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Featured Post from russelby, 05-01-2011 at 06:45 PM
By Russel Longo
Let me preface what I’m writing here by saying that I am not the greatest Salsa dancer in the world, and never will be (even among the greatest of dancers that’s a disputed title I suppose). No, I’m part of the large crowd of folks who’ve fallen in love with Salsa music and all that it serves to the human spirit. The following discussion assumes that you are a member of this lively group as well.
My first experience with Salsa dancing was strictly as a spectator only. I was completely taken in by the music and dance; it left a lasting impression to be sure. Judging by the number of men taking classes ( in the last three group classes I’ve taken, the men outnumbered the women 2 to 1) it’s impacted your life as well. I did grab a friend of mine to teach me the basic step; that was all she knew actually. But it was enough. So I decided, like many of the you fellows, to test the waters with a group class - what an ego deflator! Many of the women in the class looked and felt like they had been dancing this for years, and some even seemed annoyed by my lack of skill in leading them. Even worse, I was flanked by guys who looked like they already knew what they were doing.
It’s easy to get excited about a new interest, but the reality of learning the new skills can be hard to swallow. Realizing it takes more than one lesson to be a good Salsero, I had a decision to make. Do I really want to invest the time, and ...