IS SALSA A ROMANTIC DANCE?

Yes. Salsa dance is romantic. It’s energetic and fast. Love and passion are almost always at the center of every Salsa song. Romance and connection are inherent in this genre.

Here are three things to think about if you’re considering taking Salsa classes with a special someone or you want to experience Salsa dance with more people.

Connection.

Salsa and Bachata dance involve partner work, which requires a connection, but it’s a special kind of connection you would not find in other types of dances.  When I think of something romantic, the image that comes to my mind is two bodies flowing, two souls present,  sharing feelings in a moment where you don’t think about anything going on around you in your life.  When you reach that deep connection and presence, the energy exchange feels intimate and excludes the world around you.

And so, Salsa dance is the ideal conductive threat to that sense of romance because you have one person who is a leader and sets the pace and flow and one person who is a follower who is open and receptive.

The music.

The Salsa song you chose can definitely influence the story developing on the dance floor. The tone and intensity of the music can have a long-lasting impression on those sharing a dance. If you feel shy, deeply in love, or even sad, the right song can help get your message across.

Listen to the top 10 Salsa songs. You will always hear someone singing passionately about how they want to impress their partner, how they want to steal another person’s heart, or apologizing for wrongdoing and want to make it better.

Forever, lovers have used songs to transmit their feelings. At the very core, Salsa music is the music of the heart; even if you don’t speak Spanish, you can feel the intensity and intention of the singer.

Salsa music is very romantic, but it’s also playful and energetic. Bachata is a much more calm romantic feeling, while Salsa offers a more exciting romantic sense, and it’s just a blast.

Eye contact. 

Salsa music is fast, but it is all about high context communication and exchanges of glances, energy, and soft touches. Everything about it is passion and connection between the dancers.

So much of our communication is nonverbal, and we underestimate that. And in Salsa dance, when you’re dancing with something, you have to keep your eyes on this person. So when leading or following, I’m watching the cues and paying attention to my dancing partner’s body movement, and, in that way, the connection deepens, and it’s so beautiful.

Sharing a glance can be powerful. Usually, when we make eye contact with someone for more than five seconds, the reaction can be discomfort or create warm, intimate feelings. In Salsa dance, you’re making eye contact when dancing with someone. If you connect with your partner, that eye contact can be meaningful.  So, Salsa and romance go hand and hand, and I hope you get the chance to connect and vibe in one of our classes with your special person. If you are single, I encourage you to come and experience the smiling, the dancing and the chance to connect with your classmates.

I can’t wait to welcome you to our big family, have you come in week to week, have fun, connect with new friends and let loose to amazing Latin songs. Click here to check our current schedule.

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