Author Archives: Jake
Serious About Having Fun
February 19, 2013 by Jake in Dance Styles Music Technique 2 Comments
I recently attended a meeting of the Salsa teachers, promoters and dancers in Leeds. And it got me thinking about why people dance – and two questions in particular:
Everyone who dances Salsa does it to have fun, but what does ‘having fun’ mean to different dancers?
Are the reasons people dance sometimes so different that we cannot cater for everyone in a single club or class?full post
Dance Etiquette 101
When you’re just starting out partner dancing it can be a daunting prospect. Everyone seems to know what they are doing and who each other is. It’s completely normal to feel this way and will pass if you stick at it!full post
The Real Difference Between On1 & On2 Salsa
October 2, 2012 by Jake in Dance Styles Technique 12 Comments
Although the majority of classes and club nights within Leeds are danced ‘On1’, recently ‘On2’ salsa dancing has rapidly gained popularity within the area. So last weekend, resident teacher Jake, went to a On2 workshop hosted by TNT Dance to find out what all the fuss is about.full post
Salsa Pop Rocks!
I’m writing this post to address the fact that we seem to get a lot of flack from salsa purists for playing ‘salsa pop’, ‘latin hip-hop’, ‘drum ‘n bass’, ‘boogaloo’ and plenty of other stuff in between at our nights…full post
Zumba Leeds Alternative
December 5, 2011 by Jake in Dance Styles
Zumba is a dance fitness program, currently taking Leeds and the wider UK by storm. Zumba includes dance and aerobic elements, making it a great way to lose weight. Over the coming months more and more people will be flocking to the Zumba classes in Leeds, for choreography including hip-hop, salsa, samba and other Latin dances.full post