20 Feb '14, 9pm

ANY MORE ADVICE FOR OUR SALSA/MAMBO DANCERS? "I like to close with the thought that dancing is something that...

It’s similar to how a musician would learn to play a percussion instrument. Now I know what it means when the person dances within what they call the concept of clave. I recognize that written music has a certain structure with bars and measures. There are quarter beats, eighth beats. When I dance, I don’t step on anywhere, I step within the concept of the music. I also studied music in general later on because I got so inspired. So now I understand what I was lacking. I had the natural knack for dancing. I could put together steps, patterns and turns for choreography. But I did not know anything about the music side. This is what June was always telling me—“Eddie, you have to learn what it means to dance “on 2”—what it means to dance within clave. You need to learn how to break down your steps with timing structure. You need to start naming your steps so that you can crea...

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