Greg Kritsky is featured in this edition of the Dance Spotlight! Greg performs with Alma Latina Dallas and their team recently performed this past Saturday at the Caribe Salsa Social in Addison! Check out some fun facts about Greg including one of his favorite dance videos! Want to nominate someone? Contact us!
Where are you from?
I’m originally from Russia, but I mostly grew up in Allen, TX. Since then I’ve lived in Austin, DC, New York, and am now back here in Dallas. In terms of my dancing origins, I started social dancing when I went to college in Austin, but definitely honed my skills in NYC. And just recently, I started performing the amazing bachata choreographies of Alma Latina.
Favorite DFW Dancers? (People you have the most fun dancing with or just like to watch dance.)
I have the most fun dancing with people that smile a lot. If you genuinely have fun during the dance, I love dancing with you because it’s fun and definitely adds to the connection. I try to dance with as many people as possible, so it’s hard to name favorites since there are so many amazing dancers in the area. But some people I always love to dance with (and with whom I remember dancing in the past week or so) include Elisa Cano, Maria Rangel, Nancy Ramirez, and of course Jasmine Redd, Katie Mambo, and everyone else from my Alma Dallas family.
Favorite DFW Socials/Places to Dance?
As long as there are people to dance with, it really depends on the day of the week when I’m free to go out. I love going to the Pura Dallas events on Fridays, Blue Mesa on Saturdays, Stratos on Wednesdays or Saturdays, and Los Comales and Los Lupes on Sundays. And of course if there is a monthly social at Alpha Midway or Clique Studio, I definitely try to be there. I haven’t been out to too many places closer to the Ft. Worth area yet, but Rio Mambo and My Salsa were great when I was there.
Dance Pet Peeve: (Hygiene, No connection, People who teach while dancing, etc)
The worst of the worst for me is someone who just does not smile or seem to enjoy themselves while dancing. Social dancing is such an amazing experience, so just let loose and have fun!
Favorite Dance Moment? (Performance, funny moment, etc)
Every night is a unique experience when social dancing. But since I just recently started performing, it has to be the moment when I went up on stage at the Dallas Bachata Festival in front of a huge crowd. I’ll never forget being in the spotlight in front of so many other people who share my passion for dance.
Favorite Dance Genre?
Salsa has always been my favorite since that was the first social dance I learned. However, bachata is slowly becoming my new favorite after getting to experience a lot more of it in the last couple of years. I’m also fairly new to Zouk, but just can’t get enough of the music and soul of that dance!
What dance movie title describes your attitude while dancing? Why?
Burlesque, Bring It On, Dirty Dancing, Footloose, Magic Mike, You Got Served, Other (Your Choice).
Definitely Magic Mike. Put on the right song, and I’ll show you. 😉
Favorite dance video you’d like to share?
This is one of my favorite choreographies, with amazing musicality and passion.
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