Dance Around The World – Dancing Through Europe

On April 7th my Eurail pass was stamped, and Dan and I had exactly one month to travel across Europe. Considering all the amazing places to see in Europe, we had to narrow down our list of 18+ countries to just 10 for timing. It was a tough decision, but at least we have a […]

Dance Around The World – Marrakech, Morocco

Marrakech is a wondrous and unique city with a bit of restrain. As I walked through the souqs and the main plaza, I was surrounded by beautiful art, smells, and music. It seemed to have all the right components for dance. My husband and I stayed in Medina, the historical area of Marrakech. This area […]

Buenos Aires, Argentina – La Viruta Tango

The more I saw people tango dancing, the more I wanted to learn. After doing some research, I contacted a few places, and decided on La Viruta Tango. They had a class that fit my schedule and for the right price; only about $7 USD! So I threw on some shoes, grabbed my husband, then […]

La Bailarín De Antigua

One night after dinner my housemates at the B&B couldn’t stop talking about this dancer. For the past three weeks, each of them had seen this blonde woman dancing around Antigua. They joked that she never walked, but danced from place to place. They speculated about where she was from and why she was dancing. […]

Dance Around The World – Antigua, Guatemala

I spent three fabulous weeks in Guatemala, most of which were in the city of Antigua. It’s one of the friendlies places I’ve ever been. Literally, everyone young and old will say good morning, afternoon, or nigh to you. Plus it’s beauty is equal to no other city in Central America.   While in Antigua, […]

Dance Around The World – Caye Caulker, Belize

Everyone needs a little vacation and Caye Caulker was the perfect island for some R&R. The island was so sleepy that I didn’t run into much dance aside from at a Rastafarian bar/club. The club wasn’t a place where I could whip out my iphone for a video or pic. However, to give you an […]

Dance Around The World – Campeche, Mexico

Campeche is a beautiful colonial city found in the Yucatan Peninsula. Its history is rich with tales of pirate invasions. Around the city center, the cobblestone streets are lined with sidewalks that rise to the store fronts. In some places the sidewalks are so high above the street that steps have been added. The concrete […]

Dance Around The World – Mérida, Mexico

After a night’s stay on Isla Mujeres, a small island across from Cancun, my dance and world journey began. In the mid-afternoon, my husband and I boarded a very frigid ADO bus for a four hour ride to the city of Merida. Our plan was to visit the famous Mayan ruins of Chichen Itza and […]

Dance Around The World

Dance Around The World is a series intends to enlighten serious dance students about the many genres of dance and opportunities available throughout the world. For the next several months, the Offbeat Ballerina and dance educator, Alissa Baird, is traveling to discover what dance has to offer from around the world. She will visit approximately 26 countries […]