Hey Salseros/Salseras, So I thought it would be a good idea for people to list who they've danced with that are, in their opinions, "Salsa-Celebs". Now this person doesn't have to be a really famous person in the Salsa scene. It could range from someone that you see all the time on internet videos, at numerous Congresses, socials, or it could be someone who is well known and travels all over the world for their great talent...they could even be a World Salsa Champion! Just list the people that you have danced with that fall under this "Salsa-Celeb" category and write when and where you first danced with them (If you can remember ). What you thought about the dance. Was it more than you expected? Did You expect more? Was it smooth as ice? Was it super-complicated/difficult or nerve-wrecking? Even what song it was too (also if you remember) DETAILS !! Also, if you've just recently danced with another "Salsa-Celeb", give us an update! I'll give it a go! 1) Vianette Silva (Clavekazi, Washington, DC)...(Formerly of Salsa Heat, Orlando, FL) I haven't been in the salsa seen for too long...almost a year now, so I didn't really know of her. I had first danced with her at one of the Clavekazi socials. I was somewhat a beginner then, so to me...it was nice. She was a lot of fun and quite awesome. She seemed to have a good time, and of course, all the beginner turn patterns I used she followed through nicely. I realized who she was once i saw a clip of her dancing with Salsa Heat at the 2006 LA Salsa Congress. Once I saw the clip, I thought to myself, "I DANCED WITH HER?!?". lol. After that, I would see her often at the CK (Clavekazi) socials. Since I was still learning, the dances could've been better IMO. She would always let me know politely if I was doing something wrong such as "NO THUMBS", "STAY CLOSE AFTER A CBL...NOT TOO FAR", "TURN A LITTLE HARDER"...all the basics imo The most recent dance I had with her, imo, was on POINT! It was to the song "Viva Cepeda - Cal Tjader". She was smiling, it was smooth, and the song was off da hook. IT WAS GOOD!! lol After the dance, as always after a dance, I said "Thanks", and she said "No, thank YOU!"...I was kinda happy 2) Julissa Cruz (Salsa Heat, Orlando, FL) Julissa came to VA this past July for a summer salsa fest with Gordon Neil. I remember saying that it was a pleasure meeting her right before i danced with her...i know...DORK! lol. I wasn't that nervous, but when the song started and when we began to move...it was off from there. It was a really fun dance man! She's so light to lead. I think she had a good time, solely basing myself on the fact that it sounded like she said in the middle of the dance, "GET IT BOY!" haha. I took some pics with her and Gordon Neil, and danced a cha-cha with her. It was nice. 3) Luz Rodriguez (Clavekazi, Washington, DC) I've danced with Luz plenty of times, so i really can't remember when the first time was that I danced with her. She's super fun to dance with and always lets me know that I'm getting better...that's always nice to hear. She got skills on the dance floor and she always seems like she's enjoying herself. well those are my experiences with "Salsa-Celebs"...what about yours?