When I got into dance I personally experienced the difference that in made in my life and others. In my travels I was able to connect with many through the language of dance, and gain a sense of the larger global community that I was part of. However, I began to see that while Ithaca has a salsa community, as does Rochester, Binghamton, Syracuse…there isn’t much movement of people between these local/regional locales. In the hopes of doing something to change that I organized my first weekend workshop in Feb of this year.
I brought down Vic Hadar from NYC to conduct a series of workshops on the last Saturday in February. It was an unqualified success with people from all the above areas coming to Ithaca to learn and later to social dance together.