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Life, sweat and salsa!

Written on July 14, 2016 by Campus Life in Social, Sports

Around early 2015, his regular doctoral student life is getting monotonous. One fine Tuesday evening, he decides to join the IE Dance Club salsa classes. His first class is a terror. He is not used to dancing with a partner. He is awkward. He is sweating profoundly. The girl dancing with him asks him to relax and let go. It doesn’t help. He doesn’t give up and returns to the class next week. He starts getting better. He gets selected for the IE Salsa team 2015 but cannot join. He is determined to continue learning at the IE Dance Club, get selected again next year and participate.

As luck would have it, he is one of the jury selecting the team 2016. As a jury member he sees the potential of the team selected. He doubts it may be unfair to join the team as he has not been selected through the jury process. The potential for the selected team and his partner’s enthusiasm allay his doubts. Due to participation criteria he cannot join the team for MBAT. He is joins the team of IESE Spring Games 2016. His partner drops out last minute. He searches for a new partner to dance with him in the team and starts afresh.

The team has 10 days to choreograph, learn and perfect the performance before the show. The team practices all over IE (LaunchPad, MM31 8th floor corridor) and all over Madrid (various studios), sometimes at odd hours. The team is a fighter. The team is doing a beautiful job of balancing academic and social commitments at IE and the dance practices. The team is battling class schedules to be available to travel to Barcelona for the competition. The team practices hard. The team practices fast. The team does not get

The team gathers at the venue before the performance to prepare. He is not there yet. He is unreachable. In his head, he is walking towards the venue. Apparently he is lost and is walking in the opposite direction. He bumps into a known face who redirects him to the venue. He reaches the venue just in time. The team gathers together for one last word. The team is raring to go.

The team is on stage. The team is performing. The crowd is going ballistic. The performance is midway. The technology gives way. The team does not lose morale. The team keeps the crowd involved. The team starts with the performance again. The technology gives way again. This happens 2 more times. The team keeps going. The adrenaline keeps pumping. The team is on stage for 15 mins. The technology finally supports. The team finishes its performance. The audience notices the team’s absolute love for dance. The audience notices the team’s hard work. The applause does not stop. The team is soaking it all.

The team gathers together on the floor. The team dances together waiting for the result. The winner is announced. The team is felicitated in gold. The team is respectful to its competitors. The team celebrates with the competition. The team takes a round of pictures. The team disbands.

He continues salsa. He dances at the MBAT practices. He celebrates the MBAT team’s victory in Paris. He dances at the Latin party.

The team regroups for one final performance. The team shrinks. The team gets a new member. The team rechoreographs the same dance. The team relearns the same dance. The team perseveres. The team is dancing on home territory for the first time. The team performs. The team transmits. The team thrills. The team disbands again. The team will reunite again one day.

The team thanks IE Dance Club for bringing it together. The team thanks its audience for all the love. The team thanks Berna and Suzzane for being the backbone. The team thanks IE Campus Life for all the support.

The team is IE Salsa Adrenalina. The team is Kamayani, Lara, Marie, Olivia, Kareem, Manan, Arslan and Murillo. The team adds Juanjo. The team is everybody. He is nobody.


Fiesta and Siesta in Retiro Park

Written on July 11, 2016 by Campus Life in Professional

The Park day  took place on May 22nd. In collaboration with Dance club, Entertainment Industry Club brought the salsa workshop to Retiro Park along with the live guitar performances from MCC students. photo1


The idea of park day is to expose the concept of Entertainment Industry club to more IE students. An outdoor entertaining activity with nice weather and picnic helps IE students networking to a different level. There are many more entertainment related activities or industry news in our daily life, let Entertainment Industry Club show you more!


My MBAT journey actually started in February with an audition. We were all excited about the audition as dance club coordinators and we all wanted to find dancers who were going to represent IE in MBAT. Even though I was a coordinator, I also competed with everyone to get in to the team and at the end we created our dream team. It was exciting to meet with so many new and good dancers there.salsa5

salsa2During these months I was in the second term of my MBA and it was getting harder every day. It was impossible for us to start practicing and doing all the group works and presentations. The workload was too much. One day we changed our mindset and started seeing dance practices as small escapes from all the craziness we had been going through.

Learning a completely new choreography is always hard and getting to know a new dance partner at the same time is even harder. We started creating our choreography but there was something missing, the charm.

One day before MBAT, 02:00 am in Madrid. Still having fun!



During our practices we got a lot of help from Talent Show winners Manan&Vanessa and thanks to them we were able to add little details to our dance. Last 2 weeks every night we met in the studio and spent at least 3 hours a day. That was a real commitment. Sometimes we needed to sacrifice the things we loved to make it to the practice. However, I still can say every second was worth it because we became a family. I am really proud that I got the chance to represent IE with my favorite sport, Salsa!     

             It’s show time! We are ready! Ricardo, Berna, Kareem, Suzy, Arslan, Olivia                



Ajaa Nachle (Come dance with us..)

Written on May 26, 2015 by Campus Life in Sports

Every week the Dance Club holds a one hour class where students come together to enjoy learning different dancing styles and take a much deserved break from the otherwise demanding routine. The club held a Bollywood dance class on 22 April, which was a first time event of its kind. The class was conducted by our talented colleague Vasundhara Mugil and was attended by 10 participants. The participants learned partial choreography of a popular Bollywood song and in the end a performance was recorded by all the participants, which can be viewed at the IE Dance Club Facebook page, on the following link.

Members of the club have appreciated the move and asked for a repeat of the event in future. The board members are planning to introduce more dancing styles in the coming months. All dancing enthusiasts are welcomed to come and join us in one hour of fun filled atmosphere to recharge their batteries for working round the clock. We claim with good authority that there are few such easy, accessible and fun study breaks out there.


IE Dance Club Special Guest Appearances

Written on January 5, 2015 by Campus Life in Sports

colombian danceThe past few months had been filled with guest appearances and special extensive classes. Our very own Dancing with the Stars competitor Leo Waterman (April 2014 intake) had been giving us extensive lessons in Salsa and the more sensual Bachata. Needless to say these came in very handy during our salsa nights out. Last week we hosted a very special guest teacher, a professor of Argentine Tango! 
The IE Dance Club, a club by dancers, for dancers and any one who has an interest in learning something new. A club where you can meet great people, make new amazing friends and a place where you can just let out some stress through dance.
The cure for everything is Dance!
-Sherif Seif El Nasr

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