In this tutorial, we learn how to perform proper men's styling while salsa dancing. Before you begin this, make sure you have done several lessons with salsa dancing and are familiar with your form. Men should be opening up their body to the woman and prepare to lead her into different movements. Make sure to maintain your slot where you stand and make a path for the woman to move. You can also spice it up by doing a "monkey move" where you do different movements with your feet and swivel you...
Latin dancing is very romantic. There is no better dance for couples than salsa. In this tutorial, master the basic salsa dance moves for couples. Grab a partner, flip on the music and hit the dance floor: you're ready to salsa!
Attention dancers looking to master the Bachata! Get some tips from a pro! In this dance tutorial, learn how to do the closed position which requires the gentlemen to place their right hand on the ladies' lower back. Learn how to stay connected and close, without breaking the circle, while shaking your booty with help from this video tutorial.
Learn how to put together a small Merengue dance combination & get your Merengue on with help from this dance tutorial! When putting together combinations, it's important to start with bending one's knees & extending the leg and foot before returning to the starting position.
Component 1. Frame And Posture. The benefits of dance shoes never outweigh the benefits of proper spin technique. Your body should be straight lower abs and stomach should be tight. Your arms are in proper position. If you lift your hand it should be in 90 degree angle.
In this video you will learn the open-break dance pattern. It is a very important dance move if you need to gather some initial momentum for future combos. You'll also learn how to switch places using an open-break, and then, a small little combo starter for the future combos that you might do from an open-break.
Cha cha cha! Does your child have that flare needed for Latin dance? Why not use this tutorial to teach them the basics of the "Cha Cha" with Julian, a professional dance instructor. Hosted by Fit for a Feast, this lesson goes into the foot work, the hips and the arms needed for the sassiest Cha Cha!
Need some help with your Latin dancing skills? Can't quite impress the crowd with your moves? Well, check out this quick video tutorial to learn how to dance with technique and style during Latin dances. When you dance Latin dances, does it feel like you are really dancing? If not, check out these five things to make it feel great!
Foot position is very important to all types of Latin dances. In this how to video you will learn the right way to place your feet when dancing the Cha Cha, Merengue, Rumba, etc.
Are you an intermediate level salsa dancer? If so, then this clever move, called a pass behind the lock, will quickly step up your game and make your dancing much more smooth.
Want to learn to do the Bachata? In this dance tutorial, learn how to do the open position with a partner and how do some footwork in the open position. The open position in Bachata is almost like doing a traveling side step.
A partner is required when dancing the Bachata and in this tutorial, you will learn how to do a partner turn. When doing such a turn, the male partner will lead on the fourth step. Learn how to get this step down with help from a free instructor!
Nothing makes the Merengue more fun, than dancing the Merengue with a partner! In this dance lesson, learn to do basic Merengue dance steps with a partner. Although the Merengue can be complicated, with the correct dance space, shoes, and attitudes, you'll get these steps down in no time.
Watch this video to learn how to do a right turn in partnering, as well as the crossbody lead and the open break. These moves are fundamental to making a lot of combinations work once you reach advanced levels of salsa.
Salsa dancing thrives on spontaneity and the wonderful chemistry and fun move variations and transitions you create with your partner, but these bouts of freestyling and showing off must be grounded in very set patterns. Patterns help to establish time and also a cohesive look to your salsa dance. Check out this video to learn how to do "wind waker" salsa dance moves to create a pattern.
Salsa dancing is great fun and a fantastic way to get your exercise in. The traditional Latin dance begins on the first count of the music, but pauses on counts four and eight. Use your hips to dance the salsa with a demonstration from a pro: Rosario Nene Ortega is a ballroom dance instructor at The Goddess Store in Hollywood, Florida. Learn more dance moves from this expert by searching WonderHowTo! You're only practice time away from ruling the dance floor!
Want to get started with the Merengue? Learn some basic steps with help from this dance tutorial. When learning new Merengue moves, one must remember to shift one's body weight from one side to the next. Replay this video to get that shift right!
Learn a couple of simple ways and one slick/combo way to get out of the Salsa hammerlock position.
In this instructional dance video, learn how to perform the famous "Salsa Disco" dance move using different amounts of spin. A lot of dancers get caught up in the fact about knowing very little moves, but in reality, by adding doubles and triples in their current salsa dance combination - they become almost new.
In this video series, our expert Safi Thomas will tell you all about the history of boogaloo dance, teach you how to fell the music, and use your feet.
Always wanted to learn to dance the Merengue? Here's your chance. All you need is some Latin inspiration, energy, a partner and some comfortable shoes to get started dancing your way to the dance floor!
