May 23

Dancing Anxiety

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Dancing Anxiety

Dancing anxiety...

Oh no...

Do you suffer from it?

In this episode I'm going to tell you how I went from having complete dancing anxiety, to now becoming a dance instructor...

Crazy story!

By the way, if you want to learn how to dance salsa without having the fear of anyone watching you, check out our salsa dancing at home tutorial here

Dancing Anxiety

I used to have lots of it...

Firstly, I terrified of the dance floor, but second, I was completely embarrassed about it as well...

Being Latin, I would always get asked at parties if I knew how to dance, and then when I said no, they looked puzzled...

2 left feet

Growing up my grandmother tried to teach me how to dance...

She said that if I wanted to be more outgoing, more extroverted, I needed to learn how to dance...

My grandmother was an amazing dancer, and she has lots of rhythm!

One day she actually tried to give me some lessons...

"Move your hips"... She said.

"Feel the music"

As she played a song, and tried to dance with me.

I tried to keep up, but I couldn't do it...

That was the beginning of it all!

Finding the right salsa dance instructor to help my dancing anxiety

Many years later, tired of going out to parties and not knowing how to dance...

Having dance anxiety, and a lot of fear...

It was time to make a change, and face the beast!

Therefore, I decided to take salsa dancing lessons... (I remember that night I made up my mind about learning to dance... I couldn't sleep! lol)

As a result, I ended up finding a dance instructor who was really patient.

He was able to simplify the steps and logically teach me how to dance...

That's when I finally started to learn!

Overcoming my fears!

After taking a few classes I realized that the reason I had not learned how to dance in the past was because I didn't have a good teacher.

There's a difference between a good dancer and a good instructor (one doesn't necessarily guarantee the other).

Subsequently, about a month into taking lessons the dance instructor invited us to go to a salsa party...

Although this time it was different than before because I was taking lessons, I still felt scared.

However, I didn't come all this way to back down... THIS WAS IT.

Certainly, I was terrified, BUT I HAD to go.

Life changing

That night changed my life.

For the first time I was able to dance, and actually enjoy myself out on the dance floor.

It felt like chains of previous trauma just melted off from me.

Most importantly, I was hooked.

Fast forward many years later, and I'm actually a dance instructor.  

I want to share with other people how dancing changed my life, and I'm extremely passionate about it.

the beginner salsa crash course

If you're ready to commit and take your first step towards breaking the chains that are holding you back...

I want to invite you to sign up for our beginner salsa crash course.

Where I will personally be guiding you through your very own salsa dancing journey. 

I know how much dancing changed my life, and if you let it, it can change yours too!

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