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Samantha Dunn

Chile Con Salsa

If all roads lead to Rome, then all conga lines lead back to Laura Canellias. Known in L.A.’s dance circles as the “Salsa Diva,” Canellias is the doyenne of cha-cha-cha, mambo, rumba, salsa and merengue, having taught Latin dance in this town for nearly two decades. Be it in nightclubs,......

Sunday Night Fever

So you’ve taken your salsa class at the Y. You know the essentials: 1) the one-two-three-hold four basic steps and 2) that Tito Puente, not Carlos Santana, wrote “Oye Como Va.” You’re feelin’ the clave, putting Mark Anthony in the CD changer, thinking you’re ready to bust some moves in......