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Dancing Salsa Is The Way To Fun And Fitness
Did you know that
dancing salsa is the best way to get fit? Once you get into
salsa dancing, you will have so much fun that you won’t even
notice the time. The best thing here is that you won’t notice
how many calories you are burning until you suddenly realize you
are already fit and sexy!
A lot of people
agree that the hottest and probably the trendiest dance today is
Salsa. It is a social Latin dance move that is said to have
originated from the Caribbean and is also a blend or an
improvisation of other Latin dances, such as Mambo, Cha Cha and
Rhumba to name a few, so that you’re almost doing 3 dance types
in one. Also with the rise of movies such as ‘Dirty Dancing’ and
‘Dance with Me’ top-billed by famous Hollywood stars, Patrick
Swayze and Vanessa Williams, it just proves that not only
Latinos can rule the Salsa dance floor. With its hip-gyrating,
butt-shaking yet simple basic moves, anyone, even older people
can enjoy this moderately fast-paced dance that also offers a
boost of confidence and calorie reduction with every step.
Additionally, the dance is accompanied by fun and lively salsa
music that keeps your heart pounding with every beat!
The basic steps
are quite easy to follow. The beat uses a 4/4 time, but the
counting during the dance leaves the 4th beat as a rest so that
counting begins as 1..2..3, rest, then starts again as 5..6..7
Here is a quick
overview of how to dance the basic step when dancing solo:
• Your stance should
be in a way that you are standing with both your feet close
• 1st beat - Step your left foot forward.
By doing so, you’re also putting your weight on your left foot.
• 2nd beat - With the left foot still
forward, shift your weight back on your right foot. This may
give you the idea of stepping your right foot in place.
• 3rd beat - Bring your left foot back in
place with your right foot.
• 4th beat - This is considered as the
rest period wherein you may prepare for the shifting of foot for
the next beat.
• Then repeat the steps using the
alternate foot, which in this instance is the right foot. Of
course when dancing with a partner, alternate feet are used when
stepping forward. For example, the man steps his left foot
forward while the woman steps her right foot back on the first
A quicker way to
learn dance steps is to check out dance videos which are readily
In conclusion, salsa is a dance that is
embraced by different cultures in the world because of its
simple basic steps and the fun atmosphere that it entails. It
makes a good and enjoyable alternative for fitness for all
people of all ages since it can be done every day and at any
time, without the stresses accompanying the gym workout.
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