Salsa Dancing Journal
June 18, 2006
12:30 am. I just returned from the Atrium Dance Studio Latin party. As always it was a hoot. The night started out with Miguel teaching a free salsa rueda lesson. Salsa rueda is really the latin version of square dancing. It can be done with as little as 2 couples. You have everyone line up in a circle so that you’ll be able to pass the women from one man to the other. One person is the caller who calls the moves.
Its kind of like Simon says.. If you don’t do what Simon says you can messs up the whole circle.
There weren’t many new people around that night, so I ended up dancing with the regulars. However there were two women I danced with that were from the Basics I class – Michelle and Jeannie. Sisters they are!
They looked about the same age. They could’ve even been twins. It was interesting to note that even though they went to the same basic class and they are of the same blood, one was a significantly better follower than the other. I’m not going to say which one was better in case they so happen to come across this web page.
One highlight of the night was a birthday dance for Alex, one of the young boys from the kids performance group. What happens at one of these birthday dances? Well, the women in the room line up around the guy in a circle and start to walk or dance around the circle. Then they all take turns dancing with the birthday boy as the song Happy Birthday plays, but in a salsa version.
That’s all to report for tonight. I look forward to Rock Lobster next !