Follow along with me as I explore the world on the other side of a salsa mirror.
Wednesday, June 29, 2016
The Brazilian professor
The eleven piece Cuban timba band, Timberos del Norte,
played at the One2One bar Sunday night.
The sparse crowd included a Brazilian college professor of my recent
acquaintance. She danced samba with
Brazilian flair, and enjoyed salsa as a second love. During the break, the DJ played a cha cha
cha. I asked her to dance, but she said
she had last danced cha cha many years ago, and was unsure of herself as a
follow. I told her no worries, all she
had to do was look beautiful, and I’d take care of the rest. She smiled, and took my hand. We were the only couple on the dance
floor. About half way through the song,
she got her cha cha legs back, and we shared a lovely partnership. I especially loved her cha cha walk. The song ended, so we returned to our table,
high as kites. As we sat down, a woman spectator came over to her, spontaneously
hugged her, and told her how beautiful she looked while dancing. The Brazilian beamed, while I nodded in
I believe that out of all the
things a woman can do, she is at her most beautiful when dancing cha cha cha.
Bruce Lee: 1958 Hong Kong
Cha Cha Championship Winner.