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    "Dear Edie,
    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!

    Dear Scared to learn...not a quick learner,

    This is what you should do:

    • Stop worrying about your abilities as a "dancer". The dance is just a walk. That’s all. If you can walk, then you can Salsa.
    • If you are embarrassed to be seen in a group class with others, take a private lesson or two, three, or four. This springs your confidence like you would not believe.
    • Go to a club to WATCH - AND STUDY MOVES - don’t dance for a month or so. Just enjoy the music, watch the great Salseros, and take very good notes.
    • Continue your privates, and take a group class or two once you gain a bit more confidence.
    • You’ll know when you’re ready to "hit the streets" when you’re ready.

    Choosing a GREAT Instructor (I wrote extensively about this topic... click here):
    I believe, that when the student is ready, the teacher will come. There is a growing body of World Class instructors training n the Black Belt Salsa (BBS) system of worldwide instructors for your city. Go take a look. Best of luck to you!

    Happy Dancing!
    - Edie, The Salsa FREAK!!
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