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Salsa dance videos from the Salsa Vida team

Song: “Quítate de la Via Perico” by Ismael Rivera This is a fun video we shot in front of the San José Museum of Art in downtown San Jose. The choreography is a section of a piece choreographed by my dance partner, Alyssa Aguilar, for her dance team, Valle Flora Social Club. Many of our …

Song: “Vente Negra” by Calle Vapor The concept behind this video was simple, but it ended up taking way longer to complete than we ever expected. We are lucky enough to live just an hour drive from the ragged coast of California, and for this video we wanted to do a piece dancing at the …

Song: “Unidad” by La Excelencia 2020 has been one of the most politically divided years ever in the United States, with protests, riots, and racism making an already chaotic pandemic year worse. For this video we decided we wanted to create something in the spirit of July 4th (Independence Day), with a red, white and …

Song: “Cao Cao Maní Picao” by Celia Cruz & Tito Puente We had a lot of fun shooting this video in front of the many iconic murals in San Jose! San Jose often doesn’t get enough credit as a cultural center compared to other cities in the Bay Area like San Francisco, Oakland, and Berkeley, …

Song: “Sin Tecnica No Hay Tecnica” by Tony Avila This is one of the first salsa videos we made after the pandemic started. After months of lockdowns we got tired of recording ourselves in our apartments, and decided to do a video outdoors. We dusted off some baby blue costumes we had from old routines …

Song: “Jusiticia” by Eddie Palmieri & Ismael Quintana As if 2020 couldn’t get worse enough, an unarmed black man, George Floyd, was brutally murdered by Minneapolis police leading to widespread protests and riots across the country. The following weeks led to a truly distopian scene even all the way out on the West Coast, with …