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The Skill of Following

by Ana Gherasim Have you checked out Latin Dance Community yet? If not, I recommend you pay them a visit. They have lots of interesting, well-researched and well-written articles about the world of Latin Dance, and they have become one of my dance blogs to watch. In


How important is ‘salsa technique’?

by Ana Gherasim Salsa technique and I have a complicated relationship. It’s love and hate; it’s on-again, off-again; it’s the nice boy you introduce to your parents but wouldn't be caught dead with in a club around your ‘cool’ friends; it’s the kale smoothie you drink because


Life Beyond Intermediate

by Ana Gherasim We’ve received questions lately about whether we are planning to introduce advanced salsa classes soon, or why our highest current level of classes is called Intermediate 2 instead of Advanced. Here’s my attempt at answering these questions, the only way I know how: with


Post-Congress Tips

by Ana Gherasim A bunch of us spent last weekend in Montreal, experiencing 3 days of amazing dancing at the Montreal Salsa Convention. To follow up on all my pre-congress advice, I thought I’d share with you a few of my tips on recovering from a salsa


More Salsa Congress Tips

by Ana Gherasim We’ve already written a bunch of articles about salsa congresses – and here’s one more! Today, I’d like to share a few miscellaneous congress tips that didn’t quite make it into any of the previous articles, and none of which are really lengthy enough to


Must-Haves for Congress Workshops

by Ana Gherasim The Montreal Salsa Convention is fast approaching, and we’re bringing quite the student crew with us this year (#azucarposse ?). We know most of you are excited to check out the congress workshops, and I received lots of questions about what to wear and


Who’s (Really) Killing the Salsa Scene?

by Ana Gherasim There’s a blog article that’s been making the rounds of the salsa community in the last couple of days. It’s called “Why “Social” dancers are killing Salsa” and that’s what we’re going to talk about today. I read through most of that article periodically going,


How to get the most out of dance workshops

by Jeff Huang Unlike normal group lessons, Salsa congress workshops are usually one-time, high level classes that focus on a special topic -  styling, complex combinations, footwork etc. Workshops are golden opportunities to learn from out-of-town instructors, and to take away something new and different you might


How to avoid dance injuries

by Jeff Huang Whether you are a beginner or advanced dancer, most of us get injured at some point during our dance career - it's just the nature of any physical activity. Recently, I have seen more and more people joining the injury roster, and I believe now