Salsafy Your Life

Dancing Solutions to Energize Your Life an A-Z Guide

Non-Fiction - Self Help
136 Pages
Reviewed on 05/13/2018
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Author Biography

Claus Franz Overbeck an international dancer, author and quality specialist, Claus (AKA the Danish Salsa King) is a person full of energy and passion for life and has been dancing for over a decade. He teaches dancing and lives in Aarhus, Denmark: The city of smiles.

Facebook: @SalsafyYourLife
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    Book Review

Reviewed by Alyssa Elmore for Readers' Favorite

Create a deeper connection with yourself, your partner, and your friends by learning the Salsa in the book, Salsafy Your Life (Dancing Solutions To Change Your Life An A-Z Guide) by Claus Franz Overbeck. Discover the healing power of the Salsa and feel your worries, troubles, and cares wash away as you dance to its rhythmic beat. Enjoy the music, follow the flow, and become one with your partner as you awaken your Kundalini, activating your chakras, and becoming mindful and focused on the moment. Learn how the Salsa can be used as a meditative dance, how you can awaken your authentic self, and become more open to new and exciting experiences; all through the creative energy of the spicy Salsa dance. Become your most vibrant self while balancing your feminine with your masculine and explore love in its purest form. What are you waiting for? Let's dance!

I loved this book. Salsafy Your Life (Dancing Solutions To Change Your Life An A-Z Guide) by Claus Franz Overbeck is a delightful, upbeat look into the Salsa as a dance, and as a therapy. I loved how the author starts by introducing the Salsa and its various forms, then instructs the reader on the basic steps, with links to more instructions and videos. After the reader learns the Salsa, they are guided through the many ways that the Salsa can improve their health, even citing a psychological study on the positive effects dancing has on depression. The beautiful blend of spirituality and dancing makes this book a must-read for the beginner and advanced dancer alike. If you are looking for a fun and inexpensive way to enhance your life, then this book is for you. Open yourself to the beauty and creativity of the Salsa and then dance like no one is watching!

Jack Magnus

Salsafy Your Life: Dancing Solutions to Energize Your Life is a nonfiction music/dance book written by Claus Franz Overbeck. Why salsa? As the author explains in his preface, in this modern world we often lose a balanced approach to physical and mental well-being. Salsa is an effective and fun way to address that. Overbeck is a self-described Danish Salsa King who teaches salsa dancing professionally. Getting involved in salsa can make a life-changing impact on just about every aspect of one’s life. There’s the enjoyment to be gained from being with others, experiencing the music and gaining the sense of physical well-being to be had from salsa dancing, but it goes further than that. Salsa can change your entire lookout on life, bring new friends into your circle and offer new challenges via salsa camps and festivals. Overbeck discusses salsa events and what to expect from them. He also gives recommendation on salsa attire, shares training tips to help you master your dancing moves, and discusses how your social life can change for the better through salsa.

Claus Franz Overbeck’s Salsafy Your Life: Dancing Solutions to Energize Your Life is an enthusiastic and exciting introduction to salsa. I knew little to nothing about salsa before I read this book, and finished it feeling like a whole new world had opened up for me. I loved learning about its Cuban and African roots, and found that the historical, cultural and event pictures Overbeck includes effectively served to ramp up my own interest in salsa as a way to maintain fitness, have fun and meet people. His chapter on the spiritual aspects of salsa is thought-provoking as well. The author’s presentation of his materials is first-rate, and his love of salsa makes each section of the book work quite well. Salsafy Your Life: Dancing Solutions to Energize Your Life is most highly recommended.

Kayti Nika Raet

Salsafy Your Life: Dancing Solutions to Energize Your Life by Claus Franz Overbeck is an A-Z guide that dives into the world of salsa dancing and many other Afro-Latino dances. Easy to read, Salsafy Your Life does more than just teach the reader the steps to each dance. Overbeck also provides a history behind each move and the thought process that goes into it, inviting the reader on a journey of fun and self discovery, while also showing what truly makes us human and connects all of us together. Overbeck also gives the reader a glimpse into the history of Santeria and how it connects with dance.

I feel that Overbeck's love for dance really shows through in his ability to bring out the heart and soul of it, all while making it easy for a dancer at any level to learn. Throughout Salsafy Your Life: Dancing Solutions to Energize Your Life, Overbeck keeps the tone light and fun, encouraging the reader to feel the dance and enjoy themselves. Using a minimalist and non-intrusive approach throughout, Overbeck manages to capture the essence of each dance and convey this to the reader without weighing them down in torrents of florid prose. Salsafy Your Life: Dancing Solutions to Energize Your Life by Claus Franz Overbeck crafts a simple yet powerful book, a starter guide, if you will, that is sure to sit with the reader long after the last page is turned. I enjoyed it and think it will be a great read for anyone looking to 'salsafy' their life.