SenSuALSA coming to a nightclub near you

Discussion in 'Just Dance' started by Sabrosura, Feb 5, 2016.

  1. Sabrosura

    Sabrosura El Sabroso de Conguero

    A recent post by a salsa/bachata instructor.
    I'm not quite sure how this new style is supposed to look, I guess we will find out soon enough..!

    "SenSuALSA: A Revolutionary new dance created in NYC by people who love connected dances and highly value good chemistry between partners on the dance-floor. It is the Fusion of Sensual movement such as it is used in both Sensual Bachata and Sensual Zouk with SALSA. People that dance SenSuALSA are rebelling against the Salsa style that feels like a sport. The style where the leader just focuses on how many times they can spin their partners into an endless amount of patterns at times ignoring the music tempo and/or feeling. Many times also ignoring their partners. SenSuALSA focuses on partnering connection above all things. The archaic perception of "Timing is Everything" is slowly being replaced with "Connection is Everything". After all, isn't that what partner dancing is all about?

    SenSuALSA...coming to a nightclub near you"
  2. SnowDancer

    SnowDancer Clave Commander

    I'm afraid. Very afraid. :eek:
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  3. premier

    premier Shine Officer

    I think I might dance sensualsa without even knowing it! :eek:
  4. lidiap

    lidiap Descarga

    Me too! :eek: Although that's just BS advertising. :(
  5. Kromat83

    Kromat83 Sonero

    It's strange how it's promoted as something new when it takes elements from bachata and zouk.
    Is this suppose to be a sensual salsa ?
    It's going to be between salsa and bachata?
    If you want connection, dance kizomba or close bachata.
    Not sure why we need so many other styles, we have enough as it is and it takes years to master one.
  6. SnowDancer

    SnowDancer Clave Commander

    Maybe after I've mastered Bachatango, Reggaezomba, and Chamarengue, I'll take a look at this!
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  7. vit

    vit El Sabroso de Conguero

    I don't like any sentence in a form "<whatever> is everything", so both of above sound equally bad to me
  8. azana

    azana Super Moderator Staff Member

    I don't like any sentence where 'amount' is used to modify a count noun. It can only modify a non-count noun. They should have used 'number of patterns'. :D.

    Of course, we all dance that way, don't we? No connection....
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  9. Offbeat

    Offbeat Maestro 'El Diferente' Canales

    Enough said!
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  10. Al Israel

    Al Israel Tumbao

    LOL, I am an English teacher and that is still over my head!
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  11. LarsM

    LarsM Tumbao

    Is this tongue-in-cheek? Maybe not, since I seem to recall you have a preference for bachata/kizomba. Taking the post on face value, you can easily achieve an amazing connection in salsa as well. You can dance super close in salsa too, but close physical proximity isn't needed - at all - to have an excellent connection with your partner! Sounds like you mistake closeness for connection imo.
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  12. thepresenceon2

    thepresenceon2 Rhythm Deputy

    Where did you find this?
  13. BullitproofSoul

    BullitproofSoul Shine Officer

    Juan Calderon, my old friend from college, and first Salsa instructor, posted it on facebook :)

    Its generated a bit of a buzz
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  14. Groove On

    Groove On Sonero

    I'm wondering what the hell they were dancing before they discovered "Sensual Salsa", because obviously they were doing it completely wrong :facepalm:. Somebody needs to tell them. ;)
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  15. DJ Yuca

    DJ Yuca El Sabroso de Conguero

    Huh???? Why would I need to dance to music I dislike to have connection? Isn't connection an essential element of any partner dance (if danced remotely well)?
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  16. vit

    vit El Sabroso de Conguero

    No, essential element is showing off :D
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  17. Sabrosura

    Sabrosura El Sabroso de Conguero

    Time to get really excited: we have actual video footage of a SenSuALSA class taught by the creator himself!
    A note from him: "the moves didn't have specific counts the class was allowed to interpret the music and go at their own speed and feel their musicality"

  18. gzboston

    gzboston Son

    Good to see this, but I don't hear salsa music, this is definitely bachata kind of thing
  19. terence

    terence Maestro 'Descarga' Cachao

    That's exactly what is taught in modern jive .
  20. vit

    vit El Sabroso de Conguero

    Sound recording is bad, but it seems to be original versions of "Seduce me" and not some bachata or "sensual" remix. I don't like to dance salsa on this song, although it was used from time to time on the (salsa) classes a few years ago by some local instructors, but was gradually forgotten since.
    Maybe it is a good song for what authors of this "salsa ceroc" tried to achieve, but I really don't see a connection between these zouk style moves with mostly zero moving across the floor and music which actually has a rhythm, accents etc and pace of it actually isn't slow
    Problem with dances where you "go with own speed and musicality" (including a "local version" of kizomba in my venue) is that everybody hear music a bit differently. So if you add the fact that these events are usually attended by people that are neither good dancers neither musical, everything usually turns into a disaster ....
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