So what could be more random than Salsa dancing on a Tuesday night? How about me Salsa dancing on a Tuesday night in a makeshift studio in the upstairs of a pizza and beer joint? That is exactly how I spent my Tuesday night and I must tell you kids, I had a heck of a good time. Now I have no problem dancing under normal club circumstances, I have natural rhythm and I can shake my ass with the best of them, but this was my first concerted effort at actual real deal dancing with a partner (unless I count the time in NYC when my gf and I got caught in the middle of a swing dancing conference and ended up hijacked on the dance floor for the entire evening, but I digress).
So it started off innocent enough. Boys on one side, girls on the other. Very Junior High dance-ish. The instructors led us through several series of 8 counts and then had us put it all together with a partner. This is where things got interesting. The line up of men was not what I would have considered ideal by normal going-out standards. There was a good mix of ages and builds but overall the group was nothing to get excited about. We took turns with different partners and switched it up throughout the night so we could get used to different dance styles. And I must say I was pleasantly surprised. There were a few very unassuming looking guys that had some very convincing swagga on the dance floor. Good hip action, not afraid to lead, aggressive when they needed to be. I started to have impure thoughts about one of them halfway through the Bachata. I just kind of smiled and kept it to myself though. Afterall, I was there to learn, not hook up right? But there is always next week....
If you have interest in learning the Bachata or just want to imagine me doing it, here is a link for you .. have fun! Bachata Lesson
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