i am somewhere in the broad "intermediate" category, and i dance on 1 and on 2; i like new york style a lot but i want to learn from people who *really* connect with the music, that's why i was excited to learn that felipe polanco teaches in paris as i've heard he's extremely musical. basically, i want to get away from ballroom style teachers and learn different styles from people who ooze soulfullness . thanks for popping in to this topic!
Hi wuthering. Welcome to Dance Forums. Bienvenue sur Dance Forums.
Happy to have another person from Paris on board.
This is really a great forum for partner dancing in general and salsa dance in particular, and I hope you will enjoy it as much as myself.
Now it's spring time (weather) in Paris as you can check at meteo france, you've got sun and you can go out in shirt, lucky if you come to Paris this week.
If you want to travel by bus or subway, you can find your way with the RATP web site (www.ratp.fr) giving the departure and the arrival address or station.
If you want to find some address or phone number (and sometimes even a web site) you can use a directory (from France Telecom I guess) (www.pagesjaunes.fr) (note the english flag on the right), the "white pages" give the adress and phone number of every person having a fixed phone (unless the person doesn't want to), and some professionals pay to be in the "yellow pages" where you can search for categories like "dance" for example.
And the "Salsa France web Forum" gives you the latest up-to-date information on salsa parties and clubs in Paris in the "Annonces" section (it's in french but you should catch the places and dates), as well as a "Salsa" section to discuss salsa (as we do here in Dance-Forums).
It's in french but you can register and ask in english (I guess, I'm not the administrator), and I think that some will be pleased to answer you.
Bien sûr cela vous fait quel effet si soudain quelqu'un parle une autre langue?
thanks a lot alias for that info, that's very helpful. i speak some spanish, and am learning some basics in french. the latest plan is to be there in june, then possibly go back for longer in september. hope to see you in the clubs
Some Salsa Instructors in Paris:
(some well-known salsa instructors in Paris I've taken lessons with)
(with a hint as for 2004-05 about some places in Paris where you can find classes with the instructor)
Some Salsa Clubs and Parties in Paris (A quick overview)
Some Salsa Clubs and Parties in Paris (2004-05) (A quick overview):
CUBAN CASINO (mostly):
Mon (La Pachanga) (TSF) (class with David Fagour) (DJ David Fagour, DJ Alex) (see class and DJ for the other days).
Mon (Wagg) (TSF) (class with Roberto el Cubano) (DJ Roberto el Cubano, DJ Indochino, DJ Orishano).
Tue (Le Clair-Obscur) (TSF) (DJ Jack el Calvo, DJ Indochino).
Wed (Boca Chica) (TSF) (DJ Fred "Masala") (both dancers).
Wed (El Diab'Litho Latino) (TSF) (class with Ivan Martinez and Carlos) (DJ Aimeline).
Thu (El Diab'Litho Latino) (TSF) (class with Aniurka Balanzo and Antoine) (DJ Jack el Calvo).
Fri (El Diab'Litho Latino) (TSF) (class with Roberto el Cubano) (DJ Janoy).
Fri (Le Vestiaire) - (doesn't take place anymore) (TSF).
Sat (Moving Thiais) (suburb) (TSF then TSF) (class with Lena and others) (DJ Sergio) .
Sun (Wagg) (TSF) (class with Roberto el Cubano) (DJ Jack el Calvo, DJ Roberto el Cubano).
MAMBO / CUBAN CASINO (more or less):
Tue (La Coupole) (TSF) (class with Mouaze and Seve) (DJ Jack el Oso, DJ El Cuco).
Fri (Les Etoiles) (TSF) (class with Lorenzo) (DJ Willy).
Sun Afternoon (Barrio Latino) (TSF) (class with David Lartist and Mab) (DJ David Lartist, DJ Willy) (both dancers).
Sun Evening (every two weeks usually) (O'Sullivans) (TSF) (class) (DJs PapasDJs (Hervé, Hubert, Gabriel, Willy, Fred "Masala", Jack el Oso)).
You may also see "Salsa Café" (Wed) (TSF) (class with Kristel) (DJ Kalix), "Les Etoiles" (Thu) (TSF) (class with Kristel) (DJ Kalix), "Les Etoiles" (Sat) (TSF) (class with Luna) (DJ).
You may also see "Le Mandunga", "La Coupole" (Fri) (TSF) (latino party).
And you have of course the salsa party at the ENST (Telecom Paris) (both Mambo and Cuban Casino) every one or two months on saturday (TSF).
TSF = a matching topic on the Salsa France web Forum (could change).
MAMBO = Cross-Body-Lead Slotted Salsa (LA, P2, ET2).