Why Dance Salsa?

We’ve all seen people dancing Salsa – maybe it was a  friend, maybe a family member, maybe it was a video or a random person on the street – but you don’t get what the hype is about. Well, I’m here to tell you, it’s gonna change your life in so many positive ways. Here are three reasons why Salsa is the most popular Latin dance in the world and why you should start dancing Salsa today!

Connection to Others

We’re living in an age where we feel disconnected from family and friends. Everyone is feeling what I often felt- like I didn’t belong. That there was no community I could connect with. Salsa can help with that. I’m so grateful that 12 years ago, I started dancing Salsa because what it helped me find was the family that I always wanted and needed.

When you are on a dance floor there’s nothing but you and the person you’re holding on to. You have to listen and respond to each other on the dance floor and you ebb and flow with your dance partner. Connection is built into Salsa dancing, which makes it so amazing and so easy to create more connections in your life.

Connection to Self

We are not only disconnected from others but ourselves too – especially our own bodies. Our society is designed to distract us – cell phones, food within easy reach at home and delivered to your door, online shopping, tv shows. The consequence is that we become disconnected from what’s happening internally.

It’s weird for me to even talk about this, but the truth is I have become more connected to my body as I’ve progressed in Salsa. I’ve learned to focus on my breath through dance, how my feet feel on the ground as I move, how my body shifts, how my weight shifts. I’m flowing to the music and having a good time. You can’t help but be more connected to your body and the bonus is that I’ve found more happiness, more freedom and more peace.

It’s fun!

Salsa is fun! It’s just loud, energetic  and entertaining. Salsa has always been about energy. So if you feel like you are stuck, nothing you used to enjoy is fun anymore than Salsa will shake things up in the most positive way.

Whenever I ask my students, what do you want to add more of in your life? One of the top three answers is always – FUN. Salsa allows you to learn, grow,  and become more connected to yourself and others. The energy is high, the music is great and the people are even better. So of course Salsa is fun and that’s why you should start Salsa today.

I can’t wait to welcome you to our big family, have you coming in week to week, having fun, socializing, and letting 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].