If this was a competition between Salsa versus Bachata, Salsa would win by a landslide. So if you are deciding between Salsa versus Bachata, here is why Salsa is better and how it can change your life.

I started with Salsa. I am a guy who originally planned to be a marriage counselor and then a cop, and now I’m running a Salsa dance school.

Here are 5 reasons why Salsa is better and how it will change your life.

Reason #1: Energy.

I always tell my students to try turning on some Salsa music and taking a nap. It would be almost impossible because Salsa is energy.

You can’t help but hear Salsa music and have your foot tap on the ground.  Compared to Bachata, which is more mellow and relaxed. Salsa automatically infuses every inch of your body with that fun and sexy, energetic rhythm. Every time I teach a Salsa class, students smile, laugh, and giggle.

You have people exhausted from work coming in in the evening to take a dance class, and as soon as that music goes on, they just become a different person.

Reason #2: Salsa is everywhere. 

Unlike Bachata, Salsa is literally in every part of the world. You can travel from Timbuktu to Singapore and find at least one Salsa club. No competition, Salsa versus Bachata, the winner is Salsa!

If you are in Toronto, you are very fortunate because every night of the week, there is a Salsa nightclub outing you can visit and have fun. Salsa is very popular, and you will have a wide variety of opportunities to dance, which I love.

Bachata or any other Latin styles are incredible and beautiful, and I have nothing against them, but Salsa is the one that’s going to open the door for you in every part of the world where you travel. You don’t have to speak the language because when you know how to dance Salsa, your body will speak the language.

Reason #3: Salsa is fast. 

Listen to a Bachata song and compare it to a Salsa song, and you will completely hear a different kind of speed.  Anytime I have lots of energy to release or feel frustrated, I dance Salsa because that is how I burn off that seam.

There’s nothing like dancing with your partner, giving them a double turn. Then crossing them, launching them across the dance floor, into another turn into a dip.

I describe Salsa as like driving on a highway; all you’re trying to do is hang on as you smile and giggle through it.

Reason #4: Salsa is a good kind of challenge.

Bachata is challenging in its own right. But when I started taking Bachata classes after a few years of doing Salsa, I felt Bachata was much easier.

Salsa is a very unique flow and rhythm, which is quick, quick, slow and it takes some time before you get to an advanced level, which is a good thing. I believe that fun comes from learning, growing, and stretching yourself just out of your comfort zone. You feel you’re growing but not overwhelmed.

Therefore taking your first class of Salsa is your gateway from beginner, to intermediate dancer to advance level and even getting into performing. There are so many things you can do, including participating in competitions and Salsa workshops.  There is no cap for growth because there’s always that next stage in Salsa. Although Bachata also offers different opportunities to grow, Salsa is a different kind of challenge that is wonderful and you just have to experience it for yourself.

Reason #5: Salsa is just so much fun!!.

I am going to repeat… Salsa is fun.  There’s nothing as fun as spending four minutes with your dance partner laughing, giggling, being goofy and bonding with your partner and your Salsa community. Just for that, to give yourself the opportunity to connect and have a fun moment, you should start taking Salsa dance classes.

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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