Uksalsafeet Tips

Tip 1

Relax and enjoy the experience.

 Tip 2

Come with an open mind - even if you have danced before, Salsa will be different.

 Tip 3

Don't put a timescale on how long it will take you to learn Salsa, otherwise, you will be disappointed if you haven't mastered Salsa dancing at that time.

Tip 4

Don't compare your learning progress to anyone else.

 Tip 5

Don't compare how you dance to the way that other dancers do.

Tip 6

Don't be frustrated with your partner's progress. They will get there just give them time; refer to Tip 4!

 Tip 7

Wear comfortable shoes that don't hurt your feet after half an hour.

 Tip 8

Wear clothes that you won't fall out of or that won't rise while you're dancing. Do a test run first to save any embarrassing situations.

 Tip 9

When at Salsa social party,s don't sit down for too long and watch people dance. It can make you feel inadequate and often you will think everybody looks better than you. The truth is everybody thinks you're better than them when you're dancing.

A person sitting down doesn't look good.  A person on the dance floor enjoying themselves does.

 Tip 10

Don't be put off going to Salsa parties if you've only been doing Salsa classes for a short time.

Tip 11

Regular social dancing will aid your Salsa learning and speed up your progress a lot more than just taking lessons alone.

 Tip 12

Sometimes listening to what someone else has told you can help your Salsa, both positive and negative comments can be useful learning tools.

 Tip 13

Your age and size bear no relation to how quickly you will learn. Your attitude, however, does.

 Tip 14

Don't let a friend or partner stop you from coming to Salsa classes or parties due to the fact they feel they aren't doing so well or they are struggling to learn. Encourage them if they are feeling low.

 You can attend social dancing parties quite happily by yourself - no one will think you're strange if you do.

 Remember you are in control of your life no one else is.

Tip 15

Come with a sense of humour. Things can and will go wrong, it’s better to be able to laugh at it.

 Tip 16

It makes sense to practice what you learn in class at home.

Tip 17

Don't try and learn a whole dance routine each week, focus instead on mastering one move.

 Tip 18

Work on your mambo until you have mastered it. You should be able to do it without thought and in (at least) three different styles.

 Tip 19

 Don't keep looking down at your feet when learning your steps.  You learn more quickly when looking up and straight ahead.

 Tip 20