Salsa Steps & Patterns

Advanced Salsa Pattern: Bouncy Hands

Bouncy Hands

Your new combo this week is an advanced salsa pattern we named ‘Bouncy Hands’.

Don’t let the fancy hand styling fool you! This advanced combo consists of only two basic elements : a basic inside turn and a basic right turn. With changes of angles and fancy hand styling for the men, the Bouncy Hands advanced salsa turn pattern is an excellent example of how to spice up your social dancing by adding variations and styling to your basic salsa moves, making them look more advanced. Read more

Inside Shoulder Turn: Changing The Inside Turn Lead

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Elements of the Inside Shoulder Turn

The shoulder turn is a variation of the cross-body lead with an Inside turn. The stronger your cross-body lead technique is, the easier the inside turn will be. The stronger your inside turn technique is, the easier this shoulder turn variation will be. The basics are in everything and that is why your basics are everything. If you need to, there is no shame in going back and brushing up on the basic elements – we highly encourage it.
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How To Do The Suave – Beginner Salsa Move

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What is the Suave?

In all honesty, this move is a cross-body lead in disguise. The more you understand your cross-body lead, the better. The only difference with the Suave is that the fellas complete a full left turn. The footwork for the follow is the exact same as any other cross body lead.
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