What is the Purpose of Salsa Dancing?
Salsa dancing’s purpose is as individual as all of us but mostly, it brings energy, fun, and community back into people’s lives.
The Salsa Community
Dance is a great unifier. You can go to any part of the world, not even speak the local language, but if you know how to dance, you’ll find your tribe.
I frequently receive phone calls and emails from people new to Toronto or who haven’t even moved here yet. One of the most important things for Salsa dancers is connecting with the Salsa community in any place they live. Once they find a new dance school, they know they will be surrounded by positive people and will find some new friends. Therefore, creating meaningful connections is one of Salsa Dancing’s most significant benefits and purposes.
You cannot possibly turn on a Salsa song and take a nap. Just try. I dare you. When you hear Salsa music, you want to move. You want to tap your feet; you want to move your body. So if you need momentum, energy or enthusiasm in your life, you should sign up for dance class. As soon as that music hits, you see other people smiling and giving you high fives and vibing so you can’t help but be energized.
I have the great fortune of teaching many Salsa dance classes daily, and every single week, several students come up to me to express that they look forward to these classes because they leave energized. So dancing Salsa’s purpose is to energize you as well.
Sense of Joy
Salsa is fun. Everyone has off days, so students sometimes come to class feeling sad, exhausted, overwhelmed or frustrated. But within a couple of minutes, as soon as I throw on a Salsa song, everyone starts dancing and smiling. Soon everyone is laughing and giggling and joyful. It’s a beautiful sight.
So if you miss socializing or your energy feels off, or you need some fun, that means you need more Salsa in your life. Take a dance class. There’s nothing as fun as getting together, learning something new, feeling challenged, and experiencing that sense of joy.
So what is the purpose of Dancing Salsa? Take your pick – community, energy, joy. The list could go on. What are you waiting for? Sign up today!
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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