It might be hard to believe but this dance by Aleks and Dalia is completely improvised! It takes a lot of skill, and a lot more practice, to be able to dance this smoothly without any choreography but this dance couple has pulled it off in style. The timing is perfect, the moves are fun and varied, and the chemistry between them both works perfectly. This is how to improvise right!
And if you know anything about Dalia, it really is no surprise. She has an impressive background in a breathtaking number of dance styles and has had instruction from top schools in both Mexico and the USA. She now runs her own dance school – Dalia Dance – where she teaches everyone from children to adults. She is also a highly accomplished choreographer and performer.
Improvisation is an important element of salsa dancing. Of course, when you first start learning salsa dancing, you will be in a class with an instructor who will take you through each step. Learning salsa in a class is great fun and is so good for you, but if you learn how to improvise it can open up a whole new world. Salsa dancing is, ultimately, a social dance. Once you feel confident enough, you can start attending dance socials where you can meet and dance with lots of other salsa enthusiasts.
But to do this, you just have to be able to improvise. You won’t be out at sea on your own, however. You will learn over time to be able to pick up on the cues of your dance partner and to be able to put moves together that work. The elements that you learn in class will be the building blocks for your improvisation. And before you know it, you too will be dancing the night away!
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