When Rooftop Disappoints

About a month ago, at Rooftop – arts on main of course, I danced with a professional dancer and it took three songs to get in tune with her, or to get her in tune with me, after all, I’m the leader. It was relatively easy as she had the balance, excellent rhythm and the…

When Less Is More

This quote Less is More – I rarely understood until one night I did not dance to the numbers the DJ played. Those Kizomba tracks did not move me; it was slow, too slow. And in my experience, you can’t just slow dance with anyone, especially Viola. Also, you can’t groove with just anyone, but…

Talk, Don’t Dance…

Sometimes we talk. About anything. And everything. It’s part of the dance community, any community I suppose. And with that, you learn about people or that person, their concerns and intentions, but you learn. Thoughts about politics, opinions on crime, sports, the weather, that lady with the red dress on. I talk, you talk, people…

DJ, You Heard This Before

You heard this before because I wrote about it, but like a good lead that sticks to basics with every dance, I have to revisit and write about the constant factors that contribute to the social dance scene in Johannesburg.   So I went to a party, two actually, where the DJ’s killed my vibe,…

About Ginga…

We all have Ginga, it just depends how we use it, or what we use it for. Some guys have loads of it when it comes to playing football, others are good poets, some ladies show it when they walk and a few people in the way they dress.  Ginga, it is skill, it is…

Something New…

A new venue, a new DJ, a new lady, a new song; any one of these features can your lift your spirits but combined, it makes for an awesome, albeit rare, experience.      The Joburg dance community is not short of venues, there’s always new people joining and every other week I ‘discover’ a…

No More Fomo

The FOMO was not as intense this past festive season as it was in 2016. I went about my business being cool as only I can be, a braai with the Jacobs, then the Morgans, lunches with family, a night at Copa, so  I did not have time to fear missing out on anything or…