1. On the Fox 5 News On April 4, 06, Holly Morris of Fox 5 News
interviewed Barb Bernstein and featured her the DanceInTime crew on her Morning
News show. First we demonstrated the dance at the intermediate and
advanced levels, and then we taught Holly very basic moves so she could join us
in a beginners Rueda dance.
4. DanceInTime on the Fox 45 Morning News in Baltimore Click Here
Dancers from DIT on Baltimore's Fox Morning News clip about Salsa
5. DanceInTime on the "Voice of America" News Station On March 23, 2013, newscasters Raza Nqvi and Shonali Sen from the Voice of
America came to DanceInTime's Saturday class to film for their TV channel.
We taught the newscasters, learned some moves and some of the dancing was to
Anthony Francis Rosado's original music! He sang the lyrics as well! To see
this, click on:
(The clips of dancing are at: 2:20 to 5:15; 8:45 to 9:50; 17:55 to 18:45 and
22:45 to 23:30.)
Cameraman films newscasters as for a segment on Hispanic Americans in DC for
the Voice of America channel.
Barb explains basic steps to the newscasters for the film segment!
on Channel 19 in Montgomery County, Channel 30 in Fairfax County, Channel 76 in
Prince Georges County and Channel 95 in Washington, DC
In the fall of 2007, DanceInTime organized a Ballroom and Latin dance segment
that appeared on the ChezaTVShow in the counties and cities listed above.
A few video clips of that are below. Click Here Click Here Click Here
1. From The Washington Post's Weekend Section 6/17/05
"On the Move:
Salsa For One And All" By Rebecca R. Kahlenberg;
Special to The Washington Post
Friday, June 17, 2005; Page WE56
IT'S SATURDAY morning, and the parking lots at Safeway, Giant and Whole Foods along Route 123 in McLean are packed with minivans and SUVs. But in a lower-level room in a nondescript brown building tucked away along the same stretch of road in Vienna, it feels more like Havana than suburbia. Salsa blares in Spanish as dance instructor Barb Bernstein leads a class in casino rueda , a form of salsa dancing also known as salsa rueda .About 15 students ranging in age from their twenties to their sixties have been divided into couples and stand in a circle.
"Back on the right and forward on the left!" Bernstein directs. "Back on the left, forward on the right!" Bernstein walks the class through the basic step, called guapea, several times.
She also explains that the constant rhythm of casino rueda is "Quick-quick-slow." Then she calls out "Dame una," another basic step that involves a partner exchange, and each student gets a new person to dance with.Casino rueda is roughly analogous to Western square dancing.
Both styles have a caller who shouts out moves (or signals them with his hands, in the case of casino rueda), both involve couples changing partners and there is a pattern to the progression of both dances. Indeed, some people refer to casino rueda as "Latin square dancing," Bernstein says, admitting that the term makes rueda experts shudder because the styles are so different. Casino rueda, she says pointedly, is "sharper and more sexy."
Weekend drop-in sessions at Bernstein's Vienna location start at the beginner level. An hour or so into each class, she begins to call out more advanced steps, which are longer and often more difficult to execute than basic moves. Today, a few students choose to sit out and watch the more challenging moves, but most have casino rueda experience and continue dancing.
Her students return week after week in part to gain more dance proficiency, but for other reasons as well."We love it," says Niss Albraig, 39. He and his wife, Alexandra, 35, have traveled from Owings Mills and left their two young children in the care of grandparents to attend the class for the fourth time. "It's always a challenge and gets our hearts going," Niss Albraig says. Alexandra Albraig agrees. "It's a good workout," she says. "And once you get going, it makes you sweat."
Norman Froomer, 58, of Vienna began coming a year ago when he moved to the area from New Orleans. "Usually, the man has to think about what to do next, and there is a certain anxiety about leading," he says. "That anxiety goes away here because there's a caller."
Falls Church resident Gilda Ascunce, 57, has been taking the class since November. "The music is very much in me," she says, explaining that she was born in Cuba and lived there until she was 13. "But I like casino rueda better than regular salsa because it's a group thing, which makes it more fun."
Jeanette Ortiz, 39, of Arlington, who has been dancing casino rueda for about 10 years, loves "the fact that people here are different ages and come from different cultural backgrounds, yet they share this one passion for dancing. It's almost like belonging to a club where you find kindred spirits." .....
2. From the Washington Post
Sports Writer, Dan Steinberg's "blog" on July 23, 2007
This article followed an evening at the Bowie Baysox Stadium where DanceInTime conducted a
Dancing with the Stars program with local celebrities. The celebrities
were Washington Post writer Dan Steinberg and ABC's Weatherman Brian van de
Graaff. We taught them Merengue moves behind the scenes during the first
six innings. They then performed their "Merengue routines" on the field during
breaks in the game. It was all great fun; these guys were wonderful to
work with, and the action was captured on camera. Videos of this event
were shown on both the Comcast Sports channel and the ABC News! Below are sections of Steinberg's blog about the experience!
