Salsa Stories and Other Condiments

Dipping into Salsa
I first started dancing salsa in 1995, when a fellow modern dancer came back from Cuba and showed me some moves. It was easy learning the basic step, and being a good improviser I was able to convincingly approximate the look of salsa. But it was years before I was able to really lead a partner, thanks to a fiery redhead, and do the choreography correctly, thanks to another redhead inviting me to be her partner in a salsa dance company. And after all these years, I’m still a little lax about keeping count, and loose with proper orthodox forms. But that’s me, I’m not much of a stay in the structure kind of guy.

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