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Yes, I did it! I took the 2 weekend salsa teacher course in EDSAE dance school, in Lisbon. The teacher, Bibi Fernandes, was a amazing teacher that explained, with detail, a method how to teach salsa. I learn a lot of material: shines, new steps, sequences, body flow, warm up exercises! (I have material for almost 1 year!).

I don’t know when I’ll start to give classes (if I will start at all), but this course is an excellent experience for everyone!

Next weekend, I’m going to be there again, to have a classe with Super Mário, the million moves man 🙂


Just for my personal record… I started dancing argentinian tango in December 2005 (with Vera) and today I’m just about to start my first class as teacher, at “Os Artistas” in Faro.

[class finished]


Teaching was strange at the beggining, watching people imitating me during my warm-ups exercises!

Since I was asked to give a 3 hours workshop at 10th May, this was a good experience to improve my teaching. I really need a woman that already knows how to dance, because it’s hard to present the dance figures properly. I have to speak less and give more music. And times really flies… I couldn’t give more that 5 diferent figures (“base del tango”, “ochos atras”, “ochos adelante”, “sanguche” and “gancho”) !

Besides that, having a Macbook with remote control is so handy!!! And I got 16 pupils. Not bad for first time 🙂

There are some videos, with Mora Godoy (I danced with her last year during the 5th argentinian tango worldcup on her class), that explains the steps that I’ve just taught today.

Base del tango (Basic step):

Ochos adelante (Eights forward):

Ochos atras (Eights back):

Sanguche y gancho: (Sandwich and Hook)

Enjoy 🙂

Esta sexta-feira – dia 18 – às 22h, o quinteto LusoTango, acompanhados com os bailarinos Juan Capriotti e Graciana Romeo, vão actuar no Cine-Teatro São Brás.

O custo do bilhete, segundo me disseram é de 6 euros (pechincha!!).

Deixo-vos 2 videos para abrir o apetite:

Juan Capriotti e Graciana Romeo:

Escualo * Quinteto LusoTango:

Vai-se realizar em Lisboa, o Festival Internacional de Tango de Lisboa durante os dias 21 a 25 de Maio de 2008.

Infelizmente não vou poder estar presente, mas recomendo vivamente a quem gostar a passar por lá para apreciar boa música e dança.

Deixo-vos o video com FITL do ano passado:

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Desde o início de Fevereiro que há aulas de Salsa e Merengue na UAlg, organizadas pela ANFUP. As aulas realizam-se à 3ª feira das 21:00 às 22:00, na salão da ANFUP (onde se faz a yoga) situado no campus de Gambelas. A aula é indicada para quem deseja começar a aprender as bases!

Mais informações na página da ANFUP-UAlg.

P.S. – Não sou quem dá a aula! 🙂

Começa hoje o Congresso Mundial de Salsa em Lisboa e acabará domingo, dia 21.

Espero aprender muito e, acima de tudo, divertir-me! Quem quiser, passe por lá para dizer um “olá” e dar uns passitos de dança!

Bom fim-de-semana!!

Well, I’m at Lisbon Airport right now, using wireless.
One interesting thing is that I didn’t find any Portuguese or English-Argentinian guide, so I came prepared with my Buenos Aires and Argentina printouts from Wikitravel.

So far, so good. I hope to be able to “stand up” for more that 11 hours of a straight flight from Madrid to Buenos Aires.

I’m concerned about the weather, but I think that this week the things are going to be ok.

Time to fly….Wish me luck!