Knowing just the basic steps in any form of dance can get you by if you are going out to a dance club/event that plays music you have never danced to before. In any form of dance you can apply a count to as to how many steps there are to perform a basic move. To perform a basic step in salsa dancing, there is a 7 step count. Practice and you will look like a natural
In this episode of Addicted to Salsa, you will learn some advanced club style salsa moves. These moves are similar to the most popular ones found in New York City's salsa nightclubs. So, if you are ready to add some Latin flair to your dancing, have a look at this tutorial.
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.
To establish a connection with your Bachata dance partner, one must learn to be aware of their hands and what they are doing. Make a great connection with your dance partner with help & guidance from this dance tutorial.
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!
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 this video, Cesar and Sheena teach us how to dance New York style salsa. Your basic step is going to consist of 8 different counts, but you are only stepping on 6 of those counts. On your non-stepping counts, you are traveling instead of stepping. It's important to count with the music and count your numbers while you are doing this so you are performing the steps correctly. When dancing, always remember that you have a partner and you need to be cautious of their body around you. Know whe...
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...
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!
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.
Even if you've got two left feet, you'll look like a dance champ when you master this simple, sassy take on salsa. You will need a dance partner, patience, and the ability to laugh at yourself. Did you know? The cha-cha, which became wildly popular in the 1950's, is a slowed down cousin of the mambo. This is a helpful video for beginners looking for the basics on dancing the cha-cha.
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.
Looking to learn the Bachata? We've got a string of videos that will get you on your way. In this dance tutorial, learn the reverse cross-hands turn, which starts with the ladies on the left and ends with the ladies on the right. Learn how to do the reverse cross-hands turn with guidance from a professional dance instructor.
Here is a series of hot and complex sexy salsa dance patterns. This is a more complicated salsa pattern. It is a very long pattern, so take it in strides and small bites. We have named the individual moves to help you piece the entire salsa combination together.
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.
Most can move forward, but can you move back? The forward-back Bachata dance steps are done by starting in the closed position and making sure your hips are as close as possible to your dance partner's. Master the forward-backward Bachata dance steps in no time with a little help from this dance tutorial.
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!
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.
Corky Ballas and Kristian teach the Cha Cha. This dance is a flirty dance between man and woman. This is one of the dances that is danced on the popular TV show "Dancing with the Stars". Dance the cha cha like a professional.
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 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.
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!
This video is a simple tutorial on how to dance the basic fundamental steps of salsa either on1 or on2 timing.
Jourdan Stone and Kyle Taylor, the British Junior Champions in Ballroom and Latin American, show you the paso doble, which is sometimes known as the bullfighter's dance.
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.
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.
Ladies, here are some tips on selecting the right dance shoe. Depending on the specific kind of dance being done, a high heel vs a flat shoe might be more practical, comfortable, and aid in the dance technique. Watch this video dance tutorial and learn how to pick shoes for Latin dance.
This video series shows you how to dance the Argentinian Tango. It is similar to the American and International Tangos but the music is slower. See what shoes to wear, how to listen to the music, and how to do the different moves for men and women.
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 video, we learn tips on how ladies can look great while salsa dancing. First, make sure you keep your chin tilted up, this will keep you looking confident. Second, keep your shoulders back so your shoulder blades are pinched together and your chest is slightly pushed out. Third, remember proper arm positioning and hand style. Fourth, stay on the balls of your feet so you don't look rigid and flat-footed. Doing all of these together can help you look great while doing the salsa, and gi...
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.
In this video series learn how to Mambo from our expert dancer Leslie Sack as she demonstrates Mambo dance steps and combinations, and teaches men's and ladies' basic steps, progressive steps, side rocks, back rocks, walk around turns, cross body leads, cross over breaks with turns, cross basics, and Mambo combinations.
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.
Watch this video to learn something short and simple just for you to mix it in to your other salsa dancing moves. Remember, it is not about having multiple long combos, but about putting smaller salsa moves together in different orders that will make you a versatile dancer. That will keep your salsa moves fresh and keep the ladies guessing what you will do next.
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!
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.
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!
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.
High heels to dance in? While a high heel might seem awkward to dance in, a good rule of thumb is to go by what sort of heel you're used to using anyway. Watch this video dance tutorial and learn how to pick out a pair of high heels for Latin dance class.
Dancing is a useful source for improving footwork and impressing your friends. Learn to tear up the dance floor and move with a partner from a professional dance instructor in this free video.