Misconceptions are out there, and you may have been the victim of one, and there are plenty of them when it comes to salsa lessons. The cure for a misconception is to bring the truth out into the open, to light up the dark room, and to eliminate the doubt, fear, and urban legends that sprout when we don’t do anything about it.
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Permanently Delete These 6 Salsa Lesson Misconceptions
1. “You need to be born with Rhythm”
Really, the only Rhythm you’re born with is a heartbeat, and coincidentally, that’s all you need to learn how to dance anything. Yes, including Salsa.
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2. “You’ll never make it in Salsa dancing if you don’t speak Spanish”
If this were the case, then Arthur Murray Dance Studios all across Earth would have exactly zero students from any Spanish speaking countries taking salsa lessons. Thankfully for the Spanish speaking Arthur Murray schools and students across the world – that’s far from true.
3. “If you watch other people around you, it’ll be pretty easy to pick up some salsa dance moves.”
While that strategy may have sort-of worked at a nightclub with basic “A Night At The Roxbury” moves, it will not work with any type of partner dancing. Additionally, it doesn’t work with golf, singing, basketball, or Mixed Martial Arts either.
4. “Salsa Dancing is hard to learn”
Anything can be hard to learn depending on the environment, the teacher, and the methods used. Salsa, when following the Arthur Murray Fun, Quick, and Easy method of teaching, is within anyone’s reach.
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5. “You need more moves to Learn How To Dance Salsa”
You can learn salsa dance moves, or you can learn how to dance salsa. Just like singing, you can know the words to every song in the Adele playlist, but that doesn’t mean that you can instantly sing like her. Learning salsa moves is important, but only when you pair it with learning how to dance them.
6. “You should Focus All Your Time on Salsa To Become A Better Salsa Dancer”
Think of this like the gym. You may be familiar with a machine or two, and have plans to develop a specific muscle group. It’s a great personal trainer that shows you how to get in better shape more efficiently using a variety of workouts. Becoming a great salsa dancer is much easier when you understand the dances that support the salsa. It will improve your leading, following, balance, rhythm, and keep you on the dance floor at a salsa club longer.