Did you know that my Salsa monicker or nickname is ‘Alisar’, which is Spanish for ‘Smooth’? If you are wondering why,the answer is actually quite simple – My Ultimate Salsa ambition is to have one of the smoothest Salsa leads in the Entire World.
Now – why settle for 1 of… and not just aim for the smoothest lead in the World? Because the answer to this question will always be subjective. The best lead for 1 Salsera may be the worst for another. If however, you are on the list of Top 10 smoothest leads in the World, this means you are without a doubt No.1 for a couple of thousand dancers out there which is not a bad place to be.
So what exactly is a Smooth Salsero? Well, Smooth = Calm & Clean! Not Rough. Free from unevenness. While a Salsero: Is a Man who views salsa as more than just a dance, but as a way of life. (Definition from http://www.smoovesalsero.com)
I basically want to have the kind of lead that when I dance with a woman, we connect on such a level thet they have more than just a dance, they have an EXPERIENCE. My friend the Dancing Irish man defines this perfectly – “The connection without resistance, The flow without force, The magic. She won’t be able to hide the smile on her face and she won’t want to. Her confidence will skyrocket, inexplicably knowing that whatever I do will just work… and work beautifully at that. Adrenaline will flow and hearts will race and when the music comes to an end there will be a feeling a euphoria which only comes from the near perfect orchestration of two individuals moving as one.”
Is my goal ambitious? Most Def! In life though, you gotta shoot for the stars and even if you don’t make it, you will probably hit the moon. I am pursuing this goal full steam ahead (It’s right there alongside the aim of 10,000 hours of social dancing!) So ask me in a couple of years for an update on my ambitious Salsa journey to live up to the name of Alisar….