The magic of salsa

When Natalia walked into her first Salsa class, she didn’t know what to expect. She was the first student to arrive, and incredibly nervous. Slowly but surely, she began to pick up the steps. Now four months later, she is dancing three times a week, and has progressed to the intermediate and advanced levels.

Natalia says. “A key lesson I have learnt from dancing is that with salsa, you are in a partnership; you can’t dance by yourself. You have to pay attention to your partner’s movements and work with them. I’ve been able to apply this skill in the workplace as too, it helps me to better understand what it means to work in a team.”

Natalia notes that in salsa, positive thinking is everything.

“At first I couldn’t follow the steps, but I knew that if I persisted and kept practising I would get better. I just kept trying, and now when I dance I feel like I’m glowing with some sort of Beyonce confidence!”

So with all this dancing, how does Natalia maintain a healthy work/life balance?

“For me, Salsa is a major source of motivation and a great wat to feel refreshed – sometimes I’m tempted to keep dancing until midnight! But I often have to work the next morning, so I make sure I resist and that I get enough sleep.”

In the name of investigative journalism, talent participants Myane and Samantha decided to try a Beginners salsa class for themselves.

So how did the class go down?

“I discovered I had two left feet, but I was non-stop laughing throughout the while lesson because it was so much fun!” said Samantha.

For Myane, she felt “A little embarrassed and rigid but excited to be the next J-Lo!”

It seems trying something new can be a fantastic experience; as the saying goes, ‘life begins at the end of your comfort zone!’

If you are interested in learning how to Salsa, here are the details:

When
Monday nights at 6.30pm
Where
Off Broadway Hotel, 31-33 Bay Street, Ultimo
Contact
Natalia Kuirintinus, Natalia.Kuirintinus@transport.nsw.gov.au
Who
Everyone! Even if you have two left feet!


When Natalia walked into her first Salsa class, she didn’t know what to expect. She was the first student to arrive, and incredibly nervous. Slowly but surely, she began to pick up the steps. Now four months later, she is dancing three times a week, and has progressed to the intermediate and advanced levels.

Natalia says. “A key lesson I have learnt from dancing is that with salsa, you are in a partnership; you can’t dance by yourself. You have to pay attention to your partner’s movements and work with them. I’ve been able to apply this skill in the workplace as too, it helps me to better understand what it means to work in a team.”

Natalia notes that in salsa, positive thinking is everything.

“At first I couldn’t follow the steps, but I knew that if I persisted and kept practising I would get better. I just kept trying, and now when I dance I feel like I’m glowing with some sort of Beyonce confidence!”

So with all this dancing, how does Natalia maintain a healthy work/life balance?

“For me, Salsa is a major source of motivation and a great wat to feel refreshed – sometimes I’m tempted to keep dancing until midnight! But I often have to work the next morning, so I make sure I resist and that I get enough sleep.”

In the name of investigative journalism, talent participants Myane and Samantha decided to try a Beginners salsa class for themselves.

So how did the class go down?

“I discovered I had two left feet, but I was non-stop laughing throughout the while lesson because it was so much fun!” said Samantha.

For Myane, she felt “A little embarrassed and rigid but excited to be the next J-Lo!”

It seems trying something new can be a fantastic experience; as the saying goes, ‘life begins at the end of your comfort zone!’

If you are interested in learning how to Salsa, here are the details:

When
Monday nights at 6.30pm
Where
Off Broadway Hotel, 31-33 Bay Street, Ultimo
Contact
Natalia Kuirintinus, Natalia.Kuirintinus@transport.nsw.gov.au
Who
Everyone! Even if you have two left feet!