This salsa video adds styling to the “Behind the Back” pattern for both leaders and followers. The concepts in this lesson can be applied to other advanced moves.
El Dedo is a classic Casino Miami move that starts in a Dile Que No. This salsa move also incorporates vacila and enchufla so it’s important to learn these basic patterns first.
The “Behind the Back” salsa move is an intermediate dance turn that incorporates two inside rolls for the followers, sexy arm movements and new footwork for the leaders.
The salsa Cubana move known as el dos is a variation of the pattern el uno that also incorporates sombrero.
The basic copa salsa move or turn starts with a cross handed outside turn followed by an inside half-turn where the ladies come to a stop to which styling can be added.
Sombrero is a classic Cuban salsa move that starts with a Dile Que No followed by a vacila variation where the hands come up and over the leader’s and follower’s head.
Learn martillo variations on the bongo drums in this video lesson. Master instructor Edgardo Cambon demonstrates how different licks and variations can be incorporated while still maintaining the melody.
This intermediate salsa combination further builds upon adding complexity to the cross body lead. Watch our inside roll and progressive cross body lead video lessons before learning this pattern.
Learn vacila variations in Cuban salsa known as “vacila con mano” and “medio sombrero” in this video lesson.
The salsa progressive cross body lead adds a half-turn for both leader and follower before the follower “walks by” or crosses in front of the leader.
Vacila or vacilala, is an important Cuban salsa move that serves as the foundation for many Casino intermediate patterns. The leader redirects the follower and initiates a moving outside turn.
This salsa pattern features the right turn hand toss followed by a female left turn. Both moves have been covered in previous salsa video lessons but here they’re combined into an intermediate move.