What makes a good dancer?

Simply put… Stubbornness.

The best dancers are incredibly stubborn! When they know they can’t do something, they do it. Usually over and over again so that what they cannot do becomes what they can do. Often it irritates them so much that cannot do something that they determine to get  that something right usually before the next time they are going to dance.

Seldom do they get it right in a studio. Most often it is in the kitchen or in front of the tiny bedroom mirror, in the shower or randomly in the street. Or, and this is a common one, in the grocery queue. This is because the best dancers dance absolutely everywhere while life happens around them. They do not let it go! It’s stubbornness!

Every opportunity to dance is taken. It is not given up for the comfort of home or for an enticing fad. Whenever they can dance, they do. With whomever they can dance, they do. If they happen to hear the right music, they dance. If there is a dance party, they go and they dance. If there isn’t a dance party they throw one, and they dance.

Dance stubbornness perseveres. It doesn’t leave you be. It doesn’t stay for only a short time. Good dancers do not dance for a few months only, they stick to it for years. And their stubbornness sticks with them.

Be stubborn.



6 Replies to “What makes a good dancer?”

  1. Hi – we’ve been attending Salsa classes for 4 years now at various venues and what makes this one special is the fact that you have a LADY teaching LADIES, so we get all the cool moves and styling that quite frankly you just dont get at other venues where there are just male teachers. Keep it up Lani – we love it …Lesley


  2. YEAH!!!! Same from me … THANX a mill Lani, i luv WHAT you do, u’r excellent and u’r STYLE is absolutely superb!!! You and Carlos produces …… great fun classes!! Florence


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