May 21

Salsa Shines

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Salsa Shines

Salsa Shines!

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What's going on Salsa Ninjas!

In today's video I'm going to show you 3 simple salsa shines for beginners that you can learn and use immediately.

I'm super excited to teach you this, so get your dance shoes ready, and let's go!

How important are salsa shines?

Salsa shines are the easiest way to practice how to dance salsa alone...

But, before I talk about how important I believe salsa shines are...

I want to tell you a story about one of my students who was taking lessons from me for a year and a half...

For the sake of this article will call him Young Grass Hopper!

So Young Grass Hopper, use to take salsa lessons with me for a while, and he was doing good!

While he lacked understanding of the salsa rhythm... He did know a lot of turns...

He was very analytical and knew all the names of the salsa turns, and patterns...

He didn't feel comfortable out on the dance floor...

Even though Young Grass Hopper was able to do all the moves and steps in class...

When it came time to go to a salsa party and dance with other people, he felt shy, and lacked the confidence to dance with anyone...

He mentioned how he felt intimidated out on the dance floor, and he was afraid of looking bad because his salsa timing wasn't great...

Fast forward to a year later...

I stopped teaching at the dance studio close to where Young Grass Hopper lived so he started taking lessons somewhere else...

Out of nowhere, one day I was at a salsa party, and I see Young Grass Hopper out on the dance floor dancing with different women comfortably...

I couldn't believe it... His timing wasn't perfect but now he was dancing with more confidence...

Wanting to know what had changed I went up to him and I asked him what had made the difference...

Salsa shines

He told me he started taking lessons at a dance studio in which salsa shines were mandatory...

That's weird because I remember him hating salsa shines...

He mentioned that at first he wasn't happy about it, but he gave it a try for a couple of months...

To his surprise, after a while of taking the salsa shines lessons, he told me he started to get it...

As a conclusion, He told me how the salsa footwork forced him to be better with the timing...

It helped me practice salsa dancing at home

Also, he told me that he didn't have a partner, but the salsa shines were really easy to practice alone, so he used them to improve....

So if you want to get better really fast, and you don't have a dance partner... try salsa shines!

Thank you guys for reading, and enjoy practicing!

The beginner salsa crash course

If you're a beginner who wants help with your salsa dance...

Then you need to get our beginner salsa crash course

This program is what I teach to my beginner students to get them out on the dance floor, really quickly.

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