Wednesday Shine #05 – On1

Another shine for you. Nothing much to add, except: enjoy.

Wednesday Shine #05 - On1
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Thursday Shine #01 – On2

By popular request, I have uploaded an On2 shine for you. It uses Eddie Torres mambo timing. Enjoy

Thursday Shine #01 - On2
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8:19
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Wednesday Shine #04 – On1

Here’s another shine for you to chew on. It’s four times 8 counts, or five if you count the beginning. Still using the same format. If you have any comments, don’t be shy.

Wednesday Shine #04 - On1
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8:07
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Wednesday Shine #03 – On1

Well, here’s another shine for you to practice. It’s On1 and it is 4 times 8 counts. I like this length, because it makes it a routine, but it’s short enough to remember. In the end, though, I think you should try to use the different parts on their own and maybe even make your own variations.

Wednesday Shine #03 - On1
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9:11
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Wednesday Shine #02

Here is the second Wednesday Shine for you to practice. This one was a little harder to do because I was actually ill with flu, but I wanted to get the clip up anyway. The music used in this clip is a song I made for my classes. I will make it available on this site eventually, when I’ve added my music section.

Wednesday Shine #02 - On1
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7:42
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Wednesday Shine #01

I plan to post a new shine every week on Wednesday for you to practise, so you’ll have some new moves for the weekend. This first one starts of easy and is a little challenging at the end with a hip rock and speedy turn. The structure of the clip is:

  • Demo with counts
  • Explanation
  • Demo with music

If you have any questions or remarks, leave them in the comments and I’ll try to react.

Wednesday Shine #01 - On1
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9:22
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Berlin Salsa Gala

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This weekend I will be at the Berlin Salsa Gala. It’s a great salsa event with parties on Friday and Saturday, and workshops on Saturday and Sunday. The party on Saturday will be the actual Gala, with two blocks of exciting shows. I’m performing with my partner Caroline Menya. Find out more at the Salsa Gala Berlin website.

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March 5-7: Bachatando 2010, Brussels

My dance partner Caroline Menya and myself are teaching and performing at the Bachatando festival. If you love bachata and more, this is the event to go to. Check out the website for more information. See you there!

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How 2 Salsa: A new start

Welcome, or welcome back. I’ve been so busy in the real world, that I left my website untouched for a couple of years. In the mean time I have added some videos to Youtube, but I decided that I want to start fresh with my website and keep it up to date. So from now on this is the place to look for videos of partnerwork and shines, tips on salsa dancing, and my schedule for workshops and performances.

Check back regularly, as I will be adding videos and tips to the site.

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Mambo Weekend Germany, 20-22 August: save 20 euro

If you like mambo, dancing on2, powerful workshops, great artists from the US and dancing with mambo addicts from around the world, then you cannot mis the Mambo Weekend Germany. It’s happening in Wuppertal, Germany from the 20th to the 22nd of August. This event promises to be another smash, like last year.

I have negotiated a deal with the organizers. By ordering a mambopass until July 31st at tickets@mamboweekend.de with the Promocode: Paul Baarn you will get the mambopass for 139 EUR instead of actually 159 EUR. The mambopass gives you access to all the workshops and parties at this event, so it’s a great deal.

I will see you there for the mambo event of the year! Click on the flyer to visit the Mambo Weekend website.

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