You know, it’s pretty difficult to find latin male dance couples. In such a sensual and passionate culture, I hope to find and experience more.
Last night, for the first time in my 25 years of dance I experienced two latin men dancing salsa. And then, I got to dance salsa with a male partner. What a different feeling it was learning to follow. The gentle nudge or feeling of his hand on my back guiding my next path. It was almost... spiritual.
There was another young guy there, from LA and I had the chance to lead him. For a moment, I noticed an older gentleman staring at us in disbelief. I don’t believe he was offended, maybe just taking it in. I must admit, I was a little nervous. Being in what can be described as a very machismo culture, it’s hard to be oneself sometimes. But the beauty of it was, watching them follow with a man, lead with a woman just to then lead with a man again. There were no rules. Life, for that moment, was free.