May be I am imagining but I think there is a distinct lack of leadership in salsa dancing community. Whether it is at international level or very local level. I am not advocating any structure but rather a lack of voice from those who could lend one. Of course I am narrowing it to dancing only. When I compare it to the other social dancing communities, which salsa dwarfs easily, it becomes even more glaring. Think for yourself, if there is any other blog or source that you visit for salsa dancing other than salsa forums. Including YouTube, which seems only for watching the videos of others dancing. Yes, there were some websites which did some interviews with the leading lights. Many salsa dancers look upto various so called salsa stars. But beyond teaching patterns or shines, what do they do? The professionals in other fields put a lot more effort in being influencers and providing thought leadership whether via blogs or other form of interactions. Isn’t it surprising that we don’t know of any regular blog from the known international stars. There was a time when the cities like SF, LA and NYC had local discussion sites where everyone (or most of the influential dancers) use to participate. After the ascent of FB, those sites went away or died of neglect. A few known names have at sometime contributed to discussion on the SF. But that has been far and few inbetween. In terms of collective wealth of knowledge and wisdon, SF is an amazing source. There very few other activities related sites that can match the breadth and depth of knowledge on the SF (Audio-Visual, Cars and Photography, are a few that come to mind). Yet I can bet the farm that the most stars, organizers and instructors in the salsa dancing world are probably not even aware of its existence. It can't be that hard to miss. When you go and search about some aspect of salsa dancing on Google, first few results are usually SF pages. I rarely seen any dialogue being fostered, whether at festivals or at local levels. Is it lack of intellectual curiosity or is the salsa dance world full of salsa prophets. This lack of leadership has side effects like a very poor instructors trading their crafts to mediocre level of dancing to lack of appreciation for live music. .