Yet More Nova Terra Photos

Posted on March 29th, 2007 by by Dany J

Nova Terra, New Brunswick, NJ

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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.
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Scarlet (Red)

Posted on March 19th, 2007 by by Dany J

Scarlet Mambo Red

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

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A Salsa Love Affair

Posted on March 13th, 2007 by by Dany J

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By: Thidian

Hip-Hop was, is and always will be my first love. I will always love hip-hop but when I met Salsa, it was love at first sight! I have been dating Salsa for a while now, a little over a year to be exact. We have a great relationship. We don’t fight or argue… we just dance! I do get frustrated with her every now and then, but that’s just because Read the rest of this entry »