Do you know salsa just as a sauce? So you lose a lot. Salsa is a wonderful live dance where you will enjoy pure joy with only the knowledge of the basic step! Want to meet new friends, discover a rhythm that gets you in shape or want to meet? Are you 20, 40 or 60 years old? Salsa is a lifelong passion and therefore you meet any age group on the dance floor. Why is Salsa becoming increasingly popular? And how to break the ice and go for the first lesson?
Where does the salsa come from?
There are debates. Some say salsa originated in Cuba, others in Puerto Rico. An important fact is that both countries have been influencing the development of salsa music and dance for over 100 years. Due to the migration of Cuba and Puerto Rico, salsa began to develop in the United States at the turn of the 1930s and 1940s. Currently, salsa is increasingly popular not only in America but also in Europe and Asia.
How does the salsa manifest itself in the relationship between man and woman?
There are many styles of salsa, but the basic rule remains the same. Man leads and woman man follows. A man is a so-called “leader” and a woman a “follower”. Why? A woman has a dance to enjoy and a man is supposed to get everything around and make sure that a woman can enjoy the dance. Man controls space and leads woman. The woman should not worry about what steps to take, in what direction and when. This is ensured by a man.
Man’s frame, woman’s painting
A woman is the gentle creature that carries the music art into the movement of her body. When a couple dances, the eyes of the audience usually rest on the woman. Few, however, know that the man is the one who sets the pace, the types of dance figures and the movement of the dance floor. Woman enjoying it. Salsa gives the impression that everything is practiced and must be prepared. But the opposite is true. The secret is improvisation, so salsa can become a lifelong hobby. The individual figures are rehearsed, but if they are not a competitive performance, you are dancing randomly according to your partner’s guidance. The basic figures are the same and it is up to the partner’s imagination to link them. I feel that in life it is good to give the partner a space for imagination and then amazing things can happen. The partner gains self-esteem, likes to take care of the woman and the woman is the flower that enjoys life and satisfaction is on both sides. Treat men to pamper you and take care of you.
Where the salsa?
There are many dance schools and centers. Most dance venues allow you to use the first lesson for free. You will find out how the lesson takes place, whether the lecturer suits you, how you like the space, what the price is and what the conditions are. All this and more often the lecturer will tell you after the lesson. It is also possible to arrange private lessons in case you missed the beginning of the course or it is more appropriate for you to learn. Some of the new courses started in April, which may not be an obstacle, as the first lesson is only a basic step. The second option is to apply for courses starting in September. I recommend that you go through the internet now and find out about the possibilities. Courses are usually fast.
You don’t just have to stay for lessons. There are also dance salsa clubs that are open almost daily. It is ideal to try in practice what you have learned in the courses. There is a more relaxed atmosphere at the party, so you can meet new friends, get to know each other and above all improve. Beautiful on salsa is that you can go to the party yourself, because someone will catch you to dance. You don’t need to know. Sharing a common dance passion will instantly connect you. And next time you can go dancing with your salsa bunch. IT experts, recruiters, bankers, cooks, just everyone, regardless of their background. They are people who love life and if you love it, I do not understand that you are not dancing yet.
Not only dance lessons and parties can inspire you and move on, but also dance festivals. They are held several times a year, in Prague, Brno, Pilsen, but also throughout Europe, America and Asia. The possibilities are really wide when you get enthusiastic about salsa. These festivals are day, weekend or weekly. It’s a wonderful opportunity to get to know and develop your passion.