When my wife and I got married, we did a choreographed wedding dance (yes, I’m one of those guys who likes dancing). We found out we’re great together. It’s one of those things we really enjoy doing as a couple.
When my wife’s friend from Puerto Rico invited us to her wedding, we knew dancing had to be one of our goals. We made sure to schedule a Salsa lesson upon our arrival. Our friend helped us contact Cambio en Clave (www.cambioenclave.com) for us to take a private lesson a couple of days prior to the wedding.
by My Puerto Rico Experience
The bride and groom-to-be joined us, as well as some of their family members and friends. We learned the four-four timing, and how to forward and back break, and pause. The teachers are amazing dancers and very generous with their knowledge. They made me feel like Ricky Martin and my wife looked HOT, like a blonde J.Lo!
I was eager to show my moves, and couldn’t wait until the wedding day. I convinced my wife to go Salsa dancing at a club. I wrote down the names of some of the places the teacher suggested during class (Code Bar, Nuyorican Café, El Taller, Overtime, El Coabey, among others, including one or two hotels). We went to Nuyorican Café in Old San Juan because it was within walking distance from our hotel. We stayed at El Convento, which was an amazing hotel.
This place is awesome! We went on a Wednesday night, and it was packed. Although the dance floor is too small, the dancing is non-stop. The live music is loud and amazing. My wife and I had a great time. We danced together and with other people. Puerto Ricans are friendly! We also learned more Salsa steps. The experience was really fun. Seeing my wife dance and laugh made me fall in love with her all over again.
At the wedding, we looked like maniacs on the dance floor. Non-stop dancing, all night long! Our friend’s wedding party was at Condado Vanderbilt, a luxury hotel in Puerto Rico, so we were all dressed up. People were calling us “the Salsa king and queen”. What a fun night!
If you are planning to go on a trip to Puerto Rico, and you like to dance, I strongly encourage you to schedule a Salsa lesson and take these new moves as your most valuable souvenirs.