I really want to take dancing classes, but at the same time I’m really nervous because I can’t dance at all. I feel like I have TWO LEFT FEET. I’m not flexible at all when it comes to moving and dancing. Do you think that maybe I should order videos first before starting any lessons? I love to listen to music, but it comes to dancing I get really embarrassed. I know I’m going to be a stubborn one to learn, but I want to do it.”
– Scared to learn…not a quick learner! (more…)
Beginner Class Attitude and Etiquette…
I enjoyed the series of letters about the “beginner man” on the club scene. I wanted to add a comment about a few issues that I believe need to be addressed on this subject not only on the club scene but also in the dance class setting.
Let me preface by saying that I am a beginner female with some previous dance experience. I have been taking beginning classes for several months, and plan to take them for several more. After several weeks of class, I was bitten by the “salsa bug” and now in addition to classes 2-3 times a week, I go to clubs several nights a week, and take the (intermediate) classes beforehand. Most importantly, (more…)
Hi! Nice website. I love this Dancer Hangout! – Getting addicted to reading it during the day, getting READY to dancing it all night long!
I am brand new to the Salsa scene. I have just started taking lessons. Should I go to the clubs and try out what I know so far, or will I get eaten alive? I barely have my Cuban motion down, and I don’t have a partner. My friend said that there would be many women willing to teach me, but I just don’t believe him. I have had one private lesson. Thanks in advance! (more…)
Edie, I donâ€™t really have a question. Just wanted to let you know how reassuring it is to read the stuff in the Beginners Corner. Learning Salsa has been a struggle. I thought there was something wrong with my â€œmusicalityâ€ but then I learned of musicians that arrange Salsa and canâ€™t dance to their (more…)
“But I don’t want to be a
boring dancer to them…”
– from a Budding Salsero
By Edie, The Salsa FREAK
Some men have a “list” of female dancers they only dream about asking “some day”.