Erika Briones Villa is featured in this edition of the Dance Spotlight!. Erika performs with the Timba Tumbao amateur team and is one of the more active dancers in the DFW latin dance community. Check out some fun facts about Erika including her most embarrassing dance moment! Want to nominate someone? Contact us!
Where are you from?
I’m from Mexico.
Favorite DFW Dancers? (People you have the most fun dancing with or just like to watch dance)
There are a lot of good dancers in Dallas, and I have a few dancers in particular that I have a lot of fun with on the dance floor including: Jair Arias, Johan Ibanez, Ceasar Miranda, Van Sanders, Cliff Anderson, and Abiel Ramirez…. and maybe a few more.
Favorite DFW Socials/Places to Dance?
My favorite places to dance are Se Boto La Salsa at Los Comales with the VINILOS BOOM, and Los Lupes with DJ Jose. Another socials I like is Pura Salsa.
Dance Pet Peeves? (Hygiene, No connection, People who teach while dancing, etc)
People that want to do a lot of tricks on the floor, but they can’t even keep up with their basic step. A simple smooth follow on time is always enjoyable.
Favorite Dance Moment? (Performance, funny moment, etc)
(I am so embarrassed by this one) While performing at the 2016 LA Bachata Festival the top of my costume opened and my boobs showed for a few seconds till I fixed the costume again.
Favorites Dance Genre?
I like all genres of Latin dances, but what I feel most passionate about is Salsa.
What dance movie title describes your attitude while dancing? Why?
Dirty Dancing. No particular reason, but I feel the movie describes the dance scene very well.
Favorite dance video you’d like to share?
This is my director’s Johan and Alysa’s team. I’m excited that I am part of Timba Tumbao amateur team!