Our New LATIN DANCE SERIES WITH LUIS SALGADO Will Warm Up Your Body And Your Soul!

15 Nov

Professional dance reality shows like Dancing With the Stars are inspiring dancers but also housewives and couples around the world to learn Latin dance as a hobby, exercise program or fun activity to do with other people. Needless to say, love and appreciation for Latin dance has become mainstream over the last few years. Tezoro Productions, has caught on to this consumer trend and released a five-part DVD and online video Latin Dance series with esteemed talented Film and Broadway star, Luis Salgado.

These DVDs are perfect for dancers who need to learn the basics of Latin dances as well as for non-dancers who’d like to have fun with their partner and/or friends. Our Latin Dance DVDs with Luis Salgado are also great to entertain children – as well as adults ūüôā during birthday parties and other celebrations!

We recently had the pleasure to interview Luis. Check out what he had to say!

Tezoro: What’s the advice you would give to someone approaching Latin dances for the first time?

Luis: For me, the first thing you need to know about Latin dance is how it connects with our hearts and our souls. The rhythms are all grounded, rooted, so you must connect with the floor and open up in your chest. It’s a great way to build basic musical knowledge, the rhythms we teach in our collection evolve from the clear beats “on one” to the trickier “on two” beats and if you keep smiling while you approach the steps everything will start to make sense. By the time you work on a lyrical or harder jazz combination the Latin rhythms have given you the body awareness and confidence you need.

Tezoro: What’s your favorite Latin dance and why?

Luis: My favorite Latin dance is good flavored Salsa that provides many sensations, a salsa with a good “Clave” that all of the sudden jumps into a more funky feeling filled with Plena beats. One group I love is DLG because they often fuse their Salsa rhythms in the way that I love.

Tezoro: How did you start and develop your career? In your opinion what’s the main thing that allowed you to get where you are now?

Luis: Honestly the very first thing I learned was folklore like Plena, Bomba, Seis. These rhythms from Puerto Rico have made me an artist because they gave me the basics and access to a world of possibilities within the arts. That is why I am so passionate about using and sharing them as a basis for movement. Knowing where you come from and celebrating it is a big key to the success one can achieve. “KNOW THYSELF” says the scripture and I am blessed to know who I am through my dance and movement.

Tezoro: Can you tell us about your Non-Profit organization R.Evolución Latina?

Luis: R.Evoluci√≥n Latina is an extension of who I am and what I believe, it’s a way of saying THANK YOU to my culture while helping others find themselves. We empower the Artistic Community to then inspire growth within our Latino community. It is a constant celebration of being who we are and using art as a way to find individual and collective growth. My new dream in collaboration with Tezoro Productions is being able to share our DVDs with kids that don’t always have access to dance or the Arts, so I am trying to find ways to bring this DVD to the schools and programs that need extra support to help kids stay involved in the Arts and in turn find confidence in themselves. I know the impact of the Arts and dance through first hand experience and R.Evoluci√≥n Latina helps me pay it forward and serve my community with what I love the most, ART!



Get one or more TEZORO’S LATIN DANCE DVDS¬†and SAVE $5 on each. REGULAR PRICE $39.95 –> DISCOUNTED PRICE $34.95.



Five, 60-minute Beginner DVDs:



-Cha-Cha MAMBO



You can also access Tezoro‚Äôs Latin Dance Series¬†through on-demand, online video as low as $15.95 (streaming or download).¬† The wide skill range of Latin dance exercises are tailored to meet the needs of trained dancers, dance teachers, moms and even kids!¬† Professional dancers can use the Latin Dance Series to expand their repertoire, couples can learn Latin dance together to spice up ‚Äúdate night‚ÄĚ, or families can exercise with a Latin flare.¬† The Tezoro Latin Dance Series is really meant for everyone!

All Tezoro DVDs and on-demand videos are available at www.liveatbroadwaydancecenter.com.  Whether you prefer traditional DVDs or the flexibility of new on-demand options, you will find the perfect dance instruction and exercise for you and your family at Tezoro Productions.

About Luis Salgado

Luis played “Jose” and served as Latin Assistant Choreographer of the Broadway Musical “In The Heights – BEST MUSICAL 2008 at the Tony Awards. He is currently performing on Broadway as “Malik” in Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown.‚ÄĚ Other shows include The Mambo Kings, Fame on 42nd Street and Aida. Film Credits include: Step Up 2 The Streets (Alejandro). Dirty Dancing 2 (Diego Luna’s Dance Double), Enchanted, Across the Universe, American Gangster and The Great Observer. Luis has assisted choreographer Maria Torres in the film Enchanted and Jamal Sims in Step Up 2 the Streets.¬† Luis is the director of R.Evolucion Latina – DARE TO GO BEYOND!, an artistic movement that celebrates the lives, careers, triumphs and existence of all Latino artists in and out of the New York Performing Art Community.

Luis has recently choreographed Roberto Clemente Story, a new musical written and directed by Luis Caballero. The musical opened on November 11th in the new TEATRO SEA in New York City (107, Suffolk Street, Manhattan) and it will run until December 4th.

Read more: http://broadwayworld.com/article/Luis-Salgado-will-choreograph-Roberto-Clemente-Story-20110822#ixzz1dK2uZR6O

The show presents the story of legendary pelotero, first PR and Latin American who entered the Hall of Fame of Baseball and scored 3,000 hits. He died December 31st 1972, in a tragic airplane crash in a trip to Nicaragua with food and medicines.

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