Archive for March, 2007

Past Event: Scarlet Mambo’s Début Performance

Posted on March 30th, 2007 by by Dany J

This event passed already. Scarlet Mambo’s Performance Pictures at HUEPA are available now!

The Scarlet Mambo Dance Team will make its début on Thursday, April 5th 2007 at the Nicholas Music Center. Scarlet Mambo’s Salsa performance will be part of the performance line-up for the H.U.E.P.A. event. H.U.E.P.A., an annual event organized by RUEP, is regarded as being full of exciting and engaging acts. All acts must audition before a panel of judges who then decide which acts will be included in the show.

Scarlet Mambo has been preparing for this event for the last few months. So come out and watch Scarlet Mambo’s performance at a contemporary theater venue.

HUEPA - Nicholas Music Center - Flyer - RUEP Rutgers

Update: April 9th 2007. I just scanned the flyer for HUEPA. Red Carpet all the way! Scarlet RED!

Nicholas Music Center

In the past, H.U.E.P.A, has been held in prestigious venues such as the The State Theater (Dany actually performed at H.U.E.P.A. then). This year the event will take place in the heart of the Rutgers University’s Mason Gross School of the Arts. Read the rest of this entry »

Yet More Nova Terra Photos

Posted on March 29th, 2007 by by Dany J

Nova Terra, New Brunswick, NJ

Nova Terra, New Brunswick, NJ Read the rest of this entry »

On 2 Salsa Beat – How to Dance On 2

Posted on March 29th, 2007 by by Dany J

How To Dance Salsa On2

There is no right or wrong way of dancing salsa. The most important thing is to be able to enjoy dancing Salsa with your dance partner. Listen to the salsa beat, pick a style, and throw down!

But given the fact that some people dance On 1 and other people dance On 2, it’s important to dance well in both styles. In Salsa congresses, I have noticed how certain dancers only dance with a specific few dancers of the same style. Let’s not limit ourselves to dancing on only one style.

So how do you dance On 2?

Short Answer:

In musical terms, assuming an 8 beat measure (or 2 repeating 4-beat measures), the simple answer is trivial: On 1 you break on the first salsa beat, On 2 you break on the second salsa beat. This is the I-don’t-feel-like-explaining-it or I-really-don’t-know-the-answer answer. But the real answer has various layers in depth.

Succinct and Complete Answer:

If we expand a bit more, the answer can be contained in the following diagrams. Read the rest of this entry »

Fixes and Solutions to Bad Dancing Floors

Posted on March 28th, 2007 by by Camila

OK, so we have all experienced dancing on floors that are either too slippery or too slow and rough. You’re trying to do some crazy shine or styling move and your feet either get stuck to the floor or you can’t stop yourself. Ahhh!! It’s a dancer’s biggest nightmare, especially for the ladies!

So what can you do to solve the problem? I found a great article that outlines all of the quick fixes and permanent solutions to many of the problems that dancers face. Everything from do-it-yourself suede soles to purchasing a different shoe for every type of floor out there (too expensive though). This article also addresses all of the things a dancer should NEVER, and I mean NEVER EVER do to alter the surface of a dance floor.

Fast floors (Slippery floors)

  1. Try wearing shoes with more of a grip.
  2. Scuff the bottom of your shoes. Alternatively, go to the bathroom and wipe clean the bottom of your shoes with wet toilet paper. Then dry the soles of the shoes with dry toilet paper.
  3. Takes smaller steps, bend your knees more than usual.

Slow floors (Sticky floors)

  1. Try wearing shoes with non-rubber soles or actual dance shoes.
  2. Stick a name tag Read the rest of this entry »

Scarlet (Red)

Posted on March 19th, 2007 by by Dany J

Scarlet Mambo Red

Cultu(RED)

Make sure you wear Scarlet (RED) to Nova Terra next time. More Scarlet (RED) pictures at Nova Terra are available.

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