Dance Spotlight – Lauren Marks

Lauren Marks is in the Dance Spotlight!   Lauren is a popular dance instructor in Dallas/Fort-Worth area and she can be found performing at events throughout Texas and beyond.  Check out some fun facts about Lauren including her favorite dance moment! Want to nominate someone? Contact us!

Where are you from?

I was born in Iowa, but have lived most of my life in Texas.

Favorite DFW Dancers?

There are MANY people I LOVE dancing with here in DFW… Johan Ibanez, George Villa, Arturo Garcia are definitely some of my favorites.

Favorite DFW Socials/Places to Dance?

Aside from a Wednesday night at Stratos – I love The Sensual Social, Clave Fina and Pura Fort Worth socials.

Dance Pet Peeve: (Hygiene, No connection, People who teach while dancing, etc)

My pet peeve is when people are completely unaware of their space on the dance floor. Whether you’re the lead or follow, be mindful of your steps, your arm styling, others dancing near you, whether or not a deep dip with the follows head going to the floor is the best idea in a crowded space… Paying attention to these little things can save some toes!

Favorite Dance Moment?

One of my favorite dance moments happened at the LA Bachata Festival 3 or 4 years ago. I had performed with Mademoiselle and after the shows all ended two of my favorite dancers Alien Ramirez and Jorjet Alcocer came up to me and complimented me on my performance. I was just in cloud 9 after that. Their words gave me a whole new sort of confidence for when I go on stage.

Favorite Dance Genre?

Salsa is what got me into dancing, and it will always be my heart. Salsera for life!

What movie title describes your attitude while dancing? Why?

“Gone with the Wind.” When I dance, I let go, I escape, and I feel free from everything except for that moment. It’s like I get swept away by the music.

Favorite Dance Video?

This video is one of my all time faves, this couple is so creative and fun to watch!


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