What make you a true Salsero(a) or Bachataero(a)...
If you dance, listen to salsa or bachata regularly and have a passion for these dance styles & music, then you can consider yourself a Salsero(a) or Bachatero(a). These terms are often used to describe people who are enthusiastic about these Latin dance styles, music, the history and actively participate in the dance community.
Being a Salsero(a) or Bachatero(a) involves more than just knowing the basic steps of these dances. It also means immersing yourself in the culture surrounding these dance styles, learning about their history and evolution, and developing a deep appreciation for the music, artists that accompanies them.
Many Salseros(as) and Bachateros(as) also attend social dance events, clubs, congresses, conventions, festivals, take classes and workshops to improve their technique, and participate in competitions and performances. Some even travel to other parts of the world to experience different styles of salsa and bachata and to connect with dancers from other cultures.
Salseros(as) and Bachateros(as) often have a deep love for music and actively seek out new and old hits to share with others at social dance events, clubs, congresses, conventions, and festivals. Some are passionate music collectors or DJs who are always on the lookout for new or classic tracks to add to their collections. Some even travel to other parts of the world to discover new music. Whether they are music lovers or professionals, Salseros(as) and Bachateros(as) embrace the rich history and diverse range of music that accompanies these dance styles.
It's very important (somewhat) a requirement to be a Salsero(a) or Bachatero(a) to know the music and artists that sing the music, having knowledge about the music can enhance your understanding and appreciation of these dance styles.
Salsa and bachata music have rich histories and are deeply embedded in the cultures from which they originate. Learning about the artists, composers, and musicians who create this music can help you better interpret the nuances of the music and connect with it on a deeper level. Additionally, understanding the lyrics of the songs can help you express the emotion and story of the music through your dance.
Many Salseros(as) and Bachateros(as) have a deep passion for the music that accompanies these dances and actively seek out new music or awesome classics to dance to. They may attend concerts, listen to music on their own time, and share their favorite songs with other dancers, DJs and musicians in the community.
Ultimately, being a Salsero(a) or Bachatero(a) is about embracing the culture, passion, joy, and connection that these dance styles and music can bring to your life.
Keep evolving, educating and growing. It's keeps the community healthy and strong. Share it with others to continue this culture for many generations to come.
If you don't care, enjoy it as a hobby.