Monday Night Salsa Dancing at OK Koala


One of my New Year’s resolutions is to become fearless and do things that make me feel uncomfortable. So, if I am afraid to walk into a bar alone that I have never been to, than I will do that. One of those things is dancing. I am terrible at doing that, and I easily get flustered and embarrassed whenever I try. Up until now, I have been avoiding Salsa Night at Koala. I had a very easy excuse. “But, I don’t know how to dance!” It was quite convenient.



Only, as excuses go, that one is pretty lame. If a person shows up at 9 pm, there are simple and free lessons where two people teach the moves and count out the steps and each of the movements. So far, I have been twice, and I have made myself at least try. Sometimes, I got a little flustered, and gave up. But, that doesn’t mean I won’t try again next week and build on what I learned the week before. The beauty of Salsa Night at OK Koala is that nobody really judges you on if you are a good dancer or not. It seems how much fun you are having is more important.


For those who may not know, OK Koala is located near the BRT station where Tongjiang and Hehai Roads intersect in Xinbei. There is no cover charge.