Are date nights limited to just having dinner and watching a movie right after? It does not have to be that way all the time! If your dates have gotten dull and dry, a quick fix is possible. Try our simple tricks to spice up date nights, or enroll for a salsa dance lesson with your spouse!
Salsa dance lessons won’t consume an entire day, so don’t worry about spending so much time or energy. Give it as little as one or two hours a week, and be amazed at the wonders it will bring to your relationship!
Ready for your salsa dance lessons? We’ve listed down 7 ways that you can prep up before your date night!
Ways to Prepare for Your Salsa Dance Lesson as a Couple
1.) Watch Salsa dance-inspired movies.
Cannot think of any salsa-themed films right now? We've got you covered. Are you a fan of light romantic comedy or musical dramas? Even better! Many Hollywood films over the years have incorporated salsa dancing to its story. Remember the blockbuster movies Dirty Dancing and Along Came Polly? You may not have noticed it but there were elements of salsa in them!
The purpose of watching these movies is to entertain so do not expect the actors to dance professionally! These movies will give you and your spouse a general idea of how it feels to dance salsa for date night.
Cuban Fury, released in 2014, is a good movie for couples to start. It's a rom-com with a bit of drama that shows how salsa can boost one's confidence and spark chemistry between lovers!
2.) Listen to salsa songs and feel its rhythm.
Salsa music is a diverse musical genre developed in New York City during the 60s by Latino immigrants, creating a hybrid of traditional rhythms from Cuba and Puerto Rico. It is one of the most prominent and far-reaching genres of Latin music, with tremendous popularity in Latin America, the United States, and the rest of the world.
Culture and passion are woven together in every salsa song! Feel alive and energized with a good salsa playlist to keep you company at home, or even at work. Your feet and hands may already be dancing to the beat of the music without you noticing it!
3.) Adjust to a new schedule gradually.
It would take a huge effort to dedicate an hour of your day for salsa dance lessons, especially for working parents or those taking care of an infant or a toddler. It is wise to establish a new routine before you begin the dance lessons.
Introduce a new schedule to your household gradually so everyone at home, including the kids, could adapt to the new arrangement. Adjust family dinner time in small increments every date night, like no more than 15 minutes earlier, so you could establish a new routine without making the changes feel unnatural for you and the kids.
4.) Start doing some light stretching and other warm-up exercises.
Dance is the art of body movement, so you and your spouse better get in the right condition before you begin swaying around the living room. Include some stretching exercises in your daily morning routine weeks before your salsa dance lessons to warm up your muscles! You may exercise for as quick as 5-10 minutes, depending on your preference.
Listen to your body each day and take these stretches at your own pace. Only stretch as far as feels comfortable.
5.) Pick clothes comfortable enough to dance in.
Ladies can never go wrong with leggings and a tank, while men can wear a shirt and pants. Since the lessons are meant for enjoyment on date night, opt to look good for your spouse while wearing your most comfortable dance clothes.
In other words, nothing should stop you from whatever makes you feel sexy and comfy for a salsa dance class! Just go for it!
6.) Follow iconic salsa dancers on social media.
Keep yourself excited! You can find inspiration everywhere, even when you are stuck at home. Ignite the dancer in you when you watch professional salsa dancers work their moves on the dance floor with grace and elegance. There are many salsa dancers to follow on social media such as Jessica Patella, and Carine y Rafael to name a few.
For salsa guides and home training tips, don’t forget to follow our world-class instructor Danny Kalman on Facebook, TikTok and Instagram! He has spent 13 years dancing and training with champions all over the world, so you better check out his social media pages!
7.) Prepare a space in your living room.
Don't overthink it! Online salsa dance lessons are made with a living room setup in mind, so you and your spouse should not have any worries about getting comfortable to dance in your own home.
Move some furniture aside and voila! Most living rooms and even bedrooms have enough space for at-home salsa dance lessons.
Date Night Salsa: Ready for your Salsa Dance Lesson?
After following these tips, you are all set for your Salsa dance lesson! Schedule your next date and enjoy Date Night Salsa, a salsa dance class designed to strengthen intimacy and help spouses connect physically! Sign up for a class today!