The history of Salsa Tepic :
Rafael Reyes is a Cuban who was dedicated to being a coach of Greco-Roman wrestling and Olympic Wrestling in Cuba and had the opportunity to work in Mexico in this profession during the time that his contract imposed, during this time he made the decision to live there , being his current stay in Nayarit, Mexico.
Thanks to personal motivation and the support of his students, he created and founded the Salsa Tepic Academy 6 years ago, he tells us that before founding his academy he gave dance classes at the Bar Juanes located at Rafael Buelna 86, Fray Junípero Serra, 63169 Tepic, Nayarit, Mexico; For him this was a hobby that he enjoyed very much and when he stopped working there, many of his students advised him to open a dance academy and that is how it came about.
Son Cubano and Salsa Cubana are the genres that he likes the most, he mentions that each genre has an identification in each country and in Cuba he tells us that it is very lively and dynamic which can make different fusions such as Timba ( is the fusion of several Afro-Cuban rhythms)… giving this musical genre a lot of motivation, differentiating it from linear salsa, Salsa Neoyorquina and Salsa en Dos, but be careful, you have to know the differences between traditional Timba and Cuban Timba. and very broad cultural.Being Cuban, he tells us that music is in the blood of most Cubans, especially Afro-Caribbean music, and to top it off his parents enjoyed dancing so he spontaneously inherited this passion for dance from a very young age, and He perfected his native dance techniques in workshops with various teachers.
Rafael Reyes is also in charge of organizing the Salsa talent festivals in Nayarit, they have invited Guadalajara, Guaraguato, Puerto Bayarta, among others with new talents so that they have something more than just academic learning but a new experience through participation. and competition between the different students of each city, showing all their abilities on stage; In total, it has had 5 Salsa talent festivals, which one can find out when the next one will take place through the Salsa Tepic Facebook page.
Also the students of the Salsa Tepic academy have participated in other events such as the one that happened a few weeks ago at the Bar Tango Milonga, another event they participated was the Puerto Bayarta festival, and in other places.
The dance classes at the Salsa Tepic Academy are currently active, of course with the protection measures for the covid-19, they began to work from 7 – 10 am and from 5 to 10 pm Mexico time; There they teach Cuban Salsa, Bachata, Son Cubano, Rumba, Merengue, Cumbia, Cha Cha Cha, among other rhythms, so if you are interested in learning to dance from scratch or continue with the experience you have in order to be able to defend yourself during a social, competitions, parties and / or meetings, and at the same time that the students learn to identify the type of music that they dance respecting their respective times.
And he leaves us the following message for all his readers, current and future students “Whatever happens, they dance, never stop, dance is very healthy, it takes away stress, it is motivational, it makes you more sociable and above all it is something that everyone likes when one learns … that they take off the taboo or the fear of saying I don’t like dancing because of any circumstance ”