Category Archives: Love 2 Dance

What Do YOU Feel When You Dance?

I love this question asked by Ana Masacote of Masacote Entertainment out of Boston. She is a beautiful, talented dancer who has inspired me more than she knows.


“What do you feel when you dance?”

Tonya Jump2

I feel freedom when I dance.

I’ve got fibromyalgia so every day of my life is filled with pain.

But when I dance,  I am free of pain.


I’m filled with joy.

I’m connected to my partner…

and the music…

and the energy of all the dancers around me…


I feel beautiful…

And strong…

I feel loved…

and I feel blessed to have this gift of dance. It is an amazing outlet.

So tell me, what do you feel when YOU dance?

God Bless and Take Care
Love, Tonya
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Step Your Game Up with Nery and Giana!

Nery Garcia and Giana Montoya are coming to Fayetteville in July!!!! Yes, Baile con Sazon is bringing them to Fayetteville, NC 18-20 July 2014.

10 solid hours of Salsa training with two of the best Salsa dancers in the industry! Come step up your game, improve your technique (Giana has totally overhauled my turns and I love her to pieces for that), learn some of Nery’s SMOOTH moves and have a GREAT time.

$125 will get you two nights of social dancing, performances and best of all, 10 AMAZING hours of training with one of Salsa’s favorite, most talented couples! But don’t wait because the prices are going up soon!

God Bless and Take Care
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The Salseras Who Have Shaped Me

So, I have decided to put together a collection of my FAVORITE videos of the wonderful women who have helped me grow into the dancer I am today and who will hopefully be able to continue to help me grow.

I love you ladies!

So here they are in the order that I met and or received training from them:

1. Ana Masacote – Ana is such a graceful, smooth dancer. Her body movement is to die for. I can’t wait to go to the Masacote Salsa Retreat in August to train with her again. This is such a special, unique, beautiful routine. I love to watch it.

2. Edie the Salsa Freak – Edie’s story is so inspirational. She is living proof that the sky is the limit no matter how old you are. It is never too late to start. Edie is fiery and strong. I love you, Edie! BTW, it was very hard for me to pick which video I wanted, but the musicality in this one spoke to me. I wanted to be Edie while I watched this. 🙂 And of course, how could I not use a Black Belt Salsa video?

3. Griselle Ponce Mosquea – Griselle, Griselle, Griselle. Her style moves me. When I think of Ladies Styling, I think of Griselle. I have traveled to so many cities just to take a workshop or class with her! This routine is what I consider her signature routine. She made me love Cha cha cha. When I think of Griselle, I think of this:

4. Giana Montoya – I love Giana’s technique. I love her body expression. I love how she took my basic right turn and FIXED it! I just love Giana! And I am proud and happy to say she will be coming to my dance studio, Baile con Sazon, 19-20 July 2014 to teach a 10 hour Salsa bootcamp with her honey, Nery. 🙂 I hope to see you all there!
This is the routine that made me fall in love with Giana, especially at 1:05:

5. Isabel Frieberger – This lady is powerful, technical hotness! Originally part of the Cobo Brothers, she has always stood out. She doesn’t just take a step. It is like every step she takes is placed with precision. And just gorgeous! This first routine is what I consider Isabel’s signature. I’m having trouble embedding the video, so click on the link:

This second one is one that I found where she is just social dancing but… Well, just watch it:

So there you have it.  The ladies who have taught me so much and to whom (who? grammar alert) I am so grateful for how far I’ve come and I am counting on you all to continue to help me in my growth as a dancer.

Thank you Ana, Edie, Griselle, Giana and Isabel and know that you are making a difference and touching lives through your joy and wonderful spirits and love of this art. Keep chasing your dreams whatever they may be.

God Bless and Take Care
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Baile con Sazon Student Dance Team

I am one proud Salsa Mama. Loretta, Seymore and my wonderful son Rico did a fabulous job! I love you guys!

Visit to find out more about our classes, joining the Baile con Sazon Student Dance Team, choreography, performances or just to say hi!

God Bless and Take Care

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So, I kept hearing about 100 Happy Days and seeing #100HappyDays and I had no idea what it was. So like everyone else that I know, I went to the go-to source of information: Google. 🙂

I found this website at the top of the list:

How can we be happy for 100 Days? This is what they tell us:

“How? Plain simple!

every day submit a picture of what made you happy!

It can be anything from a meet-up with a friend to a very tasty cake in the nearby coffee place, from a feeling of being at home after a hard day to a favor you didto a stranger.  

#100happyday challenge is for you – not for anyone else. 

It is not a happiness competition or a showing off contest. If you try to please / make others jealous via your pictures – you lose without even starting. Same goes for cheating.”

I’m starting today and I encourage you to join me! I will be posting my happy pics on:

Friend me, follow me, keep in touch and share your joy with me!

Wait a minute… What? You don’t have the time? What???

Take a little bit of time for yourself and your friends, family, hobbies, whatever and just live in the moment! And then share that moment with me! 🙂

God Bless and Take Care

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What Is The Best Way To Start The Week?

Baile con Sazon is having a Salsa Sunday Potluck Social and we want YOU to come dance with us!

BAILE CON SAZÓN Salsa Sunday Potluck Social is 13 April at 6PM! What better way to prepare for the upcoming week than with a Salsa social sharing yummy food and wonderful dancing with our Salsa family? I can’t think of a better way.

Come and relax, dance, eat, dance some more, eat some more, and then go home and get ready for work, happy and relaxed!

What: Salsa, Bachata, Cha Cha Cha with a touch of Merengue. 

When: 13 April 2014 6 PM

Where: Baile Con Sazon Studio Fayetteville NC 

Cost: Bring your favorite dish, dessert or beverage or bring $5

Bring a dish and get in for free. RSVP and tell us what you are bringing here: 

God Bless and Take Care

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