One of the most common mistakes that plagues Salsa dancers is poor elbow positioning. It ruins partner connection and makes it incredibly difficult to interpret lead and follow signals during a dance. In this tip, Patrick and Scarlet will show you the optimal arm positioning to maintain the strongest possible connection with your partner, enhancing the fluidity and finesse of your movement.
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Once upon a time, not so long ago, Patrick was dancing with a male student who was using an excessive form of the “spider man grip.” It felt forced, seemed unnecessary and fuelled this tip.
Raise your hand if you can’t wait for your next mediocre dance! *No hands move* – that’s what we thought. As Salsa dancers we turn hundreds of times per night (some nut jobs probably hit the 4 digits), but despite this staggering amount of repetition, SO many of us are losing our balance and limiting […]
If I asked you to complete this sentence: “Practice makes….” What would you say?
The only way you can perfect something by practicing, is if you are practicing that something perfectly.
You’re in the middle of a social dance, things aren’t going quite right and you’ve got this growing urge to tell your partner what they’re doing wrong. Stop. Right. There. If you’re not qualified to teach, don’t do it. When a dance feels like it’s falling apart, coaching your salsa partner might seem like a […]
You know what’s harder than learning to Salsa? Learning it twice. If you’ve taught yourself how to Salsa through social dancing, you might find yourself in this position.
New to salsa? Get started with our Free Guide: How To Dance Salsa For Beginners. How much hand pressure should I use when Salsa dancing? Does it change in the open position VS the closed position? It depends. It could be a lot, a little, or none at all. The amount of pressure all depends on what […]
Maintaining your posture in Salsa is one of the golden rules of leading or following. Most people are unaware of the issues bad body posture causes, which is why few spend the time to correct it. In this post, you’ll find out why proper posture is so critical to becoming a successful Salsa dancer and how […]
It’s happened to you before and it’s going to happen again. Some guy is going to get all up in your personal space, dance way too close and you’re going to be left wondering what the heck to do about it!
This video is just a demonstration. Become a member to access the full version of this tutorial. What is the Free Spin? The Free Spin is simply a variation of the inside turn for the ladies, where the lead guides her forward and sends her into a spin, just as he lets go of her hand.