With about 225 in attendance for the Spring version of Salsa Above, Salsa dancers came from across the State to show their skills, meet a few people and most of all, display their passion. In what is a very unique setting, the Michigan Princess which sails in Lansing’s Grand River, offers two areas for dancing and to cool off you can roam around the deck on the any of the floors including up top. People came from as far to the east from Detroit and to the west Grand Rapids. In fact quite a large group came in from GR. If you have never seen Salsa dancing up live and close and you love to dance, you really should go check it out sometime. Movies like 1998’s “Dance With Me” with Cheyenne and Vanessa Williams or “Dirty Dancing 2” from 2004 set in Cuba, may have looked pretty, but one only has to look at the faces of the different folks who come together on a night like this. The passion, the intensity and of course the fun all are evident from the crowd. There were people who came who just were not up to speed, but as long as someone was making an honest effort on the dance floor, the more veteran dancers were very forgiving to the beginners. DJ Adrian Ace Lopez who puts everything together brought in 5 en Clave from Grand Rapids. 5 en Clave offered a night of salsa, merengue, bachata, and cumbias. They kept the crowd moving with Adrian provided his usual array of sounds as well. Adrian likes to put on three events aboard the Michigan Princess a year. The next one is set for July with a date to be announced soon and the third typically the second or third weekend in September so make your plans now as both promise to be larger in attendance then last Fridays event.