This week, let us introduce to you one of our Salsa and Modern Bachata solo shines and partner dancer!
Meet Charles! 😎
How did you get into learning Salsa and Bachata in Singapore?
I travelled to Cambodia in 2019, and met a French girl and a Norwegian girl in a hostel. We travelled together and spent a very happy period of time visiting many famous attractions. The French girl had already been travelling around the world for one year, and I was really amazed by her story and her enthusiasm towards life. She told me about Salsa and encouraged me to learn it.
In 2019, there was a very popular song named Senorita by Shawn Mendes and Camila Cabello, which I liked very much. I searched this song on Youtube and found Bachata dance video with Senorita as the background music. I was really moved by the music and the dancing. I told myself that I wanted to learn Bachata.
I googled for a dance studio to learn Salsa and Bachata in Singapore. Luckily I found Caliente Dance Studio which is just across the street where I live. The dance instructors here are very professional.
What is your favorite dance class and why?
My favorite dance class is the performance class, because I made many good friends in this program. In my trial performance class, the dance instructor taught a set of shines and I could not memorize the full choreography. At that point of time, I felt some pressure and was almost ready to give up. The performance team members in the class encouraged me to persist. If not for them, I would have quit and not have so many friends that feels like a family to me now. They have made my life very colourful and we have a great time training, and also hanging out after dance classes together. I have many fond memories of the team.
In the performance class, we spend 6 weeks to learn a set of choreography. The dance instructors will give detailed guidance, and the performance team practiced frequently. I really enjoyed the practice with my performance teammates. Finally, the dance instructors will select a beautiful place to do a film shooting to showcase our performance. It is very fun and rewarding to watch the final video production. I feel a sense of satisfaction and fulfilment because everyone looks really good in the salsa and bachata performance video.
What do you enjoy the most about dancing Salsa and Bachata?
The people and dancers that I met in Caliente Dance Studio. They connected me with dancing and to Singapore. Now I am in love with dancing and Singapore.
What reasons will you give to someone to start learning how to dance Salsa and Bachata?
If you want to meet cool people, come to learn dancing.
If you want to make your life more colorful, come to learn dancing.
If you want to be a cool person, come to learn dancing.
Which Salsa or Bachata song do you like the most?
I like Senorita by Shawn Mendes and Camila Cabello very much. It is this song that first attracted me to learn how to dance Salsa and Bachata in Singapore. I also like Como El Agua by Rotem Cohen FT. Descemer Bueno. The melody sounds very touching.
Whenever and wherever I hear these two songs, I will recall my Caliente friends and the unforgettable time with them in Singapore.
Thank you for sharing your salsa and bachata dance passion with us!
Visit us to try one of our Salsa and/or Bachata Trial Class in Singapore