information in every song you dance,…
TWIS 23: Roundtable Discussion on Salsa Pet Peeves
Aug 22, 2014 • 62 min
Today on the 2nd installment of the This Week in Salsa roundtable, Cory Gray and Frank Condori are back for more as the trio discusses salsa pet peeves. Among the many, many pet peeves out there, the roundtable discussed/argued on the following: Someone…
TWIS 22: Interview with Nestor Russell of the Dallas Salsa Scene
Aug 14, 2014 • 38 min
Nestor Russell is a salsero to his core. Besides being one of the most accomplished dancers in the Lone Star state, he has a deep knowledge of the music behind the dance. Nestor has studied violin and other instruments along with music theory for years…
TWIS 21: Deliberate Salsa Practice
Aug 12, 2014 • 7 min
This post was prompted by an e-mail from Tony Stubblebine, CEO of Lift, an app for instilling positive habits in your every day life. The e-mail discusses this idea of deliberate practices which is defined as… “focused, grueling, repetitive practice in…
TWIS 20: Interview with Fuquan and Candace of Fuego y Hielo Dance Company
Aug 8, 2014 • 36 min
Fuquan and Candace run Fuego y Hielo Dance Company in Atlanta, Georgia and are fusion artists having trained in a variety of dance styles. But their real dance love is for the mambo, salsa and cha cha. You can check out one of their cha cha routines here.…
TWIS 19: Let’s Build Our Own Salsa Scene
Aug 1, 2014 • 7 min
Today on the show I revisit a few of my own personal experiences with building the salsa community in Gainesville, Florida. We all have our own communties where we live and dance. Too often, we complain that there aren’t any good salsa nights in town or…
TWIS 18: Roundtable Discussion on Salsa Congresses
Jul 25, 2014 • 62 min
Today’s show is all about the wonderful world of salsa congresses. The TWIS roundtable discusses the social aspects of congresses like meeting other salseros from around the world and how to dance with the pros. We also talk about the practical issues…
TWIS 17: Interview with Franklin Condori of the Boston Salsa Scene
Jul 18, 2014 • 67 min
Franklin Condori is a self-proclaimed salsa addict and is known on the dance floor for his smooth, New York style lead. Frank has been dancing for so many years that he can’t quite remember though legends say it begain ~2007 in Gainesville, Florida. From…
TWIS 16: Interview with Joel Dominguez of MySalsaOnline.com
Jul 10, 2014 • 50 min
Joel Dominguez is on a crusade to dance with feeling. He is a native of Mexico where he was raised in a family of musicians. This upbringing fostered an early love and appreciation of Latin music. From this early upbringing, Joel relocated to New York…
TWIS 15: Salsa Congresses: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly
Jul 9, 2014 • 14 min
It’s congress season and that means many of you are spending your weekends taking hours of workshops, eating peanut butter & jelly sandwiches in your hotel room and dancing in the bachata room until 6am. If you have never been to a salsa congress, this…
TWIS 14: Latin Music in the USA, Bridges
Jul 2, 2014 • 19 min
Today on the show, I discuss the best latin music documentary I’ve ever seen, Latin Music in the USA put on by the fine folks at PBS. I consider this required viewing for all serious salseros. It gives you a great base of understanding the history of…
TWIS 13: Interview with Jose Botta from Jose Botta Dance Shoes
Jun 27, 2014 • 31 min
This week on the show, our guest is Jose Botta of Josebotta.com. Jose is originally from Lima, Peru and came to the states more than 20 years ago. During those years, he got involved with the salsa community and got hooked. After several years of dancing…
TWIS 12: The Beginner’s Guide to Lucid Dreaming for Salsa Dancers
Jun 24, 2014 • 12 min
You are probably asking yourself: “How is lucid dreaming going to help me become a better salsa dancer?” Now that I’ve inceptioned your mind with the perfect question to start this post off with, let me answer: Turns otherwise unproductive hours of sleep…
TWIS 11: Interview with Sonia Rivera of Diamond Dancers International
Jun 21, 2014 • 59 min
This week’s interview is with Sonia Rivera, Director of Diamond Dancers International based in Tampa, Florida. Sonia is extremely passionate about salsa dancing, both the dancing and the culture. This passion exudes from her during our interview where we…
TWIS 10: 10 Strategies for Becoming a Better Salsa Dancer
Jun 17, 2014 • 19 min
We all want to get better and faster…and let’s throw in better looking for good measure. While I can’t help you with the 3rd, those first two are very achievable when it comes to salsa. Today on the podcast, I talk about these 10 ways that you can speed…
TWIS 9: Interview with International Photographer Daniel Tarrosa of Salchata Media Bloc
Jun 13, 2014 • 39 min
This week on the show we sit down international dance photographer Daniel Tarrosa of Jacksonville, Florida. Daniel founded Daniel T. Photography and Salchata Media Bloc and now travels the world capturing the best moments of some of the biggest salsa and…
TWIS 8: Improve your salsa lead in less than a minute with this story about turtles
Jun 10, 2014 • 6 min
Before I get into the turtles, I want to introduce this post with some background. I’m wired to think in terms of metaphors and this is also the way I teach salsa. Most of them just come up in the spur of the moment. While they’re often times ridiculous,…
TWIS 7: Interview with Anthony Kumo Tineo of Dolce Vita Dance Company
Jun 6, 2014 • 50 min
This week on the show we had Anthony Kumo Tineo from Dolce Vita Dance Company in on the show. Starting at the age of 14, Kumo has honed and continues to perfect his dance skills. What started as a social pastime has exploded into an ever growing passion…
TWIS 6: An Introduction to Son Cubano and Son Montuno
Jun 2, 2014 • 6 min
Salsa music is a beautiful example of human-engineered evolution. In fact, The Great Salsa Timeline attempts to document each step of this evolution going back to Christopher Columbus’ discovery of Cuba in 1492. I won’t go back that far in this post but I…
TWIS 5: Interview with Cory Gray of the Oakland/SF Salsa Scene
May 29, 2014 • 42 min
Cory Gray has been dancing hip hop and salsa for more than 20 years. She is now pursuing her MFA in dance at Mills College. During the interview we talk about her transition from hip hop to salsa dancing, dance techinque and the salsa community at large.…
TWIS 4: Are you learning salsa the wrong way?
May 27, 2014 • 6 min
One of the beautiful things about salsa is that you cannot out-evolve your lifespan. That is, even if you spent every day of every hour learning how to dance, you can keep improving until the day you die. But before you start dedicating all of that time…
TWIS 3: Up-Beats and Down-Beats and Core-Beats….Oh My
May 23, 2014 • 2 min
Beats are how you keep the timing of the music. Most students first learn to dance ‘on the beat’ which corresponds to the 4/4 timing which is why we count to 8 in salsa. —- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/thisweekinsalsa/message
TWIS 2: The On2 Salsa Essentials that every On1 Dancer needs to know
May 16, 2014 • 9 min
I’ve been dancing salsa On2 for the past 4 years. Like many, my salsa career began as a wide-eyed and bushy-tailed On1 salsero. For those of you that have yet to make the jump to On2, here are the 3 essentials of New York style salsa that will help you on…
TWIS 1: Edwin Nieves & Greysa Baez of Escenario Latino
May 14, 2014 • 39 min
Edwin Nieves and Greysa Baez have been dancing together as a professional dance couple for 5 years. They are dancers, choreographers and qualified instructors with a burning passion for dance. Edwin and Greysa have been traveling the world representing…