Who is The Salsa Dance Floor?
We teach using a proprietary method called Sistema. It's based on four key principles. We teach these starting in the beginning, in personalized classes called Intro classes. This continues once you move into a group class.
Key principle 1 - Personal learning curve.
- Learn the simple basics up front, or what you don't know will stay with you
In the first 3 hours of learning, there can be a 15:1 difference in learning speed between any two people. That's very common and reasonable. You're learning a new way to move and it's imperative that you learn it at your own speed. This can't happen in a group setting. This is one of the main reasons we start everyone off in the beginning with their own personalized Intro classes.
Key principle 2 - Tension control.
- Learning to relax and letting go of tension is a skill that's teachable
- If you are tense when you are partner dancing, you'll simply never dance well
Dancing well has to do with tension control. Your own that is, not your partner's. This can only be learned one on one with an instructor. This is also why we start everyone on their own in our Intro classes.
Key principle 3 - Simple patterns.
- Dance with simple patterns that are easy to remember and execute
- Dancing using complex patterns makes dancing feel choreographed and makes you feel self concious because of all the repitition of the choreograhies
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 dance.
Key principle 4 - Rhythm.
- Learn what rhythm really is
- Learn what's stoping you if you think you are rhythmically challenged
About 20% of the population think that they are rhythmically challenged. Not so. Rhythm is contagious. If you're not getting it, it's because your are tense or most likely you are trying to hold rhythm in more than one place at a time in your body. This is easily fixed with one on one instruction. This is looked after in our Intro classes.
The way to start is by registering for your first Intro class.