Salsa Dancing: Does a Body Good

Salsa is a rhythmic dance between two partners who dance in sync closely together with the woman following her partner’s lead. Salsa originated from Cuban and Afro-Cuban dances that did not necessarily come from one person or place, but a collaboration of different cultures.

There are many benefits of learning to dance salsa even if you cannot dance or have to left feet. The goal is to have fun, learn the basics then move to a more advance salsa class. To begin with, not only is salsa good for your body, but your self-esteem. There is nothing like learning how to step out of your comfort zone or mastering a new move or better yet dancing with a cute guy or cute girl. That will definitely make your ego feel all warm and fuzzy inside.

I enjoy staying active and trying new things. But one of my favorite things to do is dance. I have always been interested in taking salsa lessons but never looked into it, because I thought you needed to bring a partner and the fear of trying something new. Well, I finally stepped out of my comfort zone and went to a salsa class. I was made to feel welcomed right away by the dance instructors and other participants. At the beginning of the class the instructor went over the steps really slow to make sure we understood the basic steps. The partners that we had were other participants in the class or other instructors. We would switch partners as we learned the steps so we would have the opportunity to dance with everyone. There were even people of all ages and ethnicities that participated too.

I have to say, I would rather go to a salsa class than go to a gym. Gyms can be so overwhelming at times because of not knowing how to use the machines which essentially could lead to someone getting hurt.  That is why I like to dance. There are no machines or weights that I have to figure out. The instructors watch you closely to make sure you are correctly mastering the moves so you do not to twist your knee or pull your back out.

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