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Dancing not supposed to sync with music ?
By BrentB66 Comments: 8, member since Mon Jul 16, 2012
On Mon Oct 08, 2012 12:59 PM

My girlfriend gave me a salsa lesson last night at home. She has been doing it for 12 years and is an expert dancer. She said that the steps in dancing are NOT supposed to be in sync with the beats of the music. Music and dancing steps and patterns are totally unrelated to the musical tempo, she said. I noticed that my salsa instructor in class was doing a basic step that didn't match with the beats of the music, and he told me the same thing. I'm just a musician, not a dancer yet, but I always thought dance steps were supposed to be in sync with music. Otherwise the music would just be background noise and its not really dancing. Any thoughts ?