Group salsa trip to Bulgaria
March 18, 2008 § Leave a comment
We left on Thursday morning,… ok almost afternoon… drove to Vienna, took a plane from there to Bulgaria and arrived in Sofia late night. We had to make a few stops on our way of course and if you travel with a group of salseros, making a stop means dancing at least two songs of Rueda de Casino!! 🙂 Not only on every petrol stop, but on airport just before boarding, before picking up the luggage and all other unusual places, which are often pretty crowded. So people get a free show,… some of them clap, some smile, one security guy even taped us!
The festival seemed like a total success. Congratulations to Alex&Flo, the organizers of the festival! There were some amazing classes – I think I took just about every non-partnerwork class possible and enjoyed them all. All classes were on Intermediate to Advanced level, so one could really learn a lot of new stuff. And as we already noticed on Friday night party, Bulgarian dancers are not bad at all, so the level of teaching really was Advanced 🙂
Let’s see what I would put on my top list:
– Juan Matos, Footwork and Partnerwork on2
– Jazzy’s spin class, lifts&tricks, even latin jazz was good (he’s a really good teacher)
– Neeraj’s bodymovement class, inspiring like always
– Candy’s styling.. oh yes 🙂
The parties took place in the same venue as classes, which was in our hotel :). We saw some great shows, from guest instructors and a bunch of Bulgarian shows – you people are crazy! There were like 10 or 15 Bulgarian shows in just 2 days, who knows how many more on Sunday?! And some were really good!
What else will remain in my memory about this years Bulgaria:
– Rueda of course (we did that 2 years ago as well, when we drove to Sofia with a van – imagine how many pit stops we made on that route!!)
– The hotel (standard, renovated and business class rooms… I mean can it be more obvious? – The carpet, the door and the interior on the right side completely differs from that on the left side of the hotel)
– The yellow water, disco light and wires sticking out from the walls in our ‘standard’ rooms
– The “I don’t know answer” of all receptionist to almost every question
– Is Slovenia in the house? Yeeeeeeeeees! (we were the loudest, no question about it!)
– A really tasty food in all restaurants … and a really slow waiters!!
– Fight for our breakfast in the morning 😉
– Great company
– Meeting our friend instructors again
– Bogdan dancing with a 6-yearold girl with a balloon attached to her head
– 2 Tonis (I think it was starting to annoy them, when they both kept turning around when somebody yelled the name)
– David’s admirer from Ok taxi 😉
– help me out guys?!!!