Salsa Moves

At any given level as a Salsa Dancer, you can level up your Salsa Moves. Everything from moves done solo called Salsa Shines to moves done with your partner including basics, turns, dips and combinations. Here are some moves you need to learn in order to go to the next level as a dancer.

For Beginners

To start to move from being a beginner Salsa Dancer to an Intermediate there are quite a few moves you need to learn. From the Basic steps to right turns, left turns, cross-body lead turns as well as basic combinations. Knowing those as a follower or leader is a great place to start. If you want to get your Salsa turns better… the good news is we have a video on YouTube that you can watch to make your Salsa turns better. Click here to check it out. 

As you progress past the basics, you will definitely need to learn: swivels, basic styling and Salsa cheks. Lots more moves I can cover but this is a good foundation.

For Intermediate Dancers

Definitely, you want to look at learning double turns as a leader and especially as a follower. We are talking about right turn double turns and you can’t call yourself an intermediate dancer without learning them. Other intermediate moves include, natural tops, break backs, in and out and many more. You also want to invest in learning how to do dips as well (as a leader) and be able to control how to follow a dip (as a follower).

For Advanced Dancers

Take Private Lessons

At this point you should already have a lot of Salsa moves so I assume you aren’t here for that.

You will need more one-on-one attention as an advanced dancer. You will have picked up some bad habits (everyone does!) and you will need to break them. Private lessons will help.

Work at Getting more Grounded and Thus Smoother

As an advanced dancer, you know more than enough moves and combinations. A new combination won’t make you a better dancer.  Smoothness will make you more confident and a better dancer. The easiest way to become smoother is to become grounded. This means you are aware of how your feet touch the ground, where your weight is distributed etc. Again there are many YouTube videos that can help.

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