Learn Salsa Steps

You want to learn salsa steps? We will teach you the basic steps, no problem. We have selected some video’s for you that will teach you the basics.

Counting

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When learning salsa counting is very important. Only at the beginning! After a while you will feel the music and you can let go of the counting. In salsa dancing the dancer uses two measures of the music to complete one cycle in their basic dance. Salsa music traditionally utilizes a 4/4 time signature, but often play in groups of eight beats (two measures of four quarter notes). In salsa dancing the dancer also uses two measures of the music to complete one cycle. One measure is for the left side and the other is for the right side of the body. The man always starts the cycle with his left foot, the female with the right foot.

How to dance?

The first step for the man is a step forward with the left foot. The second step is a step in place with the right foot. The third step is a step back with the left foot. The fourth beat is a break (no step). The fifth beat is a step back with the right foot, then a step in place with the left foot and on beat number 7 back with the right foot. The eight beat is a second break. Then the cycle repeats itself.

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Practice at home

If you prefer to learn salsa in your own living room, and you have a dance partner to practice with, a salsa dvd is a great way to learn salsa steps. The instructions are clear, you can determine your own tempo and you can rewind as often as you like. Visit this website to buy online instruction videos to learn salsa online. When you want te become more professional, good salsa clothes are also necessary.

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