Archive for December, 2006

Happy New Year !!!

Posted on December 28th, 2006 by by Dany J

Happy New Year
Enjoy a happy and safe New Year! Classes resume on Wednesday, January 3th 2007. See you next year!

Key Ingredients to Smooth Salsa Spins

Posted on December 27th, 2006 by by Dany J

Lately, we have been discussing multiple turns during class. I found a little article with a few pointers.

  1. Make sure to prep (be warned to spin a whole lot)
  2. Keep your legs closed, and slightly bend your knees
  3. Make sure your arm looks like this–} L facing your partner
  4. Keep your stomach tight and butt tight (You can squeeze a penny if you do it right)
  5. Never take your eyes off him: SPOT!!!!

The whole article was written by Erika Briones and can found in (Thanks for the tip, Randy)

What makes salsa dancing so great for the ladies? Is it the beautiful styling which includes beautiful arms, isolations, and body rolls? Yes, styling is fun to do but Read the rest of this entry »


Posted on December 22nd, 2006 by by Dany J

Who knew that the 1 2 3… 5 6 7… actually helps in football?

– Dany J –

Home News Tribune Online 12/21/06

PISCATAWAY — Joe Radigan’s punting really stepped up this season and the major reason may literally be steps.

The steps have nothing to do with approaching the ball. These steps are dancing steps. Salsa steps.


It may be more than coincidence that Radigan’s senior year coincides with his status as president of the Rutgers Salsa Club.

Following Rutgers football practice yesterday evening on the grass fields, Radigan’s dancing authenticity was highly questioned. He glanced over at senior Brian Leonard Read the rest of this entry »

Magna Gopal Spins – Count them.

Posted on December 16th, 2006 by by Dany J

Ok my dear friends. After much fiddling around with this darn website, I finally got it to display videos. It’s a good thing I can work from bed.
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This is Magna Gopal spinning at South Padre Island (May 2006). She is one of my favorite dancers.

Here is a challenge:
Count the number of spins and then write a comment with your guess.
I counted 27 spins.

Gala Dancing

Posted on December 8th, 2006 by by Dany J


Some Scarlet Mambo dancing after Veronica’s Winter Gala. This would have been a great black&white photo. Unfortunately, it would also have been a sin to make the pink tie grey.