How To Evaluate Your Salsa Friend’s Loyalty?
A great place to build your social network and make new friends is in the Salsa dance community. One of the places to connect with others is at dance classes. Over time, your Salsa dancing skill and your friendship grows with your new friends. Below are ways that you can evaluate the quality of these Salsa friends.
Loyal Salsa friends don’t try to limit where you attend classes or where you go to enjoy dancing Salsa. They know that it is important to learn from a variety of sources and to enjoy dancing in multiple environments.
When you say “Road Trip!” a loyal Salsa friend says “Hell yeah!” Road trips to distant Salsa events can be lot’s of fun. Even so, a wise Salsa pal helps you balance the trips with consistent support of home town events. If Salsa locally shrivels and dies, then road trips for Salsa will look a bit less appealing when your gas tank is empty.
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When you ask if your new outfit is too tight, a loyal Salsa friend will tell you the truth BEFORE you are on the dance floor. A disloyal friend will just let you go out with that one button barely holding in all of your goodies. The School of Loyalty dictates that buttons and seams weakly clinging to the final threads of life are unfit to leave the house.
Being understanding when you don’t want to go to certain dance venues is a characteristic of a great Salsa friend. They know that there are just certain people that you may want to avoid. For example, there is that ex-boyfriend who always seemed to enjoy super close Bachata with waaay too many other people. And let’s not forget that ex-best friend who stole your freaky Bachata boyfriend. Then there’s that other former friend who knew about the behind-the-scenes horizontal Bachata that was going on but didn’t tell you a damn thing. Yeah, people have their reasons for avoiding certain venues.
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A good Salsa friend is not a source of drama, but helps you minimize drama in your life. For example when your ex-salsa friend, AKA “boyfriend thief”, shows up at your remote Salsa venue, your loyal Salsa friend talks you down from marching across the dance floor and snatching that cheap weave out of her hair.
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If you pass out from drinking too much over the loss of your freaky Bachata boyfriend, then a loyal Salsa friend is there for you. She will cover anything that shouldn’t be exposed to the public and while you are coming back to consciousness she will turn your head to the side so that you don’t drown in your own puke.
A loyal Salsa pal will stay with you and eat pizza in moderation. One can’t ruin the diet, you know. This wouldn’t be necessary in the first place, but your kidneys like to take their time about processing toxins. At least it reduces the chance that you’ll experience a blue light special on your drive home.
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Talk Back: Tell us about your Salsa friend. What makes him or her special? Or, tell us what makes you a loyal Salsa friend. Feel free to change names to protect the guilty. Let us know in the comments below.