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fallenmanifesto Offline
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Im thinking about talking up dancing really considering Salsa or Hip hop styles.
What style would be the best for dancing in nightclubs with women?
11-05-2012, 03:51 PM
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Dash Offline
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RE: Dancing
Hip Hop

Salsa

Bachata

Merengue

Cumbia

Country Line Dancing

That should cover everything

If I had to only know 2 it would be Hip Hop & Salsa/Bachata
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11-05-2012, 05:17 PM
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Zak Offline
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RE: Dancing
To become genuinely good in Salsa takes years. You can get competent fairly quickly, but to dance with real confidence, style and swagger takes a long time from what I have seem. The Salsa scenes that I have experienced tend not to be good places for women for various reasons and can attract some creepy and sleazy men in particular, but maybe that's just the case in cities in Europe.

Learning Latin partner dancing is good for confidence though and occasionally, my investment in time and money pays off in the right venues and locations. It can be useful in South America and parts of the Caribbean, but you will be humbled by the sheer ability of the locals in comparison with the average Gringo. Cubans never cease to impress me when it comes to dancing and you can learn so much by watching how they enjoy the music and movement as opposed to Europeans who often tend to obsess over techniques and just showing off in a joyless way - assuming they are any good to start with. It's not just Salsa, there's nothing sexier for me than to see a black, mixed Cubana girl dance reggaeton- I have never seen a white girl who can do it justice (btw I'm not trying to race troll, I'm just being honest!).

My two cents is to learn more Hip Hop based styles (dance classes use all types of names) as that will be the most useful in reality. It's not about learning set piece moves or routines, it's about learning body awareness and how to isolate and move (for example how to arch and curl) and once you have body awareness and confidence, you can bring that to any style.
(This post was last modified: 11-05-2012, 09:07 PM by Zak.)
11-05-2012, 08:49 PM
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RE: Dancing
The Hustle!
Its quick to learn enough to show off and its the closest to freestyle combined with the touching of ballroom. Its Travolta. Its basically what people are doing in Disco's anyway when they grind o na girl and spin her around.
Salsa is also good to learn, its popular in EE and a lot of places. However, a few lessons will give you the ability to look like you know what you are doing but not to actually be good. People study for years .Also if you study in America you might learn New York style and go to EE where Cuban(casino) style is danced.
The free country line dance lesson given t most clubs is 90% of what you need to know.
Hustle! and Bachata You can not go wrong. When people notice a good dancer at a disco club its usually some type of Hustle being done.
Hip hop, why? Watch a video.
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11-06-2012, 06:09 AM
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RE: Dancing
Learning how to dance Salsa, Tango and stuff will put you in very good stead in Ukraine. I could never be bothered, i'm naturally not a good dancer, tall and clumsy
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11-06-2012, 08:31 AM
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Deb take salsa lessons in Lvov. Its big there.
11-06-2012, 09:30 AM
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Excellent info
Cheers everyone
11-06-2012, 03:33 PM
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deb auchery Offline
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(11-06-2012, 09:30 AM)timmyjack Wrote: Deb take salsa lessons in Lvov. Its big there.

Yes it is. I always thought about it, but without sounding too big headed, I don't have a problem getting girls here, and I don't think it's my thing
11-06-2012, 05:50 PM
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