Is Salsa Dancing Easy to Learn?
Yes, absolutely! Salsa dancing is easy to learn if you keep the following things in mind.
Salsa Dancing is Easy if you Find the Right Culture
People join Salsa classes to have fun, listen to Latin music, socialize with great people and connect with their partners. Making a perfect turn or nailing down a fancy move is not why you joined. So pick a school where the culture is about fun and connection, not about perfecting your moves. I believe that if you’re having a good time in a supportive environment, where instructors and classmates high-five you and cheer you on, there’s no limit to how far you can go.
Remember those instructors that made you feel good about yourself? A great instructor covers the material and you learn something. But most importantly, they support and encourage you. You leave the class feeling good about yourself. Find those great instructors. So find instructors and classes that are supportive, and then Salsa dancing is easy.
Pick the Correct Curriculum
Consistency is the key to progress in Salsa dancing. Consistency is important in everything. You can’t get fit by working out sporadically or learn something new if you only attend half the classes. Therefore, we encourage our students to make our Salsa classes part of their routine. Click here to learn more about finding the right school. Joining a school with a structured learning environment will help them learn, connect, and create a community. This makes Salsa dancing lessons fun and rewarding and learning easy. In addition, being among familiar faces eases the tension of learning a new skill.
If your schedule is highly complicated, then a school that offers drop-in lessons may work for you. However, we’ve found that success comes from learning with the same instructor and classmates. Like Lego pieces, students build their dancing skills one on top of the other. This way, you don’t feel overwhelmed because every class pushes you a little further.
It is Easy to Learn Salsa Dancing if You Develop the Right Mindset
Remember that you are there to grow and have fun. And every time you feel awkward or frustrated, know that being uncomfortable means you’re learning. That’s an excellent place to be because nothing in life is worth having if it comes easy right away. For instance, if you feel challenged and engaged by a video game and suddenly find the cheat code, the game is no longer fun.
There is no cheat code to Salsa, and you will have challenging moments. And challenges are good, as long as you don’t feel overwhelmed. Simply remember to keep a positive mindset and you will find that Salsa dancing is easy to learn.
Finally, it is essential to avoid self-judgment when dancing. I wish I had told myself that when I was learning. There were so many moments in class when I was too hard on myself. There is no way to fail Salsa. Everyone can learn and grow and improve – including me! You can make mistakes at any stage of the learning process. However, no one keeps score at my school because we know that missteps are part of the journey. You can fall. But then you get up, fix, correct course, and learn. That’s the point. Be confident and have fun because you can learn anything and everything.
Salsa Dancing is easy to learn if you find great instructors and classes, the right curriculum, develop the correct mindset and be gentle with yourself. I hope that this encourages you to start your Salsa dancing journey. Signing up for Salsa classes was the best decision I ever made and it can be the same for you.
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