Hi guys, I just came across a teacher called PrzeMek Wereszczynski (he is on youtube, google him!) who has an interesting generalized approach: It's quite funny, he teaches experts from other sports (e.g. Ballet, Boxing perhaps even Badminton ;-)) how to dance Salsa, thereby using similar general basic elements (hand movement, balance, rhythm) from that other sports to learn salsa more quickly or even more effectively. Do not get me wrong, I think the only way to learn Salsa is learning how to dance Salsa. But sometimes I wonder if I could improve greatly and in a shorter time frame in other, similar dances (or those I experience as being somehow similar: Bachata, Forro, even Disco Fox!) if I had a teacher who could teach me the similarities between dances. I know, dancing Salsa already helps learning bachata, even without being aware of it, if only for the feeling of the music, hand movements, stepping, etc. -- but maybe there is more to it, even concrete movements or "feelings" are at similar to identical? To go even further: Could we also use Salsa to learn Judo? Isn't it all about body movement, balance and rhythm? Would that even make sense? And then we could even ask the question if we could learn dancing by not dancing at all! Only by studying general movements such as stepping, kicking, punching, touching or listening, moving to different music and beats! Can dancing be broken down, be generalized -- or does it lose it's unique character? So I was wondering what your experiences are. Do you happen to know anyone who is looking beyond Salsa into other dances or sports, trying to find similarities? Are there people exploring those boundaries between dances? Have you ever used techniques from Salsa to learn other sports faster? Or do you think it's complete nonsense to incoporate elements from other sports not closely or non-related to Salsa at all? And all that time is better used to focus on one thing and one thing only?