Sunday Salsa Class | Jan. 14 | Level 1
$55.00 exc. Tax
Time: 6:30 PM | BEGINNER LEVEL (1)
$55 per person for a 4-week course | ***Drop Ins $15 per Person***
This course is designed for people with NO experience in SALSA DANCING. Students will be introduced to the basic steps and to THE DANCING FUNDAMENTALS & THEORY. The course consists of 4 consecutive 1 hour classes.
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Obstacle #1 – Self-Consciousness
Most people have heard the saying that starts, “Dance like nobody’s watching…”. It’s human nature to dislike looking foolish. When we’re learning something new, we hate having an audience watching our silly mistakes. Dancing feels so public – we’re standing up in the middle of a crowd of other people, making big movements – surely everyone is watching us?
The standard teacher’s answer for this is, “don’t be silly, everyone else in the class is too busy worrying about their own mistakes.” I’ve been guilty of saying that myself – but of course, it’s nonsense!
Of course there will be times when other students are watching you – it’s up to you to take your opportunities to watch them. Chances are, you’ll find you’re not the only one struggling with the steps!
If the thought of embarrassment is holding you back from starting a dance course, a good solution is to buy a beginners’ dance DVD and use it to learn the basics before enrolling for your first class. That will help you get over the first hurdle.
Obstacle #2 – Muscle Memory
The other thing that holds adults back is resistance to change. We all have patterns of movement that we’ve learned growing up (muscle memory).
Your body likes doing repetitive movements – stuff it already knows and doesn’t have to think about. Dance requires you to move your arms and legs in strange and unusual ways. Your eyes may watch and your brain may comprehend, but it can take a while for it to direct your limbs to interpret these new and unfamiliar movements.
Be patient with yourself and understand it’s the way your body works. Eventually, these new movements will become part of your muscle memory, too, and you’ll be able to do them almost without thinking.
Obstacle #3 – The Wrong Teacher
If you’ve tried to learn dancing and failed miserably, don’t be too quick to give up.
In dancing as in any other skill, there are good teachers and bad teachers. Someone can be a fantastic dancer but a hopeless teacher, and vice versa.