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 I’d rather dance with a partner who slows down and enjoys creating something beautiful together.
Check out my mentor, Edie the Salsa Freak, and her thoughts on connection.
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 reacts to different levels of activity and I’m still learning how to listen to my body when out says “Time to stop now”. As dancers, that it’s a lesson we all need til learn, whether it is from chronic illness, chronic pain or from injury.
This article talks about exactly that and is a great reminder that we need to protect this temple…❤❤❤
“Many of us decide to take up dancing to improve our physical health–and why not? Dance is a fun, dynamic, social form of exercise that gets us up and moving, burning calories, and boosting endorphins…”
Tonya Outlaw (BcS NC) and Willie McIntosh (BcS Italy) will be the Team Trainers for their respective areas. BcS NC’s rehearsals will be held Wednesday from 8:30 PM – 10:30 PM. The commitment for the first series is from May 2016 until Nov 2016 where the team will perform at the Baile con Sazon 5 Year Anniversary Bash (performance not required). Some will be invited to perform at the Tucson Salsa Bachata Festival in October.
Adolfo Indacochea will send video tutorials of his absolutely amazing choreography and give us personalized feedback as our team progresses. In addition to learning choreography, we will be working on spins, body movement, partnering and styling techniques.
Improve your Dancing – The best opportunity to improve your level by learning steps and tricks from Adolfo Indacochea and by performing his choreography, which will make you stand out from the rest when you go dancing.
Priceless Experience – Just with the lessons you will obtain priceless moments. Besides, you will participate in World Team Project’s and our collaborators’ events and you will even get to know the best artists and dance with them!
Join an International Family of Dancers – Share international experiences with dancers just like you, who are also part of this big family. The connection point? The passion for dancing and the performance of the same choreography.
Represent Adolfo Indacochea on Stage – Once you have learned the choreography, your team trainer will invite you to participate in incredible shows and events.
Rehearsals are every Wednesday from 8:30 – 10:30 PM from May – Nov 2016
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 family of instructors in hopes of spreading the healing power of dance to our local military community. Our studio has very strong ties to our military. All of our owners, instructors and apprentices are either retired, separated or still serving on active duty, and we all agree that partner dancing has therapeutic qualities.
Who We Serve:
“Soldiers Who Salsa serves wounded, ill, and injured military service members in locations where they may already be receiving treatment or therapy… Check the calendar for the classes being offered in your area.
Because salsa dancing is such a social activity, it has also been invaluable to patients with post-traumatic stress (PTS) and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Common symptoms of PTS/PTSD include an aversion to close contact, avoidance of new activities and new surroundings, and reluctance to meet new people. Our classes provide a safe place for patients to not only learn a new activity, but also work on several of the most common symptoms. It is not uncommon to see patients laughing, smiling, and engaging with new people each week.”
Does this sound like you or someone you know? If so, join us! All you need is one of these items:
Active Duty ID
Retiree ID (that awesome blue card!)
Spouses are welcome! Click on the schedule below to reserve your place in class.
I am always trying to grow as a dancer. I feel that you never arrive at the end of your dance journey. There is always more to learn and experience. Check out this article by Grace of Dancing with Grace studio in Tampa, Fl:
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.
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.
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 Tonya@SalsaNC.com or text the word PROMO to 910-635-7922 to get your discount code for the pass.
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!!!
CONFIRMED NATIONAL & INTERNATIONAL ARTISTS:
RAFAEL & CARINE – “WORLD SALSA CHAMPIONS” – (BRAZIL)
ZAFIRE DANCE PROJECT – (NY)
CASINO STARS VENEZUELA – (TX)
MANUEL DOS SANTOS – (CANADA)
MARC BREWER – (MI)
JORGE ELIZONDO – (TX)
JAMES COBO – (NC)
CHRISTIAN SOLA – (FL)
MATTHEW RIVERA & KRISTAL – (NY)
RODRIGO & WENDY – “RW LATIN DANCE” – (NC)
More to be confirmed….