Monday, July 27, 2009 10:49 AM
Hey Charlotte Salsa Maniacs,
I am delighted to let you know that Charlotte Salsa Maniacs has a new assistant organizer to help us expand the services of what we provide. That person is Eura Tunstall. She is a long time Salsera who loves the dance and this community. She has agreed to:
1. The Calendar: maintain the Calendar so that we are always up to date on what's going on in Latin dance.
In this regard, All instructors and promotors on this our Charlotte Salsa Maniacs site, please email your events, your announcements, etc. to us. This way Eura, myself or other members of the growing Charlotte Salsa Maniacs team, can get them on the calendar. While you can send those announcements to me, I will forward them to Eura, so you can just send them to EURA to begin with, and cc me if you like. We value what you do and mean to our community, and we want the people to know about you and your work. Thanks. By the way, Eura has already started working on the calendar. Take a look.
2. Charlotte Salsa Maniacs Caravan.
We will continue to visit venues and give our own events. I have many requests from restaurants, dance studios, civic groups giving events, senior citizen homes, recreation centers, etc who want to us to visit or give an event on their premises. In order to accomplish these goals, I have sought your help. Come forward and help if you like. Anytime you can give will be fine. In any case, we are resuming the Caravan visits so we can do more than our weekly visits to Cosmos. EURA will be leading a Caravan to Apostrophe tomorrow. The details will be announced this afternoon.
3. Inside Charlotte - TV
My show Inside Charlotte is growing and attracting lots of attention and lots of great people. We started episode one with Leo, then last week we shot episodes two and three. Episode 2 featuring Classical Argentine Tango with Charlotte's TANGO King, Daniel Arredondo and members of the Charlotte Tango Society.
In episode 3, we featured, Tango Nuevo and Performance Tango and Salsa too. This was done with Charlotte Salsa's Rodrigo & Wendy. Rodrigo is two time NC latin dance champion, and it shows. They did dance performances in Salsa and Tango Nuevo, that will blow you away.
Eura has joined the Inside Charlotte Team as an Associate Producer, and Jess Alps has joined our team as well. Along with many of you like Cassandra, Bonnie and others (including some men helpers too), whose help has been tremendously valuable. If you have an idea for Inside Charlotte, please let me know. Ballroom community... we will start our series on you this fall. Steve, Tony of Queen City Ballroom, both on this website, we are coming your way soon. We will be in touch to get on your calendar. American Ballroom Tango must be represented as well as all the other great dances you teach. And Salsa Wheel, we will get to that soon as well.
4. Facebook - Inside Charlotte
We will be posting the episodes (after they have aired) on our Inside Charlotte Faceboook page. Please join and become a fan. You will see all the episodes, the behind the scenes stories, and more. Last time we filmed the show, Jess did all the behind the scenes interviews and camera work. Thanks Jess. You done good (vernacular for well done...ya dig).
5. Tales from the Dance Floor
Each week I intend to release an essay, a short story, entitled: Tales from the Dance floor. You know me, it will will bring your mind and heart to the dance floor, and you will see as it occurs. In fact, in time, Tales from the DAnce floor will come to you like theatre. We are going to give you audio... you can listen hear or download and listen in your car. We are going to be in your head. I call this "audio visions." Look forward it starting in August. If you have interest in participating let me know. We have assembled actors, musicians, drummers , sinngers, spoken word poets, and dancers especially, who can't wait to blow your mind. Won't you join us. We might even video an audio vision episode for Inside Charlotte.
Well that's enough for now. We are only beginning. Soon we wil have thousands of members on this website, this community. All of us who are here now, are the pioneers, we are the shapers of what the future will bring. So, feel free to help. Invite your friends and organizations to join. Most of all, we have gifts from our Creator. But our gifts (as I say in my book - Reflections in the Key of Life- ) are not just to and for us, they are through us for the benefit of others. Share your gift with us. As actor Danny Glover said: "Cherish your gift." The parable of talents reminds us what happens when we don't . Use it or lose it. Use it and it will flourish and multiply. More to come. I love you people...we lovers of dance, lovers of life, and who love sharing our loves with others - you are so special, and I am honored to be among you. Where are my people? I have found many of them among you.
See you on the dance floor,
"the Cat in the Hat"