Salsa Moves

What I love most about Salsa is that there are so many moves you can learn. Everything from moves done solo called Salsa Shines to moves done with your partner including basics, turns, dips and combinations. Even though I run a Salsa dance school, there are so many new things to learn that I am continually growing as a dancer. Here are some ways to level up your Salsa Moves for every level.

For Beginners

Take Salsa Classes

You can’t learn Salsa completely on your own. Find a great instructor and a supportive school to join. Once you have started taking classes you will probably want to pick up some more moves. So the next step is:

Improve your Right Turns

In a four-minute Salsa song, a right turn is what you and your partner will do the most. 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. 

For Intermediate Dancers

Take More Classes

Intermediate levels focus on moves. At Toronto Dance Salsa in levels 3 and 4 you learn things like double turns, swivels, styling, break backs and so much more. Visit our YouTube channel to check out a bunch of combinations and moves. You can learn them on your own or with a partner.

Find Someone to Practice With

If you want to improve you need to practice. Find someone to meet up with outside of socials or classes and run moves together. Your dancing will improve.

For Advanced Dancers

Take Private Lessons

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.

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

If you have any questions you would like me to answer here are some ways you can contact me: message me on Instagram (torontodanceSalsa), on Twitter (#torontodanceSalsa), on Facebook (Toronto Dance Salsa) or email me at [email protected].