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I Wanna Dance With Somebody

I Wanna Dance With Somebody

There comes a time in everyone’s life when they need to stop making excuses, look in the mirror, and confront head-on the gap between who they are and who they want to be. A few months ago, that happened to me. I could no longer put off the full and joyous life I felt I deserved. I decided it was finally time to learn to salsa. I’m a very good dancer, generally speaking. Get me in a club, and I’ll be in the center of your dance circle. Invite me to your wedding, and guests will think I’m a professional party motivator. Hip-hop, old-school disco, merengue, bachata—even my cumbia’s not half bad. But salsa has always eluded me. Not because I couldn’t master the steps or the rhythms, but because dancing salsa, for a woman, traditionally requires being led. The horns could be soaring, the rhythm rising up from my toes and bursting through my chest, but when I’d get onto the dance floor with my partner and he’d start nudging me this way and …