36 min

WALKS w/ Jai Barkley: Dancing salsa, building a studio and the life-lessons that teaches yo‪u‬ WALKS

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Imagine getting to teach over 60,000 students how to dance salsa? That's what Jai Barkley has accomplished so far through his salsa studio, The Salsa Foundation. What's interesting is that he wasn't a classically trained dancer or even a dancer at all until 14 years ago which is when a friend took him to Copa Cabana, a Latin club in Melbourne (Australia), where he fell in love with salsa. He offers an authentic and introspective take on what it is to try something, what it's like to build a salsa studio from scratch, and ultimately what values salsa has taught him throughout that journey. 

P.s. He also played a huge role in getting me hooked to salsa. Thanks again, Jai. 

Imagine getting to teach over 60,000 students how to dance salsa? That's what Jai Barkley has accomplished so far through his salsa studio, The Salsa Foundation. What's interesting is that he wasn't a classically trained dancer or even a dancer at all until 14 years ago which is when a friend took him to Copa Cabana, a Latin club in Melbourne (Australia), where he fell in love with salsa. He offers an authentic and introspective take on what it is to try something, what it's like to build a salsa studio from scratch, and ultimately what values salsa has taught him throughout that journey. 

P.s. He also played a huge role in getting me hooked to salsa. Thanks again, Jai. 

36 min

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