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 Salsa Rivera/July Newsletter

Dear Salsa Friends,

Summer is here and everyone’s schedule will be changing and many may not be able to attend the Street Latin Thursday Event at the Casino. I wanted to change the venue but unfortunately between vacations and other priorities I will be short 3 teachers in June and 1 in July. So instead of making the changes now I am pushing for September. At that time I will be offering 3 different classes for everyone’s benefit. There will be a Beginner 1-2, Beginner 3-Intermediate 1 and Intermediate/Advanced classes offered so that whatever level you dance there is a class for you. The classes will be shorten and a practice period will be add so you can ask questions about the move, salsa dancing and at the same time have a somewhat one on one with the teachers. I am hoping that this change will benefit you all with your Salsa dancing.


Why take private lessons when group classes are cheaper?

The simple answer is you can learn more in a shorter period of time, by having a one on one, rather than with a group of people that may be slower, faster or disruptive. Taking group lessons is great and much is learned but the instructors can’t fix what might be wrong with your dancing because they would have to do it for everyone. So!!!! You learn a mistake from the beginning, dance that way for a period of time and when caught later it becomes very difficult to fix. My advise to all that are serious about learn any dance, unless you are a natural taking a few private lessons can help you strengthen your weak points along with fine tuning your strong points.

I have been teaching for more than a few decades and I am still learning what makes people excel at learning to dance. It’s quite simple, I learn about that person, what they do for a living and how their brains take instruction. When you actually know your student you learn what gets them excited and what bores them. While group classes are fun they can become frustrating when you want to execute a move but you are having trouble with it and the instructor can’t fix it because of the amount of people in the class. Private lessons give you the opportunity to ask questions see and feel the move, and then slowly with repetition you nail it. Please don’t think that by taking private lessons with me you will have to spend thousands of dollars. Not the case…I want you dancing right away…feeling comfortable in your own body…gliding on the floor with confidence…quite frankly I don’t want you as a student forever. Take it from me whether you are a follower or a leader I want you to enjoy the dance and the beauty of partnership…the music and all the joy dancing brings to oneself. So, if you are having trouble with steps, turns, moves or patterns try taking a few private lessons and I guarantee you won’t be sorry you did.

Thank you all for your ongoing support, without you; I couldn’t do what I love most.

Carol Rivera
Salsa Rivera Dance

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