Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Salsa

Everyone would like to learn dancing but when it comes to people like me (with two left feet) it’s a difficult task.  
Attended the workshop for Salsa (conducted by Justine’s Dance Academy) and I decided to be behind the camera to catch the action.

As mentioned in the previous blog, the workshop was organised by the Art Hop (in association with Pune Mirror)

By the time I reached the location, Rajesh (the guy who was conducting the class) was already on the floor with an appreciable number of ‘students’ eager to learn the Salsa.



The twists and turns were a bit difficult for the new comers but I saw that they took it in their stride.




I picked up some words that are used in Salsa like when you say “Dame” it means you switch over to the next follower.


I heard Rajesh say that in salsa there is a leader and a follower.




The music was fast paced and the rhythm was perfect.


Basically it was fun and that made the whole thing light and easy. I think if you have a look at the video you will understand what I am trying to say.




26 comments:

Rachna Chhabria said...

I also have two left feet, that's why I have never learned any form of dance.

Rama Ananth said...

The video is really interesting to watch the various fast foot movement. I am also no good as far as dancing is concerned. However, I always watching all the dance programs in TV. Have you been able to pick up the steps?

Daisy said...

Looks like a lot of fun! I enjoyed the music and watching the dancers on the video. They did a great job.

Bossy Betty said...

Looks like a lot of fun! Thanks for dropping by this morning. Yes! My garden box has a full, deep box of dirt in the back.

Wayne (Woody), whatever said...

Good for you, I'm not so sure I'd be that brave

Audrey said...

Thanks so much for visiting my blog and leaving a comment. I really enjoyed your Holland posts. I love visiting Holland. In fact, my husband was born there and lived there until he was 8 years old.

Anita said...

Salsa is a cool dance. So glad that you are learning new steps :)

orvokki said...

This is a lovely serie of students in Salsa lesson. And I like your text, which seems a little bit humor (as "dame" in the new words).
Salsa is very very nice dance, and I'll hope you will learn it well and - of course - will dance it, too. (The two left feet is not a barrier to learning, it's just an excuse ... hih)

Your video is lovely, it seems that salsa is very dificult to learn, but still everyone has a lots of fun.

I'm glad that you have found my dance blog and I'm happy for your every comment. I haven't take any photos in courses or dance places, where I have been. I'll only tell a variety of dances from around the world, which seems to be hundreds of them.
http://villitaskeleet.blogspot.fi/

Hugs

Julia said...

I love the swaying and hip action in the salsa, but it's quite hard on the knees. I also love Zumba and FitSteps, which is based on ballroom dancing but done without a partner. It's really energetic!

Optimistic Existentialist said...

I think that it would be so fun to learn salsa dancing. I am rather the clumsy sort though, and I may not be the best dancing partner during the learning stages since there would likely be lots of falling!

Stewart M said...

I think that learning to dance is a secret form of torture! I have one too many left feet!

Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

Tracy Terry said...

I'd love to be able to dance but elbow crutches do not a dancer make. Lovely photos, I think those smiles say everything there is to say about how much fun everyone was having.

Katrin said...

I would love to learn how to dance salsa! Looks like so much fun! But I am not talented at all. :)
Thank you so much for visiting my blog!

Beate said...

I would love to learn Salsa! That really looks like a lot of fun! Glad you got to enjoy learning it! :)

Lady Lilith said...

Looks like fun. I would love to learn.

pooja mahimkar said...

Oh that looks fun.. Hope they have something like this in Mumbai too :D

Haddock said...

From what I heard Pooja, a similar workshop was held in Mumbai (arranged by Mumbai Mirror) After its success in Mumbai they tried it out in Pune.

Anonymous said...

I liked it Joe, but it was not that hot ! I view it as more cha cha style (being a jive/cha cha dancer myself). Thanks for sharing. - Ivan

Anonymous said...

Thanks Joe for sharing. Loved it!!!..Claire n Grace enjoyed the video too..:) Salsa is a very interesting dance.
Love n Hugs to all - Joellan Fernandes

Renu said...

Salsa looks so mesmerising..the twists and coordination:)

Chirasree Banerjee said...

Hey this is Chirasree, your new follower!
Salsa is lovely and even I want to learn the art!

A Cuban In London said...

There is no such thing as two left. Everybody is capable of dancing. Believe me, I teach salsa occasionally! :-)

Greetings from London.

Janey and Co. said...

What fun! I love to dance.

Indrani said...

I will be an utter flop at this! :(
Great pics.

B said...

I dare not try .. got Two left foot or Two right foot :)

I so want ot learnnnnnnnn to dance

Bikram

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