From TSDF - Dancing is about comfort. That's it! Our main goal is to make it easy and comfortable for you. So getting through the salsa dance patterns you learn is easy and enjoyable. It's all about having fun!
We teach using a proprietary method called the Natural Movement System. It's based on five key principles.
Key principle 1 - Personal learning curve.
Learn at your own speed when you start, or what you don't know will stay with you.
As simple as salsa is, most people are surprised at the learning curve when you first start. So to make it easy, we start everyone with a minimal amount of information in the first set of Intro classes. And you can take each class as few or as many times as you need personally until you are comfortable. Learn at your own speed.
Key principle 2 - Tension control.
Learning to relax and letting go of excess tension is the key to dancing well.
You're probably a lot more tense than you think you are. And it will show up as soon as you put your hands on your partner and try to move them or move with them in rhythm with the music. Tension control and calm is by far the biggest key to dancing well and having fun on the dance floor.
Key principle 3 - Simple patterns.
Dance with simple patterns that are easy to remember and execute.
Salsa is danced as random patterns strung together. We teach short patterns, so you don't need to memorize complicated patterns or what feels like choreographies. We teach the way you will be dancing salsa at a club or party.
Key principle 4 - Rhythm.
Rhythm is contagious.
Some people think they are rhythmically challenged. If you're one of those people, it's typically an easy fix. You're doing some small thing (like trying to hold rhythm in two parts of your body at the same time), that you are unaware of, that's messing you up.
Key principle 5 - Attaching new information to existing knowledge.
It's easier to attach new information to stuff you already know than to teach you a whole new complex idea from scratch.
We don't teach you everything there is to know right up front. All the body movements and styling and possibilities that are involved even in the simplest salsa dance patterns can be overwhelming if introduced to you all in a short period of time Overwhelming enough to make you think it's much to complicated to learn. Instead what we do is teach you in the beginning to dance just like you walk. This makes it much simpler to develop muscle memory and start having fun right away. Later, when you are personally ready, you can learn the fancy stuff.
To get you on a dance floor dancing salsa, in control and having a great time as fast as we can and at minimal expense.
Our first goal is...
To create a lively environment of music and dance where (A) people learn how to connect, (B) to remind people that it's part of everyone's purpose in life to just have fun and (C) to make you smile more.
New classes start every week. This way you can start now.