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.
In Latin America, "Salsa Music" is a business, but "Salsa dancing" is not a business.
Ouside Latin America, "Salsa dancing" is business but "Salsa Music" is not.
This is so evident that in Latin America there is less knowledge about the vatiety of salsa dancing(On1,On2, Casino, etc) styles, pro dancers, but more knowledge about the bands, singers, musicians, etc. Outside Latin America is the opposite.
I have covered this in several treads but everything that your teacher, DJ, Owners (club, dance studio), party organizers, do is based on the business side of things.
Frankie Negron was in my city recently for a presentation in a club (a rare visit) and only 1 of the 5 schools in my city made students aware of it. why? the business. and I could go on and on with samples things like this like teachers bad mouthing other styles, clubs, schools, etc.
it's a business.