Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Excited, Honored and Somewhat Speechless

It is no secret that I absolutely love to dance. I started taking ballet, lyrical and jazz lessons a few years ago which led me to a wonderful Salsa group. Salsa has been my addiction for about 2 years now and I have submerged myself into the "Salsa Scene" enjoying every spin, dip and cross body lead.

Recently I have been asked to join one of the Salsa performance groups. Imagine my delight when I received my official invite to come out to a practice and see how I like it. I was honored to be asked to be a part of the invitation only group, especially since I have only been dancing in venues (outside of class) for about 7 months or so. All of the scolding from my teacher saying "you need to learn to follow" and "relax" paid off :)

The start of 2010 was difficult for me but this news more than makes up for it. I am like a kid waiting for Christmas as practice starts in February. My other performance group (like the sound of that) is gearing up with a few great choreographers that will take us to the next level. I am elated to take classes with a former Principal dancer from Ailey and Dance Theater of Harlem! This year will be filled with great music, great dancing and tons of fun.

In honor of my newest accomplishment, I have included some of my favorite Latin music. Enjoy!

I love Los Van Van. They have been granted special permission to briefly leave Cuba and perform in Miami. I wish I could go!

Heard this salsa song at a recent feliz campleanos party.
Instantly loved it.

A little Bachatta by Aventura. Looking forward to the day when my SO is a dancer. Bachatta is a great Dominican dance but I can imagine how hot it is with someone you are dating.

Peace & Blessings...


  1. Yay! congrats! Make sure you have some post a video and let me know about your first performance. I would love to come out to it. You go girl!

  2. You so deserve this! Congratulations!!! Just goes to prove that when you love something, you excel. I wish you all the best. This year may have started out rocky, but you've got roots, Sis!!!

  3. Monique,
    Thanks! Been working on that video but everyone who goes out dancing with me is...well, dancing, LOL! I'm sure the Salsa group will post something featuring the new members soon. You'll be on my list of invites.

    Thanks! I sooo needed to be reminded of my 'roots' right now. My love for all things 'Latin' is bringing me great joy right now ;-)

    Her Mommy,
    *Waving* I've already started learning new moves and learning to lead (the male part in Salsa) which is challenging but soooo much fun!

  4. Muy Bien! I am SOOOOO NOT SURPRISED! Your passion for Salsa only attracts all the best things to YOU! (I gotta dust off my Tango shoes!)

    Oh do think about going to see your Los Van Van...God knows when they will be back. Beg Borrow and appeal for some money! GO GO GO!

  5. Lovebabz,
    Salsa is something I am extremely grateful that I found at the exact moment I found it.

    You better dust off those tango shoes! ;)