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...from Swing to Salsa...
I was first introduced to Salsa through Swing dancing when I was asked
to be part of a Swing exhibition at the First Annual Salsa Competition
at the Red Room. I stayed for the evening trying to learn to Salsa,
but Swing was too fresh on the brain. It was difficult to leave the
single rock-step behind! Feeling unsuccessful, I didn't return to
Salsa dancing until I was eating at Adobo Grill in November of 2006
and they started clearing the tables awayfor Salsa dancing. I thought
I could just blend in, finish my meal, and watch all of the dancers,
but I was wrong... people kept asking me to dance. I tried to forewarn
them that I had no idea what I was doing, but they persisted and I
didn't sit down the entire night. Merengue and Bachata were quick to
learn for a beginner, but Salsa was tough for this "Swing"er. So, I
just kept coming back to all the friendly and forgiving faces and once
I was invited to the Vault for the Saturday night party, I was hooked!
I never missed a Friday or Saturday night of Salsa until my summer in
Italy and since then I have been a faithful Salsera! I am thankful to
everyone I have danced with for teaching me what I know about Salsa!
I'll see you every Saturday night at El Meson! ¿Quieres bailar?