In New York City during the 1960s, Eddie Palmieri created a rhythm called Mozambique that was inspired by Izquierdo’s creation of the same name. Although both rhythms are based on conga de comparsa drums, they have no parts in common.
Sombrero Doble | Cuban Salsa
Sombrero Doble builds upon the move Sombrero. After the first “sombrero”, the leader initiates a dile que no holding onto the followers hands and then redirects the follower into another vacila.
Back Spot Turn | Salsa
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.
Setenta Miami | Cuban Salsa
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”.
The Sunrise | Salsa
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.
Siete | Cuban Salsa
Siete is a fundamental intermediate Casino or Salsa Cubana move where the leader redirects the follower similar to a vacila.
Add-On for Behind the Back | Salsa
This salsa video adds styling to the “Behind the Back” pattern for both leaders and followers. The concepts in this lesson can be applied to other advanced moves.
Basic Songo Rhythms | Conga Drums
Songo is a genre of popular Cuban music, created by the group Los Van Van in the early 1970s. Songo incorporated rhythmic elements from folkloric rumba into popular dance music.
El Dedo | Cuban Salsa
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.
Behind the Back | Salsa
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.
Rumba Columbia: 6/8 Rhythms | Conga Drums
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.
El Dos | Cuban Salsa
The salsa Cubana move known as el dos is a variation of the pattern el uno that also incorporates sombrero.
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