Variations in Latin Are Definitely Not For Beginners
It definitely takes time for beginners to master basic techniques in Ballroom Latin dancing. Beginners should understand that nothing can happen overnight and dancing is no different. Basic techniques and steps are not necessarily boring. Top class dancers can still look beautiful when they dance the basic technique and steps.'
"Pure truth, like pure gold, has been found unfit for circulation,
because people have discovered that it is far more convenient
to adulterate the truth, than to refine themselves."
Most videos have very good examples of basic figures danced with style. So beginners should not be too greedy to jump into variations before they understand how they are developed from the basic figures. They can still look good when they dance the basic syllabus figures well. Variations are also better danced with a fixed partner as both dancers must understand how the variations are transformed from the original basic style.
Dance Videos with examples of dancing are increasingly going for LAGS. Their intentions are to get you looking fancy in no time flat. But take it easy, look around, ask around and you will gradually learn that there are first things first and if you really like the music, they can be quite enjoyable along the way.
A group in the upper bronze level of American Style of Dance can learn from videos. It can be a fun and inexpensive way to learn new movements. And you will all find yourselves helping each other. Going to the same club dances or night clubs you can have a lot of fun changing partners and enjoying the music with your new movements.