Its a lively, vigorous type of contemporary Latin American popular music, blending predominantly Cuban rhythms with elements of jazz, rock and soul music.
I love dancing 😁who really doesn’t but I never thought I’d go through a 14 hour salsa dance class .
The amphitheater was packed with epic performances that landed the stage as the Dj spinned the latest tracks that currently ruled the Kenyan airwaves .Sitted by my side was Winnie Dove (favorite girl) who was all supercharged dancing to the pysche master’s tune.She is amazing.
The Mist Salsa Ku group popped up on stage accompanied with a seductive Latino beat intro.They sold their campaign (join us) with the most elegant and remarkable dance moves executed with the best precision.Dove and I were the first to give them a standing ovation. It was so smooth I had goosebumps all over and a sudden rush of utopia down my spine.I guess thats the day it all started (the addiction).
The Mist Salsa club secretary Ms.Muhoro was by the door signing in new recruits into the world of dance.Dove was the first to dive in for the pen before I did,either way ladies first😊.
She talked all about it all night as we had our usual cosy night walks.The feeling was contagious.
On Wednesday the initiation began .Girls all over the room literally all over the room.Cute,pretty,gorgeous girls😰 all😱 over. Salsa is not really popular with guys so the ratio was 5 to 1.Am not complaining. It was a slice of my kind of heaven.Mehn…so many girls. #No fisi.
I kept calling Dove she wasn’t picking up so I left a voice note instead.Next to me was Superherodude(Mikey) The nigga was already getting contacts😝 from a quarter of the girls present …damn😆.The dance instructors started off with a feel of salsa and went into a sexy kizomba touch and smashed the finish with a romantic bachata coupling.
Mikey was like ‘how the fu** do we pull that off ,you are on your own man😰”
Trust me when I say, he was right in a way but I love a challenge and I love adding new skills to my résumé . I didn’t really enjoy the whole thing, my mind was half in it.I was recording📹 the whole thing so Dove wouldn’t feel as if she missed out on anything.But one thing i came to learn about moments was that ; once you experience them live, u can’t relive them the exact same way u did.Its just the way it is.
Dove called ,I got out .
“I can’t really make it something came up,sorry😖’
“Its cool I’ll catch u later I guess😟”
That was that .
We caught up later and she apparently couldn’t join the salsa crew she had other stuff she needed to get straight. I understood what she meant.
Dove was out ,Mikey was out ,I was all alone .I quit too.
Here’s the thing am very superstitious ,I believe in black cats🐾 being bad luck ,broken mirrors and all that juju stuff and I also believe in fate.
Everyday onwards as I walked out of the Nyayo gate I would see the Mist Salsa ku group still campaigning for new recruits by the amphitheater with very attractive posters and dances
I would see more people👥 sign up for it.They seemed to have so much fun .I assumed them but every single day I passed them, the feeling to give it a shot was becoming much stronger and stronger .I come from mostly the Hip hop ,EDM ,rockers world 🎶and so am a very good breakdancer,a tut king,no relation to salsa ,I guess I was adopting diversity,a breach between the genres.
One day I decided not to just pass by but talk to one of the instructors,Muhoro.
Muhoro is a beautiful👄 light skinned ❤spectacled ❤girl.She was warm and friendly. She explained I had to pay 300/= as registration but she kept some info out tho.A great strategy ,a really great strategy I arrived to my first salsa class🎶 on Monday night. I was late.For most of the other dancers it was their third class.I scanned the room for any familiars there were none except Muhoro.
I headed her way , paid the registration fee and joined the catch up class which was taught by Beryl who later on with Mugo kept a keen eye on my progress.
At the end of the session we made a circle(tradition) ,the instructors commented on how the class was ,how to improve it and then Mugo brought up the strategical point I was talking about😂😂😂😂.We were to pay an additional 1200/= according to the ultimatums she would give out .In the next session on Wednesday night the number decreased greatly ,at first we were around 88 but now we were about 56 but the girls were still a majority.The fee had come to play.
But it was cheaper,in the outside world one salsa class session was about 300/= per hour even 1000/= depending on where you went either the Metro lounge, Spree club or lavington.
My dance instructors were the gracious Rita 👅and The Great Omera 😂
Each session the class was getting bigger abd bigger but with new recruits ladies mostly.I came to love the dance but something happened I…
To be continued…..