Osvaldo Luna – Dance Spotlight

Photo credit: Salvattore Olivares

Osvaldo Luna is featured in this edition of Dance Spotlight! Osvaldo lives in Dallas and was nominated by Leah Davenport. Leah said, “He’s a longtime member of the Studio 22 community and on their performance team. I’m a follow and he’s one the best leads in town. He goes to all the practices at Studio 22 and dances with the new dancers so they can learn and improve.” Check out some fun facts about Osvaldo including his favorite dance video! Want to nominate someone? Contact us!

Where are you from? I was born and raised in Mexico.

Favorite people to dance with/watch dance?  My salsa instructors Sergey Korshunov & Michelle Hafle.  My bachata instructors Arturo Garcia & Elisa Cavi, and my ballroom instructors Rangel Spirov & Veronika Chernyavska.

Favorite socials/places to dance?  Salsa in the park at Klyde Warren Park (twice a year), Sensual Social at Clique Studio, Latin Addiction social at Clique Studio, and the Sunday social at Los Lupes (Addison).

Dance Pet Peeve:  I don’t like when there is no connection at all between me and my partner or lack of eye contact. Also, when she looks bored or very distracted.

Favorite dance moment?  I really like when I’m dancing with somebody and we are able to connect on the dance floor, and I can see that she is enjoying it as much as me through her facial expressions. I also enjoy when I dance with beginners and I lead advanced moves that they had never done before but still they are able to follow. The look on their face is full of surprise and excitement it is very satisfying to me because I think they feel more encouraged to keep learning, and also I become a better lead.

Favorite dance genre?  Salsa in my favorite since it was the first dance I started learning. Bachata is my second favorite, and then ballroom.

What movie title describes your attitude while dancing? Why?  I can relate to the movie Dance With Me. In the movie Ruby is all about technique on the dance floor but as she grows as a dancer she learns to feel more the music and have fun with it. In the same way, at the beginning I would just do patterns and moves without paying much attention to the music but now I’m learning to be more musical which helps me create a better connection with my partner.

Favorite dance video you’d like to share?  I would like to share this video because it was one of my favorites when I started dancing ballroom.