Salsa Dancing for Beginners I struggle so bad with partner dancing and salsa dancing. I’ve had lessons twice and it still feels completely unnatural. This is so embarrassing for me because believe it or not, I’m Cuban American and living in Miami. Knowing how to salsa dance is almost a requirement. It’s embarrassing when I say I can’t really dance salsa, and people look at me like I’m from Mars. “But aren’t you Cuban” they say with a twisted face.
Truth is, I grew up in family that never danced and never went to parties. My mother really never thought to teach me. And I really grew up in schools that were completely Americanized. I grew up dancing to The Romantics, U2 and The Police. An 80’s MTV kid. It messes with your social life a bit because you’re expected to know it. My ex wife didn’t care… I think. I’ve got to at least learn the basic moves this video teaches. Otherwise, they may kick me out of Miami for good!
What frustrates me about these salsa videos is the man’s lead. There’s a subtle move where the man uses his fingers to signal to the woman that “something is coming”. It makes all the difference in the world to be a good leader, and if the lead is not strong enough, it’s easy for the lady to get confused. I thought I knew what I was doing, but when another man broke it down and showed me what that felt like, I was absolutely stunned. They do NOT show you this in those one hour classes at the nightclub. I wish there was a better way to show this subtlety in these YT videos.
Learn to salsa dance for beginners. This walkthrough video will help you learn how to salsa dance and provide you a series of salsa dance lessons that will teach you the basics steps to salsa dancing, right turns, cross body leads and the cross body lead 180.
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