I really hope you get a chance to walk into the Toronto Dance Salsa studio. Salsa dancing along can be a lot of fun. It’s a great way to work out. It’s a great way to cheer yourself up as well. 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.
- Do your basics to some Salsa music. Salsa dancing starts with your forward and back basics. This is where on leaders’ timing you step forward with the left foot, step in place with your right and then bring your left foot back in followed by a pause. Then you take the right foot back, step in place with your left foot and bring your right foot back in. This explanation is of course for LA style Salsa dancing on the one beat. You don’t have to overcomplicate things. There are many styles of Salsa . The one we teach is Los Angeles style. It is super fun to do and you can do it solo anywhere. Again visit our YouTube channel (Toronto Dance Salsa – YouTube) to find 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 a half turn to your right with your weight on your right foot on two. 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.
I can’t wait to welcome you to our big family, have you coming in week to week, having fun, connecting with new friends and letting lose to amazing Latin songs. Click here to check our current schedule.
Gang there are so many other tips I can give and I would love to hear back from you. If there is a post you want me to write about, please get in touch with me through Instagram (torontodancesalsa), Twitter (#torontodancesalsa), Facebook (Toronto Dance Salsa) or email [email protected].
I can’t wait to see you where you #belong – on the dance floor.