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La Música

March 27, 2012

Me and the girls at one of my favorite places to dance in Salamanca – TBO. My playlist is basically a shortened version of theirs. | Photo Credit: Reneé

For those who know me (either well or not much at all) you probably already know that I love to dance. And with dancing, of course, comes music.

So I thought I’d share with you all some of the most popular — and my favoritesongs that I have heard (mostly at the discotecas where I can showcase all my moves) since being here.

Click here to listen to my Spanish Top 20 Playlist. 

Bailar – Dancing

Lindsey, Sofie, me, and Marissa take a break from dancing to snap a picture.*

While we’re talking about the music, I thought I’d comment on dancing. In general, people in Spain don’t dance like we do in the U.S. or to the extent that we do. When I ask people why they aren’t dancing, most say it’s because the Spanish don’t dance well — Not with that mentality you won’t! I try to explain my philosophy of dance — it doesn’t matter what you look like just move your body, enjoy the music, & have fun. They normally just laugh and tell me once again that they can’t dance -__-

A few people have taught me how to do the typical Spanish dance, though. It involves clapping your hands and stepping your feet. Each time I have been told I’m good at it, but I’m pretty sure even the least coordinated person in the world would be good at it. Just saying. Compliments are nice, but not necessary in this case.

But since people aren’t bustin’ moves like I’m used to, many times my friends & I feel like we’re putting on a performance for some people. We’ve literally had people form a semi-circle around us and watch us — kind of awkward, but we weren’t gonna let their curiosity ruin our fun! We’re thinking we should start asking for donations to help fund our café con leche/napolitana/pincho/yogur helado addictions. Desperate times call for desperate measures.

Anyway, hope you enjoyed this post! Spring break is coming up next week so I’ll be gone for a while. I’m off to Morocco then meeting up with my mom in Paris (so excited!!!)

¡Hasta luego!  

*It was Carnaval (aka Spanish Halloween during Mardi Gras) that night by the way. I don’t dress like a nerd on a regular basis. Although, my costume did give me lots of freedom while dancing. And I loved using my suspenders as a prop.

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