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Shattuck – Down Low Salsa Venue, Berkeley, CA – Part 7

<<< Shattuck – Down Low Salsa Venue, Berkeley, CA – Part 6 The salsa band started with a track that was to my liking, it had all the notes, music to really shine on the dance floor. Luckily for me, … Continue reading

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Shattuck – Down Low Salsa Venue, Berkeley, CA – Part 8

<<< Shattuck – Down Low Salsa Venue, Berkeley, CA – Part 7 Nothing beats live music for sheer energy, enjoyment and fun. Even accomplished DJs cannot fill an entire auditorium as well as live bands can. As the night carried … Continue reading

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Shattuck – Down Low Salsa Venue, Berkeley, CA – Part 9

<<< Shattuck – Down Low Salsa Venue, Berkeley, CA – Part 8 The evening was full of energy and people seemed to connect well with each other and some people also knew each other. Even though there was a bar, … Continue reading

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Fundamentals of Salsa Dancing – avoiding key mistakes by beginners

Salsa dancing is for everyone of all age groups and you can start at whatever age you are, all you need is a keen desire to learn and some patience. However, if you are learning there are some fundamental points to be aware of and this can rapidly improve your dancing skills. Continue reading

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Fundamentals of Salsa Dancing – avoiding key mistakes by beginners – Part 2

<<< Fundamentals of Salsa Dancing – avoiding key mistakes by beginners – Part 1 The dance can be addictive and you may find yourself visiting salsa venues all over the bay area and even traveling afar to some major annual … Continue reading

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Fundamentals of Salsa Dancing – avoiding key mistakes by beginners – Part 3

<<< Fundamentals of Salsa Dancing – avoiding key mistakes by beginners – Part 2 Some of the moves taught at the early stage include the ‘push-pull’, basic steps, cross-body lead, the overhead turn, hammer lock etc. I have often found … Continue reading

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Fundamentals of Salsa Dancing – avoiding key mistakes by beginners – Part 4

<<< Fundamentals of Salsa Dancing – avoiding key mistakes by beginners – Part 3 It may seem obvious from point (1) that salsa dancing is about leading and following. However, in my line of experience, I don’t thing beginner dancers … Continue reading

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Fundamentals of Salsa Dancing – avoiding key mistakes by beginners – Part 5

<<< Fundamentals of Salsa Dancing – avoiding key mistakes by beginners – Part 4 This is a really important and it will become clearer as you dance with many followers with different abilities. If you are dancing socially and you … Continue reading

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Fundamentals of Salsa Dancing – avoiding key mistakes by beginners – Part 6

<<< Fundamentals of Salsa Dancing – avoiding key mistakes by beginners – Part 5 The third point about connection is what develops both the leader and followers skills in this dance. You may have seen some good leaders with the … Continue reading

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Allegro Ballroom Salsa – Emeryville, California

About a few weeks ago, I visited Allegro in Emeryville for their regular Salsa Sundays and I thought I would write about it here. It was about 8pm when I headed over to Allegro for their Salsa Sundays dancing to DJ music. Continue reading

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