Salsa Dancing is the best thing you can ever do on two feet! It has improved every single aspect of my life. It gave me things I didn’t even know I was missing. Here are the top three reasons why Salsa Dance is the best and why you should start dancing now – today – at the latest this week. Just go – sign up for Salsa lessons at the closest dance studio – which might be us – Toronto Dance Salsa.
You will Find a Positive Community
I did not realize how much I needed a supportive family until I started Salsa Dance lessons. When I started, I was struggling to get the moves. Like many people, I am very self-critical and Salsa was not coming quickly or easily to me. Yet when I was taking the classes, everyone – my classmates, the Instructors and the Helpers – all cheered me on. It quieted the negative voice in my head. They never made me feel bad about myself. And when I started to go social dancing – everybody wanted to dance with me – even as a beginner. That helped me feel like I belonged. Salsa dancing is much more than the steps or the music, it is a welcoming community that everyone can join.
I was extremely insecure before I started Salsa Dancing. I did not realize how transformative Salsa Dancing would become for my confidence and my life. I’m a strong believer that if you fake it, you can make it. When you dance Salsa, the dance teaches you how to stand more confidently and how to move more confidently. Dancing Salsa requires having your shoulders back and standing and sitting upright. Most of us spend hours at our computers or on our devices with our backs hunched over and slouching. Salsa Dancing changed that for me. So as I started to move more confidently, my confidence went up. Confidence comes from competence and as I started to master Salsa, I just started to generally feel more confident in all areas of my life – my job, my relationships – everything. Salsa has been an incredible journey because it’s been an incredible journey of self-discovery.
Before I became the Director of Toronto Dance Salsa, I had jobs that I didn’t love as a security guard and in sales. Salsa Dancing was my saving grace. Every time I went into a Salsa class or out social dancing, I was energized. Salsa is all about energy. My troubles and rough days just melted away. The Latin music would infuse my body, mind and soul. I would flow with the music, my dance partners and myself. It is just incredible! It is hard to describe if you have never experienced it. The closest analogy I can give is the feeling you had as a kid when you were running with wild abandon – just as fast as you could – no cares, nothing but adrenaline and energy pumping through your body. That is Salsa Dancing! No cares, no limits, no worries.
There are so many other benefits to Salsa Dancing including both physical and mental health benefits. The only real question you have to ask yourself is “Why haven’t I signed up and how can I sign up today?” I hope I get to meet you soon whether it be social dancing or as a student. Or if you are reading this outside of Toronto, sign up at the nearest dance school and start dancing Salsa today! Once you start the only question you will ask is “Why didn’t I start sooner?”
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 for our current schedule.
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