General Questions

Questions for General Social Dancing and Dance Classes.

I am Very bad at dancing with limited time – Can I do Salsa as a hobby?

Question by User hobbiez1 I’m interested in learning Salsa as a very casual hobby and would like to get to the point where I can go out to socials and do a basic dance without disappointing most of the follows. But I have 2 big concerns: 1) In the very limited time I’ve been dancing (not …

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How much eye contact is appropriate?

Question by User kc_joeyy I’m asking for the case when you’re social dancing with someone for the first time. I feel that looking into their eyes all the time can become really awkward or come across as creepy, but I don’t want to keep looking away either and come off as disinterested. What trade-off works …

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Best heels for wide feet ?

Question by User Lost_concentration Looking for everyone’s recommendations for 2-2.5” heels that fit well for people with wide feet! I’m currently dancing in a pair of Freed of London heels that are absolutely lovely shoes, but after a year of dancing in them they’re still a bit too tight and I can’t wear them for …

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Affordable salsa class options online for leaders?

Question by User:  quetienestu Hello, I’m looking for classes that will help beginner to intermediate leaders keep up some salsa skills during quarantine. I am pursuing Dance with Rasa on Youtube (10/10!) but would love additional recommendations perhaps more geared towards leaders as well. Thanks! Answers User searinox2012  Check Nery Garcia. In his YouTube he …

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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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