Burn Calories & Boost Metabolism. Everyone wants to burn calories and even though we start out slowly in dance by learning technique, eventually Salsa dancing becomes a great workout that can burn up to 600 calories per hour. And it's much more exciting than running on a treadmill. The key is to have patience, learn your basic steps and wear comfortable dancing shoes. I guarantee you won’t be looking at the clock the way you do on your exercise machine! You’ll be having too much fun. Over time you’ll build up physical endurance and boost your metabolism which helps to burn those calories and stabilize your weight. You’ll finally achieve those long term results you’ve been dreaming of.
Mind-Body-Mood Exercise. When you’re Salsa dancing, you’re so focused on your body’s movements and the music. You're fully engaged in the moment, so it's truly a mind-body exercise. Salsa is never boring. You’re mentally alert and on your toes all the time and this keeps you in a good mood! Salsa dancing also trains you to become a better listener. With time and practice you develop proper ear training as well as a Salsa groove, a certain feel for the music.
Reverse The Aging Process. Salsa dancing gives you get the cardio that your heart needs, it improves circulation and increases respiration. It strengthens a variety of muscles and bones and keeps your joints flexible. And all this combined is what gives you the dancer’s glow! With Salsa dancing, you can have fun and not worry about aging!
Improve Balance, Coordination and Posture. The key move in Salsa dancing that helps us with our balance and coordination is a simple turn. Once you master the technique then things get interesting. The secret is patience, practice, point of focus, good shoes, trial and error. Before you know it you’ve developed the dancer’s posture, you’re looking up, focusing straight ahead and spinning like a top!
Improve Your Social Life. Whether it’s your first class, or your first Salsa night out, every Salsa dancer knows that they belong to a very special and friendly community. In fact the best Salsa classes and social dances are those where other students and teachers make you feel welcome and happy to be there. It’s an environment where students help each other learn. You might feel a little intimidated at your first class or your first dance social, however our advice at Josie’s International School of Dance is: “Never give up! The person sitting next to you is probably in your same shoes!”