ARTICLE BY STEINBERG JULY 23, 07
....Luckily, the only sporting event I came in personal contact with this
weekend was the Bowie Baysox game on Saturady night. Unluckily, I was there for
"Dancing With the Stars" night, for which someone had decided I was proper
material to be one of the dancing stars. This meant that four equally unlucky
DanceInTime.com were forced to listen to me wailing about my rhythmic
deficiencies for seven innings, until I finally was allowed to go on the field
and attempt to Meringue Merengue for 80 seconds, at which time I promptly forgot
all my steps and sort of wobbled about the third-base line with my partners....
The instructors were very nice and kind and gentle, and their company should be
properly patronized, but I was awful.
My competition was WJLA's popular weather person Brian van de Graaff, who,
thanks to years of being On Your Side, had lots of fans who were clearly On His
Side. Also, he is naturally blessed with what the instructors called "Cuban
Motion." Trust me, I am not.
Anyhow, I need a few more days to collect myself, but there will be video of the
dance-off on CSN's Washington Post Live tonight, and later on the blog.
By Dan Steinberg | July 23, 2007; 9:42 AM ET | Category:
ARTICLE BY DAN STEINBERG,
SPORTS WRITER FOR THE WASHINGTON POST:
July 25, 2007
I Dance With the Stars----Or whatever.
I really have nothing left to say about this. All my memories of the events of
Saturday night have been completely erased...
Actually, I do have some slight memory of this long speech I gave to Barb, one
instructors, about how this dancing thing was quite the metaphor for life,
and how some people are gifted with naturally fluid movements and thus bound
joyfully through life with their soaringly optimistic personalities, looking as
weightless as Nick Young on a moonbounce, and how others instead move with the
grace of Dmitri Young on a treadmill, cruising through life with all the levity
of a broken-down minivan traversing Benning Road, and that whether you can dance
is probably in some ways a fine measure of all these other issues of lightness
and weight, but maybe I'm just imagining all that.
And try not to watch the dancing portions of what follows on an empty stomach.
4. From the Kennedy Center
News---March/April 2003 Edition
Article on AmericaArtes: The Kennedy
Center Celebrates the Arts of Latin America Performance Plus
Friday, March 14, experience the intricate footwork and comlex choreographiy
of the form of salsa dancing called Rueda with an exciting performance
demonstration by Salsa Linea on the Millenium Stage.
(Note that the date of this show at the Kennedy Center was subsequently moved
back after the Kennedy Center News magazine was published! Salsa Linea is
the name of the previous Salsa Rueda group that was co-directed with Gary
Pennington by Barbara Bernstein. To see this show, click on the button
above titled "The Kennedy Center Show" and you can watch the entire one-hour
show on your computer screen.)
------------------------------------------------------------ 5. From: The Pentagram
Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall, VA
Thursday, September 30, 2010
Joint Base celebrates Hispanic Heritage
By LaTrina Antoine, Pentagram Staff Writer
Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall Soldiers, civilian workers and other servicemembers gathered in the community center Wednesday to participate in a Hispanic heritage observance by the equal opportunity office. The event ran from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Hispanic Heritage Month starts on Sept. 15 and continues through Oct. 15.
The Hispanic heritage observance is a way to honor and increase the awareness and knowledge about the vast contributions and achievements Hispanics have made in the advancement of America in history and today.
The ballroom in the community center was decorated with Hispanic-centric paintings, photographs, table settings, piņatas and colors. Beaded necklaces of peppers were handed out to guests. A pre-program slide show prepared by Sgt. 1st Class Tiffany Reed of Walter Reed Army Medical Center displaying information about various Latin countries and cultural significances played on the stage.
After Richert’s speech, Dance in Time Productions performed and educated people on various dances in Hispanic culture. ‘‘The role of music and dance is more unique in Hispanic culture. It’s pervasive and has a larger role in the lives of people from Latin countries,” said Barbara Bernstein, chief executive officer and owner. Dancers from the dance company represented various Hispanic countries including Venezuela, Mexico, Cuba and the Dominican Republic. The group also consisted of non-Hispanic members whose love of dance and music drew them to the cultures exotic rhythms and movements. ‘‘Our goal is to have other people enjoy and appreciate Latin dance and culture. It’s something very dear to our hearts that we try to export,” Bernstein said.
After the first half of the presentation, guests were fed authentic Hispanic dishes. The second part of the event allowed guests to work off the food they ate, as they took lessons on Salsa dancing.
Estes also commented, ‘‘I asked a Soldier recently if they would like to volunteer to assist with the Hispanic Heritage Month observance. The Soldier replied, ‘I’m sorry, I’m not Hispanic, I’m a Native American Indian.’ I replied, ‘come closer please so that I might share a secret with you,’ and I whispered, ‘Don’t tell anyone, but I’m African American.’ The Soldier understood the lesson without explanation.”
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