Dance Spotlight – Gabriel “El Gavilan” Garcia

Gabriel “El Gavilan” (The Hawk) Garcia is in the Dance Spotlight!   You’ll find “El Gavilan” at a variety of socials across the metroplex. Check out some fun facts about Gabriel including his most embarrassing dance moment! Want to nominate someone? Contact us!

Where are you from?

Favorite DFW Dancers?
There are lots of people that I love to dance with! If we have a good connection while dancing, she has a friendly personality, and smiles or laughs often, then she is on the list!  The funny thing about dancing is that you don’t have to be good to look good or have fun. Connection and having fun is the key. Dance like nobody is watching!  You can have an amazing dance with someone that is not that good, but the connection is very strong. It may happen that you dance with someone who is advanced or a pro, but you have no connection at all.  You will count the seconds or minutes until the end of the song.

Favorite DFW Socials/Places to Dance?
The Pura events (Dallas & Fort Worth) are my favorites socials. On Sundays, I love going to Se Boto La Salsa at Los Comales first, then to Los Lupes.

Dance Pet Peeve: (Hygiene, No connection, People who teach while dancing, etc)
One thing that I don’t like at all is when girls dance with you, but they are way too serious and look like they want the song to be over.  Or they simply act like they are too good of a dancer or too pretty for most of the people.  For me, no one is more or less as everyone was a beginner at some point.

Favorite Dance Moment?
My birthdays! Each year a lot of the people celebrate with me. It amazing to feel the love of my friends and dance the night away. A funny moment was the night when my pants were ripped at a social and I had to wear my friends pants!  They were girly pants with a lot of girly bright stones on the butt. The legs part were too long and way too wide at the bottom.

Favorite Dance Genre?
DEFINITELY BACHATA! I don’t know what it is about bachata but it makes me dance even when there’s no music playing.

What dance movie title describes your attitude while dancing? Why?
“Saturday Night Fever (1977)”!  The main character (John Travolta) waits all week for Saturday nights, so he can dance the night away. Dance was his passion! A lot of us live, or used to live, to dance three to five times per week.  Some others dance six or seven nights a week. Dance is the most beautiful addiction!

Favorite dance video you’d like to share?
This is the video that made me fall in love with bachata.

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