black belt salsa

“While I dance I can not judge,

  I can not hate,

  I can not separate myself from life.

  I can only be joyful and whole.

  This is why I dance.”

  - Hans Bos

 

About Baila con Pasión:
We are a Charlotte NC Dance Company
featuring the most sophisticated
Salsa Syllabus in the world…
BLACK BELT SALSA!!
Offering Salsa, Bachata, Bachatango
Classes in Charlotte, North Carolina

 

This was found written in stone on top of a hill behind a salsa club. I do not consider myself a chosen prophet, yet still I feel it is my duty to pass this along.

THE 10 COMMANDMENTS OF SALSA:

1) Thou shalt not dance out of time.

2) Thou shalt learneth how to lead properly & showcase thy Salsera as though she is the best dancer in the entirety of the world. 
  
3) Thou shalt take small steps.

4) Thalt shalt be aware of dance floor traffic & practice safe floor-craft.

5) Thou shalt always look out for thy follower’s toes.

6) Thou shalt be kind to beginners and not refuse a dance to a less advanced dancer, for verily thou werest once a beginner thyself.

7) Thou shalt not stealeth the partner of another just as they have asked them to dance.

8) Thou shalt not murder a good song by singing  out of tune & making up the lyrics as thou doth not speaketh Spanish.

9) Thou shalt  not asketh another to dance if there is less than 2 minutes of a song that remaineth.

10) Thou shalt not have breath that smelleth of a donkey’s arse or posses a bodily scent that would knocketh out a camel.

 

About Baila con Pasión:
We are a Charlotte NC Dance Company
featuring the most sophisticated
Salsa Syllabus in the world…
BLACK BELT SALSA!!
Offering Salsa, Bachata, Bachatango
Classes in Charlotte, North Carolina

BREAK THE CYCLE!

Ok…so Im a beginner and need to practice but I am afraid to ask anyone to dance…because I am a beginner.

Beginning your journey into the world of dancing Salsa is…without a doubt… one of the best things you will ever do in your life!  It will change your life for the better!!  Often times though, particularly for the guys / leaders (though the ladies do feel this as well guys!) it can feel as though there is a huge ‘disconnect’ in moving forward in their journey to becoming an advanced dancer.  Many gentlemen feel that though they know they need to get out there and practice, they are afraid to ask a lady to dance because they are just beginning.  This is a very real and very understandable reluctance.  What people need to remind themselves though is that everyone started somewhere and just like anything we want to excel at…you have to practice and hone your skills.  For the most part, the Salsa community around the world is one of the most warm and friendly communities that you will ever run across and people are extremely supportive. You really do just have to put your fears aside…go ask and get out there on the dance floor!  Most people do truly respect others for trying new things!

If you ask someone to dance and there is a negative response of any kind, just remember that you don’t have to dance with that person again and don’t forget that if you are willing to put yourself out there and practice, you WILL move forward in your journey and one point likely end up a better dancer than the lady who reacted negatively to you asking her to dance in the first place!  Down the road, she WILL eventually see that you have come a long way in your journey to becoming an advanced dancer and will likely then be WANTING to dance with you!  This is when you remember how you were treated the first time you asked her to dance and she simply gets to watch you dance from the sidelines of the dance floor!  Karma Baby!

Don’t let fear keep you from getting to where you want to go….in life in general or on the dance floor!  Just get out there and have a great time…practice what you are working on in class and the more you are out there…the faster you will progress!!

We would LOVE to hear your comments and input so please share!  Thank you!

Baila con Pasión!!