Baile con Sazon Needs Black Belt Salsa® Apprentices ASAP!

Would you like to become a Baile con Sazon studio Black Belt Salsa® Apprentice?



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Please complete the following ten (10) tasks:
We base our Apprentice decisions on how well you follow directions.

Click the links below:

  1. Student Orientation Packet and Manual (BcS differs in some aspects than BBS Colorado)
  2. Please watch Apprentice Orientation video below:

  3. Monthly Apprentice fees are $50 and includes 2 hours per week of training with your Sensei and:Benefits of apprenticeshipApprentice5
  4. Once you have completed the above… Read below for your first Clue.
    There are six (6) Clues total to complete, two (2) Clues are here on this page, and the remaining four (4) Clues are inside your Apprentice Contract.
  5. Please email your Black Belt School Sensei ( the answers to the following questions:

Clue #1 of 6:

  • Question #1: “How many hours per week do you spend training with your Sensei and fellow Apprentices for your currently monthly Apprentice fee?
  • Question #2: If there are five weeks in a month, how much money per hour are you spending to learn how to dance and teach Salsa and make good money on the side teaching privates and small / medium size groups, weddings, parties, dance gigs, and corporate events and YOU keeping 100% the money you earn? (no percentages required to BBS nor your Sensei unless you use the studio $5)
  • Question #3: What is your telephone number?

Clue #2 of 6:

  • Your Apprentice Contract:
    Contact your Sensei via email for delivery of your BBS Apprentice Contract and McCoy login details.

The Remaining 4 Clues are in your Apprentice Contract.

8. Once you have read, agreed to terms, and have followed the Clues inside your Apprentice Contract, please print and sign your contract, and hand deliver to your school Sensei             at your first Apprentice Team Training Session. Please ask your school Sensei for Login details to McCoy.

9. Apprentice Training Materials After you receive you McCoy login details, please study this section of McCoy (BBS Video Library) using a Firefoxbrowser for best               results.

10. Finally, please contact your Sensei via email or phone to let them know you are “Good to Go!”


We Came to DANCE!

Dance heals. Dance inspires. Dance touches you in ways that nothing else can. Dance has been a lifesaver for me because without it, fibromyalgia would be kicking my tail. But with dance on my side, I am kicking fibro’s butt on a daily basis. Do yourself a favor. Put on some music and let yourself go! Go out dancing. Take a dance class.

Just. Get. Moving.


Time to Take a Dance Class

I saw this article and it totally spoke to me. As a matter of fact, the first paragraph sounds like conversations that I’ve had almost word for word:

It’s a paradox, but as a fitness and dance instructor, I don’t get many chances to take a class. When I teach a class, I’m focused on my students. Instead of perfecting my technique, I’m watching everyone in the class to give corrections. And I must make sure that I challenge and entertain you all.

To all of you fitness and dance instructors out there, don’t forget about your own personal growth. Learn more so you can teach more.  Take classes so you can remember what it is like to be a student. Never stand still, never be satisfied with where you are.

Train Mode Always
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Read the rest of the article here:

God Bless and Take Care

Health Benefits of Dancing Salsa

So that’s why dancing feels so good!

The Health Benefits of Salsa Dancing

Benefits of Salsa dancing

Dancing is a fantastic way to let loose and have fun and it also provides some awesome physical and mental benefits for your health:


  • improved condition of your heart and lungs
  • increased muscular strength, endurance and motor fitness
  • increased aerobic fitness
  • improved muscle tone and strength
  • weight management
  • stronger bones and reduced risk of osteoporosis
  • better coordination, agility and flexibility
  • improved balance and spatial awareness
  • increased physical confidence
  • improved mental functioning
  • improved general and psychological wellbeing
  • greater self-confidence and self-esteem
  • better social skills.


So what are you waiting for? Do something wonderful for yourself and sign up for a class!




BcS Roadtrip Charlotte Salsa Invitational 2016

Don’t miss this event. It is open to EVERYONE!

CSI Invitational

 Join Baile con Sazón’s Desirae, Tonya and Loretta at the Charlotte Salsa Invitational!

Join our 8th Annual Baile con Sazon Roadtrip to the Charlotte Salsa Invitational 8-10 Jan 16. The BcS Ladies Dance Team will be performing this year!!!

I have reserved THREE rooms and I have REQUESTED late checkout on Sunday (3 PM). As we get closer to the date, I will find out if they will honor that request. 4 people to a room will be $80.00 per person for the whole weekend including all fees and taxes. This DOES NOT include the price of the pass.

Right now passes are $132.87 including service fee and after 5 December, prices go up to $159.24, but I can get them at a SPECIAL DISCOUNTED RATE! It is such a great deal that the organizer has requested that I don’t publish it online, so inbox me at or text the word PROMO to 910-635-7922 to get your discount code for the pass.

Reserve your room and/or buy your pass here:

We will be meeting at the studio and carpooling to Charlotte together if you are interested. *Save that gas money!*

***$80 is hotel room only. It does NOT include entrance to the Invitational***

Charlotte Salsa Invitational


Come celebrate with us and the constellation of World recognized Salsa, Bachata & Kizomba Starts that will be shining their talents and knowledge with us for this special weekend in our home town Queen City of Charlotte!!!

The Sheraton Charlotte Airport Hotel will be once more the home of our already Internationally recognized event, a friendly and cozy atmosphere where you will immerse yourself in the entire experience of a more personal and less intimidating salsa congress feel… This is the “INVITATIONAL”!!!

3 Days of Workshops (beginners to master levels)
***Special Beginners Bachata & Salsa Bootcamp!
***Salsa On1, On2, Bachata, Kizomba, Zouk & More…
***2 Nights of Performances and Dance Socials till 4AM!!!
***Amateur & Student Dance Teams Shows
***Professional World Renown Dance Showcases!!!

More to be confirmed….


Interview with the Mambo King, Mr. Eddie Torres

I found an article where this young lady had the privileged of interviewing the Mambo King.  Mr. Eddie Torres is an amazing instructor, super talented dancer and an inspiration to dancers all over the world. If you call yourself a Salsero (or Salsera), you definitely need to know about Mr. Eddie Torres.

Here is the video that made me fall in love with Salsa and inspired my Salsa journey:



Here is an interview with him in Vancouver during the Vancouver Salsa Congress:

Here is Eddie Torres breaking down how to dance On 2:

And here he is performing with one of my VERY FAVORITE Salseras, Griselle Ponce. She is FIERCE!

Read the article here:


One Source of my Inspiration… Griselle Ponce

Griselle Ponce, I want to be like you when I grow up. I have followed you  from NC to NY to TX to NJ to Skyping in my living room just to train with you. You are a fierce, passionate, down to earth, resilient Salsera and an amazing business woman. I am so happy you are back on the dance scene sharing your love and talent with us. BTW, your costume is ON POINT!

Welcome back, Griselle! Now keep us posted on your next Immersion…


One Week With Baile con Sazon – Salsa, Bachata and Ladies Styling

This is what you missed last week at Baile con Sazón Studio. Bachata, Black Belt Salsa and Ladies Styling with Tonya. Don’t make the same mistake this week!

Social dancing with Baile con Sazón Dance Co in Fayetteville NC. We teach how to dance Salsa, Black Belt Salsa, Bachata, Cha Cha Cha, Merengue, all social Latin dances. We offer Kizomba, styling, footwork, Rueda de Casino, Bomba and tons of other Latin Dance workshops.