WELCOME TO OUR DANCE WORLD!
As of today, this website and blog is brand new. I'm looking forward to having this platform to share ideas about dance! Currently all of our dance classes are on hold because of the corona virus. It is bizarre to say the least that after 11 straight years of teaching salsa on Fridays we just stopped. Without any warning. It was a hard moment for me. I hope we will be together soon though! Maybe with masks? After 3 months of no dance, I am certainly feeling the loss. Many dance teachers have created online content. I dabbled with Zoom IG and FB live, but it didn't feel right, for me. My dance classes are more than just the lesson. It is more than the technique of steps. With out all of my students in the room, it lacked the beautiful energy that partner dancing can create. There is a verb in Spanish that describes the feeling in my regular classes: "convivir" . Do not use google translate for this verb! This verb, as it was described to me, embodies the idea that one's community is at the heart of life. That people come together to celebrate each other. To coexist with trust and respect. To be together without the distraction of the next item on your calendar. Anyway, this conviviality is what my classes is all about. During Covid-19 I have decided to skip the digital substitute for classes and do some writing, and some planning for when we can be together again!