Latin Dance Community
About This Show
LatinDanceCommunity.com (LDC) is a collaboration of writers from around the globe who are passionate about latin dance. Our mission is to serve as the leading online resource for the latin dance community by providing entertaining, educational, and informative articles, interviews, podcasts, and video blogs. We talk about salsa dancing, bachata, kizombe and all other types of latin dancing.
Most Recent Episode
LDC 27 - "I like to hijack the lead..." Michelle Donehew
Why does Michelle like to hijack the lead from her partner when she social dances? Because sometimes it's a good idea! Listen to Michelle Donehew talk about how she comes up with new choreography, the importance of teaching beginners and how to manage a dance team effectively in order to have a strong dance community. Michelle was born in Hato Rey, PR, and she's been dancing since she was 9 years old. Her dance training is extensive, and includes ballet, tap, jazz musical theater, and Latin dancing. For nine years she was part of "Salsamania", one of the most renowned dance teams in San Francisco. In 2015 she joined forces with her very talented partner Manny Villarreal to be the co-director of Sabor Latino-Oakland bachata team. She is known for her feminine, fierce, and sassy style which has helped her win many awards and championship titles in her career. Michelle and her partner Manny Villarreal plan to shock audiences and the judges at the World Latin Cup again this December. They need our help to pay for travel and lodging expenses, so click here to help them achieve their goal, and as always, thank you for supporting our community.
Rated 5 out of
Interesting and nuanced take on salsa
I feel like most salsa videos/resources just show moves, footwork, etc (you know, the stuff dance studios typically teach). This podcast talks about other aspects (i.e. social interaction, personal goal setting, etc.).
Especially like Rob's background, bringing in pop business/management/self-help book references when necessary
Date published: 2016-06-30
Rated 5 out of
Great show about learning salsa & the salsa scene!
This show has really great information about salsa dancing like the musical differences between New York and LA Style salsa, learning approaches for salsa, cool resources and GREAT interviews with world class dancers. I highly recommend it!
Date published: 2014-05-29