Bossa Bistro in DC has a Latin Night on Fridays with a live band. DIT teaches Salsa there on the second floor from 9 to 10 pm on the 1st and 3rd Fridays of each month. Class members don't have to pay the cover for the open dancing afterwards. Every Friday night there is a live Latin band and open dancing. Check out the drinks; the bartenders are cool! Address: 2463---18th St. NW; Washington DC 20009.
And check out the "Classes" page for an up to date schedule of all classes. Our Saturday class is great fun; and your first one is free with a coupon printed from the website....
On Wed. July 18, from 7 to 9 pm, DanceInTime and AM Salsa will team up to bring a FREE Salsa and Latin Dance Program to the beautiful Veterans Plaza in Silver Spring. Come out and enjoy the lively Latin vibes and the friendly crowd. There will be lessons, performances and social dancing----all free!! Event is held in any weather other than severe storms, as it's under a covered pavillion. We had some great times there earlier this summer and hope to "keep the party going!" We acknowledge the Silver Spring Town Center Inc. which kindly sponsors this event. Address: One Veterans Place; Silver Spring, MD 20910---at the corner of Ellsworth and Fenton.
On Sunday July 29, at 7 pm, the Fusion Dance Company run by DanceInTime and Sinclair Dance will do a FREE 20 minute African and Contemporary dance presentation at Sandy Spring Museum followed by some instruction. The program is titled "Together A Part" and it crafts a picture of dancers who work together and pull apart, as they play out the tension between working cooperatively versus forging one's own way, unencumbered. It will include audience participation, a discussion, and time permitting, will conclude with a short dance lesson. The museum will feature sculptures and other displays, so come and enjoy! Address: 17901 Bentley St; Sandy Spring MD 20860.
OUT OF TOWN: If you happen to be up in Connecticut on August 6, 2018, Barb Bernstein will be giving workshops at two dance studios near New Haven. From 6:15 to 7 pm, there will be a basic class at the Ballroom Project in Rocky Hill, CT. And at the DanceInRhythm Studio in Branford CT, there will be a basic and intermediate class from 7:45 to 8:30 pm and 8:30 to 9:15 pm respectively. The classes at DanceInRhythm will be followed by some open dancing. Contact the studios to register.
On Wed. August 8, Barb is teaching a basic Tango class at Bossa Bistro (2463---18th St. NW; Washington DC 20009) It's upstairs from 8 to 9 pm and costs $10. Class is drop in so just come by and join us!
The beautiful Sandy Spring Museum is holding some Salsa Party August 30 where DanceInTime will teach and run open dancing. The nights start with a Salsa class (7 - 8:30 pm) and then social dancing (8:30 - 10 pm). There will be a dance performance as well on July 12! Also, the museum will also have sculpture garden display and a fascinating exhibit of "refugee art" called "Uprooted." Cost: $20 for Salsa lesson and social dancing; $5 for just social dancing. This museum is in a gorgeous setting and they are sponsoring a variety of exhibits and arts activities of all kinds that you may want to check out! Hope to see you there! Address: 17901 Bentley St; Sandy Spring, MD 20860.
Barb will teach two Salsa Bootcamps open to the public for all levels of dancers. They are sponsored by Montgomery College. One is Mon. September 17 from 6:45 to 10 pm, and the other is Tues. October 16 from 6:45 to 10 pm. You can sign up for one or both. Each Bootcamp costs $45 ($13.86/hour). Register, through the college by calling 240.567.5188 or visiting: http://cms.montgomerycollege.edu/wdce/register/inperson.html. Location: Montgomery College Silver Spring/Takoma Park Campus; 7995 Georgia Ave; Silver Spring, MD in the Cultural Arts Center, Room 205.
Hispanic Heritage Month is coming up in September/October. DanceInTime is going to be doing many programs at libraries that are free, for all ages, and open to the public. These will includes some performances and dance lessons and are always fun. So stay tuned; once we finalize the locations and times they will be posted on this page!
Another fall event is going to be really great....
The Septeto Santiaguero band from Cuba is performing at the Tropicalia in DC. it is happening Sunday, October 7. You can see them playing a song we often dance to in class at this link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=25mlkfZFNlA. More details will be posted soon--but you may want to save the date!
Are you or someone you know planning to propose? Want to make it super original and memorable? Check out: dancingproposals.com! And contact Barb@DanceInTime.com about programs for special events or Hispanic Heritage Month entertainment. We work with any budget!
DIT recently completed instructional videos on basic steps in two styles of Salsa.
Here is an explanation of basic Cuban style moves:
a. youtu.be/z6jqT83-IL0 This is Instructional Cuban Salsa Video Part 1. It explains Basic, Dame, Fly, Besitos, and Enchufla.
b. youtu.be/TTibS0sXZ0E This is Instructional Cuban Salsa Video Part 2. It explains Enchufla Doble, Enchufla con Mambo, Festival de Enchufla, Pelota Con Dos, Pelota Con Quatro, Foto, Adios, and Uno.
c. youtu.be/fCDkrIV0ccw This is Instructional Cuban Salsa Video Part 3. It covers Pa Ti Pa Mi, Adios con Hermana, Kentucky, Adios Arriba, Enchufla Arriba, Pelota Loca, Enchufla con Exhibe, and Candado.
d. https://youtu.be/SWHzOilJzT8 This is Instructional Cuban Salsa Video Part 4. It covers Uno y Dos, Sombrero, Vacila, Beso, Balsero, Balsero y Beso, Dedo, Montana, Dedo Extended, Siete, Siete Moderno, Siete con Coca Cola, Abanico, Setenta, and Sombrero de Manny.
And here is an explanation of basic one on one (L. A. Style) moves: youtu.be/0uDm8Tu8kCg
Last of all, here is a playlist of videos of advanced Salsa moves: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLJnlHnMfogFJf_UBW5n0tl1uLl6PwhrCh
If you haven't heard about a new book titled "Tango Lessons: A Memoir" by Meghan Flaherty, let me enlighten you. It is a fabulous story of healing through dance. The author explains about an early life of abuse, from which she is rescued by her father and his new wife while she is still young. She recovers, to outward appearance, but enters adulthood uncomfortable with touch and intimacy. The author falls in love with Tango dancing as a young woman, and that assists in her further healing. It's a beautiful story, and one I have heard other times, though never so brilliantly rendered. A lot of the comments on leading and following, on connection in the dance, etc., apply to many partnership dances and are very well explained. I recommend this book---indeed I couldn't put it down!
If you go to this link, you can buy your very own DanceInTime T shirt! (DIT gets no profit from this sale FYI.) https://shop.spreadshirt.com/DanceInTimeTShirts/
See the video on the right with clips from a great variety of DIT shows, events, and classes:
See you on the dance floor!!