General Questions

Questions for General Social Dancing and Dance Classes.

What “market” does the salsa or social dance community fall into? Is it under nightclubbing, or is it art circuit?

Question by User pavizla Is it commercial and entertainment? But what about congresses (salsa, tango etc.) and dance studios? Does the latter fall into education? Dance venues? I’m trying to write a piece for my local newspaper and I’m having a hard time categorizing social dance… Answers User mattsl  Socials are definitely pretty much the …

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How can you estimate the level of your dance Partner ?

Question By User:  tiki_tiki_tiki When can you consider yourself a beginner/ intermediate/ advanced dancer? I know that depends on how long you’ve been dancing etc. But beyond that, what are some things beginner vs intermediate vs advanced people do/do not? Beginners are often shy and maybe step on people’s feet. Intermediate dancers start improvising…more ideas? …

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Should one warm up before dancing?

Answers User Jagg857 Of course!! And don’t overlook your feet & ankles! Warming up is VERY important. In social, you can warm up with a slow song and/or a Bachata. User Arshia42 As someone paying the price right now for not stretching/warming up and not using appropriate footwear- absolutely yes. warm-ups loosen the joints and …

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What options are there to buy a portable dance floor?

Question by User rawr4me I want to be practicing salsa everyday (especially since the whole pandemic thing may last a while) but my room is carpet and my ensuite bathroom isn’t the ideal type of floor (or location). Are there portable dance floors suitable for practicing shines and turns and spins? I prefer an option …

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How do you all feel about dancing Bachata Sensual with the coronavirus outbreak?

Answers User fschwiet  Date: March 12, 2020I stopped going to socials (salsa or bachata). We need to flatten the curve. Everyone should just take a few weeks off and see where this goes. I am in Buenos Aires Argentina. There were 21 confirmed cases nationally when I posted that. 9 more reported today. I only …

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Can followers ever say no to dance proposals?

Question by User monday_girl99 I’m kind of new to the academic dance world, I mainly learned salsa and bachata while growing up in the Latino community(in Canada). When I was a teenager my mother once told me that I can’t ever say no when a guy asks me to dance with him because it is …

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First time I felt like a failure

Question by User Absolut1on I have been learning Bachata since early Jan this year and did 4 weeks of learning the basics moves. Then, I moved into the Improvers category. For some reason, the non-beginners group size went from 40 to 10 that same week so they combined us all together (Improvers, intermediate, and advanced). …

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