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.
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!
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!
The often-requested men's styling for salsa dancing has arrived! Once you have a solid basis for your cross body leads, the next step is to be able to do variations of it. In this salsa video, we teach ways to spice up your salsa by adding style to your cross body leads. Anthony will teach you how to do a monkey move and a hook step into a cross body lead, and at the end how to add a shimmy.
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...
Want to learn the Bachata? All you need is some space, a partner and some Bachata music! In this dance tutorial, learn specifically how to do traveling steps which follow a four beat pattern. Get on your way, learning the most basic of Bachata moves with help from this video tutorial.
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 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.
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.
Switch things up with the Bachata dance with pivot dance steps! For women & men, the Bachata pivot dance steps are slightly different, so be sure to watch carefully! Get your pivot down with help & tips from a professional dance instructor.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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!
Not sure where to start when learning the Mambo? Look no further. Get started dancing the Mambo by learning the four most basic steps. Master the Cuban style & flare needed to dance the Mambo with help from this expert Latin dancer.
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.
Ever been curious about the Mambo? The Mambo is a popular Cuban style of music and dance, sure to pump up any party or dance floor! Although the Mambo steps can be complicated, get each step broken down and taught with help from this free dance tutorial. With practice, practice, practice? You'll be sure to rock the Mambo without a single faulty step!
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!
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.
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.
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.
Check out this video to go over a few options on how to get out of a Salsa titanic move. Enjoy!
Learn a couple of simple ways and one slick/combo way to get out of the Salsa hammerlock position.
This video basically shows you a set of minor hand techniques (cues) that might help you when you are dancing salsa.
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.
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.
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 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.