My name is Ralph. I am a 29-year old computer geek by day and a Salsa/Mambo On2 dancer at night. I have been taking Mambo lessons since March 2001 and I have been teaching since December 2003. Walking into Jorday Rivera`s Dance Studio that first time was one of the best decisions I have ever made. A whole new wonderful world opened up to me that day. I am now a major salsaholic and I don`t remember ever being happier.

As for the name of this website, aside from Mambo, I also love trains, hence the MTA part. I have loved trains since I was a little kid riding the NYC Subway system. I am a member of the NYC Transit Museum and I have a small HO Scale model trainset at home. (Well, it is 10ft by 8ft, so I guess I can`t really call it small :p )

Anyway, take a look around, check out my photos, and let me know what you think - Send Mail.

But she warned him not to be deceived by appearances, for beauty is found within. - Disney`s Beauty & The Beast

The dance of life is not so much a metaphor as a fact, to dance is to know oneself alone and to celebrate it. - S. Paul

When 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. - H Bos

Dance is an art that imprints on the soul. It is with you every moment, it expresses itself in everything you do. - Shirley Maclaine

Learning to walk sets you free. Learning to dance gives you the greatest freedom of all: to express your whole self, the person you are. - M Hayden

I do not try to dance better than anyone else, I only try to dance better than myself. - M Baryshnikov

You don't stop dancing from growing old, you grow old from stopping to dance.

Beginning dancer: knows nothing.
Intermediate dancer: knows everything; too good to dance with beginners.
Hotshot dancer: too good to dance with anyone.
Advanced dancer: dances everything. Especially with beginners.

Let that day be lost to us on which we did not dance once! - F Nietzsche

To watch me dance is to hear my heart speak. - Hopi Indian Saying

Dance is not an answer. Dance is a question. "Yes!" is the answer.

A good dancer can't do the same thing twice.

Dancing is the loftiest, the most moving, the most beautiful of the arts, because it is no mere translation or abstraction from life; IT IS LIFE ITSELF. - Havelock Ellis

Dance is life. The rest is just rehearsal.

I don't want people who want to dance, I want people who have to dance. -George Balanchine

If you're unsure of yourself, dance as though nobody were watching. If you know you're good, dance as though everybody were watching.

Take dancing seriously, but dance with a light heart.

Dance! The vertical expression of a horizontal desire. - George Bernard Shaw

And remember, my sentimental friend, that a heart is not judged by how much you love, but by how much you are loved by others - The Wizard of Oz(1939 Movie)

A sunset is only beautiful if there is someone to see it. Otherwise, it is just a sunset.

Life is not the amount of breaths you take, it’s the moments that take your breath away - Hitch

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