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How To: Dance basic salsa steps & do right turns

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!

How To: Do a basic right and left turn in salsa dancing

In this video, we learn how to do basic left and right turns in salsa. You want to start off in the right positions for both the men and women, which will lead you into the right turns. Ladies will want to cup their hands, and keep them open so they can turn easily. For the right turn, just use the wrist and turn on 3 counts. When the guys turn, they release from the girl's hand and count on 3 as well. Make sure you are counting to the steps, so you know when to turn, and do fluid movements. ...

How To: Perform proper men's styling in salsa dancing

In this tutorial, we learn how to perform proper men's styling while salsa dancing. Before you begin this, make sure you have done several lessons with salsa dancing and are familiar with your form. Men should be opening up their body to the woman and prepare to lead her into different movements. Make sure to maintain your slot where you stand and make a path for the woman to move. You can also spice it up by doing a "monkey move" where you do different movements with your feet and swivel you...

How To: Do conga dance steps

Break out the conga dance at your next party or special occasion with help from this free lesson. The conga dance is a celebratory dance that many do in a line involving three steps and a tap to the side. Get tips and tricks on how to stay away from having two left feet with 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 ...

How To: Do the hammerlock flip move in 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...

How To: Do forward & backward Bachata dance steps

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.

How To: Do basic Bachata dance steps

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.

How To: Put Bachata dance steps together

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.

How To: Do the four basic Mambo steps

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.

How To: Do the basic Mambo steps

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!

How To: Do the Bachata closed position

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.

How To: Do basic Mambo dancing turns

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.

How To: Perform the basic dance steps for professional salsa

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.

How To: Do the windmill pattern dance move in 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...

How To: Do a cross body lead 180 in salsa dancing

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.

How To: Dance the cumbia

The cumbia is a hot Latin dance from Columbia and ready for you to learn! Practice the steps using three counts per measure of music with help from this free lesson taught by an expert: 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!

How To: Improve your spins in dance

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.

How To: Do club style Salsa dance moves

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.

How To: Dance with technique and style during Latin dances

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!

How To: Move your partner side to side on the dance floor

Gina Deambrazio and Gino Spizatti demonstrate the cross body lead which allow you to move your partner side to side on the dance floor. This salsa move takes the female partner from one side to the other. The man must stay as still as possible, so that the woman may move around effortlessly.

How To: Do partner Bachata dance

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!

How To: Cha Cha dance for kids

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!

How To: Dance the Flamenco

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.

How To: Do the traditional Mexican dance

In this series of dance lessons you'll learn the basics of traditional Mexican dancing from expert Aleli Montano, professional dancer and native of Mexico City. She demonstrates the steps, moves, turns and combinations of the dance, as well as arm and skirt movements which enhance the mesmerizing visual qualities of the dance. Additionally, she talks about the origins of Mexican folk dances, shows you how to wear the traditional Mexican dance costumes, and offers tips and advice on where to l...

How To: Salsa dance step by step for beginners

Dancing salsa is like making love on a wood floor. Interested? If so,then check out this easy to follow dance video which will guide you step by step through how to dance salsa. From sashaying your hips sexily to the correct basic forward and backward step, this video covers it all.

How To: Dance advanced style salsa moves

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.

How To: Do a simple salsa dance step

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...

How To: Do a reverse cross-hands Bachata turn

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.

How To: Do basic partner Bachata dance

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.

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