How do you become a Master Salsa Dancer?
As the saying goes…practice, practice, practice would help. Maybe even trying to get 1,000 dances in within a two-month period.
That’s what fellow salsa blogger Chilly and a few of his buddies are trying to accomplish over the months of July and August. The 1,000 Dances challengers even went as far as to buy a counter to help keep track of all their dances.
What inspired the 1,000 Dance Challenge?
Chilly recently brought up a good topic on his blog post here of an old adage that one is able to master a skill after practicing that skill for 10,000 hours. After doing some calculations he figured that he would have to dance about 150,000 dances if he were to follow that rule. So he and his buddies decided to have a friendly competition and start with a much smaller number of a 1,000 dances over two months.
Some may look at this as an insane concept but I look at it as a great way to focus and challenge yourself. It’s always fun to push yourself a little further and to set goals. Goals are essential in life. We are innately setting goals for ourselves from the second we are born. From babbling our first sounds, to being able to crawl, to taking our first steps. We humans are goal-oriented machines. Setting up a friendly challenge for yourself as Chilly is doing is a great way to improve on your dancing and hopefully become a “Salsa Master.”
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