Salsa > Any suggestions

Discussion in 'Salsa' started by josheph, Apr 29, 2013.

  1. josheph

    josheph New Member

    On where to start when it comes to salsa? and no smart remarks please lol im on a budget and cant afford lessons
  2. DanceMentor

    DanceMentor Administrator

    Welcome Josheph,

    When I started dancing I was also on a very limited budget. If there is one piece of advice I would give, it would be to dance as much as possible. So how do you do that? Here are some ideas:
    1. If you are able to take a class occasionally, make sure you go back home a practice the steps. Write down what you learned for future practices too.
    2. Watch YouTube and try your best to mimic some of the steps. There are tons of videos including instructional.
    3. Find someone you can practice with of either sex.
    4. Get people's phone numbers and get your own social group going. Find out what they are doing too and see if you can participate.
    5. Ask instructors if there is anything you can do to assist them in exchange for a free lesson like bring snacks, work the door, or pass out their flyers.

    With enough commitment, you can learn to be a great dancer. Just don't allow yourself to get frustrated, or else you might lose your momentum. Realize it is possible and that given enough time your situation and dancing will improve.
  3. opendoor

    opendoor Well-Known Member

    Salsa is social dancing in the first place. You can meet the salsa crowd without any knowledge of the dance and the music. But you should be able to integrate into that community. Start at the edge. Your perfume should be subtle, your togs should be unobtrusively. Don´t present slogans and don´t make any fuss. Work yourself steadily way forward and ask questions that may help you. Somewhen a girl will complain about your restraint: don´t be so coy, come on, simply move to beat....

    Forgot to say: No problem to start without any knowledge of salsa music. But ask the DJ for the names of the bands, try to recognize typical instruments, and so on..
  4. tangotime

    tangotime Well-Known Member

    Im not sure if you know HOW, and want to improve..or.. start from scratch ?
    Either way, many clubs offer free classes before socials, so check out your local scene .
  5. Don Silver

    Don Silver Member

    Like others have said, check out the free classes before many socials, and on-line there are lots of free resources on YouTube, blogs and dance sites like this forum.

    You don't have to spend much to get started.

    Where are you located, people can often provide additional suggestions if they know where you are...

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