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
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.
dancer: knows nothing.
dancer: knows everything; too good to dance with beginners.
dancer: too good to dance with anyone.
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. -
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
unsure of yourself, dance as though nobody were watching. If you know
you're good, dance as though everybody were watching.
seriously, but dance with a light heart.
vertical expression of a horizontal desire. - George Bernard Shaw
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
Life is not
the amount of breaths you take, it’s the moments that take your breath
away - Hitch