Becoming a Salsero

Learning to dance Salsa !

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I remember the first time I saw a salsa performance. The dance was mesmerizing and I decided that becoming a Salsero would be my new goal.

Just getting started took a lot longer than planned but I still haven't regretted a single moment of learning to dance salsa. Why don't you join me and become a salsero / salsera as well?.

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Alex da Silva Arrested

The first thing I saw this morning was a news item stating Alex da Silva has been arrested on charges of sexual assault.

Although I have never met him I was shocked. I have come across a fair number of people that have met Alex but I can't recall anybody ever saying a bad word about him. Aside from that, it seems to me there is no shortage of available women in his life so this came as a bit of a surprise.

It makes me wonder though, how will this affect the reputation of salsa dancing?

Assuming that the charges are true, will one bad apple enough to spoil the bunch? Salsa has a reputation for being a sexy dance. Will people say 'the girls were asking for it' or that 'it was to be expected'? Or will people be able to differentiated between the dance and the dancers?

Either way my heart goes out to all families involved. Let's hope this gets resolved quickly and justice will prevail


  1. Anonymous said...

    It's about time the truth be known about Alex Da Silva. He has had a reputation of being a rapist for years in the Salsa scene. No surprise. Only now the public is finding out. May justice finally be served and may any unknown victims please come forward. He will be put into the snake pit where he belongs.

  2. Walter de Rooij said...

    Regardless of what did or did not happen I hope that justice will be served.

    If he is guilty he deserves to be sentenced for what he did, if he is not he deserves to be cleared of the charges.

    I guess we will have to wait a while before we know.

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