Tag: dance

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 ...

Photoshoot with Argentinian Bachata Champions Marcelo and Julieta

I recently had the opportunity to do a photoshoot with the Argentinian bachata champions Marcelo Alcaraz and Julieta Ibañez.  One of the aspects I love about shooting elite level dancers is that they have such an acute awareness of their bodies, and generally have years of experience emoting feelings through facial expressions and subtle gestures.  Qualities ...

Performance Videos from the NY Salsa Competition Team Fundraiser (Updated 2/10/15 with video from the 2015 World Salsa Summit Champions)

*Updated 2/10/15* I was originally unable to post this video as the team had requested not to have their routine uploaded online due to it being their new competition piece.  Now that the 2015 World Salsa Summit competition is complete, I am proudly able to present the video of the routine that won them their ...

Performing at Island Touch’s 6th Year Anniversary Party (Las Chicas Locas, NYC)

Maybe it’s because I now have a set timeline that’s leading towards the end of my stay in New York, but I find that I’m becoming more reflective regarding all the amazing experiences I’ve had while living in the City.  In as much as I’ll eternally be grateful to those that I’ve shared the stage with over the ...

La Fuerza’s Performance at Pura Vida’s 3rd Year Anniversary Party (NYC)

It’s been over 3 years now since I started performing for a dance company, and have been blessed to have met some really awesome individuals within the NY dance community.  One of the first group of contemporaries in the bachata world that I had the pleasure of getting to know was Pura Vida Dance Company. F&F and Pura Vida Dance Companies, backstage at the ...

An Introductory Look at What Goes Down at a Latin Dance (Bachata, Salsa) Festival: with La Fuerza Dance Company

Have y’all seen those “What they think I do vs what I actually do” memes?  Well, I thought I’d give my readers, and my friends who aren’t a part of the latin dance scene, a behind the scenes look at a weekend in the life of a traveling dance company.  Here’s a quick look at La Fuerza Dance Company’s recent trip to the 3rd Annual Upstate ...