Zouk QnA

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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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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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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I just found a practice partner. What Now ?

1) You need a place to practice. Ideally … 1a) The place is private, where you won’t be disturbed by anyone while practicing. Clubs and parties are not suitable for off-class sessions. 1b) You will have 20 sq. meters (215 sq. feet) of unobstructed dancing surface. 1c) The place has a mirror. If you don’t …

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