I just read the most beautifully written, intelligent piece on learning to salsa. The article is called The Dance of Imperfection and was, interestingly enough, written for a publication about yoga and health.

The author, Laura Didyk, talks about the challenges one faces in class (including misplaced arms and collisions, as I did a few posts ago), and then taking those skills to the dance floor. She speaks to the feelings of inadequacy one feels upon being the recipient of a “pity dance” (as a friend of mine called it the other day). In the end, she makes the case for why the challenge of learning salsa makes it so rewarding.

(Found via the author’s blog)