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) teach. Do not try to … Read more…

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 arm moves are fun, but … Read more…

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 still learning how my body … Read more…

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 decided to join this wonderful … Read more…

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 working. By nonverbals I mean, … Read more…

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 … Read more…

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 … Read more…

Health Benefits of Dancing Salsa

So that’s why dancing feels so good! The Health 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 … Read more…