The Benefits of Salsa Dancing

by IJR112

Salsa dancing can be a lot fun. This article will go through in detail what all the benefits are of salsa dancing.

Why You Should Learn How to Salsa Dance

Salsa dancing is a very fun activity that can provide a host of benefits.  The main drawback to learn how to salsa dance is that it takes a while to become good at.  This article will attempt to explain all the reasons why it's worth the effort necessary to become good.  Let's take a look at some of the benefits of salsa dancing.

Social

Salsa dancing is an extremely social activity and an amazing way to meet people.  The salsa scene in most cities are relatively small, so ultimately you will probably get to know a group of people very well.  Salsa dancing is a partner dance, so that alone forces you to become a social being.  In my experience, most salsa dancers are very warm and friendly and open to newcomers.  They simply want to have a really good time and would really enjoy dancing with someone new.  This is one of the easiest things you can do to meet a bunch of new really nice people.

Discipline

To become adequate at salsa dancing, you must develop a lot of discipline.  You need to be focused and willing to practice consistently over the period of a 2-3 months before you can dance well.  This is a great activity to help you develop discipline.

Exercise

You are constantly moving while salsa dancing and using just about every muscle in your body.  Because you are having so much fun dancing, you don't realize that you are actually getting a pretty good workout in.  Salsa dancing is a great way to reduce stress and increase your energy and strength.  Studies show that salsa dancing provides many health benefits for your heart, as, it lowers blood pressure and cholesterol levels and can reduce your heart rate over time.

Rhythm and Coordination

In order to do well at salsa dancing, you need to learn to develop good rhythm and coordination.  Without these two things, you will not be successful at this dance.  With a good teacher and continued practice, you can learn to develop these skills and then use them going forward in all phases of your life.

Mental Benefits

Salsa dancing can provide many mental benefits as well.  After improving at salsa dancing, you will slowly develop confidence and self-esteem that will be with you on and off the dance floor.  Becoming a great dancer is not an easy task, so to finally become an experienced dancer can be a very fulfilling experience.  The social nature of salsa dancing can also decrease stress and eliminate depression.  Salsa dancing is also a great mental workout as you will need to have certain moves memorized and you will need to think on your feet.

 

Hopefully this article has convinced you how worthwhile and fulfilling salsa dancing can be.  Now go out, get a teacher, and get dancing!

 

 

Links to sites where you can learn salsa

Addicted 2 Salsa
Great site for learning how to salsa.

Salsa Lesson
Another site that provides online lessons.

Salsa Dancing at its Finest

Learn the Basic Steps

Updated: 11/14/2011, IJR112
 
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Mark on 11/16/2015

I love using these videos, they're really awesome videos that helped me when I was just starting off dancing. I remember buying shoes from http://www.salsashoesonline.com and then having no idea how to dance lol. Thers also an app "pocket salsa" which is great, strongly recommend it to anyone

Mark on 11/16/2015

I love using these videos, they're really awesome videos that helped me when I was just starting off dancing. I remember buying <a href="http://www.salsashoesonline.com">Salsa Shoes</a> and then having no idea how to dance lol. Thers also an app "pocket salsa" which is great, strongly recommend it to anyone

Rose on 11/27/2013

It burns off a lot of calories too!

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