Welcome to our second October “Know Your Salseros”. YA Salsa has been providing a glimpse into getting to know some salsa dancers each month. Who else is important in this wonderful, passionate salsa dance scene besides the dancers?
Our dancer this month is the beautiful Lisandra Quiñones, who is Puerto Rican, but didn’t learn to dance until moving to Michigan.
Where did you grow up?
I’m originally from Rochester, NY
How long have you been dancing?
I have been dancing salsa for 3 years now and I will never stop!
What is your favorite type of Latin dance, and why?
My favorite type of Latin dance is definitely salsa on2, and bachata is a very close second! I enjoy the music of both dances and love expressing the music through dance.
Where did you learn?
I learned @ Dance Revolution in Ann Arbor with Laura Geldys. Her classes are so much fun and I love how she exposes her students to different types of dance and encourages her students to not only learn the dance moves, but also to listen to the music. Also it’s important to feel, share and express the music through dance.
What is an interesting fact that people don’t know about you? (Until now!)
The fact that even though I am Puerto Rican, I grew up listening to salsa and merengue, and lived in an area with a large Puerto Rican population, I did not learn how to dance salsa until I moved to Michigan!