Salsa > How can I dance like this

Discussion in 'Salsa' started by pielcanela, Nov 29, 2005.

  1. alemana

    alemana New Member

    this is why i watch with great interest as you learn how to lead... you're going to tear up the floor with that stuff.

    bring it!
  2. africana

    africana New Member

    yeah right :lol:
    it's been at least 2 months since I took any leading lessons, I rarely have incentive to practice, not to mention how hard it is to find partner + time + space. I lead occassional cha cha chas, but when I'm out, i can't help but fall back into following

    it's so much more fun :p
  3. africana

    africana New Member

    oh yeah I remember about a month ago I was watching April Genovese lead :notworth: and was so :( I'll never be able to lead that well (much better than any male leads there that night)...I asked her how she learned to lead so well, and she said it was through teaching

    it's teh same thing my other instructor (female) friends have said

    so I guess unless I'm ready to teach or am really invested in leading (which I'm not right now) my lead won't develop beyond beg-intermediate

  4. alemana

    alemana New Member

    it's ok. i'm a patient woman.
  5. africana

    africana New Member

    I can see that I need to tape myself leading and post it here ;)
  6. pielcanela

    pielcanela New Member

    thank so much for the comments, wow I sure have lots to digest :)
  7. maurice_levy

    maurice_levy New Member

    hi shdni

    just a quick question whats the title of the song from ur home page clip (2005-Orville-AUSTIN)

  8. africana

    africana New Member

    Here's the source of the original quote from

  9. new-ish

    new-ish New Member

    My teacher is very smooth. When we have lessons, one of the things she tries to do is make my dancing smoother, sometimes it is softening the knees, other times it is the way that weight shifts are transitioned.

    Maybe some people are born that way, but I think it can also be learned.
  10. BugBear

    BugBear New Member

    BTW what is the name of the song they're dancing to?
  11. theSalsero

    theSalsero New Member

    Magna Gopal is awesome. There's no question about it. Jareau is incredible. I think they dance wonderfully together.

    If you aren't convinced of these facts, you should be careful not to form undermining opinions of them based on a single clip.
  12. africana

    africana New Member

    pretty sure you're not addressing me here considering my other posts on this thread about these dancers
  13. salsachinita

    salsachinita New Member


    To this, I would also add: "Be adaptable & have an open/humble attitude to learn & evolve."

    Quality is every bit as important (if not more) as quantity.

    I know *many* highly regarded salser@s (who have been around for a loooong time) who have simply stopped growing........ instead, they got stuck in the mindset of "remember the good old days" :cry: ........
  14. africana

    africana New Member

    just wanted to say I met a visiting dancer tonight who totally dances and looks like Milton Cobo...soooo dreamy I'm still in la la land thinking about those 3 dances :D :D

    (also danced with a well-known instructor who was in town :) )
    what a night!!
  15. africana

    africana New Member

  16. pielcanela

    pielcanela New Member

  17. Josh

    Josh Active Member

    These two in this video dance very well together, and both seem to be wonderful dancers. But, does anyone else feel that they look a little complacent, a little bored, maybe not into the dance? I'm not judging them based on this clip, just talking about this particular clip. It's smooth for sure--maybe a little too smooth? thoughts?
  18. alemana

    alemana New Member

    i think that was the general feeling, yeah. i would call what they're doing "coasting."
  19. OneCentSalsero

    OneCentSalsero New Member

    I can't wait to be able to just "coast" like them ;-D
  20. Canadian Guy

    Canadian Guy New Member

    I think that's the idea - they dance so well that it looks effortless. Plus there are dancing ET2 - that's the style, ultra smoooooth.

    I think you would like LA style better.

    Regardless, sign of a pro is that they make difficult things look easy.

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