Toronto Dance Salsa Forums


 FAQFAQ   SearchSearch   MemberlistMemberlist   UsergroupsUsergroups   RegisterRegister   ProfileProfile   Log in to check your private messagesLog in to check your private messages   Log inLog in 


What's your favorite moment in class?

 
Post new topic   Reply to topic    Toronto Dance Salsa Forums Forum Index -> General Salsa Dance Discussion
View previous topic :: View next topic  
Author Message
Sara



Joined: 09 Oct 2006
Posts: 67

PostPosted: Tue Mar 20, 2007 11:26 pm    Post subject: What's your favorite moment in class? Reply with quote

Hey all! Just wondering, ...
What is your favourite moment in your Toronto Dance Salsa classes. It could be a joke, a person you met, a mistake, a slip, a fall, anything funny, sweet, embarressing, silly or simply unforgettable...
Here is mine:

Sharon was teaching bachata...She was teaching it as boxes and how when you leave the house you have to come back to the house.

So she asks out loud "ok 1,2,3, tap....now that we have taken her out of the house gentlemen, what do we do?"

And ofcourse, me not thinking before speaking I yell "take her back home home with you!"....Sharon goes...."Wow, Sara! You are quick! " We all laugh...A great moment, and I knew that day that I will never make that mistake again!!!!! At least not after any bachata! hee hee

Share your stories! I'd love to hear it!
Sara
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Kimberlita



Joined: 09 Oct 2006
Posts: 372
Location: Downtown

PostPosted: Wed Mar 21, 2007 11:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Okay I'll share an embarassing moment about one of my first classes....

Embarassed

It was maybe my 3rd class of level 2, and since I had arrived early, this guy asked me to try out a new move that he'd learned in a club. Having only come to ONE outting at that point, I was by no means an experienced follower (nor by level 2 was he an experienced leader). He did some sort advanced turn pattern that looked really cool, so with a burst of confidence from both of us, he spun me hard and my elbow smashed.... straight into his face.
Mortified, I appologized profusely as blood spilled out of his cut lip. He looked 10x more embarassed than I did. There was nothing i could do to redeem myself and make him feel better. Anyway...he excused himself to go to the washroom AND NEVER RETURNED!!!! EVER!!

There was no other explanation other than I ruined his dancing experience... Crying or Very sad I felt so bad....and learned my lesson to KEEP MY ELBOW IN AT ALL TIMES.

Then I ran into this dude at the outting at Montana, and he looked familiar....and only after I finished talking with him trying to figure out how we knew eachother did I realize it was HIM! Thank god he didn't remember me, but i was relieved to see that he still salsas!
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Sephiralenden



Joined: 22 Jan 2007
Posts: 35
Location: Grimsby, ON

PostPosted: Wed Mar 21, 2007 4:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Whoa... remind me never to get cocky and spin someone that much Shocked

Kinda funny though... I actually did that CBL with the left double turn on someone during my first level 2 class and she had missed the last level 1 class where we learned it. She looked like she was about to fall over... and I have issues with forgetting to 'scoop' Embarassed
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message AIM Address MSN Messenger
Kimberlita



Joined: 09 Oct 2006
Posts: 372
Location: Downtown

PostPosted: Thu Mar 22, 2007 8:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I guess these mistakes only help us learn and teach us what to do (or NOT to do) while dancing the next time!!
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Robbiehsu



Joined: 09 Oct 2006
Posts: 41

PostPosted: Thu Mar 22, 2007 2:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

My favorite class was the first ever Level 1 singles class. You know who all of you are. The class was awesome, as everyone (at least 30 of us) all went for drinks, and many actually went to Acrobat.

Sharon made me the "unofficial" social planner, it was fun. Maybe I'II be the social chair again next semester.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
KT



Joined: 09 Oct 2006
Posts: 192
Location: Toronto

PostPosted: Thu Mar 22, 2007 4:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've got a favourite class / class moment with both Sharon and Caryl.

My favourite class with Sharon is definately the L5 "Sexy" class, when we learned how to do body waves and danced sexily and sensually to a slow salsa song (with dimmed lights... just to set the mood!)

