Question: What do Chris, Mika, Pearcey, Jennyfer, Evert, Marfa, Colin and Constanza (the Canadiana Hostels Gang) have in common with Tom Selleck, Glenn Close, Lou Diamond Phillips, Gloria Estafan, Forest Whiteaker and Jennifer Love Hewitt (the Hollywood Gang)!
Answer: They’ve all been seen Salsa dancing at Babaluu’s in the trendy, upscale Yorkville district of Toronto!
Salsa is the latest dance craze and is to the new millennium what Disco was to the ’70′s or what Line Dancing is to Country Music Fans.
“Salsa” translated literally from the Spanish means, “Sauce”, which suggests its’ style is a little spicy and a little hot! It has its roots in a fusion of dance styles of largely Caribbean origin (Cuba and Puerto Rico) with a strong African influence in both the music and dance.
Every Wednesday night, the hostels event is Salsa Dancing at Babaluu’s. Yorkville is the “in” place of Toronto and the haunt of the rich and famous; so don’t expect cheap drinks and dress smartly for the occasion. But there is no entrance fee and Salsa dancing lessons are included free of charge!
Our lovely Latina ladies Marfa, from Mexico; Jennyfer, from Peru and Constanza, from Chile, all took to Salsa dancing like ducks to water. It is as if it is in their blood! Aussie Sally and Mika from Japan weren’t too shabby either according to reports.
As far as the guys were concerned, the Chilean’s, Patricio, Rodrigo and Alejandro seemed to have the moves as well. As for the rest of the men, Babaluu’s is what might be termed a “target rich environment”! Enough said!
So remember, join us every Wednesday and sign up for Salsa Dancing at Babaluu’s. It’s a heck of a lot of fun and you might even spot a movie star or two!
The gang getting ready to Salsa…..
On the left is our instructor, Anna, originally from Cuba. She makes learning Salsa a lot of fun…..