The salsa outside roll for ladies is important to learn as the footwork involved serves as the foundation for many other salsa dance moves.
In North America, the basic conga drum pattern used in popular music is called tumbao. Learn how to play 3 variations of the tumbao rhythm on conga drums in this free music video lesson.
Adios Con La Hermana, also known as La Prima Con La Hermana, is a Cuban salsa move that involves the leader and follower walking around each other.
The drop hand catch or coin drop in salsa dance is an intermediate move that incorporates great hand styling for both followers and leaders.
The güiro is a Latin American percussion instrument consisting of an open-ended, hollow gourd with parallel notches cut in one side. It is played by rubbing a stick or tines along the notches to produce a ratchet-like sound.
The Cuban salsa figure or move known as Kentucky is a variation of the move Enchufla Doble that incorporates a wrap and ends with a Dile Que No.
The half moon starts as a cross body lead led into a “j hook” initiated by the leader so that the follower spins away from her partner and turns back.
El Uno is a basic Cuban salsa move that has the same footwork of Enchufla Doble as you’ll see in this video lesson.
The salsa hammerlock turn or “pretzel turn” is essentially a right hand turn for the ladies while maintaining a connection with both hands with the leader.
Learn how to play the basic tumbao rhythm in this video lesson. The tumbao rhythm, or marcha, was traditionally played on only one before various artists started incorporating other congas.
Setenta is a Cuban salsa move danced all over the world and it’s basic structure is built upon to create complex patterns as you’ll learn in this video.
Learn the inside roll that starts as a cross body lead then flows into an inside turn to the left for the follower.