• Ladies Styling Workshop NYC – March 27, 2012

    This workshop is designed for ladies who want to add a sexy style and feminine touch to their Salsa dancing. 
    The class emphasizes proper technique in doing hip & arm styling movement while adding it smoothly with control into the basic steps and salsa shines/footwork.

     

    The workshop will begin with isolations to warm up the body and target different muscles we use most when dancing.

     

    Then we will add the hip movement and sexy styling into our basic steps and turns as well as execute arm styling into our steps/turns.

     

    Ladies will learn how to apply these fundamentals into a foot work sequences using sexy body movements,
    correct posture and timing, expression and attitude and much more!

     

    This class is for beginners to intermediate dancers, and can help any student to develop their own style
    through technique, control and expression
    When: Tuesday, March 27th
    Where: Pearl Studios – 519 8th Avenue, 12th floor
    Time: 6.30-8.30pm (pls come at 6.30pm to register)
    Cost: $20

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  • Maryland Salsa Jam – Salsa Ladies Styling Workshop

    Maryland Salsa Jam

    Great time teaching the Salsa Ladies Styling Workshop at Maryland Salsa Jam this weekend!
    Check out the clips from the workshop below…

    The Baltimore ladies were working it and I was so proud of them! We had a ton of fun and laughs.

    Big thank you to Jesus Obregon, owner of Maryland Salsa Jam, for inviting me and giving me such a warm welcome.

    Also went out and danced the night away at Mobtown Social in Baltimore, Maryland. Had some great dances!

    Look forward to seeing everyone in Maryland again at Baltimore’s Spring Fling on March 17th, 2012.

    I can’t wait to social dance with you all and I will also be performing and teaching with my partner Joel Dominguez.

    More amazing performances are being held that night from:

     

    Shani Talmor & Sekou from NYC
    Baltimore’s Own, Columbia Dance Project
    Clave Kazi (DC)
    Conga Beat (DC)
    CDP Couples Team (BMORE)
    DC Casineros (DC)

    [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9n84eNXiQh8[/youtube]

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  • How Do I Get Confident In My Dancing?

    How do I Get Confident in My Dancing?Confident Dancing

    This is one topic that always intrigued me when it comes to dancing….

    Ladies seem to ask me the same question ….
    “How come I don’t look or feel sexy while I am dancing or adding ladies styling to my dancing?”

    It’s just like anything in life, you have to do it over and over in order for you to feel comfortable doing it.
    Think about the first day of your job and now you can probably do it with your eyes clothes… right?

    Here are some things that can also help……

    One thing you can do is stand up straight! By this I mean, have good posture.

    Body language plays a huge part in dancing (and in so many other ways).

    Try doing the basic step or right turn slouching or being lazy. Then try it again by bringing your
    shoulders back, your abs engaged and standing tall. It gives it a totally different look!

    Now, you are breathing confidence!

    Being mindful (aware) of your body is very powerful and can help you so much in your dancing.
    The more you are aware of your body, the more you are present and in the moment.

    This will take away from your worrying or feeling afraid of what other people are thinking.

    Another thing that helps is while I am in the middle of dancing with a partner I try and take note of how
    I felt when he turned me and then I alter it the next time by fixing my posture, engaging my muscles –
    either abs or quads or buttocks!

    Do the same when you are adding an arm style or a hip roll. Keep your torso nice and straight and
    give some power to your arms or your hip movement. It looks 100 times more confident!

    Think about going into a job interview for the first time. You want to give the impression that you
    are capable of doing the job knowing you have no clue what it really entails. You are dressed up,
    giving firm hand shakes, having good posture and you are acting confident!

    The point here is to ACT confident and sexy and you will be able to start building your confidence
    level and see it develop into your dancing.

    Even little things like straightening your hair or wearing sexy or form fitting clothes, or something
    showing a little shoulder or wearing hot dance shoes during your classes or social dancing will help you
    feel even more sexy and confident.

    Trust me! It works!

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  • Salsa Ladies Styling Workshop Jan-2012

    This was a Salsa Ladies Styling Workshop I taught in NYC at JoelSalsa. The workshop focused
    on head whips and body rolls and how you can incorporate into your Salsa dancing.

    [youtube width=”560″ height=”315″]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0LIqqAUQQDg[/youtube]

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  • Salsa Ladies Styling – Tip #3 Arm Styling

    Ladies Styling Tips – Arm Styling

    In this video I explain drills you can do to practice your Arm Styling when you are dancing Salsa. You can add these to your basic Salsa steps or when you are dancing Ladies Salsa Shines.

    [youtube width=”520″ height=”344″]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1tm8oIEfjqA[/youtube]

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  • Ladies Styling – Tip #2 Hip Movement

    Ladies Styling Tips – Hip Movement

    This video shows how to incorporate the nice natural hip movement into our basic salsa step On2 style.

    [youtube width=”640″ height=”360″]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AJCiPHF0LAA[/youtube]

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  • Ladies Styling Body Movement Workshop

    [youtube width=”640″ height=”380″]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G3o42gag3Hs[/youtube]

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