Monthly Archives: June 2014

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I Dream of Jeannie – Salsa, Samba and Belly Dance Fusion

I would like to thank and recognize the dancers of both our dance troops for always following me and my eccentric ideas for choreographies. I don't come up with these acts all by myself. I would like to thank Julie Lamarche, a recently retired salsa choreographer with whom I have collaborated for over 5 years in order to put up acts for the amateur troop. Here's the Semi-pro troop's last choreography. It is a mix of belly dancing, Salsa and Samba, looking back to an old TV show that left its mark on my childhood. Without the exceptional contribution of Audrey Gaussiran this choreography would not have been possible. Those who know her are aware that she's a well-rounded dancer. This performance was filmed at our event DiverDanse 6. Ilias Director -  Baila Productions More than 1 000 000 views on our  youtube channel Baila Productions Salsa School https://bailaproductions.com/en/ West-Island Dance School: 450-238-1435 13950 Boul.Gouin Ouest Pierrefonds, QC, H8Z 1Y1 Laval Dance School: 450-663-5278 1555 St-Martin EST, Laval, H7G 4R4 À l'intérieur du Complexe Sportif Val-Des-Arbres Ste-Anne-de-Bellevue Dance School (Vaudreuil-Soulange Sector) 450-238-1435 Peter-Williamson Chalet (Aumais Park) 300  Cypihot, Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue, QC, H9X 4A7

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Latin Music Suggestions : Salsa, Merengue, ChaChaCha and Bachata

One of the most common challenges beginner Salsa students meet is the ability to dance to the beat of the music. Not only must they follow the rhythm, but they also have to find the beginning of the musical phrase. In my classes, I often compare music with a conversation that starts and stops. Some pick it up early on, whereas others will need to train their ears. One thing is certain: you are not alone! Here is a list of Latin songs that I play during my classes. The beginning of the musical phrase in these songs is well-punctuated. It is perfect for beginners. You may also read the article Does Latin music sound unfamiliar to your ears?which goes more deeply into perceiving Latin music and listening to it. 1. Yamulemau - Joe Arroyo 2. Acid - Ray Barretto 3. Mademoiselle je vous aime - Haitiando 4. Como Baila Marieta - Orestes Vitalo 5. Sway - Michael Bublé 6. Fragilidad - Milagros Pinera & Sanmera 7. Obsession - Aventura 8. Dimelo - Marc Anthony 9. Vale la Pena - Juan luis Guerra 10. Micalea - La sonora Carruseles Ilias Director (image: The Best Latin Band in town Groovetown) Ilias Director -  Baila Productions More than 1 000 000 views on our  youtube channel Baila Productions Salsa School https://bailaproductions.com/en/ West-Island Dance School: 450-238-1435 13950 Boul.Gouin Ouest Pierrefonds, QC, H8Z 1Y1 Laval Dance School: 450-663-5278 1555 St-Martin EST, Laval, H7G 4R4 À l'intérieur du Complexe Sportif Val-Des-Arbres Ste-Anne-de-Bellevue Dance School (Vaudreuil-Soulange Sector) 450-238-1435 Peter-Williamson Chalet (Aumais Park) 300  Cypihot, Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue, QC, H9X 4A7

By |2017-08-06T19:26:46-04:00June 2nd, 2014|articles, Music|0 Comments