Hot Latin How-Tos

How To: Do a basic salsa dance hammerlock hand flick

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...

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: 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 basic samba walk-in step

This video from fitforafeast.com teaches us the basics for the Latin samba walk in place. The instructor, Julian, is very easy to understand as he takes us through the basics described below. 1. Stand with your feet together and bend your legs 2. Pull your left leg back and into a lunge 3. Bring your feet back together to form a plie 4. Repeat steps 1-3 using your right leg After Julian takes us through these basics he describes one of the most important moves, which is the bounce. Finally al...

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: 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 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: 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: 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 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: 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: 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: Do rumba dance steps

The Latin rumba originated from a Cuban song - To do this classic dance, follow the slow-quick-quick-slow pattern of the 4-count measure. Discover the steps to the rumba with a help & a demonstration from 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: 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: Wear dance shoes for Latin dance

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.

How To: Dance the basic salsa steps

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.

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 a tango pivot wrap

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...

How To: Dance the Mambo with Jules Helm

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.

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: 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: Dance the Cha-Cha-Cha with Jules Helm

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.

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.

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: Dance the bachata

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.

How To: Dance the Rumba

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.

How To: Perform a Puerto Rican style salsa side step

A lot of salsa dancers forget about their footwork when they are dancing socially, and this clip will teach you how to add in some footwork flair whether you are in a club or on the street. This quick lesson will teach you the basic salsa slide footwork that is commonly used by Puerto Rican band members as they sing at a live concert. Have fun! Baila! Perform a Puerto Rican style salsa side step.

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 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: Dance basic Cha Cha steps

This three part how to video is an introduction to the Cha Cha. This dance tutorial covers basic steps and postures for this Latin dance. Follow the steps in this lesson and you'll be dancing the Cha Cha in no time.

How To: Do the Paso Doble dance

In this video series, let Sarolta Eke and Tamas Kassai show you how to dance the Paso Doble. With these free dance lessons, you can learn how to do a variety of Paso Doble movements and techniques. Also, learn how to follow the music, and receive tips for easy choreography. So, take some time and learn this exciting Latin dance today.

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