Learn to Salsa Dance – It will Change your Life!
Today is something of an anniversary. It’s an anniversary to the day my first dance teacher told me, “Salsa Dance, it will Change your Life”. I think I’ll ponder on this for a moment, as I try to convince you to Learn to Salsa Dance.
That was nearly two decades ago, and sure enough, salsa dancing had an effect on me that I could scarcely have imagined when I was dragged, kicking and screaming, from my ivory office tower. Since that time, I’ve seen countless people similarly affected, and since that time it’s become my mission to reach out, find and teach people like my past self – people whom would never have given dance a second thought.
It’s been a crazy experience. If someone had simply pulled me aside while I was CEO of a major startup, shook me a bit, and said:
“Dude, you have to learn to dance, I mean really … it’s going to change your life”, my first thought would have been, “how can I get far away from this guy, quickly …”. My 24/7 work days, filled with endless corporate climbing and business intrigue didn’t really allow for such thinking. My life was simply my work, as it is for so many others – especially those overachievers on the startup or corporate fast track. There’ simply no space to entertain out of the box thinking – especially with your time.
It’s likely this understanding that makes it possible for me to reach so many people. I’ve seen the life-changing benefits firsthand, but I’ve also felt how hard it was to reach me, to get me out of my shell. I’ve experienced firsthand the immense difficulty and hurdles other people faced in breaking me out of my shell. Time and time again, i’ve experienced that same difficulty as I reach out to others. Getting someone to take their first steps in dance is HARD!
It’s not just salsa dance – but all dance (different dances certainly appeal to different people). Even if you get them to take a class, it’s really the entirety of the experience that changes lives – not just the dance, but likely the music and the social experience as well, that comes together to change someone.
Specifically, the major changes I see time and time again, brought about by learning to dance, are general happiness, fitness, health, a more positive and open outlook, and the grand-daddy benefit fo greater charisma, charm, and confidence in your own skin. Who doesn’t want these? Who couldn’t use them?
But how, how do you convince people to take that first step? People don’t necessarily want their lives changed. I suppose certainly some do, but I certainly didn’t, or at least so I thought. I thought my life was just fine. I was wealthy, powerful, and engaged in a field I had a genuine passion for – what more could I want?
It turns out the answer to that question, and the reason dance has such a powerful effect on those that will give it a try, is very personal to each individual, yet, somehow, something that we all share. It’s connection. Depth. Passion. Life. Community. Soul. Vitality. Grounding. It’s all these things, to each of us.
My passion for teaching dance runs out of me when I teach. I get animated, excited, and very, very vocal, because I believe that’s what necessary to reach people whom don’t even realize they may have something missing in their lives. I was lucky, dance and music spoke to me the minute I stepped foot into my first salsa club. But it’s not as earth-shattering an experience to everyone.
Now, I teach dance, I teach business, I teach marketing, and my passions run free. I’m not sure what, if anything, I can say to get you to give it a shot, but I will say (without getting too sales-y), I created a Salsa Dance Mastery System that is simply unlike anything else around. It’s step by step, 5 DVDs, that progress you from your basics to a strong intermediate level.
So, once you take that first step, likely in your local club, dance school, or perhaps a ballroom, you’ll have a clear and well though out guide, like no other.
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