Almost 10 years ago I discovered Salsa dancing and instantly fell in love with it. It became such a big part of my life that I can’t remember how I managed without it. It’s fun, challenging, and there is something new to learn!
First few years used to go out Salsa dancing 6 days a week and even that wasn’t enough. I took lots of classes and eventually enrolled into instructor’s course and became part of the performance team. I spent 20 hours weekly teaching, training, performing, and social dancing. I was in the best shape of my life!
These days I am not immersed in it full time but I continue performing, and occasionally, social dance. Professional dancing takes a lot of dedication and hard work. Our dance team practices insane amount of hours for months before any Salsa Congress, whether it’s a local or an international event.
This is my favourite routine. We had performed it back in 2011 at the Vancouver International Salsafestival.
People don’t have to be exceptionally good to enjoy it. It’s a great form of exercise and it helps people to become more confident. Plus, it’s a lot better to move on the dance floor than to sit on your butt and eat junk food.