Now it has been a while since I have shared information with you but so much is happening across the land that it is mind blowing for me!
Firstly we have the Dance Partners competition currently going on which has a first prize of cash $10000. I have some reservations with this event, of which I am a part sponsor. It is a conflict of interest for me to voice them while being a sponsor so I will save my opinion for after its completion. Nature of that topic is ironically "Conflict of Interest". For those of you who have attended and seen who the competitors were know exactly what I am talking about. It really upsets me with its structure but at the end of the day it all has to go back to the love of dance and it is for this cause that i am a sponsor and supporter of the event. Don't let one bad apple spoil the whole bunch. (Big up MJ! :(, sobs...)
Anyhoo, I want to share the views of one of my good customers Justin. As you all know I launched Guest Book Submission Feature on my website at which you can share your views with other visitors. His submission I believe deserves to be shared on this blog. Check it out below:
Hi to everyone and newcomers too, just to mention a few topics about dance.
From my personal experience there are really four aspects of dancing. They are teaching, social, competitive and performing. Now salsa as we know is what we call the street Latin dance in the sense that you can do what you want which is why everyone looks different dancing. Social dancing is the dancing that we do at parties where you go to have fun and enjoy yourself. Performance dancing is where you take it to a next level and you do a routine to a song and the idea is that you want to project to the crowd and you want them to enjoy your performance. Competitive dancing is along the same lines but slightly different in the sense that you still do a routine to a song but judges look for specific things from your routine, so it is a bit more challenging than a performance. Well teaching explains itself.
Now Trinidad has a lot of dance schools with different styles of dance. There are schools that can teach you from scratch and there are those who can teach you how to perform. I always believe that once you have a good foundation then you can do anything. Foundation meaning mainly how to lead and how to follow, correct hand holds, tension, protecting the woman on the floor etc.These are the technical parts of dance. There are some us who teach alone, there are those who teach and perform, there are those who compete, perform and teach.
As a new dancer sometimes we get blown away by what we see, nothing is wrong, but i have learnt that watching someone dance and dancing with them is two different things,trust me on that. Some of us hate the technical part of dancing, you know learning your basic, learning how to spin etc. But dancing is really doing what you know well and not how much you have learnt. A guy can learn 5 turn patterns and a next guy may know 20, but women prefer the guy with the 5 because he executes it well, the one with the 20 turn patterns is rough and does not lead properly. Women in general will always talk about how a guy leads and not how much moves he does, and guys generally talk about how good a lady follows. So people make a choice ask around there is always a school here catered for your needs in dance.
If any of you wish to share your opinions on topics of dance please feel free to submit via the Guest book Submission Feature on the front page of this website.
Stay tuned for ticket sales on the upcoming Bachata Workshop happening in Trinidad at Kampo in Chaguanas. Hottest event will be taking place on the 6th and 7th of November so mark your calendars!
Con Amore Siempre,