Welcome to Tanyajsmith.com

I’ve been on Face Book and Twitter since 2008 (totally missing the MySpace and Friendster Era) initially for the sole purpose of promoting the Mr. Mambo’s Salsa Social and as a proxy for keeping up with the exciting and highly curated lives of my friends and their shenanigans without having to call them daily.  But the status updates swiftly became ...

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Short Impressions of Performances at NY Salsa Congress

NY Salsa Congress 2014  performances which stood out for one reason or another. Eddie Torres & Vanessa (Italy) Funk/Pachanga Routine- This performance needs to be a building block for a one year installation in Vegas with all that involves including a hour long show with Eddie Torres Dancers, Mambo Legends Band, The Shiny Flashy Costumes, Shooting Fire & Water Theatrics, ...

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Salsa Faces

I was reflecting on my Dance Experiences at Pura Vintage Salsa Festival 2012 in Richmond, VA– which were wildly divergent- particularly reviewing the different Salsa Faces I make based on the dance experience I am having. The faces evolved over the years from experiencing many different types of dancers. Each Patented Face depends on the Status, Perceived Level, Perceived Enjoyment ...

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