Put on some shoes and clear some space; it's time to dance. Join Nestor and Lidia from Modus Vivendi Salsa Productions for this Bachata lesson from Latin Dance Alive. Watch this video dance tutorial and learn how to dance the Bachata Latin dance.
In this tutorial, we learn how to do a basic salsa hammerlock hand flick. Start off with two hands into a right turn. You will want to unwind your hammerlock into the next position. You will switch hands as the woman is turning from you. Make sure you have the timing down right and stay close to the woman's body. From this position, come forward on 1,2,3, then the lady will turn on 5,6,7. Create an effect where you switch hands and end up in a different position. Her hand should be on your bo...
There are three basic salsa dance steps demonstrated in this video: the "forward and back step," the "side break," and the "back break." In the forward and back step one partner steps forward as the other steps back using the rhythm "quick, quick, slow, quick, quick, slow." In the side break step both partners step together to one side and then to the other again using the rhythm "quick, quick, slow..." Finally, in the back break both partners take a small step back while opening their should...
Not really the choreographer type? Have no fear - In this Bachata dance tutorial, learn how to put together Bachata steps to make your dance floor experience a fluid one. No more jerking, stopping, or stepping on one's toes... Learn how you can master your Bachata moves with help from a professional dance instructor.
So you're at a club and want to show off your Bachata dance moves, but not sure how? In this video, learn how to do "social Bachata dancing" in which you're in an environment, such as a dance club, that requires a dance partner. Learn about the ins and outs of social Bachata dancing with help from this video.
Check out this instructional dance video that demonstrates how to dance the Cha-Cha with Jules Helm. The Cha-Cha (or Cha-Cha-Cha) is a dance from Cuba popular among ballroom dancers. Learn to dance the cha-cha, the moves and steps, in this ballroom dancing video.
Dance the basic salsa step. This step is the foundation of salsa dance
Recently, Samba has emerged with a hip-shaking good time in the night clubs of the world. If you are looking to spice up your Samba dancing, let expert Yolanda Travis show you how to in this series of videos.
Corky Ballas and Kristina teach you how to dance the Basic Mambo. Corky demonstrates and talks you through the man's footwork and Kristina shows the woman's footwork. This is the Mambo which is seen on Dancing With the Stars. Dance the basic Mambo for men and women.
Learn the bachata and impress your fellow dancers! The bachata dance is native to the Dominican Republic, and uses four counts per measure of music for a simple, casual combination of steps. A demonstration of the bachata is given as well as a lesson on how to keep the hands at the side of the body.
This video is part of an instructional series on salsa dancing. In this particular video, instructors Anthony Persaud and Julie Merrill indicate the proper way to execute windmill dance moves in salsa. These moves involve structured turning, with or without a partner. The arm is raised up and outward, turning in a clockwise, then counterclockwise motion to facilitate turning from one way to the other. The name windmill refers to the way the arm turns to allow the move. Anthony provides instru...
In Bachata dancing, there are many turns one must learn in order to master this Dominican Republic based dance. In this video, learn how to do outside turns by starting in an open position with the ladies hands on top of the gentleman's hands. Follow the steps in this video to perfect outside turns with help from a professional dance instructor.
If you're going to show off your Cuban-style Mambo on the dance floor, better get your Mambo dancing turns down. Learn how do basic-level Mambo dance turns with help from this free dance tutorial. Doing these turns right is all about timing and staying with the beat of the music.
Let's Mambo! Learn how to get your Mambo on & get started with the fancy footwork steps that make up the Latin dance. To get these steps right, it's important to stay with the correct tempo, beat & rhythm of the music. Learn the basics in this minute dance clip!
Well, say this three times fast! "Double-handed, hand holds". That should be a salsa tongue twister. Watch this video to go over a couple of slick ways of getting out of two-handed holds in combos.
This video basically covers some of the simplest Salsa dance moves that are basically universal -- that everyone who does Salsa knows how to perform. It is interesting to note that some of the more complicated Salsa dancing moves actually end up being variations of these combos.
When dancing the merengue, it's important to use your hips and execute proper footwork. Learn the basic footwork of the merengue from a professional dance instructor in this free video. Perform basic Merengue dance steps - Part 1 of 6.
Gina Deambrazio and Gino Spizatti demonstrate how to spin your partner by doing the woman half turn for the salsa dance. The man does the cross body lead while the woman has to make a turn by stepping forward with the left foot. The man can never stop moving his feet because he always has to be thinking about where his female partner is going.
In this tutorial, we learn how to do a tango pivot wrap. For the leader the two main things are the position and the energy. You want to make sure the follower has her axis in most of the wraps unless it's an exception. To take her off the axis you really have to lift and support her. The follower has to be deliberate and controlled on how they articulate the controlled leg. No matter how you are going in, you must have control of the legs. Whether you are going in an ocho, you should keep yo...