"Salsa dancing is something I always wanted to do, but never actually thought I could do — until I went to SalsaKnox.
In June 2021, I signed up for the 8-week Salsa Bootcamp for Absolute Beginners, and truthfully, I was terrified. I had to pep talk myself into actually walking through the door of the dance studio for the first class. However, once Waldo and Jacqui started teaching, I immediately felt more at ease.
Waldo and Jacqui lead classes in a way that makes dancing approachable, easy to understand, and FUN! Each class typically begins with a warm-up during which you drill individual steps, and then you move into learning partner work. They break down the moves into manageable components until you can put it all together. I appreciate that you don’t have to bring a partner to class and rotate with classmates, so you get exposure to a wide variety of partner skillsets and styles.
One year later, SalsaKnox classes are still one of my favorite parts of the week. Salsa is a great stress-reliever and workout, and has contributed to my losing 65 lbs since I started. Beyond that, I have met some wonderful people and found a community. It has enriched my life in Knoxville, and will do the same for you.
If you’re at all on the fence about going to SalsaKnox, don’t let fear hold you back. I’m so glad I didn’t!."