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Monday, 25 February 2013 15:47

What is the singer dancing to?

Question: When I watch live bands, the singer usually dances on 3 or 6. But sometimes they are on 1 or 5. I have never seen anyone on 2. What is the preference of musicians?

Singers are most focused on

Monday, 10 December 2012 20:18

Clave -- The Abbreviated Version

Question: Every time I speak to a musician about clave, I feel completely lost. I hardly ever hear the clave in salsa songs, so do I need to know anything about it as a dancer?

Dancing is such a personal thing. It's really up to each individual to decide how much they want to know about the music they are dancing to. If you do want to know about clave, there's quite a lot to know. But for now, let's focus on the aspects that would be most relevant to dancers...

Tuesday, 02 October 2012 20:14

Counting in Salsa

Question: Is it possible to play or dance to salsa music without counting?

The band only "counts" to set a tempo and get things started. After that, counting