Salsa community in Colombia: Next steps
It’s been nearly a year since the salsa community started (first Facebook page created on 15-July-2017!) so time to get our vision on paper – or at least the digital equivalent. This short blog post summarizes our 3-steps plan for greatness. As of today 25-June-2018, the project is decidedly entering Phase 2!
#1: Build the salsa community!
The initial idea is simply to promote independent salsa instructors to foreign students and support the local dance community. Students are manually matched with the perfect instructor, depending on their specific expectations: level, gender, availability, focus (on1, on2, cali-style, cuban, or spins, move, corporal expression etc.).
#2: More cities, more instructors, more organized
The salsa community expands to new cities to let our students dance throughout Colombia: Cali, Cartagena and Bogota! The matching student-instructor is done semi-automatically via an automated Facebook bot and a small team of brave organizers shares all the classes to the instructors via Whatsapp groups
#3: Time for software
The vision is to build a software product that enables all independents dance & private teachers (salsa, bachata, kizomba but also language, music etc.) to connect with students and organize classes in the most efficient way possible.
Continuing with salsa dancing:
> On the student side, the admin team should be strong enough to provide 24/7 live support and allow students to start a first class within a maximum of one hour
> On the instructor the platform should be sufficiently advanced to let an instructor simply accept (in a matter of clicks) a set of consecutive classes in a pre-booked nearby dance studio.