Salsa QnA

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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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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Transition from Salsa to Bachata

Question by User jonsmif9797 I find it really difficult to transition from Salsa to Bachata, despite what the popular opinion is. I have learned Salsa for about 9 months, and currently on the intermediate level. Very very comfortable with the Salsa basics. (Comboing still requires mental power but I am learning). When I dance the …

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Salseros – what is your opinion on the current state of salsa music?

Question by User tumi01548 How do you feel about the current state of salsa with reggaeton playing all over the radio and YouTube. Here in the states anyway, reggaeton is everywhere. While I don’t hate reggaeton, I am not a fan of it either. Is Salsa still popular in your country? La salsa sigue siendo …

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When to start learning other role in salsa/bachata? Can you learn both simultaneously?

Question by User  The818 Hello! I’ve been doing salsa/bachata for about 9 mo, doing lessons 1x/week, and socials 1x a week or 1 every 2 weeks. I follow, and around 4 months in I thought I should try to also learn to lead. I’ve since stopped, mostly because its intimidating and nerve wracking and also …

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How does it feel to dance with a lead who has a weak frame?

 Question By User rawr4me I’ve been told by different teachers I have a weak frame in multiple Latin dance styles. The main comments are to use the lats to have my shoulders back and down, also to stand up straighter and look up. (Plus engage the core, etc.) I notice my frame collapses when I’m …

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