Hot Latin How-Tos

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 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: 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: 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 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: 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: 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: 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: 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 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 "club style"

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...

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 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 Merengue dance steps with a partner

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.

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: Dance the salsa crossbody lead

This dance how to video will teach everyone the basic crossbody lead in Salsa. For most of you, this will be a very essential move to pull-off some of the other complicated combinations. In addition, we add some styling techniques to make your crossbody leads better for both men and women.

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: 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: 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 a basic step in salsa dancing

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

How To: Improvise dancing salsa

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.

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 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: Dance New York style Salsa

In this video, Cesar and Sheena teach us how to dance New York style salsa. Your basic step is going to consist of 8 different counts, but you are only stepping on 6 of those counts. On your non-stepping counts, you are traveling instead of stepping. It's important to count with the music and count your numbers while you are doing this so you are performing the steps correctly. When dancing, always remember that you have a partner and you need to be cautious of their body around you. Know whe...

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: 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!

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