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CSalsa
Posted January 28th, 2013 - 6:04 pm by from Gent, Belgium (Permalink)
Hi all!

I am starting with a new weekly salsa event and I'm curious how many of you are interested in joining.

The idea is simple: people of all salsa levels and all salsa styles can join, in order to learn or teach new moves in salsa and - of course - simply to have fun with salsa dancing. The event will be held at my place and is meant as a sort of alternative to the normal parties in salsa bars, rather than to the classic salsa lessons. I noticed that experimentation with different moves and styles is more difficult in bars, where one cannot choose the type and rhythm of the music. Moreover, beginners experience quite a threshold in such bars, no matter whether they are male or female.

I am now reorganizing my apartment in order to have more of an open space in the living room for dancing. In my estimation, at least five couples should be able to dance there comfortably. With my laptop, internet and two boxes, we have enough of material for a small salsa party. Activities in such party range from learning new moves and figures from different instructional videos on youtube to simply going freestyle, depending on the different levels of the attendees and what mood we are in. As long as it is fun :)

Naturally, since it's a couple dance, we should aim for a good balance in the male to female ratio. Also, the more variation in levels, the more fun, I guess. Not clear yet what to expect...

Variation is possible, but for now, I would like to focus on salsa. Other dances like merengue, bachata or even lindy hop can get their place in the event as well, later, but still I'm a complete newb in these. My level in salsa is, on the other hand, high enough to teach some basic steps and moves to beginners.

So, who is interested in joining, soon or later? This Thursday evening, the 31st, the first salsa party of this kind will take place. Here it is:
https://www.couchsurfing.org/activity/view/M5H0EU/csalsa

Posted January 28th, 2013 - 6:11 pm from Gent, Belgium
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Posted January 30th, 2013 - 12:43 pm by from Gent, Belgium (Permalink)
Great to see so many people are interested already :) We can use one or two more men though! Who is willing to try?

I can check the site till tomorrow 17h00 for sure and last minute joiners can contact me on the number +32497942145.

@Katelijn: Every Friday, I'm already organizing a bar meeting and afterwards, people often want to go dancing. I always try to get them in the salsa bar, but we can as well continue a salsa party at my place. If you are not into drinking and bars, you can join the meeting around 23h00, when most people are getting in the mood to leave and dance :)

Posted January 30th, 2013 - 11:09 pm from London, England
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Posted February 1st, 2013 - 12:33 am by from Gent, Belgium (Permalink)
Pity you couldn't make it, cowgirl! It was a success :)

The new CSalsa event is online:
https://www.couchsurfing.org/activity/view/MCEPS0/csalsa
Next Tuesday! :)

Posted February 4th, 2013 - 4:38 pm by from Gent, Belgium (Permalink)
Come on guys, we need more men for the CSalsa event of tomorrow, otherwise this might get difficult. There are already three women registered for the event and I know some more who are interested. My aim is to have 3 more men, but less will also work better. I already have one 'maybe'.

Even if you can only come shortly or don't know anything about salsa, you are welcome!
Register for the event before 17h00 tomorrow and I'll send you the address asap. Otherwise you can still call me.

Posted February 5th, 2013 - 12:42 pm by from Gent, Belgium (Permalink)
The balance has flipped to the other side. Now searching for an extra woman to join :)

Posted February 7th, 2013 - 1:36 am by from Gent, Belgium (Permalink)
Friday Night Fever
https://www.couchsurfing.org/activity/view/MQ4F00/csalsa

Posted February 12th, 2013 - 2:50 pm by from Gent, Belgium (Permalink)
Thursday, a new CSalsa event. This time, a little bit earlier, so we can still attend the bar meeting at Bierhuis afterwards:
https://www.couchsurfing.org/activity/view/N2XGI5/csalsa

Already one female guest!

Posted February 19th, 2013 - 12:04 am by from Gent, Belgium (Permalink)
Four men + two women. We still need some female dance partners in our Bachata workshop this Tuesday evening!
https://www.couchsurfing.org/activity/view/NCN810/bacsata-and-csalsa

Posted March 28th, 2013 - 2:51 pm by from Gent, Belgium (Permalink)
At tonight's salsa party, we are already three girls and two guys. Does anyone else wants to join as well? Let me know here or +32497942145 ;)