My favourite class with Caryl is definately the last Advanced Body Movement class. We had a "shine-off" (sorta like a dance-off except with shines) down the "Salsa SoulTrain"... needless to say, it was hard to out "shine" Caryl, but Alfred, our mascot Salsa Energizer Bunny, came pretty close! We also played the "Steal Your Partner" game, an exercise to practice how to smoothly switch partners in situations like birthday dances, or casino rueda. Well, let's just say, subtlety was something we did not have that night. The objective of "smoothly switching partners" soon became "aggressively grabbing anyone near by". To make things funnier, Ildi (female) was leading as a guy, and there were some confused faces when she tried to steal other female partners. It was so hilarious that our tummies hurt from laughing so hard. Great times, great times!

Makes me smile just thinking about those wonderful salsa memories.
Thanks for starting this discussion topic, Sara!

Happy Dancing! Very Happy
_________________
Katie Y.
Events Coordinator
events@torontodancesalsa.ca
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message MSN Messenger
Sephiralenden



Joined: 22 Jan 2007
Posts: 35
Location: Grimsby, ON

PostPosted: Thu Mar 22, 2007 4:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Haha KT.. I was at TO Salsa Practice and there was a lack of girls and 2 guys who were more advanced playing 'aggressive' partner tag with the one girl. It was a riot.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message AIM Address MSN Messenger
Sonnislav



Joined: 18 Oct 2006
Posts: 33
Location: Richmond Hill

PostPosted: Thu Mar 29, 2007 12:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

although this didn't occur in a TDS class...

I once thought the keep-your-elbows-in warning a didactic fable... a story to warn you of dire consequences but something that never really happened... even after reading Kimberlita's account i still had it classified amongst other fables such as Big Foot, Sasquatch, Winning Lottery Tickets and Christmas Bonuses...

then last week practicing, it happened... my first time... *sigh*
1-2-3... 5-6-7...
1-2-3... 5-POW! Owwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww...
"Oh my gawd! Are you ok? You were off beat!"
So it has come down to this. Apparently, in the liberal society that we currently live in, being off-beat is punishable by an elbow-in-your-face! I would really be afraid to be off beat in a less liberal society. So what happens in Cuba? Knee to the groin??? Shot by a firing squad???

Thankfully there was no blood... just a feeling that half my nose was stuck in my brain...
unlike Kimberilta's story I think I will be remembering this for a long long time... the date, the partner, the song playing (hereafter be known as "The Elbow Song"), how many stars I saw, etc., etc...

So the morale of the story? There is none. However I picked up my first dislike about my dance partners: Flying eblows. Especially pointy ones.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
AnthonyF



Joined: 22 Oct 2006
Posts: 45
Location: Scarborough

PostPosted: Thu Mar 29, 2007 6:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Laughing I guess being elbowed on the face beats being elbowed on the chest. Keeping the elbow in IS a good idea. Last semester, there were a couple of times I got hit on the chest during class when doing a simple cross body lead with a turn. @_@

counting 1, 2, 3, .... 5, 6, 7.... is a lot better than 1, 2, 3....5, 6, UUGGHH!!!..... ^_^

As kimberly says, mistakes teaches us what not to do.... Keep on dancing.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message MSN Messenger
Sephiralenden



Joined: 22 Jan 2007
Posts: 35
Location: Grimsby, ON

PostPosted: Thu Mar 29, 2007 10:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Oh I consider the elbow to the face a ritual that really allows you to call yourself a salsa dancer officially. I got my 'initiation' in last sunday's level two class. Luckily.. it was just a little clip... so it didn't hurt. Sure teaches a guy to keep his distance though! Shocked
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message AIM Address MSN Messenger
Kimberlita



Joined: 09 Oct 2006
Posts: 372
Location: Downtown

PostPosted: Fri Mar 30, 2007 12:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

LOL... it's so true guys. Learning comes from trial and error. LIke as a kid, you don't understand the concept of hot until you burn your hand. Confused
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Display posts from previous:   
Post new topic   Reply to topic    Toronto Dance Salsa Forums Forum Index -> General Salsa Dance Discussion All times are GMT - 5 Hours
Page 1 of 1

 
Jump to:  
You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum


© Toronto Dance Salsa