Salsa Dancers Perform for NBA Halftime Shows
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by Takeshi Young
1y ago
Salsa dancers across the country performed during NBA halftime shows in the past month as a part of Latin heritage celebrations organized by various NBA teams. In California, SJSU’s salsa dance team, Spartan Mambo, performed during the halftime show of the Golden State Warriors at the newly built Chase Center in San Francisco. The team ... The post Salsa Dancers Perform for NBA Halftime Shows appeared first on Salsa Vida ..read more
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History of Salsa Dance
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by Takeshi Young
1y ago
Origins of Salsa Dance Salsa dancing today is the most popular partner dance in the world. However, not many people are familiar with the complex history of how the dance originated. In this brief history of salsa, we’ll explore the origins of the world’s most popular Latin dance, from the Caribbean islands of Cuba and ... The post History of Salsa Dance appeared first on Salsa Vida ..read more
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Salsa Dancing Robot
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by Takeshi Young
1y ago
Song: “El Sabroso Son” by Orquesta La Palabra & Tito Puente Is this the world’s first ever salsa dancing robot (and dancing Colombian salsa, no less)? Actually, it’s the creation of a new VFX tool called Wonder Studio (currently in beta), created by Wonder Dynamics. The program is super easy to use– you just upload ... The post Salsa Dancing Robot appeared first on Salsa Vida ..read more
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Celia Cruz to Appear on US Quarters
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by Takeshi Young
1y ago
The U.S. Mint has announced that Celia Cruz, the “Queen of Salsa”, will be featured on US quarters next year, as part of their American Women Quarters Program. The American Women Quarters Program is a four-year long program celebrating the accomplishments and achievements of women in the United States. Celia Cruz (who passed away in ..read more
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Latin Dances: The Complete List
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by Takeshi Young
1y ago
Latin dance has exploded in popularity in recent years. Originating mainly from South America and the Caribbean, Latin American dancing has spread around the world, surpassing American and European partnered dances such as Swing and Waltz in popularity. There are more than a dozen Latin dance styles out there and if you’re new to dance ..read more
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Mambo vs Salsa: What’s the Difference?
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by Takeshi Young
2y ago
One of the questions I frequently receive from my students is what is the difference between mambo vs salsa? The question is tricky to answer, because “mambo” can mean different things in different contexts. 1) Palladium Mambo Mambo was a music genre and dance that was originally created in Cuba, and popularized in New York ... The post Mambo vs Salsa: What’s the Difference? appeared first on Salsa Vida ..read more
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7 Things You Didn’t Know About Salsa Dancing
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by Takeshi Young
2y ago
Salsa dancing is a popular form of Latin dance that is danced around the world, and you’ve probably seen people dancing it in the movies or at your local club. But there’s more to salsa dancing than meets the eye! Here are seven things you probably didn’t know about salsa dancing: 1) Salsa is the ... The post 7 Things You Didn’t Know About Salsa Dancing appeared first on Salsa Vida ..read more
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World Latin Dance Cup 2023 Dates Announced
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by Takeshi Young
2y ago
The World Latin Dance Cup (WLDC) announced today via a livestream that the 2023 World Latin Dance Cup competition will be held February 6-12, 2023 in Cartagena, Colombia. This will be the first return of the World Latin Dance Cup since December of 2019. The 2021 competition was held online due to the pandemic, and ... The post World Latin Dance Cup 2023 Dates Announced appeared first on Salsa Vida ..read more
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Obi-Wan Kenobi vs Darth Maul – Duel of the Fates (Salsa Version)
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by Takeshi Young
2y ago
Song: “Duel of the Fates” by John Williams May the 4th be with you! Our most popular video last year by far was our Star Wars salsa video that we made in celebration of Star Wars Day, so in keeping with Hollywood tradition we had to make a sequel! For this year’s video, we flipped ... The post Obi-Wan Kenobi vs Darth Maul – Duel of the Fates (Salsa Version) appeared first on Salsa Vida ..read more
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Cha Cha/Salsa Dancing in Bogota, Colombia (La Candelaria)
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by Takeshi Young
2y ago
Song: “El Sabroso Son” by Orquesta La Palabra & Tito Puente Another year, another dance video in Colombia! I kicked off last year with a Colombian salsa video in Bogota with my friend, Andres Leiton, and I decided to keep the tradition alive in 2022 with another trip to one of my favorite cities in ... The post Cha Cha/Salsa Dancing in Bogota, Colombia (La Candelaria) appeared first on Salsa Vida ..read more
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