One of the best decisions I have ever made was to take my first Salsa Dance class in 2009 at Toronto Dance Salsa.
I had two left feet, was awkward, overweight, had medical conditions, and yet when I took my first class…I felt at home.
Salsa is spicy, it’s fun, it’s playful and here are 3 reasons why you should take it:
- Find the family you need: I never knew what it felt like to be accepted until I started to take dance classes. Every time I would come in, the Helpers and the instructor would welcome me, give me high fives. There was always a celebration when I would come into class. The classmates I attended with, the men and women I got to know over the weeks and months I attended became some of my closest friends and family. It was amazing how after class we would go to socials afterward, grab drinks and food. There is this infectious positive energy with Salsa that you cannot deny bring on the dance floor some of the kindest and warmest human beings I have ever met. The culture of Salsa is family.
- Physical exercise made fun: In a single hour of a Salsa class, you do about 1500-2000 steps and bring 200 plus calories. The best part is you don’t even notice it because you are just having fun connecting with others as you get lost in the energy, fun, and music. I hated going to the gym and Salsa got me out of the house to not just sit in front of a TV. At my peak, I was dancing 6 days a week and I will tell you…after dancing 2-3 hours that often, how can you not be a bit more fit?
- It’s danced everywhere: I mean everywhere…where they allow dancing of course. 😉 But you can go to St. Petersburg, Seoul, Tokyo…anywhere in the world and find a Salsa club. You don’t need to speak the local language, you don’t need to speak Spanish, you just need to know how to dance. It’s simple! I love traveling to different parts of the world and as soon as I land (if I haven’t already done the research) I am looking for all the Latin clubs in that area so I can go out and dance. There is nothing like when you step on the dance floor in a brand new place and feel this welcoming energy, where everyone just wants to connect and have fun.
I can’t wait to welcome you to our big family, have you coming in week to week, having fun, connecting with new friends and letting lose to amazing Latin songs. Click here to check our current schedule.
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