The day I discovered mambo.

I was a very serious ballet dancer long before I ever learned salsa! One day after taking a ballet class at New York City Center, I was in the ladies room changing clothes getting ready to head home. In the background, I heard salsa music and wandered down one flight of stairs to discover the legendary Eddie Torres Mambo King about to start his Mambo/NY Style Salsa On 2 classes.

Shamefully, I did not know who Eddie Torres was at the time or how important he was in the world of salsa. Nonetheless, I decided to take a chance and took my first Eddie Torres class in ballet shoes! I immediately fell in love with mambo.

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