Zouk QnA

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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How Slippery Do You Like Your Dance Shoes ?

Question by User TheHiggsBroson I have two pairs of dance shoes. One has suede bottoms, the other (Gfranco Indoor/Outdoor Shoes) has a special non-suede/non-leather dance sole which has far less friction than rubber. It has similar feel to suede shoes, but slightly less slippery I would say. I often feel like these shoes are TOO …

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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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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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