Following and its Intricacies…

Following- some seem to think it is a rather mindless activity. They are wrong. Following involves intricacies unthought-of by many a dancer. In my experience there are two main goals to following. The first is listening to your partner. This is not listening with your ears, but with everything else in your body. It isContinue reading “Following and its Intricacies…”

3 Reasons to be Grateful for Salsa!!!

Here are some reasons why I am grateful to be a Salsera: Pain– After a great evening of salsa dancing you should be in pain. Normally people experience pain as bad, however this kind of pain is very good. It is the sore body of someone who has had a wonderful work-out. It is aContinue reading “3 Reasons to be Grateful for Salsa!!!”

~Inspirations in Playfulness~

You can learn so much in dancing and salsa by watching! When you are not dancing yourself, watch the people around you dance. In this way you share their joy and you learn from them. But it is also important to watch the people who are not around you dance- thanks to YouTube! I haveContinue reading “~Inspirations in Playfulness~”

How to be a Social Dancing SUCCESS!

Here are some tips to remember when social dancing: 1.  Don’t Say “No” Ladies when a man asks you to dance, do not say no! This poor guy has used a huge amount of his courage to ask you.. he has put himself out there..his ego is on the line.. there are people watching.. don’tContinue reading “How to be a Social Dancing SUCCESS!”

Does your timing suck?

I don’t mean in life, for that you’ll need more than just our help! I mean in Salsa. What is the correct timing for L.A Style Salsa or Salsa-on-1? How do you find the first beat? Do the rest of the beats matter? The first beat is important. It is where it all starts, andContinue reading “Does your timing suck?”

What is Playful Dancing?

What takes a dance from being a series of spins and steps to being that 3-minute-moment you want to repeat over and over again? Is it the song? Is it your partner? Is it your own dancing? I say, all of the above and more! There are several aspects for me which takes a danceContinue reading “What is Playful Dancing?”

The fastest way to learn salsa!

Learning can be frustrating.  Many people get very despondent with how slowly they progress when they start to salsa. They lose confidence and think that maybe the dance is just not for them. NOT TRUE! Salsa, like anything in life is learnt by practice. Therefore, the quickest way to learn how to dance salsa isContinue reading “The fastest way to learn salsa!”

Terrified of the dance floor?

Still afraid to step onto the dance floor?  Many beginner leads complain about not being able to remember the turn patterns they learnt in class. And they do not feel confident that they will be able to remember their steps and leads when taking a lady onto the floor. Here’s the thing: YOU DON’T HAVEContinue reading “Terrified of the dance floor?”

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 beforeContinue reading “What makes a good dancer?”