Get sassy with salsa
SALSA is a sexy blend of Cuban and African dance. Exercise fans love it because typical salsa music ranges from 150 to 250 beats per minute, so you get a terrific workout.
But salsa has another effect: as it’s incredibly sexy, and there is “correct” style, it’s also very empowering.
So, if you’re a little shy and are looking for a way to express your inner goddess, or have had a week where you just can’t do anything right, get back into your groove with a little salsa. All you need is a little space in your room.
1) Good tunes
2) I am sexy
Welcome to the Party by Har-You Percussion Group; Indestructible by Ray Barretto, Lloraras by Oscar D’León, and anything by Celia Cruz, Johnny Pacheco and Joe Cuba.
Salsa dancers are hot and they know it. So head up, back straight, chest out and show off that bum.
3) Dim the lights
People dance salsa all the time but mostly it’s at night, after dinner. So get in the mood by dimming the lights. Bonus: if you’re shy, you don’t want to start off watching yourself in the window and the mirror.
4) Pick up the basics
Watch a salsa video on YouTube to pick up the basic moves.
5) Be the music
If you’re new to salsa, pick one instrument and follow it. The drums or the guitar are good points to start. Let it flow through you.
6) There’s no wrong way
In Venezuela, the girls dance with their torsos practically still while everything under the waist is rippling; in New York you’ll see girls shaking it all about and in Cuba you’ll see a bit of both. So do what you want. It’s your dance.