Learn rumba columbia patterns in this video lesson. Columbia is a fast rumba, in a triple-pulse (6/8, 12/8) structure, and often accompanies the standard bell pattern struck on a guataca (‘hoe blade’) or campana.
Setenta Miami is a foundational pattern combining the basic moves of vacila, enchufla and dile que no. In the San Francisco Bay Area this move is called “Setenta Miami” but in other regions this move is simply called “Setenta”.
Add variation to your tumbao by playing the congas “Changuito” style. Instructor Edgardo reflects back on his teacher and mentor José Luis “Changuito” Quintana.
Nicole Lazo and Chris Penales teach the back spot turn in this video lesson. Also known as the 180, this salsa move incorporates new footwork for both the leader and follower.
Learn how to add “flams” when playing Tumbao in this video lesson. A flam is a sound that is made from hitting your conga drum with both of your hands almost at the exact same time.
The Sunrise salsa move adds sexy hand and arm styling to this intermediate dance pattern. Practice the right turn and inside roll before learning this sequence.