Does this apply to tango too? Food for thought, perhaps…
Purely social dancers have started pissing me off.
Let’s get something straight: Salsa IS a social activity. Most people who take it up do so to get out more and to meet new people. That’s one of the reasons I dance myself and I consider myself a social dancer (just not in the sense that I’m writing about here). Long story short, salsa needs to be enjoyed. Today, however, I’m gonna talk about a very different type of “Social” dancer!
There seems to be a natural progression amongst great salseros that goes a little something like this:
- They begin salsa without many expectations
- They enjoy the new activity and the new social outlet
- They improve and their improvement leads to greater enjoyment
- Greater enjoyment leads to greater desire to improve…
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