Why I don’t dance bachata anymore (or, the real problems with sensual bachata)

I stumbled across this article that perfectly describes how I feel about what is happening to Bachata. I’m more of a traditionalist, enjoying the fun footwork, playfulness and connection of Bachata. I also love the Bachata Tango Fusion that Wendy and Rodrigo (see photo) of RW Latin Dance (Charlotte NC) …

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Connection – She Couldn’t Give a $#|+! about your Pattern

I love a nice, connected dance. Sitting in the pocket of the music with my partner, grooving to the same beat, hitting the same breaks. He gives me time to shine (and breath) and I can tell what he wants me to do effortlessly. All of the spins and pretzel …

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Dancing with Pain

As some of you know, I have fibromyalgia which causes me almost unbearable pain at times. Thanks to a series of fantastic events, I  discovered that I am able to use dance as a natural pain reliever. The key for me it’s balance, which even after all these years, I’m …

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World Team Project Fayetteville

Fantastic news! Baile con Sazon has joined forces with Adolfo Indoaochea and the World Team Project! Tonya and Willie are now official Team Trainers for the World Team Project and we will be teaching Adolfo Indacochea’s amazing choreography! If you’d like to take your dancing to a whole new level, join …

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Soldiers Who Salsa is coming to Fayetteville NC

Soldiers Who Salsa is an amazing non profit organization who’s mission is “To enhance and enrich the lives of active and retired members of the U.S. Armed Forces and their families through a unique program incorporating therapeutic social dancing with a variety of music and professional instruction.” Baile con Sazon has …

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Should you say something when your social dance partner does something you don’t like?

I read this post on one of my favorite dance blogs. This question comes up a lot. Personally, my answer is NO. Nope.  No, way.  I NEVER teach on the dance floor. I do not say anything while I am social dancing UNLESS I feel unsafe AND my non verbals aren’t …

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