There's a lot more toYouTube and video marketing than most people realize. Text messaging, text email and text based websites will alway be around.
But the undeniable fact is that more and more people, espeically the busy, mobile, upscale and upwardly mobile people you probably want as your next clients......they're more likely to watch a video that read an email. Especially on a mobile phone.
The diagram to the right and the states that follow here(from something I'm reading right now) say it all.
I somehow got to looking at some swing videos tonight. Swing 'dancing' I mean.
You know....I really think there's a lot of this feel that could be put into salsa dancing. I'm speaking of 'Lindy Hop'......because according to what I see and hear on the instructional videos on YouTube, Lindy Hop has a symmetrical step. Just like salsa. So it would fit into the over all rhythmic structure.
There's lots of really cool videos on YouTube. Just look under 'swing dancing' and/or 'lindy hop'. Apparently Lindy Hop preceded the Swing Dancing of the 40's.
Here's a nice video that appeared up top on my YouTube page. There's lots of good dancers but Troy and Jorjet are probably my favorite 'salsa couple'. And they're damn good too......on this video they both positively 'nail' the music to the wall.
Those folks at Boogalu Productions (actually www.boogalu.com) have some pretty good stuff in their inventory for your listening, watching and learning pleasure. Their stuff sometimes is a bit higher of esoteric than practical value but it's always at least entertaining and oftentimes there is a lot you can use in your own real-time dancing.
One of their newest products, Danza-Boxeo, by Geodanis Medina, looks like it might be worth some money. Especially if you've ever envied that energetic Cuban style of dancing (which I have).
Geodanis is a gifted Cuban boxer who after years of thought, experimentation, and hard work, has integrated his two great passions, boxing and salsa. Interesting premise, eh?
Here's one of the good videos from the sales page. There's some other interesting information on it to. Check it out!
You know, sometimes things have to happen a lot or be around you a lot before you finally take notice of them. I think the idea of 'training-the-trainers' is one such idea.
The fact is there's a lot of people training dancers (regardless of how much good they might actually be doing). But who's training the trainers....the people who are operating these studios. The only person I know of is Edie the Salsa Freak.
Edie is probably the most prominant multi-tasker in the salsa business. Not only is she a top-rated performer, but she also is an excellent teacher, she produces her own private label of instructional materials, she does some online publishing and.......she teaches and mentors studio owners and managers.
I've been seeing the periodic emails from her about her seminars on how-to-run-a-successful-studio for some time now and I'm realizing that this is something she obviously likes to do and is making money at. There must be a big market for it.
I think there's very probably some other studio owners out there who would have something constructive to say about the methodology and skills involoved in running a studio. They're leaving money on the table, I think.
Texas has a very, very active salsa scene. These two dancers are previous acquaintances of mine. Gabriel is, I think, an engineer and Denise work (or used to anyway) at a hospital/hotel type place where they lodge familes of people in cancer treatment.
They're both real nice people and have been around salsa for a long, long time. Denise is actually from Argentina.
I think this video came out very nice. I like the fact that they didn't overdue the technique but everything they did added to the end impression of two dancers very 'in tune' with the music.