Dance Spotlight – Beatriz Meza

Beatriz Meza is in the Dance Spotlight!   Beatriz is very active in the DFW latin dance scene and you’ll find her at a variety of socials across the metroplex. Check out some fun facts about Beatriz including some of her dance pet peeves! Want to nominate someone? Contact us!

Where are you from?
I was born in a rural area in Guanajuato, Mexico, but I have lived in DFW since 1994.

Favorite DFW Dancers?
The dance community is filled with talented dancers that it is difficult to choose.  So, I’m just going to list my top 3 all time favorite bachata dancers that I love to watch dance both socially and on stage:  Ataca y la Alemana,  Edwin Ferrras and Daniela Grosso, and Elisa and Arturo.

Favorite DFW Socials/Places to Dance?
I love to go to Stratos on Wednesday, as it is one of the places I started dancing regularly. I also enjoy the Pura socials, and the Clave Fina socials.

Dance Pet Peeve: (Hygiene, No connection, People who teach while dancing, etc)
I don’t enjoy dancing with people who are too rough and force moves.  If I can’t do something you tried twice, please stop trying. Chances are, you are not leading right, or I’m just not familiar with the technique to follow back.  I love feedback when I’m in a class setting, but if I’m social dancing I just want to dance.  Unless I request your feedback, smile if I mess up and keep dancing.

Favorite Dance Moment? 
I don’t have a favorite moment, I just love to dance.  When I find a superb connection with someone, I just get lost in the moment. Those are my favorite moments, when my dance partner gets lost in the dance with me.  Such dances feel like no one else exists, it is just me, the music, and the person dancing with me. It’s like another world for those minutes that the song lasts.

Favorite Dance Genre?
I love dancing in general. If I knew more dance genres I would love them all.  But I mainly dance salsa and bachata. Somedays I’m more in the Salsa mood, somedays I’m more into the bachata mood.  But heck, I have days that I want to dance cumbia or merengue.  I just love to move!

What dance movie title describes your attitude while dancing? Why?
I don’t know if they describe my attitude, but I have watched Cuban Fury and Shall we dance several times. They make me feel happy when I watch them.  I do love the combination of persevering love and dance mixed together.

Favorite dance video you’d like to share?
This is one my favorite performances of all time. I love the subtlety of the dance.  When I watch this performance, I can feel the love story in the song come to life.

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