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.”