Eddie Torres @ iHeartMambo (San Francisco) Insights into dancing and life

Written by on March 23, 2018

It was 1997 when I first came across a training video tape of Eddie Torres while studying in Mexico City. I watched it and I was fascinated with how simple he was able to break down patterns and his depth of understanding about musicality, as well as how respectful he was treating both his partner and congero — “Musica maestro, please!”

I had the pleasure to attend iHeartMambo (San Francisco) a couple of weeks ago and met the man that started the mambo movement here in the United States as well as promoted around the world.

Humble in nature and aware of the diverse methods of dancing and teaching he took the time to share some of his personal insights on dancing and life at this awesome event.

“Dance, I believe is a gift from God […] to deal with all the hardships of this life.” — Eddie Torres Sr.

Feel free to enjoy it and share the passion of dancing with all your friends!

More about Eddie Torres from Wikipedia:
Eddie Torres (born July 3, 1950), also known as “The Mambo King”, is a salsa dance instructor.[1] Torres’ technique developed from various sources including Afro-Cuban son, mambo, and North American jazz dance. [2] He is one of the more popular dancers of New York style salsa. He is famous for his way of dancing and teaching salsa, with the female starting to move forward (always On 2 timing).[3] Torres’ style can be contrasted with the more showy Los Angeles style.[4]

Eddie has been dancing and teaching salsa for over four decades, he has trained thousands of dancers[citation needed], including some of the most important dancers and instructors of the Big Apple and all over the planet like Delille Thomas (Mambo D), Wilton Beltre (the founder of Santo Rico Dance Company), Adolfo Indacochea, Franklin Diaz, Frankie Martinez, Arieh Alexander, and Seaon Bristol[citation needed]. He also has a children’s dance program that teaches approximately three hundred students a year.[citation needed]

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