Connection. Execution. Fun

This was not just a question and answer session, with most ladies a good convo took place. I could not mention all, your focus is not geared for a 1000 word piece.

Come Salsa, It’s Not A Trend

Thabo Moloto started Come Salsa 10 years ago to share his passion for dancing. Since then he has taught more than 100 people to Cuban Salsa.

En Fuego Bringing Bliss  

The percussionist is without a doubt the most animated character on stage, and his energy leads the band and excites the crowd too. I see that Cuban Salsa is not just music that requires sweat from Salseros, but the band as well. En Fuego (which means the fire) definitely brings the heat. They seem to…

Bachata: Symbolising love

I’ve read that, back in the day, Bachata was frowned upon, because it was danced by Black people in the Dominican Republic. In fact, it was not just a discrimination of colour, but a bias of class, too. So the elitists of that island disassociated themselves from the people who danced this Bachata. That was…

Getting Out The Comfort Zone

When I started Kizomba lessons two years ago, I latched onto Tammy for the first few weeks, until she insisted that I dance with the other ladies too. They won’t say no,” she said. I eventually gathered the courage and approached the ladies one by one, and none of them said no. VICTORY. But still…

That Cuban Salsa, That African Style

Ben is tall, dark and moves with such consummate ease, it almost seems he’s disinterested in the dance. A wry smile plays around his mouth. His steps are diminutive, and with controlled arms, he guides his lady naturally around the floor. The look on her face says she’s enjoying this relaxed version of Salsa. Usually…

A Rooftop With No View

This happens every Sunday at the rooftop you can find at Arts on Main, Maboneng, Johannesburg.

Lose yourself to dance

  It’s 10:20 on Monday night, and Edd shouts that the next song is the second last, but everyone knows it’s not. The 20 or so Kizombies will ask for another song, and another. Until the speakers are disconnected, they will continue dancing. We – the Kizombies – eventually leave Parker’s Grill at 10:40pm. Tomorrow…