Why “Social” dancers are killing Salsa

Is the BAH dancer killing the social salsa scene as my fellow blogger the Dancing Irish man pointed out?
You gotta respect the Man who calls it as he sees it, despite the fall-out. It takes a serious set of Balls to say what he said and I respect that.
Now go over and have a look at who and what the BAH dancer is and feel free to comment. But remember, whether you agree or disagree, everyone is entitled to their own opinion. 😉

The Dancing Irishman

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.

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…

    Great dancers continue to get better over time (in an ideal world of course) Great dancers continue to get better over time (in an ideal world of course)

… and so continues the salsa cycle!

This increased enjoyment and desire to improve is what leads to…

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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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