After two month in Cali I was hooked. I had to come back to learn more. So I went back to Berlin to organize some stuff and came back in May 2017. I continued my training with Ronald but I also started caleña group training at Combinacion Rumbera.
I loved it there. This school is different. The atmosphere, the training. These are the most amazing people running this school. So open minded, so care taking of everyone who wants to learn salsa. And they are soooo successfull. 2017 they won the Mundial de Salsa here in Cali in many categories. Check it out here – they are spectacular.
Back to ballet at a salsa school in Cali
I also started ballet training there with the fabulous Edwin Quintero which really helped me a lot. Although I’m right now in Cali and I can’t train with them at the weekend (bc of work) I will definitely go back soon.
My classes with Emilse Montero – a queen of hip movement
I also had some private classes at Combination with Daniel and the fabulous Emilse Montero – who has btw won the Mundial de Salsa last year with her partner Jerson in the category cabaret. Check them out here – they are fabulous.
So here is a video of our training. Basic step again ha ha. But a lot of focus on hip movement.
It looks easy but it isn’t. The secret of salsa caleña is hidden in the hips. Missing my classes with the fabulous @emilsemontero from @combinacionrumbera. Can’t wait to go back to #cali ….. Parece muy fácil pero el secreto de salsa caleña está en la cadera. Extraño mis clases con la única y maravillosa Emilse ❤️ de Combi Rumbera. No puedo esperar a regresar a CALI. #salsacaleña
First little salsa performance after many years of non-dancing
And finally in July we performed at the internal competition of Combinacion Rumbera. This was the first time performing for over 17 years for me and the first time in general with a salsa group. I loved the experience and the improvisation part was fun too.