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!
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
When dancing with a partner, eye contact is incredibly important. This how to video goes over proper eye contact with your Latin dance partner.
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.
Every salsa dance deserves a little flair. In this tutorial, learn how to perform a basic dip and let your partner shine!
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
Check out this video to go over a few options on how to get out of a Salsa titanic move. Enjoy!
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.
Learn all about bachata dance steps with expert Latin bachata dancing instruction from a professional dancer in this free online dance lesson and choreography video clip. Dance the bachata - Part 1 of 17.
Gina Deambrazio and Gino Spizatti demonstrate the basic salsa right turn. You have to do a straight turn into a pivot turn to make sure that you stay in line with your partner. You do two basics, a cross body lead, and a forward break through for the guy.
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...
The Bachata dance originates from the Dominican Republic and is made up of four basic Cuban dance moves to do with a partner, both while in open & closed positions. Learn how to get these four basic steps down before you hit the dance floor with help from this dance video.
Ladies, here's some advice on wearing dance shoes from Jenny at JQDance. A tight fit insures balance and support while Latin dancing, as if the shoe were a part of the foot. Watch this video dance tutorial and learn how to wear shoes for Latin dance.
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.
In this tutorial, we learn how to do the hammerlock flip move in salsa. Start in open position, then do a cross bar lead into an outside half turn. You will end up with your hands crossed, then let the left hand go and swing the ladies hand so it flicks and locks again. When doing these flicks, you have to cross the hands over and get ready for the next move. If your partner has hand resistance, pick the hand up on the other side. Do all these combinations in sets of seven, while keeping your...
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.
Looking to learn some new moves for the dance floor? To get started dancing the Mambo, start with the basics! Master this Cuban style of dance, have some fun, and get some great exercise with help from this free dance tutorial.
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.
Learn the basic salsa step for men with expert Latin dancing instruction from a professional salsa dancer in this free online dance lesson and choreography video clip. Do basic salsa dance steps - Part 1 of 26.
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.
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.
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!
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.
Learn how to do the cha cha, a sexy Latin dance, from a professional dance coach in this free dance lesson video series.
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.
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...
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.
Time to start salsa dancing! In this two part video series, Clara takes you through all of the basics. From your feet all the way up to the tips of your fingers, after watching this tutorial, your whole body will be in the Latin groove.
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.