What is Salsa Dancing?
Salsa is a syncretic dance form with origins from Cuba as the meeting point of Spanish (European) and African cultures. Salsa is normally a partner dance, although there are recognized solo forms such as solo dancing “suelta” and “Rueda de Casino” where multiple couples exchange partners in a circle. Salsa can be improvised or performed with a set routine. Salsa is popular throughout Latin America as well as in North America, Europe, Australia, and some countries in Asia and the Middle East. It is fast becoming a global phenomenon.
5 Reasons Why You Should Learn
I’ve been dancing for years and I still haven’t met anyone who has regretted learning how to dance salsa. The only thing I’ve heard salsa dancers regret is that they didn’t learn how to start dancing salsa sooner! I’ve come up with a list of 10 reasons why you should learn how to dance salsa and how dancing salsa will benefit your life.
I promise you that you won’t be bored! If you’re still excited about learning how to dance salsa, check out the links at the bottom of the page to signup to one of our classes and enjoy your first Salsa Lesson at our studio. Happy dancing!
1) Dancing Makes You Smarter.
You put your brain to work by learning something totally brand new that requires a lot of complex thought. Not to discourage you, but dancing salsa actually involves a lot of mental processes! You might have a headache at the beginning, but just think of that as growing pains. Just like Sudoku puzzles, dancing requires you to think in a different way than you’re normally used to, putting your brain to work! So trust me when I say that dancing will make you smarter.
2) You Get to Make New friends.
Regardless if you’re satisfied with your current group of friends or not, learning how to dance, you’ll end up making a whole new group of friends and acquaintances from dancing! There’s tons of salseros and salseras you can talk to and hang out with. Even if you only see each other at dance, it’s still a great way to socialize with different people than you’re used to and an opportunity to break out of your comfort zone if you’re shy or don’t get out much, and expand your social circle.
4) Its A Fun Way to Spend Your Evenings.
Going to the movies, sitting on the couch playing with your phone, stuffing your face at dinner, or spending a small fortune getting drunk is a perfectly acceptable way to spend your free evenings; but, how much more fun would it be if you could spend that same evening out salsa dancing instead? You’ll be socializing and getting some exercise, without feeling bloated or hung-over the morning after. Sound good? I think so.
5) Dancing Salsa Spices Up Your Personal Life.
Regardless if you’re single or in a relationship, dancing salsa brings people together. Dozens of couples have met at dance and later on gotten married and had kids together. Previous couples found that dancing together strengthened their relationship and brought them closer together and taught them how to communicate better and work together as a team. Besides, isn’t the idea of going out salsa dancing together a much more fun way to spend date night than what you usually do? If you’re single and not looking for anything serious, there’s plenty of flirting that goes on around the dance floor!