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…”

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!”

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?”

Passing the Awkward Beginner Phase…

Starting salsa is for most people like a baby learning to take its first steps: it can be scary, you feel completely uncoordinated and people may laugh at you! But like learning to walk, being able to dance makes it well worth the effort! So here are some tips for the new Salseras and SalserosContinue reading “Passing the Awkward Beginner Phase…”