Is Salsa Hard to Learn?
If you do not have a great instructor or a supportive environment then Salsa can be hard to learn. But if you have these two things in place learning Salsa will be a rewarding experience. My life has improved in so many ways and yours can too.
Learning to Soar
Breaking down Salsa skills into manageable chunks and continuously building on your skills can make learning Salsa simpler. This is what we do at Toronto Dance Salsa. That doesn’t mean I was an amazing dancer from the beginning. I began as a Salsa Level 1 student in 2009. I had no rhythm and I hated missing out on all the fun. You know the guys standing by the bar, avoiding the dance floor? That was me. Believe me, I was the worst dancer in the class.
So learning Salsa can be hard but it can be made easier. Our motto is; “Even if you have two left feet, you can learn to dance.” I went from an absolute beginner to being a Helper in Salsa classes, to being an Instructor. And now, I am the Director of Toronto Dance Salsa. That wasn’t my expected career plan. Originally I wanted to be a marriage counselor, then a police officer and finally, I found the place where I truly #belong – on the dance floor. You may not want to change career paths like me, but I promise you will enjoy the benefits of learning Salsa.
Benefits of Learning Salsa
Anything worth learning or having, including Salsa, is hard. It is not a skill that is learned overnight. You might even get frustrated at times. But Salsa is a skill worth having. Through learning Salsa, my physical and mental health improved. I have more confidence. The Salsa dance community is also warm and welcoming. So I have also found another family. There are so many benefits to learning Salsa. Click here to read more.
The Importance of Taking Classes
Learning Salsa will be hard if you do drop-in lessons. At our school, we don’t do drop-ins. You sign up for a 6, 7 or 9-week course. Each week you are introduced to new skills that build on the previous week’s lessons. This allows you to see your improvement. And you also quickly become part of the dance community. You have the same instructor and the same classmates. Friendships develop, WhatsApp groups are created and sometimes relationships blossom. Thus, you end up feeling confident instead of overwhelmed.
Why You Should Learn Salsa
If you’re passionate about having more friends in your life, if you’re passionate about having more fun, then learn Salsa. Yes, it will be a little bit challenging. You will be challenged to get out of your comfort zone, to tap into your more emotional and sensual side. It might even be hard to learn Salsa occasionally, but it is so worth it.
Have you truly ever really enjoyed something that came too easily? No, of course not! When you learn Salsa, you learn a new skill that opens so many doors for you. You can find Latin clubs all over the world. So the opportunities to dance and connect are endless. I believe in the right environment, confidence comes from competence. Salsa gave me confidence, it gave me purpose and it gave me a family. It can do the same for you. I hope I get to see you on the dance floor soon.
I can’t wait to welcome you to our big family, have you come in every week, have fun, socialize, and let loose to amazing Latin songs. Click here to check our current schedule.
If you have any questions you would like me to answer, here are some ways you can contact me: message me on Instagram (torontodancesalsa), on Twitter (#torontodancesalsa), on Facebook (Toronto Dance Salsa) or email me at [email protected].