Add variation to your tumbao by playing the congas “Changuito” style. Instructor Edgardo reflects back on his teacher and mentor José Luis “Changuito” Quintana.
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.
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.
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 is a fundamental intermediate Casino or Salsa Cubana move where the leader redirects the follower similar to a vacila.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.