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1. In Place
This step will help you keep track of your counts, timing and movement.
2. Basic Step
The foundation to move, dance and interpret the music with counts.
3. Front Double
This step will help engage your angles while alternating directions.
6. Side Break
Doing basic steps to the sides while engaging and moving your hips.
10. Back Crossover
Works on your balance, cross steps and hips while moving backwards.
Combines your Susie Q and pivots for quick steps and direction changes.
12. Four Corners
Expands your angles to cover the front and back corners of your box.
13. Right Turn Step
Foundation step needed for learning and practicing full Right Turns.
14. Left Turn Step
Slower and more controlled full turns but towards the left direction.
15. Front Double Cross
Introduces the flair steps which require control and balance to pull off.
1. Open/Closed Position
Required for proper leading and necessary for following technique.
2. Right Turn
The full Right Turn Step incorporated into Salsa partner dancing.
3. He Goes, She Goes
Allows both Leads and Follows to practice their Right Turn Step.
4. Broken Left
Uses proper frame to lead the Follow into their full Left Turn Step.
5. Two-Handed Right Turn
Uses two hands to create a complex appearance.
6. Cross Body Lead
The most important foundation needed for partner movement.
7. Reverse Cross Body Lead
Engages the frame to lead a CBL in reverse.
8. Trading Places
Uses the Cumbia Step to create movement with your partner.
Advanced Beginner Series
1. Half & Half
Not only reserved for your morning cup of coffee, the Half & Half Salsa Step will get you testing your left and right pivots!
As the name implies, you need to bring your absolute best Sabor to this funky Salsa Step!
Though it looks like a simple Side Break, the Cuban Salsa Step involves more hip as well as more flavor!
4. Back Cross Susie Q
You need to make sure you engage your balance as you practice the Back Cross Susie Q Salsa Step, which also ends with a Susie Q.
5. Traveling Susie Q
Hope you’ve been practicing your Susie Q! We’ll be adding some pointed feet as we practice our Traveling Susie Q Salsa Step!
6. In & Out
The In & Out Salsa Step incorporates the Susie Q into the movement so make sure you are completely caught up!
7. Susie Q Plus
The Susie Q is back again and with a vengeance! Hope you’ve been practicing as it gets slightly harder now with the Susie Q Plus Salsa Step!
8. Forward Charge
Get set to charge the dance floor with the Forward Charge Salsa Step!
9. Double Forward
Get ready to move and groove with ease using the Double Forward Salsa Step!
10. Hunts Point
The Hunts Point Salsa Step has an influence and history coming in all the way from the Bronx, New York!
The Flare is another very common Salsa Step that helps you embrace your lines with pointed feet! Now you’re looking fancy!
All hands on deck for the Sailor Salsa Step! This fun little step is one you won’t want to stop once your start!
13. Skip to My Lou
Relive those playground days as you Skip to My Lou! This Salsa Step appears simple but does require coordination and control of your movement.
14. Spiral 585
Get those taps ready to shine! The Spiral 585 Salsa Step involves a series of quick steps, taps, and back rocks!
Did you hear it through the Grapevine? This fun and quick Salsa Step will have you movin’ and groovin’ from side-to-side!
16. Reverse Grapevine
The Reverse Grapevine Salsa Step is a different variation of the Grapevine that switches directions and ends with the Forward Charge Salsa Step.
The Walkthrough Salsa Pattern is a simple yet elegant pattern that allows the Leads to show off the Follows in a fun way!
2. Cross Body Hook Step
In order to properly lead the Cross Body Hook Step Salsa Pattern, the Leads must be comfortable with properly executing the Cross Body Lead first.
3. Back Break Reverse 360
The Back Break Reverse 360 introduces a new Salsa Pattern, known as the Back Break or Open Break, which will lead into many fun and unique pattern variations.
4. Back Break Fake Out
Prepare to get sneaky with the Back Break Fake Out! This Salsa Pattern also relies on leading your partner through their Right Turn Step.
5. Inside Turn
Let’s get ready to turn! The Inside Turn Salsa Pattern will start introducing the concept of dynamic movements with turns into our repertoire.
6. Outside Turn
What goes in must now go out! The Outside Turn Salsa Pattern again reinforces the dynamic movements of the turns!
7. Shoulder Inside Turn
Let’s start putting those Inside Turn steps to work with the Shoulder Inside Turn Salsa Pattern. The feet will essentially resemble the Inside Turn with the main difference being the lead occurs from the shoulders.
