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.
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.
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.
Anthony Persaud and Stephanie teach the basic Salsa dance steps. The steps are shown at different angles. The steps are basically front, middle, back, middle. Your hands should flow with the movement of your steps. This is a very popular dance and it is danced at many clubs.
If you know how to salsa dance but want to add another move into your routine, you will see how to perform the butterfly spin. If you are leading you will have a 7 count step to perform the move. Salsa is a fast paced dance and you will have a slow paced demonstration and instructions on how to step into the butterfly spin. Perform a basic butterfly spin in salsa dancing.
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.
The placement of the knees is very important in Latin dancing. In this how to video you will learn the proper technique for moving your knees when dancing salsa or other Latin dances.
In this video dance lesson, our expert dancers will demonstrate how to do the Night Club Two Step. You will get step-by-step instruction on how to perform all the important Night Club Two Step dance moves and footwork. You'll learn how to do dance turns, how to hold your partner and how to put individual step together to create a beautiful and romantic dance.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
In this tutorial, learn one of the basic salsa steps with a flair. This is the cross body lead 180 and it will have you flipping and spinning your partner around like a pro. So, follow along and copy these steps and get ready to strut your stuff on the dance floor. Do a cross body lead 180 in salsa dancing.
One of the nicest moves in salsa dancing is the turn. In this tutorial, you will learn how to master a basic cross body lead in salsa and add a turn to the end of it. This move really shows off your partner and adds an element of drama to your dances. Have fun with it! Perform a cross body lead and turn in salsa dancing.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Learn How to do Cha-Cha dance steps. This video shows the man's steps and it also shows the lady's step. It shows the man's lead with steps.
Learn a couple of simple ways and one slick/combo way to get out of the Salsa hammerlock position.
Salsa dancing, like salsa the food, is spicy hot and full of Latin American sizzle. During salsa dancing, there is a double-handed move called the in-n-out in which the girl gets spun out to her left and gets resisted by the guy on her right shoulder so she doesn't spin out too far.
In this clip, learn how to perform a basic dance sequence for ballroom salsa. This move is classic and can easily be moved from the ballroom to the dance floor. Check it out and get started with these easy to learn steps: the front-back step, the simple right turn, and for the guys - how to lead a right turn when in open position. Perform the basic dance steps for professional salsa.
Arm placement for women is very important when Latin dancing. This how to video teaches you what to do with your arms when dancing alone of with a partner.
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...
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
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!
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.
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...
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!
When dancing with a partner, eye contact is incredibly important. This how to video goes over proper eye contact with your Latin dance partner.
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.
In this tutorial, we learn how to salsa dance "club style". To do this, start off on the first count and do an open break. Next, the male will switch positions and move around the female. After this, you will come into a rainbow move, and the female will be standing behind you. Now, you will pull the lady around, swapping your hands and putting them into reverse cuddle position. Make sure you do 7 counts, and have a dance partner who knows how to dance this as well. Remember to keep your post...
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!
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.
The flamenco dance is a popular Spanish dancing style that incorporates rhythm and speed into routines. Learn how to dance the flamenco with this free dance lesson video series from an award-winning flamenco dancer.
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.
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.
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...