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    What ballroom dance is the least aggressive with male spinning?

    What are your dance goals? (Are you doing this for fun? For the social aspect? Are you trying to get really really good for competition or other purposes?) -For fun Are the classes you are taking meeting those goals? (Maybe not if there is a heavy spin emphasis at the moment...) -Not...
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    What ballroom dance is the least aggressive with male spinning?

    How do I changed my ambitions and goals? I go to group classes and I have to do what the instructor teaches. Should I try another school that will cater to my ambition?
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    What ballroom dance is the least aggressive with male spinning?

    I thought Jazz shoes are the proper shoes for Salsa?
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    What ballroom dance is the least aggressive with male spinning?

    How can I continue Salsa if my knee is rejecting it? If there's no dance out there that will be easier on my knee, then maybe I should stop dancing altogether and find a safer hobby. Isn't that a better idea?
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    What ballroom dance is the least aggressive with male spinning?

    I want to leave spinning. So, that's why I'm wondering which dance won't require me to spin.
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    What ballroom dance is the least aggressive with male spinning?

    Jazz shoes. I went to the Santo Rico Dance School and from my research, they are considered one of the best Salsa schools on the planet. So, I doubt they're teaching is bad. Either my learning ability is bad or I'm just not cut out for spinning. My mom goes to a private instructor who teaches...
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    What ballroom dance is the least aggressive with male spinning?

    I've mainly been learning Salsa for the past couple of years. Even though I'm a guy, we are required know how to spin well. Even in partnerwork, guys need to know how to do 2+ spins and due to the amount of practicing I've been doing and how hard it is for me to learn, my right knee is starting...
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    Which of these dance studios should I go to for classes?

    Thanks! Studio #2 it is then!! :) I was leaning more towards that, but wanted to hear what you guys had to say.
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    Which of these dance studios should I go to for classes?

    Hello everyone! I used to dance a lot last year, but had to stop for a while due to a busy schedule. Now that my schedule has freed up, I would like to go back to dancing again. But right now, I'm trying to decide between two dance studios. Here are two great dance studios I've been to in NYC...
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    What ballroom dance is the most popular in NYC?

    No, this is a hobby. There is no reason why BOTH a class and a social can't be fun. If I want to remain stressed and work hard, I can easily just stay at work overtime and get extra pay.
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    What ballroom dance is the most popular in NYC?

    But they treat dancing like a college course. They make students work very very hard, thus making dancing a stressful activity rather than an enjoyable one.
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    What ballroom dance is the most popular in NYC?

    Welcome to NYC!! We have plenty of schools out here to choose from, but majority of them are geared towards producing the best dancers out there. If I find a less intense (and effective) school, I will be sure to check it out. Based on my experience, the schools here in NYC will either milk you...
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    What ballroom dance is the most popular in NYC?

    Here is a video of my instructors social dancing... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mkBOz9Si0uU This is what we're currently learning to do and believe me, it's not pretty learning these. It is very rough, indeed. Try watching as much of the video as you can and you'll see that it gets very...
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    What ballroom dance is the most popular in NYC?

    I’ve been learning Salsa exclusively in NYC and am rather disappointed with the small population. It seemed to be popular at the time when I started it (which is why I pursued it), but after taking a good look, the population is not as big as I thought. And besides, I find the dance way too...
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    one guys beginning dance struggles

    There is no promotion "out of the group class." The cycle ends after three months. They will just restart everything every three months. The teacher evaluates each and every students and determines whether they'll eligible to begin the next level when the new cycle begins that following week. I...