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.
If you're getting tired of doing your cardio workout tapes because they're getting tedious and boring, then dance may be just what you need to get your heart rate up while having fun.
Let's face it, ladies: Salsa dancing is a guy's dance. By that we mean that whether or not you have a thrilling time dancing and look professional depends on how good your male partner is, since he's the lead.
In order to do the Cross Handed Turn Pattern in Salsa dance, you will need to begin by facing your partner. Partners will begin by holding hands: right hand with right hand and left hand with left hand. Raise the right hands over the left hands.
A lot of salsa dancers forget about their footwork when they are dancing socially, and this clip will teach you how to add in some footwork flair whether you are in a club or on the street. This quick lesson will teach you the basic salsa slide footwork that is commonly used by Puerto Rican band members as they sing at a live concert. Have fun! Baila! Perform a Puerto Rican style salsa side step.
In this tutorial, learn the basic moves you need to get started dancing the cha cha. This amazingly beautiful and upbeat dance style is so much fun to learn and perform you won't even realize you're exercising too!
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.
When you start out with salsa dancing, there are a few basic moves you need to master. In this video, let Addicted2Salsa take you through the most important steps to this Latin dance style. So, slip your dancin' shoes on and start the music - it's time to salsa!
Before you become a pro, it's important to get the Bachata basics down! When doing these basic steps, ladies will emphasize her hips more, and the male dancers will emphasize their legs. Learn the basic foundation of Bachata dance with help from this dance tutorial.
Looking to get some more out of Bachata dancing? In this video, learn how to do modern Bachata-style dancing, which is a little different from the traditional Bachata. Modern Bachata is much sexier and involves more hips. Use this video as a guide on your road to Bachata mastering!
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.
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.
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.
The Bachata is a style of dance from the Dominican Republic. Accomplished with a Cuban hip motion to a four-step beat, it's a dance sure to get you sweating and grooving. In this dance tutorial, learn how to do the reverse step with a little help from a professional.
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!
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!
If you've just started to learn how to dance the salsa, you may need a little help with your rhythm. In this video, you'll learn just that. Addicted2Salsa helps you dance on 2 (NY/PR) timing. It's starting to be very popular. SO familiarize yourself with on2 timing and the clave and the very important conga slap. This salsa beat will help improve your moves, and it should help everyone. Make it a part of your daily schedule-- play the track at least 3 times a day.
Check out this episode of Addicted2Salsa, where they show you how to perform a basic blind cross-body lead with a loop-over lock salsa move. If you've ever wanted to dance the salsa, this is the place to learn. Julie Merrill and Anthony Persaud or some of the best salsa instructors out there.
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.
Learn a couple of simple ways and one slick/combo way to get out of the Salsa hammerlock position.
In this video, you can learn a very simple turning combo, salsa move. It taps into a reverse-open-break. Then, the ladies will open (and maybe wink) and finish turning while the lead picks them up to finish with a cross-body lead.
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!
Check out this instructional dance video to learn how to dance the mambo. The mambo is a popular dance of Cuban origin, a favorite in ballroom dancing competitions. Learn to dance the mambo, the moves and steps, in this ballroom dancing video lesson.
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.
Learn how to do the cha cha, a sexy Latin dance, from a professional dance coach in this free dance lesson video series.
Isolation exercises are a good way to wake up and warm the body before Latin jazz dancing. Learn an isolation exercise from a choreographer in this free dance video. Perform isolation exercises for Latin Jazz dancing - Part 1 of 14.
This three part how to video is an introduction to the Cha Cha. This dance tutorial covers basic steps and postures for this Latin dance. Follow the steps in this lesson and you'll be dancing the Cha Cha in no time.
This dance how to video will review the basic steps of the salsa (front-back) step one. We also teach you how to perform a simple right turn, and for the guys, how to lead a right turn when in open position. Hopefully this will get you started dancing salsa!
A quick introduction to the art of Salsa dancing with some tips and demonstration. Part 1 of 3 - How to Salsa dance.
The dancers demonstrate the ball change step in the Salsa.
In these Salsa dance lessons on video, learn some steps in the Miami style of Salsa dancing. Learning these advanced salsa dance steps—the mojito, las manos complicadas, the yuka, and the noventa—will help you get around on the dance floor a little more, as well as add a little flair to your salsa dancing routines.
In this series of video dance lessons you’ll learn how to dance the cha-cha-cha. Expert dance instructors Kelly-Anne and Steeve Vean Louis will teach you all the basic steps of the cha-cha-cha, including how to get the right posture, understanding the rhythm of the dance.
In this dancing video series, learn how to dance the rumba passionately. Our dance instructor will show you many of the basic steps, moves and techniques you’ll need to get started… as well as make sure you don’t look ridiculous when it’s time to dance with a partner.
In this video series, let Sarolta Eke and Tamas Kassai show you how to dance the Paso Doble. With these free dance lessons, you can learn how to do a variety of Paso Doble movements and techniques. Also, learn how to follow the music, and receive tips for easy choreography. So, take some time and learn this exciting Latin dance today.
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...
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 is not salsa without one of the signature salsa moves, spinning. If you're male (the lead) then you'll be doing fewer spins, whereas if you're the female then expect to be twirling around and around in your partner's arms.
If you're interested in learning salsa, learning a couple of dance moves doesn't mean that you're done. There are many techniques and moves that need to be perfected and can help improve your dancing skills.
If you're interested in learning all about salsa dancing, this tutorial should help teach you one of the many dance routines. This video focuses on showing you how to perform the Reverse Around the World aka The Pineda Turn.