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.
Enchufla Doble Largo is a variation on the Casino move Enchufla Doble that adds another turn for the follower and introduces some new footwork to this series.
Candombe is an Uruguayan music and dance style originating with African slaves. This Uruguayan music style is based on three different Candombe drums: chico, repique and piano drums.
Learn the shuttle salsa move in this video lesson which incorporates a hook and turn for the ladies that can be used in other patterns.
Dos y Una is a variation of the Exhibe turn that we covered in a previous video lesson. This move starts in Llevala Pa’bajo followed by 3 Exhibes with both the follower and leader turning on the last Exhibe.
Learn how to properly lead and follow a hand toss in this video lesson. Hand tosses can add visual flair to your dancing style and are a great way to initiate free spins for the ladies.
In this salsa video lesson, the leader initiates a turn for the follower from an open position and then immediately turns himself.
Learn Rumba Guaguancó on the conga drums in this video lesson. Discover the difference between the three Guaguancó parts – the tumba, tres dos and quinto.
Setenta y Uno starts like Setenta but after the first Enchufla, the leader brings the follower into an Enganche followed by a Dile Que No.
Enhance the salsa basket move with this stylish variation that incorporates a different flick setup, the pretzel pattern and hair brushes.
The Cuban salsa move Pasea begins in the Dile Que No position. “Pasear” means to go on a stroll. The leader leads the follower around his body.