Too Old For Salsa Dancing?

Friday, February 27, 2009

Our friend Don Baarns at The Unlikely Salsero posted an interesting article about age and salsa dancing this week.  I encourage you to read the article (click here to see it) since it brings up a great discussion about social dancing.

I agree with Don that there really is no age limit for dancing salsa or pursuing those activities for which you have a passion.  In my own experience as a salsa dancer here in San Diego, some of my best dances have been with women over 40.  Indeed, I’m happy that the salsa scene here is very welcoming to older dancers since it adds to the overall sense of community when you see young and old interact in dance.

This video I’m posting here has been on youtube for a while now, but its still a great example that you are never too old to salsa dance.  See you on the dance floor!



Grammy Award Winning Spanish Harlem Orchestra Performing Live Here in San Diego!

Saturday, February 14, 2009

We are lucky here in San Diego.  Apart from year round great weather (at least most of the time), we’ve had a number of big name salsa groups performing here as well. Looks like our luck is going to continue!

The Spanish Harlem Orchestra is coming to San Diego this March and with it comes some of the best contemporary salsa music out there today  (check out the video above and you’ll see what I mean).  The thirteen member ensemble is known worldwide for keeping alive the classic sounds of New York style salsa but with a modern twist.

Spanish Harlem Orchestra Members

Grammy award winning in 2004 for its album “Across 110th St.” and Grammy nominated for its debut album “Un Gran Dia En El Barrio”, the group comes to San Diego to spread its gospel of classic, yet contemporary salsa music.

Spanish Harlem Orchestra continues their tradition of great salsa music through its newest album “United We Swing” and San Diego will be able to share an evening with this great band at the Birch North Park Theatre.  The Birch North Park Theatre has also informed me that they are welcoming salsa dancers by opening part of the stage area for anyone who wants to dance, as well as encouraging dancing in the aisles and open area of this classic theatre.  What more could a salsa dancer ask for?

The San Diego Salsa and Latin Dancing Meetup Group will of course be in attendance at this event and we’ve already set up an event page where you can access more information about tickets and RSVP for the event (click here to be taken there please).  

Spanish Harlem Orchestra Flyer

Come out for a great night of New York style salsa here in sunny San Diego!

Valentines Day Gift Ideas for the Salsa Dancer…

Thursday, February 5, 2009

EK Clothing Salsa dance dresses

February is here and of course many of you are thinking about what to get your signficant other in terms of a Valentines Day gift.  If you are a salsa or Latin dancer and want to give a dance related gift there are fortunately lots of options available.

EK Clothing salsa dance dress

For the men out there, it may be the perfect opportunity to give your loved one a new addition to their dance wardrobe.  Salsa or Latin dance dresses are a sexy and thoughful way to show that you care about your loved one and appreciate their interest in dance.  There is no reason to have anxiety over which type of dress to give since there are great resources like EK Clothing that assist in finding the proper fit and cut perfect for giving.  

EK Clothing dresses

If you check out their website you’ll see a huge assortment of salsa and latin dresses, skirts, women’s tops, and accessories that she will love.

Ladies looking for a good salsa or Latin dancing themed gift should consider quality dance shoes for the men in their lives.  With lots of styles also available on EK Clothing’s website you are sure to find a quality salsa dance shoe that will make a great gift.

EK Clothing salsa dance shoes

If you can’t make up your mind on the perfect salsa dance gift you always have the option of giving a gift certificate for that person to make their own perfect choice.  (i.e. there should be NO excuse for not giving a great dance related gift.)  Happy Valentines Day!

EK Clothing Gift Certificate Night at Cafe Sevilla This Wednesday February 4th!

Sunday, February 1, 2009

Just a reminder that the San Diego Salsa and Latin Dancing Meetup Group will be at Cafe Sevilla this Wednesday February 4th.  It will be a great opportunity to meet group members and find out more information about the group itself.  Don’t miss a great night of salsa dancing at one of San Diego’s best salsa clubs.

To RSVP for the event (and receive a discount on entrance) please visit the special page that has all the information.

Cafe Sevilla

John F. Bello

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