Salsa in Spain

Discussion in 'Just Dance' started by Sabrosura, Feb 24, 2016.

  1. Sabrosura

    Sabrosura El Sabroso de Conguero

    I'm hoping that we have some members who live in or have spent time in Spain (@canei ?) who can tell me a bit about the salsa scene there.

    I assume the major salsa cities are Madrid, Barcelona and Sevilla? I know there are a lot of Cubans in Spain, so is casino generally more popular than linear? Is on2 danced in any of the major cities?

    Thanks :)
     
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  2. Smejmoon

    Smejmoon El Sabroso de Conguero

    Most def there is on2 in Madrid. I can give you some contacts.
    Try tango in Sevilla. :)
     
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  3. Sabrosura

    Sabrosura El Sabroso de Conguero

    Thanks! Yes, please send contacts :) I remember you were raving about Spanish dancers at congresses :)

    What about Barcelona, any idea of the salsa scene there?
     
  4. Smejmoon

    Smejmoon El Sabroso de Conguero

    Are you coming to Europe?

    Tromboranga is from Barcelona.
     
  5. Sabrosura

    Sabrosura El Sabroso de Conguero

    I'm planning my summer internship and Europe is an option, right now I'm thinking Italy or Spain, but Spain would be better because I'm fluent in Spanish already. Though I do love Rome :)

    Salsa won't be the main criteria for the internship location of course, I'm just curious at the moment what the possibilities are :) And I'm also starting to think longer term, stay in NYC or move back to Europe to be closer to family and have better quality of life (ie work less than 80 hours a week...). And by Europe I really only mean Spain or Italy or Netherlands, but not sure I want to learn Dutch :p , so that leaves Italy and Spain. And if my bf eventually moves with me to Europe, Spain would be much better option since he is Cuban :)
     
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  6. Smejmoon

    Smejmoon El Sabroso de Conguero

    Congratulations! While Milan is probably World Salsa Capital, I don't think they have much salsa dancing in Italy, mostly performancing. :D :D :D
     
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  7. Sabrosura

    Sabrosura El Sabroso de Conguero

    I think the Cuban scene in Rome is good from what I hear, but I have not personally danced there.
     
  8. locoycontento

    locoycontento Changui

    There was once a good linear school in Barcelona. Not sure if still there. Couldn't see it when googled. But if you search for "salsa linea Barcelona" then you get list of schools. There's lot of Cuban in clubs (socials are all in bars and clubs) and some low level linear, almost all on1. Great city. Great food. Would love to live there. No jobs though. Best for dancing on2 and getting decent job is Netherlands.
     
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  9. Sabrosura

    Sabrosura El Sabroso de Conguero

    Thanks!

    Yes I loved dancing in Amsterdam, Dutch leads are awesome :)

    Now if only they spoke a different language... :p (I know everyone in Amsterdam speaks English, but I assume you still need to learn Dutch if you want to have a good job there.)
     
  10. tocatimba

    tocatimba Shine Officer

    For a large casino (AND SON!) dancing scene and an almost insane party culture, the Canaries are incredible ... especially Tenerife. The Canaries and Cuba have a long long shared cultural tradition. The Spanish even sounds similar. Barcelona has many venues for casino dancing ... in general the music isn't that great. Jorge Camaguey's school is there (lamentably) so there are lots of very badly trained casineros in the area. Wonderful city though. I'm always willing to spend time in BCN.
     
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  11. Sabrosura

    Sabrosura El Sabroso de Conguero

    I just googled some Tenerife photos and am having an eyegasm :D

    Now if only I can find a public health job there! :)
     
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  12. DJ Yuca

    DJ Yuca El Sabroso de Conguero

    I have a friend in Alicante who told me that she gave up attending salsa classes and parties (slot style) as the scene had become monopolised by - can you guess? - bachata and kizomba. As I have said elsewhere: 'sensual' really is the in thing.

    I don't know how typical that is of the rest of Spain.
     
  13. DJ Yuca

    DJ Yuca El Sabroso de Conguero

    You know Spanish people have a pretty strange way of speaking Spanish? (As mentioned above, it's not so bad in Las Canarias.)
     
  14. Sabrosura

    Sabrosura El Sabroso de Conguero

    Yep I am not a big fan of "classic" Spanish accent (Madrid Spanish), but I like other Spanish accents -- the Spanish spoken in Andalucia (Sevilla) is very similar to Latin American Spanish, i.e. much more "clean" sounding than Madrid Spanish, without all the toungue-between-teeth sounds :p I also like the Catalan Spanish accent (e.g. Barcelona) and the Pais Vasco one. But my favorite is the Andaluz one :) (haven't been to Las Canarias yet)

    Also, they say Cuban Spanish is the hardest Spanish to understand, so now that I've made some good progress with that after the 4 months in Cuba (which will probably turn into 5-6 by the end of this year :) ), I think I can go live in any Spanish-speaking place :D
     
  15. DJ Yuca

    DJ Yuca El Sabroso de Conguero

    I'm sure you'll have no problem understanding and being understood. My comment was mostly in jest however people may find your grammar and vocabulary a bit strange and quite possibly correct you, if you haven't learnt Spanish Spanish. (E.g. if you use Uds. instead of vosotros. This is what I've been told by Latins over there, and experienced myself to a limited extent - despite the fact that I've not actually been there. Yet)
     
  16. DJ Yuca

    DJ Yuca El Sabroso de Conguero

    Btw I have been informed by a number of Latins that the Spanish in Chile is the hardest to understand of anywhere in the world, and far harder to understand than the Spanish in Cuba. Not only do they speak very fast, they have a lot of vocabulary that doesn't exist anywhere else. I don't just mean slang.
     
  17. Smejmoon

    Smejmoon El Sabroso de Conguero

    I think it's a place to retire or remote work for a while.
     
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  18. Sabrosura

    Sabrosura El Sabroso de Conguero

    Or just hop to for a weekend if you live close enough in Spain :)
     
  19. Sabrosura

    Sabrosura El Sabroso de Conguero

    Yeah, actually all my college Spanish classes were with professors from Spain (I ended up taking a lot of advanced Spanish classes, including a course on Spanish teaching methodology, so by my final year I realized I could add a "Spanish minor" to my degree :) ), so I can probably revive my "vosotros" etc. pretty quickly. But the tongue-between-teeth sounds, I hate them :p (My Andalucia professor was my favorite :) )
     
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  20. tocatimba

    tocatimba Shine Officer

    Cada vez que un canario dice vosotros muere un baifo .... :)
     
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