Becoming a Salsero

Learning to dance Salsa !

About me

I remember the first time I saw a salsa performance. The dance was mesmerizing and I decided that becoming a Salsero would be my new goal.

Just getting started took a lot longer than planned but I still haven't regretted a single moment of learning to dance salsa. Why don't you join me and become a salsero / salsera as well?.

About this site

This is where I share my experiences and thoughts on dancing salsa.

If you have any questions or remarks please leave a comment or send an email to becomingasalsero@gmail.com.

Additional ways to contact me can be found on my contact page.

Unexpected opportunities

A while ago I wrote a post comparing salsa to life.

As it is, life has caught up with salsa and I'm going through a low.

In itself that's not so bad. Granted, it's not the ideal time to be looking for a job but there still seem to be enough vacancies so who knows what will happen.

One of the downsides of my current situation though is that I'm stuck in a small town in the middle of nowhere. There is not a single place to go dancing anywhere near me.

At first this brought me down. Or I should say, I used it as a justification for feeling down. I wasn't feeling to great and it looks like I was looking for a reason to justify that. Dancing, or rather not being able to dance, became that reason.

For a while I allowed myself to sit just around being grumpy. But then I started asking myself, am I really feeling this bad because I can't dance. And is it even true that I can't dance?

Obviously the answer was 'No'.
I wasn't feeling bad because I couldn't dance. After all, I could. All I had to do was put on some music. I might not be able to dance with a partner but that didn't mean that I couldn't dance at all. As soon as I admitted that to myself I put on some music and started practicing again. Instantly I started feeling better again as well.

No, this doesn't mean that my problems disappeared instantly. I doubt that there is anything that can make all problems disappear overnight. But it did make me realize something.

I might have some problems at the moment that need to be solved but if I'm willing to compromise a bit, just like dancing without a partner for a while, than it will be easier to move forward again rather than being stuck in the moment.

So that's what I'm doing at the moment. I'm dancing without a partner. Both to the music and in life. Let's see how fast I can change that again.

Enjoy your week and have fun dancing!