"Salsa will change your life"...

...is the slogan of the Salsafestival in Zurich. Indeed I am using Salsa to introduce softer elements in my work/endurance and mountain sport dominated life:

Date Event
March 2018 Tour und  Tanz (Skitourinng and Salsa in Davos)
December 2017 / January 2018 3 weeks of Salsa Dancing and traveling in Cuba (1 week in Santiago de Cuba, Vi˝ales, Cayo Largo, Havana) (pictures)
February 2017 Tour und Tanz (Skitouring and Salsa Week in Kandersteg)
December 2016 / January 2017 2 weeks of Salsa Dancing in Santiago de Cuba
- Morning: 3 hours of classes: 1. hour Son, 2. hour (Merengue, Kizomba, Rumba, Pilon, ChaChaCha, etc.) 3. hour Salsa
- Afternoon: in second week 2 hours of private classes
- Evening: ca. 8 evenings out with the dance instructors
October 2016 Tour und Tanz (Rock Climbing and Salsa Week in Pietra Ligure, Italy)
June 2016 Salsaschiff Zug
March 2016 Tour und Tanz (Skitouring and Salsa Week in Sedrun)
February 2016 Salsafestival Switzerland
February 2016 Rueda at Salsa Libre in Innsbruck / Austria
December 2015 / January 2016 2 weeks of Salsa Dancing in Santiago de Cuba
- Morning: 3 hours of classes: 1. hour Son, 2. hour (Merengue, Kizomba, Rumba, Pilon, ChaChaCha, etc.) 3. hour Salsa
- Afternoon: in second week 2 hours of private classes
- Evening: ca. 8 evenings out with the dance instructors
October 2013 Cuban Salsa evening in the Mustang Bar, Northbridge, Perth, Western Australia
August 2013 Salsa@Sunset Rosinli
December 2012 /January 2013 Nine days of Salsa Dancing in Havanna, Cuba:
- Daytime: 3 hours of classes, often followed by Salsa matin├ęes
- Night: Excercising the (new) moves in clubs in Havanna together with the Cuban dance partners
- Pictures
October 2012 A full week of Salsa Dancing in Mallorca:
- Daytime: classes from 11:00 to 18:00 on the seaside terrasses of Marina Luz Hotel.
- Night: Exercising the (new) moves in clubs around Palma

Overall a great exeprience with great people which gave me a lot of confidence about my dancing.
July 2012 First evening on the Salsa boat on lake Zurich
February 2012 First participation in the Swiss Salsa Congress (Salsafestival Switzerland). The change from the classroom with slowed down music to this world class event with 5,000 dancers on 6 dance floors was quite an experience, comparable to a regional league football player finding himself suddenly in the European Champions League
November 2011 Begin of my Salsa classes in Switzerland at Salsaol´┐Ż. Here I was very privileged to get allocated a great dancing partner with whom the learning is a lot of fun
August 2011 Iniciation of my Salsa classes in Cuenca Ecucaor at Salserios. Here I got a very thorough introduction with rhythm exercises for the first five classes. Johnny, the Salsa professor, is not only a very thorough teacher but also an inspiration for Salsa (quote):
Original Spanish:
"Bailar es un deporte, es un arte, no es saber los mejores pasos, es saber usar lo que tienes, no es ser el primero ni el ´┐Żltimo en una competencia, es superarte siempre a ti mismo, bailar es ser feliz con lo que haces, no para impresionar, sino para expresar..."
English Translation:
"Dancing is a sport, it is an art, it is not about knowing the greatest moves, it is about knowing to use those you have, it is not about being the first or last in a competicion, it is about becoming better, dancing is about being happy with what you have, not about impressing but about expressing..."

My current Salsa favourites

Title Comments
Show Me Salsa cover version by Alex Wilson
Higher Love Salsa cover version bx Alex Wilson
Abre que voy Miguel Enriquez y Los Van Van

Lists of clubs visited

Club Link
Gala, Santa Ponsa, Mallorca http://www.galamallorca.com/
BAT Club, Palma, Mallorca http://www.facebook.com/pages/Bat-Club/153239311426536
Music Lounge D-0, Palma, Mallorca  
Waveouse, Magaluf, Mallorca (Beach Party) http://www.wavehousemallorca.com/
Mood's Beach Club, Portals, Mallorca http://www.moodbeach.com/
Victory's, Palma, Mallorca http://www.victorys.net/
xTra, Zurich, Switzerland http://www.x-tra.ch/
Kiste Baden http://planetasalsa.ch/kalender/kalender.php?kal_Aktion=detail&kal_Popup=1&kal_Nummer=3178
Salsa Ol´┐Ż Easy Friday www.salsaole.ch
Salsa Studio www.salsastudio.ch