Monthly Archives: December 2015

Fictional Salsa Story: Worth The Trip

At last, I got there! After a 2 hour journey you can’t imagine how good it feels to set foot to the ground and feel one’s body again. It’s crazy to think that I travelled all that way from Nottingham to engage in an activity which potentially doesn’t change a great deal in this world, is money consuming, gets me crazy but makes me happy…Name of the culprit: Salsa!! It’s something that I love so much that it….hang on…where are the people???…I was really not expecting this: it’s empty!… Well, there’s like 20 people but I’m sure no matter how you want to stretch it there’s a high probability that the level of those people doesn’t hit the roof….unless I happen to be amongst the very select committee of the 20 best and most fun dancers of the region…Oh no….

Fictional Salsa Story: The Shepherd

Maybe I can save this night? It’s always surprising how Merengue always empties floor especially if you’re away from Nottingham! That stupid guy don’t get it, people don’t like it because it’s too happy! They want to be moved, to feel the music and they feel it even more if it’s sad, melancholic or romantic even if it’s salsa. I’m a DJ but I see my task as a crowd controller, an amusement facilitator but most importantly a Messianic Shepherd! Wherever I go, I need to take people with me or force them to follow me. That’s a bit of a dictatorial approach but hear me out: who needs a good democracy? Offering too much choice to people is just delaying the realisation from them that you, the Main Man, The Shiz, know better. Yeah from birth to crucifixion, I’m gonna take them all the way! I’m on, let’s do this!

The First Salsaché Choreography Bootcamp

If you were not in Nottingham on that Saturday you missed a dancing feast! More than 20 people gathered to learn a routine choreographed to a great Classic from Hector Lavoe, Ublabadu and the result was really really impressive! More than 20 people came to dance in the true meaning of it: To dance to connect with the music! Those types of workshops help dancers understand the link between steps and music and they give life to their steps! As a choreographer, I was really proud to see the interest in that workshop and I was overwhelmed by the final product: Dancers respecting the music and the routine! It was great and I look forward to have another session in Nottingham again soon. Video coming soon!

The First Nottingham Rueda Flashmob

It was a glorious day…in many ways!! The Sun was out, People were out, we were out…dancing Rueda at Old Market Square inNottinghm!! I still can’t believe more than 70 people turned up and I thank you ALL for making that Rueda Flash Mob really really special!! WE LOOKED GREAT!! We made people stop, look and smile! We showed the people of Nottingham what SALSA was about: people of different ages, sizes and background sharing the same passion and having fun together! This is definitely one of my best memories of salsa ever and YOU are now part of it :))) First Rueda Flashmob in Nottingham