The salsa outside roll for ladies is important to learn as the footwork involved serves as the foundation for many other salsa dance moves.
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 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.
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.
Sencillo is a basic Cuban salsa turn commonly taught in Miami dance schools. In Cuba, this move is taught as Mírame Pero No Me Toques.
Practice the right turn and cross body lead as your first combination while incorporating both hands while turning and the hair brush technique for ladies.
Learn Enchufla Doble in this video lesson. This Cuban salsa move incorporates a shoulder tap on the first Enchufla and serves as a basis for other turns.