We all get a little nervous when we are starting something new. It really helps to have some kind of idea what awaits you, so you know that you won’t be making a fool of yourself.
Here’s a little insider knowledge that will give you the guts to rock up to your first Salsa class with a huge smile on your face and inspire all the other students with your massive aura of confidence. (And when they ask you for your secret, don’t forget to direct them to SalsaHackers.com!)
Here’s what to expect in your first Salsa class:
You can’t help feeling excited and a little apprehensive as you rock up at the venue and grin nervously at the other people joining you on this adventure. But a smile erupts on your face as you remember that everyone was a beginner once and this is going to be great!
You feel comfortable as you didn’t need to put on special Salsa clothes, wear special Salsa shoes or even bring a partner. The teachers arrive: they’re not at all intimidating but are warm and friendly and you’re pleasantly surprised.
They treat you to a little demonstration of Salsa to really inspire you.
They’re likely to crack a (bad?) joke or two to help you feel at ease, and then gently introduce steps, let the class try them out , and then pop on some music on so you can really get to dance. You’ll probably swap partners along the way to keep things fresh, help you learn effectively and give you chance to say hello to all the other lovely people in the class.
The class will fly by and you’ll go home happy. Next week will seem so far away and you will find yourself counting down the days until the next dancing opportunity. (At least I used to.) Of course, you’ll be dancing behind the photocopier at work, grooving in your living room and sneakily looking up Salsa music on YouTube.
Then it’s up to you! Dance! And dance some more. Then dance more again. You cannot be a dancer if you do not dance!
Tons of places have a club night or practice time afterwards so take advantage and let the moves become second nature whilst making tons of new friends. Then head home to have dreams of more dancing loveliness.
Now it’s time for you to have your say. What was your first Salsa class like? Did you feel nervous before you went? Let us know in the comments below.
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