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…

Why You Never Heard About SBK…

It was 2013, and it was a cool autumn afternoon in Cape Town, but inside Buena Vista it was balmy as men and women gyrated to Salsa beats. It was my first time seeing such a hodgepodge of people dancing so rhythmically, so naturally. I was in awe of this Salsa thing, there was one…

Sun-Kissed Is…

These winter chills got me wishing for summertime, and specifically, Sun-Kissed Salsa. I was there in April and to say I was impressed by that venue and that occasion is an understatement. I mean, dancing on a promenade with the Atlantic Ocean to your left, Lions Head peeking out to your right, and let’s not…

A Priority Check

Social dancing and writing about it was a top priority a year ago. I attended classes and parties at least four times a week, but my circumstances changed, and so did yours. And while I miss some faces I understand why you had to leave. Some of you study more, some work longer hours, a…

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,…