Virgilio Pinto

Interlibrary Loan Lending Coordinator, Library

Title

Dance

Dancing is Living – Living is Dancing.

To remove dance from my identity is to not know me.  To better understand what I have just written skip the rest and read my dance collage poem at the end - first.

I am acquainted with most forms of social partner dance, though my passion is street style Latin with an emphasis on Timba/Cuban salsa dance and cha cha cha.  I am a Latin DJ.  I have choreographed performances as well other happy events like a Mother-Son wedding  dance, and enjoy teaching. 

Dance at Ithaca College

June 2014 I conducted a partner dance workshop for the Work/Life Lunch & Learn Program at Ithaca College, called Partner Dance 101 for Everyone.  II am a dance resource and have connected many people to dance opportunities in the area and further afield. Would like me to do a workshop or dance class?  Do you want some info or are just curious about something dance related?  Contact me.

Social Dance

I enjoy social dancing. I look forward to every summer as Ithaca has multiple outdoor concerts almost every day of the week. Then I can combine that with another of my passions - the outdoors. 

Enjoy the poem below and see you on the dance floor! 

DANCING IS LIVING, LIVING IS DANCING - A dance collage poem

"To watch us dance is to hear our hearts speak" - 1

BECAUSE

"While I dance I cannot judge, I cannot hate, I cannot separate myself from life. I can only be joyful and whole. That is why I dance."-2

AND AS LIFE HAPPENS REMEMBER

"The only way to make sense out of change is to plunge into it, move with it, and join the dance."-3 

1--Derrick "Suwaima" Davis, Hopi/Chocktaw Indian
2--Hans Bos
3--Alan Watts