So, You Think You Can Dance Salsa?
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So, You Think You Can Dance Salsa?

SOURCE: NPR There’s music coming from an art gallery on lower State Street on Tuesday nights. Everyone’s welcome. You can come with a partner, a friend, or solo. For $5 dollars (or a buck, if you’re a student), you, yes you, can learn to dance salsa. Monica Dabos, the founder of Yes You Can Dance Salsa,...

Open Streets Features Yes You Can Dance Salsa!
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Open Streets Features Yes You Can Dance Salsa!

THE STREETS WILL COME ALIVE ON 10/24!   The streets will once again become Santa Barbara’s longest public park for the day as over 2 miles of Cabrillo Blvd transformed into a celebration of people-power to promote better health, flexibility and FUN!  Last year over 15,000 participants young and old enjoyed the streets as they usually can’t:  without cars, fumes or traffic, while...

Ayni Gallery September Newsletter
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Ayni Gallery September Newsletter

  The AYNI CIRCLE began meeting January 2010. Out of the this Circle has emerged the Santa Barbara Love Grid, Santa Barbara Time Bank and Santa Barbara, Unconditional Give and Take Facebook group, and other initiatives and uprisings on the leading edge of the New, emerging in our midst. These beautiful souls below have been...

Salsa Timing – 5 Tips To Improve Your Salsa Timing
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Salsa Timing – 5 Tips To Improve Your Salsa Timing

Salsa rhythm refers to the quick, quick, slow, quick, quick, slow pattern of the way salsa music is structured. Salsa timing, on the other hand, refers to the counting of the music, which for us salsa dancers goes: 1,2,3,5,6,7 where we pause on the counts 4,8, and thus keep them silent. So how can you...

The History Of Bachata
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The History Of Bachata

Bachata which literally means “party” is a dance and music style from the Dominican Republic often centered around subjects of heartbreak, romance, and loss. Equivalent to the Blues in the U.S., thematic similarities and resolution are prevalent such as loss of a love and looking for ones self at the bottom of the bottle. The...

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How To Choose A Dance Studio

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How To Choose A Dance Studio

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Ask me to Dance

But I must explain to you how all this mistaken idea of denouncing pleasure and praising pain was born and I will give you a complete account of the system, and expound the actual teachings of the great explorer of the truth, the master-builder of human happiness. No one rejects, dislikes, or avoids pleasure itself,...