Common Mistakes Salsa Dancers Make

October 23, 2015

Salsa dancing is one of the most captivating dance styles that may appeal to your adventurous side and inspire you to take professional dance lessons. As you learn to dance salsa, you will want to steer clear of these common errors made by beginners.

Constant turns

Beginning salsa dancers see the pros perform lots of turns, and they often overdo it when they start to dance themselves. You will want to incorporate turns every now and then, but too much turning your partner can become confusing and physically exhausting. Salsa dancing incorporates a wide variety of movements with a smooth flow between patterns, and turns are only one component to consider as you build routines with your partner.

Inconsistent instruction

With any type of dance, it is helpful to take lessons from a single studio where you will get consistent classes with a building curriculum. This way you will have a solid foundation to learn more of the complex movement patterns of salsa so that you don’t get lost on the dance floor trying to remember move sets taught with a variety of methods and styles.

Insufficient practice

While watching professional dancers can help you understand the movements of salsa dance, you will not ever build your own skills without practicing yourself. You should continue practicing moves at home between classes so that you can see a gradual improvement in your skills. Practice in front of a mirror will be helpful for correcting small mistakes in your steps and posture.

At Fred Astaire Dance Studio in Tucson, our instructors use effective methods to build beginning dance skills and help experienced dancers boost their skills to competition levels. Regardless of your dance goals, we can help you master new moves and have fun as you learn. To sign up for classes or private lessons in our studio, give us a call at (520) 300-5490.

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