“They Stared at Me When I Appeared in the Neighborhood, But When I Began to Dance…”

I’m about to share with you one of my craziest experiences from my time in Havana! (Read on to find out how this relates to your Salsa-learning journey.) I actually just want to take to the bus to go out dancing… But, you know, it’s Cuba: Sometimes you end up waiting for it for twoContinue reading ““They Stared at Me When I Appeared in the Neighborhood, But When I Began to Dance…””

The One Cuban-Salsa-Secret They Don’t Want You to Know

Do you remember when you were little… that day they told you that Santa Claus doesn’t actually exist? What you’re about to learn will perhaps be just as surprising.  But let’s take inventory first. If you’re like most Europeans, you probably believe that Cubans are different. “They are naturally great dancers.” “It’s kinda like they areContinue reading “The One Cuban-Salsa-Secret They Don’t Want You to Know”

Use Solo Styling to Avoid Elbowing People in the Face During Salsa

I talk a lot about the “psychology of dancing” (even though I do not always call it that). The right attitude is KEY in becoming a better dancer. But let’s talk about the actual thing: the body, steps, movement.  The second ingredient to being a master-dancer is the technique. How do you get it? By practicingContinue reading “Use Solo Styling to Avoid Elbowing People in the Face During Salsa”

Introducing a Mind-Hack to Learn Salsa Styling Effectively

You know, when I first started learning solo-steps, it was a struggle. I remember going to my first salsa festival…my body was INCAPABLE of copying the teacher’s movement! After the lesson, he asked some students to join him for the video people would be recording of the steps. I was just AMAZED! Some people actuallyContinue reading “Introducing a Mind-Hack to Learn Salsa Styling Effectively”

Arrogant Dance-Teacher Knows the Secret to Becoming a Better Salsa-Dancer

You won’t believe what just happened to me. I just went through my old-notes, and I found something I just had to share with you: “You have to feel like you’re the KING when you’re dancing! Like you are the BEST.” (That’s a quote by my private teacher in Havana). I know what you’re thinking…Continue reading “Arrogant Dance-Teacher Knows the Secret to Becoming a Better Salsa-Dancer”