Blog

  • Mambo Dinamico Dancers on TV

    Check out Mambo Dinamico dancers in Univisión in a report by Edwin Pitti about the popularity of this dance and music in North Carolina and around...
  • Meeting Cuban Pete and Barbara Craddock

    During my first few years of teaching, I started to watch any Salsa documentary I could find in the internet (not many at that time).  I sometime...
  • The Palladium Groove in NC

    Sometime in 2006,  I started teaching at Artistika Night Club in Greensboro, thanks to the owners’ support, Audra Angela Pascale (RIP) and Hugo ...
  • The Music Speaks (Originally written in 2007)

    Going to a ‘Salsa Club’ the first thing that makes an impact is the great upbeat music that is playing. The girls are spinning back and forth and ...
  • Musicality in Salsa

    I took my first “Musicality” workshop with Mr. Mike Bello, the Mambo Fellow (I think 2004 or 2005).  It was a lecture-style workshop about the d...
  • Clave Change

    Have you ever danced to a song, and then all of the sudden, you are dancing on the follower’s count (while leading), or the Leader’s count (while ...
  • The Complexity of Simplicity

    Why do we overcomplicate things in dance? There is beauty in simplicity… a perfectly positioned arm, the breath during a long note, or even a subt...
  • Technique

    "Technique”… It’s a term that gets thrown around quite a lot by dancers from other styles.  They usually bring up the claim of their “technical ab...
  • Salsa vs Mambo Debate

    Every so often a discussion appears on social media about this subject, and it usually redirects to on1 vs on2. After studying this dance for many...
  • What is the Muelleo?

    Passing on the knowledge entrusted to me by those who fought so hard for this art. “The energy comes from the earth… Mother Earth, she gives us ...
  • Dancing from the Heart

    2020 New Year Resolution… Educate people more! Counter Body Motion or Cross Body Motion is essential in Latin dance, specially the Afro-Caribbean ...
  • Why do you dance?

    I feel a little dishearten when I know of people leaving the Salsa Dance Scene, because they think they have “learned everything about it.” Most...