Salsa dancing is perhaps one of the most alluring forms of dance to beginners and experienced dancers alike. Salsa has a quick tempo and incorporates movements from a wide range of Latin and western dances, which appeals to many new and experienced dancers. When you learn to salsa dance with the fun and easy system at Twin Cities Arthur Murray Dance Centers you can become a part of a widespread dancing tradition, showcased in nightclubs, and dance festivals all over the world, if you so choose.
Appreciating the Salsa Style
Though Salsa has roots that go back hundreds of years, the dance as we know it today originated in 1970s New York. The city’s Cuban and Puerto Rican communities developed Salsa music as a way of feeling connected with their home cultures, and the dance quickly evolved from the music. Many say that Salsa was partially inspired by hustle and swing dancing, as well as several Afro-Caribbean dance styles.
Tips for Learning to Salsa Dancing
The professional instructors at Twin Cities Arthur Murray will work with you to master the steps of salsa, but there are also some things you can do on your own to further hone your skills and get more out of each class or private lesson.
Watch other dancers – Seeing the live demonstration of what you are trying to learn will help you isolate techniques and break down the movements of salsa dancing. Whether you attend live performances or watch videos, observing what other salsa dancers do will allow you to build your own skills and get inspiration for advancing your move set.
Watch yourself in the mirror – Because dancing is so visual, you will not want to hesitate to watch yourself as you learn and practice different moves. Once you have full routines down, video yourself so that you can further critique and improve your movement. Twin Cities Arthur Murray provide dance instruction that makes salsa, swing, mambo, and tango accessible to dancers at all levels. We have two locations in the Twin Cities area to help you hone your skills, so give us a call at (612) 920-1900 or 651-227-3200 and schedule your first lesson.
Where to Learn
Salsa is an extraordinarily popular dance with a significant presence in every major North American city. Learn how to Salsa dance at Twin Cities Arthur Murray Dance Centers. With two locations you can’t go wrong. Arthur Murray St. Paul and Minneapolis. Our dance studios offers private lessons, group lessons, and practice parties for beginners who are eager to learn the ins and outs of dance.
To schedule your salsa dance lesson with a pro and for more information please call one of our two studios, Minneapolis/Edina 612-920-1900 or St. Paul at 651-227-3200.