Beginner Salsa ClassesYour Quickest Route To Looking Good On The Dancefloor
The Best Start To Your Salsa Adventure
I know you want to be dancing “for real” as soon as soon as you can, and with as little stress and struggle as possible.
And I really want you to start experiencing all the magic moments that Salsa dancing can give you – that’s why you’re here, right?
But I know you’ll only stick with it long enough if it feels like fun, and you can see definite progress.
So I designed my beginner classes to overcome all the usual problems that people have when they start learning to dance Salsa – the problems which cause them to lose interest or even quit.
What Type Of Person Are You?
I know from experience not everyone learns in the same way.
When you understand how you learn best, you’ll be able to pick the Salsa beginner class option that’s right for you.
Do you hate the idea of a busy club?
Do you hate large groups of strangers?
Do you hate making a fool of yourself in front of other people?
Do you want to get through the beginner stage as quickly and painlessly as possible?
Are you outgoing in a group of strangers?
Do you prefer to pace yourself and learn smaller chunks over a longer period of time?
Do you want to relax and not get too serious?
Not sure if you’re even going to like it and prefer to gently dip your toe in the water?
Check out the options further down the page to find the one which suits you best.
Learning Salsa Takes Time And Effort
The first few Salsa classes are a steep learning curve.
The recipe for failure is to have long gaps in between lessons.
That’s a surefire guarantee that you’ll forget the important stuff and be nearly back at square one.
Or you’ll simply drop out before you get enough traction to actually start enjoying yourself..
It’s like exercise…you won’t get the result if you don’t put the time in, and the first few weeks are definitely the hardest.
In order to give yourself the best chance of Salsa success, you need to repeat the basic moves quite a lot of times so they stick and become second nature.
Learning Salsa Is Not Easy
I’m going to tell you the truth here.
Not because I want to scare you into not even starting, but because I want you to be prepared.
Only a small percentage of beginners make it past their first two or three Salsa classes.
There are a few reasons for this:
Salsa is a fast, complicated and technically difficult dance.
Salsa clubs can be big and intimidating places where everyone else looks like experts.
And of course we are all so busy these days that once people realise that learning Salsa is going to take more time, effort and determination than they expected, they cut their losses and quit.
Disadvantages Of Traditional Salsa Clubs
There is no universally agreed, unified Salsa syllabus like there is in other dance styles such as Ballet and Ballroom
Many clubs give the beginner class to their least experienced and most junior teachers.
Many Salsa teachers have no qualification or recognised teacher training, and most only teach for a couple of hours a week around a normal day job.
Most classes are run on a weekly drop-in basis which means that you could have 3 people one week and 30 the next, all at different stages of learning.
It’s not uncommon for women to vastly outnumber the men, meaning that ladies can find themselves without a partner for a large portion of the class.
You could be held back by other people, or find yourself worrying that you’re the one holding everybody else back.
Often there is no logical progression from week to week – you may not even have the same teacher.
You stay there until you feel ready to move up to the next class, which could take a few weeks or a few months.
It’s all just a bit hit-and-miss!
Options For Beginner Salsa Lessons
I have a couple of options for beginners, depending on the type of person you are, the level you want to reach, and how fast you want to learn.
- Sofa To Salsa Eight Week Course for absolute beginners
- Freeze To Freestyle Upper Beginner classes for those with some experience
- Private lessons for those who prefer a one to one experience.