Salsa On1 Curriculum

Updated November 15, 2017

Watch the demo videos below to get a feel for what you can learn at Dance Dojo. Like what you see? Become a member to get instant access to ALL of our lessons, On1 and On2, complete with detailed instruction for both leads and follows.


Video demos are not available for musicality lessons

  • How to Count Salsa Music
  • Rhythm Recognition – The Piano
  • Salsa Song Structure (Son-Montuno)
  • Song Structure Walks-Throughs
  • Call & Response

Body Movement

Video demos are not available for body movement lessons

Beginner Body Movement

  • Hip Movement
  • Arm Isolations (Basic Triangles)
  • Hips & Arms Together
  • Step Sequence
  • Putting Your Basic Movements Together

Intermediate/Advanced Body Movement

  • Working Your Ankles
  • Figure 8 Hip Isolations
  • Rib Cage & Shoulder Isolations
  • Arm Isolations (Advanced Triangles)
  • Stepping With Figure 8’s
  • Stepping With Upper Body Movement
  • Leading From the Pelvis
  • Putting Your Advanced Movements Together

Turn Technique Workshops

Video demos are not available for turn technique lessons

  • Half turn technique
  • Inside turn technique
  • Outside turn technique
  • Inside 2.5 turn technique
  • Sequence of events in your turns
  • Spotting

Lesson Structure

Each of our salsa lessons includes multiple videos to fully explain the move, concept or combo being taught. A common lesson structure looks like this:

1) Lesson demo
2) Footwork for the leads
3) Footwork for the follows
4) Partner work
5) Tips & common mistakes

Organizing our lessons this way makes it easy for you to find what you want, when you want it and allows you to learn in bite-sized pieces so you don’t get overwhelmed.

As a member, you get access to every one of our lessons and we add new ones each month. There’s always something to learn!