Imparting feeling is no different than disclosing technique. The necessary tools must be in place before transferring the information. One, however, is missing required knowledge to transform salsa dancing the robotic scheme to actual dancing. It is a cultural phenomenon. Basic cultural ethos unconsciously sprouts cognitive behaviour. During those parties, during the sound of the jukebox from small bars in remote corners of Spanish America, even our parents and grandparents record player, methods weren’t gathered nor transferred, rather the philosophy of feeling alive. Of taking music, feeling its message deep inside and bringing it forward into everything we do. Teaching of instruments took the same method, it wasn’t about numbers, nor chords, it was about feeling the instrument, becoming part of it, then executing what you felt. Let others know who you are deep inside, always show them the true you. As latinos we learned that if we are going act, a part of who we are must become part of those actions. We are a passionate people; rich in a philosophical outlook absent from the Anglo world, yet entrenched in both the Afro and eastern philosophy. (east is intertwined as they have a inner battle between the “super man” – Confucius’ teachings – and the way of “Nirvana” – Buddha’s teachings). Never the less, there is a philosophical presence that views feelings in a different light than that of societies built upon a monotheistic reality. It is a truth that the raise of a monotheistic and dualistic civic religion forced an entire culture to experiencing oneself in a much different light, whereas cultures who strayed from such teachings indulged in their version of reality as on based on feeling anything and everything. One world two realities, one civic belief fell pray to linearity, while the others didn’t. As a people one culture began to seek from without to find inspiration, to find guidance, to seek knowledge. Where as the other remained looking within to search for the same. More and more was the distance caused by a search from without that society accepted worth as that which is gathered from the outside. In the outside the façade found, so we build and build neglecting the essence. Fast forward to today, what are we? What do we strive for? Material gain! From the American Dream defined by success, anything and everything we seek is answered by a perception of reality as worth only if we “LOOK” better and gain success by means of material acquisition, never is it mentioned to look deep within to find the true self, for looking within will force you to look away from the trash. That’s what is taught in schools today, that’s how we dance salsa. We dance salsa with the head, giving nothing of us to it, but merely what society has ingrained in us. Who’s the better dancer? He who has the most moves, he who is vast in technique, never do we question if the person looks alive when dancing. Alive, to us the materialistic world is contouring to the musical notes through the façade. Musicality we misinterpret it as… There are countless examples of this type of dancer, from LA (the seemingly capital for this type of dancer) to NY. Though, when we look in the face of someone who wants to feel more than a smile you see an entire world within. You see a place you are taught can’t be reached, that it is limited by ethnicity, limited it is, but by knowledge.