Hi, my name is Chilly and I am a Salsa Addict. Its been 32Hrs since my last dance and it will be another 8Hrs till I dance again. I have been addicted to salsa going on 3 years now and I am loving every minute of it!!!

Define Addiction: The fact or condition of being addicted to a particular substance, thing, or ACTIVITY.

I, (just like many other people I know), am a Salsa Addict and proud of it. We usually have our meetings at Salsa Socials every weekend, usually from 10:00PM to 2:AM.
So, how do you know if you are a salsa addict?
I have combined a list of 32 points. If you are guilty of more than 10, well what can I say apart from Ill see you at the next dance meeting 😉

  1. Salsa lessons and the party cover charges are now a permanent part of your monthly expenses
  2. When you go clothes shopping, you make sure everything you buy is Salsa dance Friendly
  3. You have a pair of dance shoes permanently fixed in your car, just in-case an opportunity magically presents itself for you to dance
  4. Your boyfriend/girlfriend does not understand the “strictly platonic” relationship you have with your salsa dance partner
  5.  You dump your boyfriend/girlfriend because he/she is getting in the way of your salsa dancing
  6.  You sing passionately to songs with words you don’t understand
  7.  You practice your turns when no one is looking. Usually in the bathroom, Kitchen, elevator or lobby
  8. You convince yourself that you can get by on 3-4 hours of sleep per night so you can dance until 2AM in the morning
  9. You have lost weight from dancing so much and you convince yourself that it’s the only exercise you will ever need
  10.  You’ve considered getting a different job to co-exist with your salsa dancing
  11. Your friends and family do not understand how you can dance so much
  12.  All your “former” friends have now abandoned you
  13. You don’t even miss your “former” friends, as long as you have Salsa!
  14. You start talking at 100kph just because someone shows an interest that you like to dance salsa
  15. You argue about how salsa should be danced e.g. On1 Vs. On2
  16. You cant dance normally any-more and you try your salsa shines in normal dance clubs
  17. Your shoes are worn out from all the spinning and you convince yourself that its ‘OK’ and that you can still dance in them
  18. You start clearing space in your room so you can dance salsa there
  19. You cannot imagine life without salsa
  20. You start changing your screen names to something related to salsa
  21. You are a writer and all you think about is writing about salsa
  22. You get stopped by random people in public places telling you that they have seen you dance before and they love it
  23. You are on that eternal search for those perfect shoes
  24. You realise that the only thing you have done for the past few months is go salsa dancing every single weekend and you are actually ‘Ok’ with that
  25. You walk into a Salsa venue and everyone there is like family to you
  26. Heaven is having lots of space on the dance floor so you can do do all the cool stuff you want to do without getting stepped on
  27. (Salsera’s) Your skirt keeps getting shorter and shorter and you start caring less and less how high your dress flares up when you turn.
  28.  You decide that going out salsa dancing is more important than studying for that exam
  29. You plan your holidays around salsa events OR you lie to your boss and tell him/her the reason you have to go overseas is strictly for business. He/She does not need to know there is a congress that weekend 😉
  30. Club owners hate you because all you do is drink water when you go out
  31. When you dress up to go out in the middle of the week, your flatmates or family don’t even have to ask where you’re going….obviously Salsa Dancing
  32. You’ve convinced yourself that you’ve finally got it under control now that you only go out dancing 3 to 4 times a week

About Chilly

Causality - I believe for every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction. Cause and Effect. I am the cause - what will be the effect?
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4 Responses to Sals-a-ddiction!

  1. Tammy says:

    Hey Chilly,
    I have absolutely no idea what you are talking about ….. oh and you forgot two points – you pay for your next months salsa classes before you pay your rent and the turns training sequence is firmly taped to the back of the front door so you can just practice once more before you leave the house! Not to mention the strange looks you get in supermarkets that you just can’t understand – isn’t everybody finding the one in the music????


  2. Sarah says:

    Awesome!! I guess i’m a salsa addict 3 times over 🙂
    Another one perhaps: disgarding facebook as a procrastination tool and replacing it with youtube searches of your favourite salsa performances!

  3. Jay Kat says:

    Let music flow your move.
    Dance as an expert.
    Time make perfect.
    Practice make flexible

  4. tsheps says:

    if u ddnt mention point numba 29 i wud utterly deny my addiction even wit all da guilty of all but is crazy..i think im in desperate need of more salsa intoxication 2 help overcome my addiction..
    jst 2 add 2 da list..hw bout people at a grocery store gathered around at both ends of shelfs isle amaized nd swept away by ur dancin,spinning nd being lost in da music while actualy dancin wit ur groceries trolley nd when u snap out of it then they applaud lyk u were performing..hehehehee..*I AM NORMAL!!!!!!!!!*

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