How To Salsa Dance Easy?
How to Salsa Dance easy? Mostly it is practice but there are some tips that will make your Salsa Dance journey even more enjoyable. Then you can go to a nightclub and dance with others and have fun, connect, and feel confident. So here are some tips to help make Salsa easier and more fun.
Know Your Basic Steps
One hack I tell my students at the end of the very first Salsa level 1 class, is to practice your basics as you go about your day. Brushing your teeth? Practice your forward and back basics.
Waiting for the subway or bus? Practice your forward and back basics. Practice your Salsa basics over and over until it becomes muscle memory. This is the most underrated yet the most important thing any beginner dancer can do. Why? Because most dancers focus onthe fancy moves but in reality all dancers, from professionals to beginners, do basics more than any other move. It is the foundation of everything. If you need a reminder on the Basics of Salsa click on the link to learn more.
I like to say that confidence comes from competence. If you practice more, you will become more competent and thus more confident. So turn on some Salsa music and dance! See if you can do your forward and back basics while sticking to the rhythm. You can visit our YouTube Channel and find a beginner-friendly playlist available for you to check out. You can also try doing your basics as you are talking to a friend on the phone. If you can do your forward and back basic and you can carry a phone call conversation, Salsa dancing just became easier.
Pretend Your Shoelaces are Tied Together
In other words, take small steps. When you do your forward and back basic as a leader or follower, doesn’t matter. Try not to pass your toes and your heels. Small steps are easier. As you start to go dancing, you’ll notice Salsa is fast! So small steps will help you both keep the rhythm and you won’t be exhausted.
It sounds funny but now you won’t forget. Really, it is just a reminder to bend your knees and let your weight sink into your bum so it looks like you are leaning back against a bar stool. It makes your center of gravity lower. You can also think of it as skating or rollerblading. Then you automatically bend your knees because you want your centre of gravity lower. This way you are more balanced. Your knees and your hips then start to act as shock absorbers. So when you go forward and back, it’s easier to stay upright.
Don’t look at the ceiling! But you do need to look at your partner and where you are going on the dance floor. Don’t look down and don’t look at your feet. Every beginner believes looking at your feet makes it easier but it actually makes it harder. The quicker you build that muscle memory, the easier Salsa becomes. Your body needs to learn how it feels for your feet to make contact into the ground.
The biggest tip I can give is just put on some Salsa music and dance. Dance, have fun and know your basics so you don’t have to think and your feet just move in the rhythm. Then it’s easier to focus on all the fun and cool moves you get to learn in our classes.
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