Interstellar Adventures

August 2, 2005

Salsa 101

Filed under: Uncategorized — by InterstellarLass @ 9:25 am

Last night I went for salsa lessons with some of the AT chicas. I had a blast! I love to dance…I took ballet for 12 years when I was growing up, and I also took jazz, tap, modern & flamenco once I got into high school. But, in the last 12 years, my dancing skills have gotten a little rusty, partly from no time, partly from having a partner with two left feet and no sense of rhythm.

We went to the beginner salsa class at Sandunga Dance Studios. We learned the basic salsa step, a pivot turn, the suzy-q, the cumbia (sp?) and the side-step. We took a short break (’cause we were workin’ up a sweat) and then we did some partner work.

April takin’ a breather

I danced most of the parnter work with a nice gentleman named Miguel, and he was a very good dancer. We practiced what we had learned, except us girls had to switch everthing around backwards…but that’s because we’re smarter I know. This was so much fun, and I will be going back for more!

Parnter dancing with Miguel

Then, this morning, I slept in. I was trying really hard to talk myself out of running, but it was almost robot-like in the way I got up, put on my running shoes and headed out the door. 40:45 run today, ~3.6 miles. Just stayed at home and ran around the ‘hood rather than driving down to the track. Felt very slow and stiff from my long run this weekend. My right calf is so sore…I’m going to have to take a rolling pin to it later tonight because the stretching isn’t helping.

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