Vamos a Bailar! Let’s Go Salsa-ing!

The very first exercise activity I embarked on after giving birth to my daughter five weeks earlier (now eight weeks ago) was dancing. Not any kind of dancing, but Salsa, the kind that requires more grace than most and more hip swinging than most. Being a certified klutz, it was rather difficult in the first class, to put it mildly. Instead of tiny lady-like steps in Rumba, I was taking huge strides and swallowed up the dance floor with atleast five more steps to go. Instead of a quick sashay in Cha Cha Cha I stumbled sideways and missed a few beats. Sigh!

Six classes later (four more to go in this set), I’m glad to report that I’ve acquired a semblance of grace (even though I do say so myself). Much credit goes to the teacher, Mridula, who is patient, obviously skilled in the Latin dance forms and her enthusiasm.

Salsa seems to be taking off in Bangalore. Just this week, I saw at least two articles in the newspapers I read about Salsa and the India International Salsa Congress scheduled to be held this month between the 16th and the 20th in Banglore.

Promises to be a great fun-filled event. Salsa officionados are invited to show off their dance moves, learn from other exponents, exchange ideas. Bottom line, participants are encouraged to have fun! Even if you don’t know your Rumba from your Samba or your New York from your Hand to Hand, go, see, be awed.

You never know, you might just be moved to shake your booty!

2 Comments so far

  1. Tharunya (unregistered) on August 20th, 2006 @ 6:36 am

    Ooooh. I want to learn too! Include some contact information, please, perhaps?

  2. sujatha (unregistered) on August 20th, 2006 @ 5:18 pm

    Hi Tharunya, please use the telephone numbers that are available when you follow the Salsa Congress link. And good luck!

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