I love dancing Salsa, I’ve learned multiple types of dance over the years, from hip hop, bachata, kizomba, tango, west coast and everything in between! But I always end up coming back to Salsa dancing, why is that? Here is my list of why I think Salsa Dancing is the best and most fun dance and I always keep coming back to it.
Dancing helps relieve stress and pressure
This applies to all types of dancing, it makes you focus on something different, you stop worrying about problems at home, work and life. It’s like going to work out and feeling more relaxed afterwards, I’ve noticed that after a night of good dancing I feel happy and ready to tackle any problem, it also helps me settle down if I’m upset and allows me to let go of things that I’m holding in.
You meet people and become more social
I am not a very social person, before dancing I used to play a lot of videogames and spend a huge amount of time studying and on the computer, my social life was not very great… I forced myself to start dancing just because I wanted to do something different, after that I’ve met so many wonderful people and dancing has hugely improved my confidence and social skills with other people.
Traveling is a big part of getting better
One of the best parts of learning salsa (if you want to get better) is traveling! All the great dancing events are usually at major cities and touristic places, you get to learn from some of the best instructors in the planet while enjoying vacation, shows, local food and more! I’ve learned that If I like the place where the event is located I will stay a couple extra days just to be able to sightsee and fully enjoy a vacation.
Salsa is very challenging
Salsa is hard… learning how to step is hard, learning how to stay in time is hard, learning how to execute complex patterns is hard, taking care of your surroundings as well as executing all of that with proper technique make salsa dancing a very challenging and disheartening proposition to a lot of dancers, but this is also why a lot of people love it! You can fully invest yourself in learning knowing that there will be something new.
The music is awesome
No explanation needed here, Salsa music is so rich with a huge variety of instruments and classifications, even if you don’t enjoy a certain type of salsa I can bet you that there’s some type of salsa music that you will love, it is simply amazing.
This is our list of why we think salsa dancing is the best! What do you think? Why is salsa dancing the best for you? Please let us know what you think.