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Thinking Outside the Box-step

If you want to become a better salsa dancer, learn a different dance. Thats right, I said it. Learn something else. Why? Because it might just give you a new perspective on dancing in general, and that may just benefit your Salsa in more ways than you might expect.I love Salsabut I admit that it was not my first love. That title belongs to swingLindy Hop to be more specific. But thats ok, because had it not been for my love of one particular dance style, I would never have ventured to others, including Salsa. My experience has taught me that you can always learn something new and apply it to something you already know. The benefits of doing this can lead to increased kinesthetic knowledge of how your own body can move, dance innovation by applying elements of one dance style to another, and improved dance technique. My disclaimer is that not everyone takes away the same thing(s) from each style of dance, so I will share a few examples of what I have learned along the way:

Salsa : Beyond the Roots - New York Times

I would like to send a thanks to Jan for sending me this link to this article. It talks specifically on the comparison of the salsa scenes portrayed in 'El Cantante' the movie compared to the salsa scenes of today. You can find the article here: Salsa Spins Beyond its Roots.

Jennifer Lopez on the Tonight Show about 'El Cantante'

Jennifer Lopez on the Tonight Show about 'El Cantante'

Well, just finished watching the interview by Jay Leno on the Tonight Show to Jennifer Lopez about the movie 'El Cantante'. She ends up speaking more about the movie. I guess the entire movie is told through Puchi's eyes, Hector Lavoe's wife. Now, I am impressed that she is on Leno doing a plug for the movie - which means it will be shown in most theaters. However, with that said, they showed a new clip of the movie, and well, to be truthful, the prospects are not looking good as far as storyline and character development.

Salsa Musique Fantastique!

Salsa Musique Fantastique!

Well, in this episode of our salsa dance video lessons we take a further look some old salsa classics thanks to Karlos (aka 'Z'). We provide a little more jazzy selection for your enjoyment, so you can discover a variety of different salsa artists and styles. You might not like all the songs, but hopefully you'll find some treasures that will make you want to get to know a specific artist a little deeper.

The most viewed salsa dance video on YouTube

Playing around with YouTube (like always), I decided to search for salsa videos. Now, this time it was interesting because I was lazy and ended up typing just 'salsa' in the search box. Then, after getting some results, I asked myself: What is the most viewed salsa video on youtube. Well it was quickly answered, a video named "". Salsa 21? What is that. After clicking on it, I was very proud to know that it is one of San Diego's finest instructor, dancer and professional DJ : Mr. Iran Castillo. In this video, he shows you a quick and simple 'Son y Pasos' style pattern for you to use at the club. With more than 675,000 views, I present once again, Iran from the San Diego dance group 'Son y Pasos'.

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