Leaders can add flair to their cross body leads by incorporating a hook turn as the follower passes by. This combination will also help the leader practice switching hands behind his back.
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.
Flamenco is a classic Miami Cuban salsa move that incorporates Dile Que No, Evelyn, and the Exhibe turn. Followers will learn how to “untrap” their left arm after the Exhibe turn.
The man’s or leader’s hook turn is essential footwork the leader must master in order to progress in salsa. The dance steps are broken down into simple instructions in this video lesson.
The Cuban salsa move known as Evelyn begins like an Enchufla but has the leader create a frame with the follower before turning to the right in a “vuelta” and finishing the pattern with a Dile Que No.
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.
The Cuban salsa move known as Corona starts exactly like Setenta and incorporates Enchufla and Exhibe. This move introduces new hand and arm movements for both leaders and followers.
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.