On a regular basis, we get emails from new people coming into the Latin Scene, asking our opinion about the “best dance school to join” or “which dancing program would be best for me?”
Everyone has his or her own needs and we should appreciate that there is not a “best option” for everyone.
In the latin dancing scene, we encounter a very broad range of interest levels. It is part of the great joy of dancing. It is also the source of much discussion over which dancing program is the best. The true answer depends on each individual’s interest, availability of time and skill.
Some people want to enjoy an evening of dance with little or no effort on their part. Others want to become skilled dancers. You can find many examples of this on any night in Latino clubs around town. You will find people who are happy to sit on the sidelines, people who dance across the floor and others who have obviously spent a great deal of time in perfecting their dance skill.
Maybe the answer is to stop believing that everyone has to fit into the same mold and to agree that all the various forms of dancing and skill levels meet different people’s needs. Hopefully, we can all find where we fit the best and not fall into the trap of feeling that the way we have chosen, is the only and correct way to go.
And speaking about choices, don’t miss in the Entertainment section, the Australian Bachata Championship - Grand Final in October. An event which has been running successfully for the last six years. This is a two days event featuring the best Bachata dancers and schools in the country competing for the title of Australian Bachata Champions 2013. Also check out the up coming Latin American Film Festival, a great event for a great cause.
Don’t miss our Life Style pages where we share with you an insight in the life of six times World Salsa Champion, Oliver Pineda.
In our Tango pages, we have an interesting article by Christine Dennison about the “Dark Age of Tango”. A must read for all those tangueros.
And… as you already know, we are in the middle of an election in this country and we give you a glance at the new WikiLeaks political party.
On our Travel pages, we invite you to travel to one on the wonders of Latin America, “The Inca Trail to Machu Picchu”
Have a look to our regular pages on Health, Fitness, Beauty and our yummy recipes for your enjoyment.
I hope you will enjoy another issue of the magazine.
Chao, hasta la proxima!