In the Latin Dancing world, there tends to be the LA Style salsa congresses and the Cuban/Timba congresses. There are also some specialized ones for Bachata and Kizomba that appear when more dancers of or studios teaching those styles reside in the region.
I recently attended the Seattle Salsa Congress which is a mash up of LA Salsa, Cuban Salsa, Bachata and Kizomba. There were so many great classes and I had a blast social dancing with all my friends. I love the dance community.
Below we were in Juan Matos class.
The only challenge I have is the rippling that still occurs when feeding through the walking foot and topstitching the seams. Maybe I'll try washaway stabilizer tape next time. Any suggestions?
I really like every fabric I've purchased from Sportek. I found them when seeking compression fabrics. I have one other one to try and then I'll be posting a 3 fabric comparison in my standard legging pattern (the one below) which is a pull on pant at zero (0) ease that I've folded out 2" negative ease per piece (2" from front leg, 2" from back leg) to create a negative ease in the garment. The folding was a "let's see what happens when I do this" experiment that has served me quite well!
You'll also notice the satin stitch on the center back. That's my own way of differentiating front from back. Sure, my front crotch curve is super short compared to my back crotch curve. But you know what? I get dressed in semi-dark lighting a lot of times or in a hurry. So if I have something that I can sense by feel and not have to look, then it makes dressing easier and I don't have to add a label! I just mark evenly on both sides of the center back seam. :)
Have you used any great compression fabrics? Love to know some other sources and athlete favorites!