Dancer of the Week – Maria Rangel

This weeks “DFW Dancer Of The Week” is Maria Rangel.    Check out some fun facts about Maria including her favorite places in DFW to dance! Want to nominate someone? Contact us!

Where are you from?
I’m from Mexico, but have lived in Texas most of my life.

Favorite DFW Dancers?
There are many dancers I enjoy dancing with; however, as long as they have a good connection when dancing by smiling, and having fun then they are favorites! Connection and having fun is the key when dancing whether you’re a beginner or professional.

Favorite DFW Socials/Places to Dance?
Depends on the day of the week and when I’m free to go out. However, I enjoy going to Se Boto La Salsa at Los Comales with the Vinilos Boom, Pura Events (Dallas & Fort Worth), Los Lupes with DJ Jose, Sensual Social, and many others.

Dance Pet Peeve: (Hygiene, No connection, People who teach while dancing, etc)
Hygiene such as odor/breath is something everyone can control and everyone can appreciate neutral odors rather than unpleasant ones.

Favorite Dance Moment?
The connection that can happen on the dance floor when both dancers are in sync, enjoy the music, and have fun while dancing.

Favorite Dance Genre?
I enjoy salsa and urban kizomba; however, I like all genres of music because they allow me to express myself whether it’s salsa, urbankiz, tarraxa, country, belly dancing, bollywood, classical, etc.

What movie title describes your attitude while dancing? Why?
“Street Dance 2”. I like the fusion between all different styles of dancing.  They can inspire one to keep learning new dances and techniques to express oneself and along the way you create a family.

Favorite dance video you’d like to share? Why is it your favorite?
Beautiful choreography, musicality, passion and Andrea Bocelli singing makes for an amazing video, in my opinion.