Salsa Cubana at Babalu

Last minute practice

I cannot help but also be a photographer

Some of the ladies in red

Jodi and Whitney

The added touch of flare

I had my cuban salsa debut earlier this month at Babalu, the salsa club where I take lessons every Saturday. I have only been doing it for a month, the project I quickly picked up after I finished with the Halloween Murder mystery weeks ago. Lucky for me, I got a chance to catch up with the intermediate group by taking some extra classes with Dave, my salsa instructor and now friend who feeds me wonderfully every Wednesday night for our weekly Dinner + Call of Duty Night we have with some more salsa friends and Jodi. Our practice video before the performance and our practice video two weeks before the performace are here: 1 and 2.

What I got out of the whole thing?

  • I love to dance and challenge myself to get better.
  • I get dizzy rather easily from dancing so it’s something to work hard at overcoming.
  • I find dancing to be this other worldly encounter between people, a different form of communication.
  • I never want to stop.

“We dance for laughter, we dance for tears, we dance for madness, we dance for fears, we dance for hopes, we dance for screams, we are the dancers, we create the dreams.”

 

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7 thoughts on “Salsa Cubana at Babalu

  1. This looks so fun. Yay! And I love the fact that you have dinner and call of duty nights. I have things similar to that, however, I focus on drinking wine instead of COD. 🙂

    • Nope, I actually dont really know what I’m doing. In all honestly, the men are just really good leads. And Im relying on muscle memory. When I dance with the beginners, I am awful and can’t really help them with the moves. So the men are the ones that make the ladies look good lol

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