How to Dance Salsa Alone

You can dance Salsa alone. It is a great way to fun, get some exercise and practice. I really hope you get a chance to walk into the Toronto Dance Salsa studio. But in the meantime, here are some really cool tips on how to dance Salsa alone.

Visit our YouTube channel (Toronto Dance Salsa – YouTube)

We have a tonne of videos including 88 days where you can follow along with yours truly – Aleks – as I lead you into turns and side basics and other Salsa moves. They are super fun. It is a great morning routine to do because it is 10 minutes of high energy that will set you up for the day.

Get Back to Basics

Salsa dancing starts with your forward and back basics. At Toronto Dance Salsa we teach LA style Salsa. So you dance on the one beat. On leaders’ timing you step forward with your left foot on one, step in place with your right foot on two and bring your left foot back in place on three.  Pause on four. With your right foot step back on five. Step in place with your left on six and bring your right foot back in on seven. Pause on eight. You can do this anywhere – at home while cooking or brushing your teeth or while waiting for the bus or subway. Of course it is better to music so our YouTube channel (Toronto Dance Salsa – YouTube) has a playlist of slow and medium tempo Salsa music so you can practice.

Practice your Right Turns

 It is one of the most important moves in Salsa. This is how to do a turn on leaders’ timing. Take your left and tap in front on one. Twist to your right with your weight on your right foot on two. Twist as far as you can. Finish the turn by sucking your feet in together and facing forward on three. I call that little part “I need to go to the washroom” – you have to really suck your feet in together. On five you step back on your right foot, step in place with your left on six and bring your feet together on seven.  Rinse and repeat.

Dancing solo can be a lot of fun. It’s just a great way to practice. That’s what I did as a Salsa Level One student between classes. It is also a great way to warm up before you come to class or go to a social. So keep practing and I will see you where you #belong – on the dance floor.

I can’t wait to welcome you to our big family, have you coming in from week to week, have fun, socialize, and let loose to amazing Latin songs. Click here to check our current schedule.

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