Category Archives: Salsa

Episode #3 – Teaching Maria to Dance Salsa

In Episode #3 of “Teaching Comics to Dance Salsa” I give a lesson to dear long-time friend, genius comic Maria Bamford!  Maria and I touch on “LA Style Salsa” vs. “New York Style Salsa,” the intimate nature of partner dance, body … Continue reading

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Salsa Teachers

My friend Solomon helped me out with my pitch for the NBC Playground Submission.  It’s kind of a snowball’s-chance-in-hell situation, but we had a blast making this.

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I Do This Thing Where I Go Salsa Dancing For 45 Minutes And Then Beat The Hell Out Of There

I do this thing. Technically, it’s called “salsa.” It involves another person.  People get very excited when I mention it.  They sometimes assume that I grind against short Latino men while wearing a Vegas stripper costume.  (That was only the … Continue reading

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I Spilled My Guts About Salsa On The Dork Forest Podcast

Hilarious comic, renaissance woman, creator of The Dork Forest and long-time friend Jackie Kashian interviewed me about my life as a salsa dancer for the TDP podcast on October 24, 2012. I spilled my guts. I couldn’t retrieve them.  Now … Continue reading

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I Would Call It “The Great Gatsby” But It’s Been Taken

I’ve been “working” (writing + a lot of talking about writing) on this book about salsa dancing for almost five years.  I would have scrapped the project long ago and vowed never to write a book again, but every single … Continue reading

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He’s Dancing His Way Back To Me…Go Away!

Last night I went to see my friend’s brother DJ at Zanzibar in Santa Monica.  I used to go to Zanzibar religiously for salsa dancing until I realized Life Lesson #158: Never get to know the people you dance with. It will ruin the dance … Continue reading

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I Can’t Talk About Salsa With You

“Salsa is a sexy dance,” says Guy I Just Met. “Yes. Yes, it is,” I reply. “Have you noticed that?” “I’m sorry. I don’t want to be rude, but I can’t talk about salsa anymore. I spent two years writing … Continue reading

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“How I Learned To Dance Salsa And Stop Taking Crapola”

Possible new title for my book. Not sure…too subtle? I’m not sure it matters. Unless my book includes a step-by-step analysis about how to find a husband, it won’t see the light of a printed press. Every book about partner … Continue reading

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Notes From The Salsa-Ground

Beginning the process of becoming a salsa dancer (or a “salsera) is not unlike falling in love. In those first months Salsa, or rather “Salsa!” can do no wrong. Music, dancing, excitement, men…during the work week, no less. No, I … Continue reading

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Summer Dancing

“When I see people in wheel chairs watching us dance, I feel bad for ever feeling sorry for myself,” I told Salsa Guy Who Is Sometimes Cool. “Whenever I see old people watching me dance I feel like I’m dancing … Continue reading

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Adjustments

Four years ago, I threw down $110 on a my first pair of suede salsa shoes. Those shoes announced to the world that I was a salsa dancer, and separated me from the throngs of women in ergonomic disaster. Since … Continue reading

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