How to do the Salsa

salsa Now, this will be one of my favorites simply because this is one I have always wanted to learn myself. The salsa is a Latin dance, mainly energetic with innovative choreography. If you’re looking for something upbeat this may be the dance for you.

Before you begin the Salsa there are four basic steps you need to know in order to execute this dance smoothly. These include:

  1. Front to Back Salsa Basic
  2. Side Basic
  3. Back Basic
  4. Cumbia Basic (Columbian style basic

Now that we know the basic steps you’ll need we will need to understand the Salsa timings. These include:

  1. Basic Salsa Timing
  2. Core Beat Timing
  3. Full Count Timing
  4. Syncopated Timing

These different types of timings is the default in which you will arrange your basic steps that were listed above. Depending on what kind of style you are wanting to execute will depend on the type of timing you will choose for your steps.

Lastly, you will need to choose a rhythm that fits your style.

  1.  Merengue Rhythm – 1-2-3-4-5-6-7-8, quick-quick-quick-quick-quick-quick-quick-quick
  2. Salsa Rhythm – 1-2-3, 5-6-7, quick-quick-slow, quick-quick-slow

You will choose the moves, timing, and rhythm that you and your partner want to begin with and you will put all of these together. Once you master the basics you are more than welcome to move on to different moves such as spins, dips, and lifts to make you a salsa master. If you would like to try out some of your salsa moves for real there is a nice spot in Little Rock that happens to do a salsa dancing night. If you have no partner, no problem! The workers there are more than welcome to help you and guide you to becoming an excellent salsa dancer. Not only will this broaden your dance horizons, but it will make for a fun night.

Until next time!

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15 thoughts on “How to do the Salsa

  1. Knowing how to dance salsa is definitely one of my goals.


  2. This is awesome! I’ve always wanted to learn to salsa dance!


  3. I can’t dance whatsoever so all this sounds like a foreign language to me.


  4. I feel like there’s a time and place to do the salsa. Would love to learn, my fiancé’s wants us to dance at our wedding. So might just surprise her with salsa!


  5. You make it sound so easy…yet I am confident it is not.


  6. I don’t have any rhythm at all so I’m not good at dancing, but your post make it sound like I can.

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  7. Such as classic dance that I don’t think I will attempt

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  8. I loved salsa when we learned it in class, but it is so hard! It reminds me of that old movie….with the guy from runaway bride…Robert Gere in, “Shall We Dance?” Haha!


  9. Salsa is such a sexy dance , I used to take course with my dad since he is a specialist in dance moves but , I never mastered it


  10. I wanna learn how to salsa


  11. Salsa dancing is sexy. It was one of my favorite dances when I was in high school. I need to start dancing again.


  12. This is great!! I went to a salsa class once, but I definitely want to learn more and become really good. It’s such a fun and energetic dance!!


  13. Salsa seems so complicated!


  14. I am one of the most uncoordinated dancers in the world! I would love to learn how to salsa but Im definitely ​going to need lessons!


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