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!

2 comments:

  1. Flujo said...
     

    Keep your chin up bro. We all go through our trials and tribulations. Just think about all those great people out there not only in your own country, but around the globe that you'll get to meet and dance with when you are back on your feet again. Let that be a light (...but not the only one) at the end of the tunnel.

    All the best.

  2. Walter de Rooij said...
     

    Thanks Flujo.

    Things are starting to look up again and if I put everything in perspective it's all good. I don't have to worry about basic things like shelter, food or survival so I have it better than most people. All is relative.

    And yes, meeting an dancing with wonderful people is indeed a great thing to shed light on the darkness.

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