Category: Salsa

Mapes24 Spotlight: Performance Costumes (Updated 7/7/15)

This will be an ongoing photo series that focuses on one pivotal aspect of a performance that can help elevate a creative vision into the realization of something truly memorable. From first hand experience, the costumes can be one of the biggest headaches to a performer as they require significant investments of time, creativity and finance. ...

Formula F at Utopia bachata

Photos and Performance Videos from La Fuerza & D’Cor’s Utopia Latin Dance Social (NYC)

After our last anniversary event, I quickly came to the realization that I had taken on about two jobs too many as I was running around like a headless chicken for most of the night (I had to perform in two numbers, and was in charge of all the media for the event). Live and learn, right? ...

Please Come Join Us for an Incredible Night of Bachata and Salsa Dancing at Utopia 2 by La Fuerza and D’Cor Dance Companies (NYC)

On behalf of La Fuerza Dance Co & D’COR Dance Co, I’d like to invite everyone to an awesome night of dancing at UTOPIA (in NYC), which will be held on Friday, June 12th from 9pm to 4am. Utopia is a fundraiser that Fausto Felix and Maria Ramos have collaborated on for their company dancers. “Each company ...

Photos and Performance Videos from La Fuerza Dance Co’s 1st Year Anniversary Party

Although this post is a bit late, I still wanted to have an entry regarding this event, as this blog serves as a record of the significant moments that have colored my New York experience. A huge shout out goes to Fausto Felix, who continues to make his artistic mark in the scene, and to ...

Where to Dance Salsa and Bachata in Los Angeles (CA)

For anyone wanting to go out dancing while visiting LA, here’s a quick little reference chart that I put together that includes a list of my favorite weekly events.  I’ve included the schedules for the ‘Big 3’ (GranadaLA, PCH Club & Steven’s Steakhouse) as these are probably the most well known, and promoted venues.  I ...

Performance Videos (salsa & bachata) from Nueva Ola’s First Brooklyn Bash Social (NYC)

Anyone who’s known me for a while knows that I’m not particularly fond of heading out to Brooklyn. Don’t get me wrong, it has nothing to do with the borough itself, or with the masses of hipsters roaming its streets. The simple fact is that even though both are a part of NYC, traveling from ...

Dancing to Live Salsa Music in NY: Featuring Frankie Vasquez at Monique’s Lounge 108 (NYC)

When going out salsa dancing in NY, you’ll occasionally get the following question: “So, what type of salsa club are we going to?”  Though one salsa club is the same as any other salsa club for most people, there’s a delineation in NY between clubs/socials that have “trained” dancers, and those who’ve primarily learned in the ...