Wednesday, July 14, 2010


In typical Ammama (grandmother) fashion, she has gone above and beyond to ensure that I get to dip my feet into a variety of things here. So I was surprised when she asked me that I do a Salsa tutorial for her senior citizens ladies club, but I was also very excited. I took a Salsa class back in the US and really loved it, so getting to teach it was a very exciting, but also daunting process.

I wanted the lesson to be extremely professional and well done, so I spent a long time preparing for it. I made sure that I had the steps I was going to teach down, and I spent hours carefully selecting the music. In fact, I put a little spin on this lesson. Rather than doing the typical Latin American music, I selected popular Hindi Film songs, because I figured they would be more relatable to the people I was going to teach.

The class went off magnificently! I couldn’t have been happier with how things turned out. Everyone seemed to have a great time, and even I had a blast! I was so happy with how everyone participated and at least tried to do some of the steps, and they really seemed to enjoy the music. It was really a gala time, and I am so happy Ammama asked me to do this. The ladies were all so friendly and warm and kept thanking me after the lesson was over. We concluded the meeting with a delicious lunch eaten at the scenic Chiran Fort club. All in all, it was a great way to start the day!

In addition to the pictures, I have also included the outline of the steps I taught at the lesson. I gave each of the ladies a copy of this outline, just in case they wanted to refer back to it, and practice their Salsa in the future!


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  2. Que Bueno!!!! A mi me gusta que tu esenaste salsa en Hyderabad. Tu esta muy linda y muy alta en los fotos. Me gusta su ropas y su zapatos. Vei en el fotsos que las Senoras y tu disfrutaron las lecciones.
    Te quiero

  3. My goodness if you had not recorded all the things you have done in the last 4 weeks no one would believe that you could do so much.

    Looks like the ladies had a fun time. Glad you picked Indian music for the Salsa, smart girl.

    How come you are towering out the ladies there...All I see is your looong legs! Guess thats what Dad commented above in Spanish.

    Love you,