Dance Spotlight – George Villa

George Villa is featured in this edition of Dance Spotlight! George is very active in the Texas latin dance scene and you may be familiar with the graphic design work he does for various socials in Dallas/Fort Worth. Check out some fun facts about George including his favorite dance partners! Want to nominate someone? Contact us!

Where are you from?
I was born and raised in Corsicana, TX, a small town south of Dallas.

Favorite Dancers? (People you have the most fun dancing with or just like to watch dance)
The dancers I enjoy watching are Johan Ibanez Vazquez and Wander Rosario just because they have taught me so much and continue to do so. I enjoy different follows and Dallas has plenty of diversity from basic to complex, and in both the bachata and salsa dance styles. I hope nobody takes offense to this but here it goes…Some dancers that I enjoy being challenged by and have fun with in Salsa are Alyssa Ibañez, Amanda Brown, Katie Mambo, Karla Maldonado, Maria Rosa, and Lauren Marks, to name a few.   Those ladies are some of my favorites for bachata as well but I will add Elisa Cavi, Alix Guerrero, Ashley Arriana, and last, but not least, Joanna Serrano.

Favorite Socials/Places to Dance?
My favorite social is the Pura Fort Worth Social and it is the best spot to go dance.  The social where I have the most fun is at Al-Amir in Arlington on a Thursday because of the Cumbia and Mexican music DJ Hector plays (laugh).  It takes me back.

Dance Pet Peeves? (Hygiene, No connection, People who teach while dancing, etc)
My biggest pet peeve would have to be boredom. I really don’t like to come off as a boring lead nor follow when I get to. It’s just a dance and at times I feel as if they don’t have fun because they will be judged and or mess up. We all started somewhere and I know what it was like when I was a beginner. I won’t throw complex things at the person I’m dancing with. I try to build it up to see what they are comfortable with then keep working up to it. My advice for people when they’re learning is to just have fun and if you mess up just go with it.

Favorite Dance Moment? (Performance, funny moment, etc)
My favorite dance moment would have to be seeing all the people having fun at a Halloween event that happened at Alpha Midway this past year. It was nice seeing everyone having fun and it was because of our hard work as a team and advertising that made the event happen.

Favorites Dance Genre?
I like salsa the most followed by bachata and kizomba.

What dance movie title describes your attitude while dancing? Why?
I would have to say Silver Linings Playbook because of the fun and carefree attitude that Bradley Cooper and Jennifer Lawrence had when dancing together. Above all, they just had fun when dancing.

Favorite dance video you’d like to share?
The video below. I study myself and correct things that I need to work on.

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