8. Copa Inside Turn
The Copa Inside Turn introduces a new Salsa Pattern, known as the Copa, which is a fun new movement that really adds some flair to your dancing!
9. Copa Wrap
And its a wrap…. the Copa Wrap! This fun and engaging Salsa Pattern brings just the right level of style to make you shine on the dance floor!
10. Hammerlock Drape
The Hammerlock Drape introduces a new Salsa Pattern, known as the Hammerlock, which will be a very common movement used moving forward.
11. Hammerlock Inside Turn
The Hammerlock Inside Turn Salsa Pattern is simply just a combination of the Hammerlock that ends with an Inside Turn. A fun and easy pattern to do with your partner on the dance floor!
1. Half Step Combo
Get to movin’ and groovin’ across the dance floor with the Half Step Combo Salsa Step!
2. Swing Step Full Turn
Bring on that swing and throw in a full turn as you get down to the Swing Step Full Turn Salsa Step!
3. Half Swing 4 Corners
Hit all sides of the room with flair and style with the Half Swing 4 Corners Salsa Step!
4. Kick Swivel
The Kick Swivel Salsa Step introduces a new motion and movement for your hips and feet. Get on the dance floor and try it out!
5. Crossover Susie Q
Relive a little bit of Susie Q with the Crossover Susie Q Salsa Step! This one is fast and requires you to step on every count!
6. Heel Twist Front Tap
The Heel Twist Front Tap Salsa Step will be full of lots of heels and lots of twists!
7. Heel Toe Crossover
The Heel Toe Crossover Salsa Step is as the name implies but that doesn’t make it any easier! You’ll have to push yourself to keep up with the timing!
8. Full Flare
The Full Flare Salsa Step will have you bringing back that Flare and shimmying those shoulders with a purpose!
9. Son Step
The Son Salsa Step will have you moving from side-to-side with flair and style!
The Diamond Salsa Step, also known as the Cuban Salsa Step, will have you gettin’ down and funky in no time!
11. Kick Ball Change
The Kick Ball Change will be one of the most challenging yet rewarding Salsa Steps you will learn! Pay attention because this one will be used quite often moving forward!
12. Toe Heel Cha Cha Chá
The Toe Heel Cha Cha Chá Salsa Step is exactly as the name implies. First the toe, then the heel, and finally the Cha Cha Chá!
13. Syncopated Front Step
The Syncopated Front Step introduces the Syncopated Salsa Step, which is quick and challenging. Push yourself to keep the timing and you will reap the benefits soon enough!
14. Syncopated Borracho
The Syncopated Borracho Salsa Step is meant to resemble the movement of a long weekend of partying. If you’ve been to a Salsa Afterparty then you know what we’re talking about!
1. Double Inside Turn Combo
The Double Inside Turn Combo is a perfect introduction to show the challenge and complexity in the Intermediate Salsa Series.
2. 360 Inside Turn Combo
The 360 is a complicated, yet highly usable pattern that you will learn in the 360 Inside Turn Combo.
3. Touch & Go, Left Turn
The Touch & Go, Left Turn Pattern starts combining more moving turns and complex combinations into your patterns.
Get ready for those half turns and full turns as you practice and perfect the Montaña Salsa Pattern!
5. Hand Signals
The Hand Signals Salsa Pattern will have you “asking” for that hand to create some flashy combinations and patterns!
6. Drapes Combo
Drapes aren’t just for windows! The Drapes Combo brings on quick and intricate arm movements to create a stylish pattern.
7. Hand Toss Flush Combo
The Hand Toss Flush Combo brings some hand tosses to the mix to create a different and dynamic pattern combination.
8. Wrap Fake Out
The Wrap Fake Out Salsa Pattern does bring back the Wrap while also introducing a challenging and creative new pattern to try with your dance partner!
9. Prep Flush Turn
Turns, turns, and more turns! The Prep Flush Turn Salsa Pattern brings on the triple turns and spins so hope you’re ready!
10. Misdirection Combo
Hold onto your hat folks! The Misdirection Combo has lots of turns, misdirections, and sudden movements in store to keep you challenged!
Continue to push your training and practice all your learned footwork with this challenging sequence!
Another set of training videos to really keep you on your toes! Take your time and keep it moving!
December 2020 Advanced Footwork & Partnerwork
This 30-minute Advanced Combination will really have you sweating during the Footwork & Partnerwork.