Respect The Pioneers

When I was a stranger to Rooftop (Arts on Main) I watched people dancing and was in awe of the slick footwork, the control the man has of his lady, the sensuality of the woman, and the synchronicity of a couple moving to the music. I knew little of posture, weight distribution and musicality. I was…

Listen To Find That Release

I have absolute admiration for the dance instructors I’ve come to know. Their passion requires them to be frustrated on a daily basis. How many of us experience frustration daily? Did you choose it? How many do a job for the sole purpose of fun? According to Facebook, I know about 20 dance instructors from…

You Are Not Channing

Some guys are overly confident, as soon as a new lady enters the dance arena they make it known that they are interested. Now check this, there are new ladies every week and you making moves every week, every week?  Bitch please. With Kizomba you learn that one of the fundamentals of this sensual dance is…

Netta The White Salsa Chick

It’s not often that I meet a naturally talented dancer, you know someone that just makes dancing effortless and fun, lots of fun. I met Netta recently at a dance class and she took on the Bachata, Cuban Salsa and Kizomba steps like a sponge absorbing water. This woman not only succeeded in copying the…

Let’s Be Real To Our Women

There are many good reasons why a man would abuse a woman, whether it’s emotional, physical or psychological, he always has a good reason to let her know who the boss is. “I backhanded that bitch,” a former friend once said about how he disciplined his wife for smiling with another guy one time too…

Understanding The Music

Most Kizomba songs are sung in Portuguese and like most RNB tracks they are about love, relationships, partying, break-ups and getting down. Although I don’t understand the language, the rhythm and bass move me. I’ve found that understanding the lyrics at least has added value to my life. I’ve had to use Google Translate to…

Ladies, Ask A Man.

It’s the norm that ladies outnumber men at dance classes and parties. I’m not sure what the ratio is but as a lead for Kizomba, and sometimes Bachata and Cuban Salsa, I hardly get a chance to sit down.     But the ladies, sitting on the couch against the wall, standing, watching waiting. I…

What you see is what you don’t get

Most men think that a woman that can move her body in a sexy way, or that dresses in a sexy way, or that is friendly, wants to be asked out. Sit Down Boy.

Music and Dance = Nirvana

Although the darkness casts shadows around us, I can sense the luminous delight that the music and dancing radiate on the floor. We came to party, to listen to good music, to dance with that lady we admire from afar, to dance with that guy your friend likes. Yes, ladies, I know. But this is…

Allow Me To Lead

I had two bad experiences with the ladies and well, I had to question the role of a follower and that of a leader.

Don’t Miss A Beat

This is aimed at those that want to dance but are AFRAID to take that first step. Learning to dance is fun, just be there.