Thursday 10 July 2003
Tonight we had a private two hour salsa dance lesson with Faisal Hameed of Dance Haven. Again, someone I found off the Internet. It was very good - learned lots. I especially learned a lot about proper leading - it turns out to be a lot stronger than I thought. The lady pretty much has no choice but to go and do exactly what you want her to do. No spaghetti arms. We learned several new moves and strung them together in two routines. Need to practice them now. Also learned that everthing you learn in salsa can be easily applied to merengue but it's much easier since you can take all the time you want (it's a 1-2, 1-2 rather than a 1-2-3-4). I'm convinced it's well worth having some one on one lessons when learning to dance.