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.
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.
Learn how to spice up your tumbao “Patato” style in our latest conga video lesson. Instructor Edgardo Cambon opens up to 2 and 3 drums.
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.
Learn how to play the campana or basic cowbell rhythms in this video lesson. Students will learn how to hold the campana correctly, proper stick placements, basic patterns and other guidelines.
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.
Learn how to play the bongos in this video lesson. First-time hand drummers will practice the basic martillo rhythm and other beginner patterns and grooves.