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Learn salsa with fun, be it a classroom or a workshop

Date Added: April 14, 2009 06:33:10 AM
Category: Entertainment
Salsa is a Spanish word which means sauce. Salsa can be of two types. One is, a partner dance and another is a performance dance. The dancers don’t need to use the enire stage. Salsa workshops are arranged time to time throughout the world. The chief aim of these workshops is to teach salsa to the people who have a flair for dancing. As for the busy businessmen and corporate executives, salsa workshops are arranged for only a few days like a two day or three day or even the unbelievable one day salsa workshops. In training workshops on salsa, the main training that is given is the basics of this sensual form of dance. All over the world, there are many diverse forms of salsa. Like, in the U.S they have different types of salsa in different provinces. But among them, the most popular is the one that is performed in New York. These types are extracts of the original dance form called ‘Mambo’. The basics that are taught in salsa workshops are discussed below: As said earlier, salsa steps vary from dancer to dancer depending on the culture that the dancer belongs to and each dancer’s dancing style has got its own distinctiveness. Timing, like any other dance form, is very important in salsa. There are terms also to describe the steps. The rhythm and the music should also coordinate with the steps. It should never be too fast or too slow. If one dancer is moving fast, the other should also move very fast. Together, they should start with a tap and then gradually move to fast stepping. In traditional styles of salsa, the man is the leader and the woman is the follower. The leader gives claves to the follower. Claves means the foot movements of the dancers in between the beats of the music. If you can put your steps in sync with the partner’s, there’s no stopping you from becoming a good salsa dancer. But, you have to practice a lot. CDs, DVDs, online tutorials or even classroom sessions or workshop sessions won’t do any good unless you practice. And when you practice, invite your family or friends to see it. Because, then you will get to know your flaws. Remember, it is extremely difficult to master all the steps of salsa. If you don’t like to exercise, you don’t have to. Instead, take salsa lessons. Salsa can help you lose weight and get a good shape. At the same time, you will get to enjoy a lot since it is an exciting dance and who knows, you might find your dream partner.
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