Salsa Dancing – A Life Changing Experience
About 10 years ago I was diagnosed with a peripheral neuropathy. For whatever reason there was some nerve damage in the soles of my feet. It started with a small numb patch on one toe and, over the next few years progressed to complete numbness of the soles of both feet. You might find the rest of this story rather surprising.From Quickstep to Salsa
In my youth (I’m 63 now) I learned Ballroom Dancing and got quite good at it through effort and application (lots of late nights). For those of you who don’t know what ballroom dancing really is, what it isn’t is that flashy stuff you may have seen on TV shows over the last few years. This is my journey to the exciting world of Salsa.Keeping Healthy While Dancing
With the recent outbreak of the Swine Flu, dancers need to be a bit more diligent in taking the necessary precautions to prevent the swine flu from running rampant throughout our dance communities. As you all know, we come in direct contact with more people in one evening of dancing, than most people come in contact with during an entire week.An Introduction to Latin Dance
This article focuses on the social Latin Dances of merengue, bachata, cha cha, and samba. You will find a brief introduction into its history as well as its usefulness to aspiring salseros (salsa dancers). These dances are most often found in salsa/Latin clubs and we recommend learning, even just the basics, of all these dances to strengthen and bolster your repertoire. These social dances differ from the traditional Ballroom Latin Dances of which there are five recognized styles.How to Get Longer Lasting Pointe Shoes
Here are 3 simple steps that can help to prolong the life of your Pointe Shoes. The care of your Pointe Shoes is very important, if you just pop them in your dance bag and leave them there until your next class you are reducing the life of the shoes and throwing away money.