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Why You Should Learn to Dance Salsa

Just imagine if there was just one tiny thing you could do right now to feel completely amazing.

One little indulgent thing that would make you feel super-confident and sexy, work like magic on your body and health, boost your social life and give you a clean and wholesome high? It doesn’t involve depriving yourself, nor taking up some kind of strange practice nor chanting, nor any of that stuff.  Sound too good to be true? I promise you that it’s not.

Salsa dancing will transform your life in ways you never imagined. Here’s why you should learn to dance Salsa.

1. Salsa is play for grown-ups

There aren’t many times in an adult’s life where play is allowed let alone encouraged. Salsa dancing gives us the excuse we have been waiting for. Yippee! The dance-floor can be our playground and we can get out there and have some fun.

2. Salsa dancing is the ultimate therapy

Sometimes we need a little something to give us a lift after a hard week, get through the winter, survive a relationship break-up, or just give us an escape. Salsa is just perfect for getting those endorphins flowing, getting the blood pumping and getting those smiles back on our faces.

3. Salsa is moving meditation

People have always embraced music, rhythm and dance and us modern folk are no exception. When we dance, we absorb the rhythm and melody. Then we respond and are able to disconnect from everyday life. What better way to experience the stress-relieving benefits of meditation without even realising!

4.Salsa boosts your confidence

Often, when we are feeling low in confidence, we doubt ourselves and our personal power in a multitude of ways. Resolving to take a Salsa class or head out dancing feeds into the success-cycle which reminds you that you can do it, you do have it and you are ace!

5. Salsa music is addictive

Soon you’ll find yourself shunning your entire music collection and instead dosing up on Salsa tunes at every opportunity. It will help bridge the gaps between dancing and relieve the withdrawals a little. And if you’re completely passionate about Salsa, you’ll be dancing along in your head. Don’t say I didn’t warn you..

6.Salsa boosts your social circle

Salsa is the perfect ice-breaker. Once in a class, you are interacting with a friendly, diverse group of people who then want to dance with you afterwards, or invite you long to another salsa night, or to their barbecue, or introduce you to their cute rich younger brother…only kidding. And what better conversation starter than “I dance Salsa”.

 7.Salsa is great for your body

Have you ever seen an overweight Salsero? Nope, me neither. Who wants to go to the dull uninspiring gym when you can play and get fit almost by accident! It ticks the cardio box, sculpts and tones the bits you never knew existed and supercharges your stamina (aherm…).

 8. Salsa makes you feel sexy

Of course you feel sexy! You are confident, talented, look stunning, have tons of friends, and are dancing with an (hopefully) equally skilled member of the opposite sex. Go you!

Can you tell me just one reason not to dance Salsa? Its benefits are endless and you’d be a fool to miss out. Don’t let me hold you up any longer- you’re probably desperate to get dancing.. And I don’t blame you- I feel exactly the same.


Now it’s over to you. Why do you think people should learn to dance Salsa ? How has your life changed since you started to dance? Let me know in the comments below.

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Image: © Ryan Ready

2 Comments on Why You Should Learn to Dance Salsa

  1. And what about all these gorgeous dance dresses? 🙂

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