Let’s say you have a whole collection of shoes that you know would work great for your dancing but the rough heel tip simply won’t work on the hard dance floor. The easy solution is to apply suede heel wraps to the back tip and transform that shoe collection into your salsa dance toolbox of fashion. Suede heel wraps are a simple fix that are easy and quick to apply to any shoe with a heel. The wrap simply goes around the tip and with a little work you can trim the excess pieces that show to keep the suede only on the non-visible bottom part of the heel. The result of this application is a shoe that allows for better turns, spins and maneuverability making for an overall better dance experience.
The suede heel wrap can be found at EK Clothing with a keyword search of “suede”. Also don’t forget the front part of the shoe with the toebox area that can benefit from application of the same type of material. If you have any other suggestions for adapting heels to dancing feel free to leave a comment.
We are less than a few weeks away from the upcoming San Diego Salsa Bachata Kizomba Festival and more information is now available for the event. Below is an updated schedule of events that you can refer to throughout the event. Don’t forget that the entire event is full of dance workshops, lessons, performances by some of the most gifted dancers in the world and of course great social dancing available for you to take part in.
Kizomba dance is uniquely African and has its origins in the music of the Angolan people. Described as a very sensual dance similar to bachata and merengue, it is distinct in its African rhythm that sets it apart from the traditional latin music in the dance scene. If you’ve never seen the dance before here is a short video clip showing it in action:
During the San Diego Salsa Bachata Kizomba Festival you can have an opportunity to learn from master Kizomba instructor Lucia Nogueira in one of the many workshops to be held over the course of the Labor Day Weekend. The San Diego Salsa Bachata Kizomba Festival is August 28th through the 31st during Labor Day Weekend and you can still secure your tickets before it sells out on the official website for the event.
Keep checking RitmoBello.com for more updates as we get closer to the San Diego Salsa Bachata Kizomba Festival 2014.
Mark your calendar for August 23, 2014! The next Sabor on the Bay Yacht party is set to launch with a Brazilian theme and cumbia inspired music as well. Held on the Inspiration Hornblower, the cruise will feature 3 hours of fun dance, music and drinks.
If this is your first time on a Sabor on the Bay Cruise check out this video to see what you can look forward to:
Tickets are now on sale and you are encouraged to secure your tickets well in advance (the event always sells out as early as July). Don’t be left at the dock and secure your tickets today! You can find out more information about the event including how to purchase tickets by visiting the San Diego Salsa and Latin Dancing Meetup Group event page (click here). See you all on the Sabor on the Bay Brazilian themed Yacht Party!
Poncho Sanchez, known throughout the Latin Jazz world with his masterful congo playing, will be performing live in San Diego June 20th. The talented Mexican-American conguero won the Grammy Away for Best Latin Jazz Album back in 2000 and has been keeping busy touring the world and performing in concert halls and jazz venues everywhere. Here is a short tribute clip that shows him performing:
Blue Agave Nightclub is again bringing the best in live salsa music to San Diego and this time it will be Fruko y Sus Tesos. The Colombian salsa band is known world wide for some of the best salsa songs that are heard nightly in salsa clubs worldwide including “El Preso” and “Cachondea”. If you don’t recognize the names check out this video and you’ll know exactly what you are listening to:
It’s hard to believe it has been 6 years since the inception of the Sabor on the Bay Yacht Parties, but it’s not hard to understand the events’ popularity to this day. The All White Boat Party is a fun mix of live salsa/bachata music, the best in top 40 music and Spanish Flamenco music all rolled up into one event. The 3 hour cruise is a great harbor excursion with the right crowd indeed!
The 1,000 capacity Yacht (pictured below) offers great amenities during the cruise including 5 fully stocked bars and a special cigar lounge area to take advantage of during the event. Don’t forget to dress in all white as the theme for the party is dress in all white!
If you have never been on a Sabor on the Bay cruise this video will give you a short glimpse of what you can expect:
Tickets are now on sale and you are encouraged to secure your tickets well in advance (the event has traditionally sold out as early as April). Don’t be left at the dock and secure your tickets today!