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The following questions were the most commonly asked questions in my Salsa For Beginners Classes. As I have metioned previously I have taught over 3000 people to salsa dance and these questions were the most common questions asked in the various countries and areas I have taught in. More than likely as beginner salsa dancer you will have the same questions and because I like I am going. Question 1- What do I wear? The question I used to get ninety nine percent of the time ,especially when people were

In todays post I am going to take you through the basic salsa steps for both the leaders and followers and how to dance the step in time to salsa dance music. This step is known as the Mambo Break or simply forward and back. We are learning how to salsa dance on 1. What do I mean by that? Put simply you start dancing on the 1st beat of the salsa music. The timing of dancing salsa on 1 is quick , quick, slow. In class you

Salsa dancing is one of the fastest growing partner dances sweeping the world today. What is it about salsa dancing that gets people “hooked” on this vibrant ,fun and sensual Latin dance? After being bitten by the salsa bug myself over 11 years ago and having taught this wonderful dance to over 3146 students over past 8 years there have been many reasons sighted as to why people are attracted to salsa dancing. The more common reasons you will find are: The Salsa Dance Music -Salsa Music is

I hope you enjoyed the first post on the most commonly asked beginner salsa dance questions as mentioned in part 1 the following questions were the most commonly asked questions in my Salsa For Beginners Classes. As I have mentioned previously I have taught over 3000 people to salsa dance and these questions were the most common questions asked in the various countries and areas I have taught in. More than likely as beginner salsa dancer you will have the same questions. OK here are few more

Pop and lock is a style of hip hop dancing, made up by two moves: popping, or contracting and releasing certain muscles, resulting in explosive muscle movements and locking or freezing after a series of fast dance movements. You can perform this funky dance craze if you know the right moves. What You’ll Need: Funky 70’s music Warming Up It may take some practice and a few dance lessons before you get your pop and lock groove on. Here are some simple tips you can follow when you’re just starting out. Stretch

Feeling Irish? Maybe you can show off your spirit by dancing an Irish jig. This dance is simple, fast, elegant, and best of all, it’s easy to learn. Here’s how to do a light Irish jig. What You’ll Need: Dance floor Comfortable dancing shoes The Rise And Grind Step Put your weigh on your left foot. Next, put the right foot out, in front of you. Your toes should be pointed. Hop, using the left foot as you raise your right foot. Hop on your left foot again, as you move your right

Clubs, parties, and nightlife are enjoyed by every teenager and adult at some point or the other. However, those who don’t know how to dance are handicapped in this regard. Those who go to clubs and parties frequently know that dancing is a vital skill in order to have a good time. You cannot simply pass your time sitting on a couch in a dark corner when everyone else around you is dancing and enjoy themselves. You don’t need to feel this way anymore. Here are few

Dance numbers can be as simple as a hokey-pokey or a pop-and-lock, and it can be as complicated as a full-on dance number for a contest or a presentation. Like any group dance, the most important thing you need is choreography; you need to make sure that all participants in the dance number perform the steps expected of them at the right place at the right time. Here are some tips to help you choreograph a dance number. Pacing Pacing depends on the speed and tempo of the music

Saint Patrick’s Day is here once again, and you’re getting revved up for some Irish-style fun. There are many wonderful things you can do for this exciting holiday and here are a few ideas to get you started. What You’ll Need: Green clothing Authentic Irish food Irish literature A sense of fun and adventure Go Green Unless you want to be pinched hard during this day, this is one tradition you shouldn’t miss out. Green represents all things Irish, connected with nature and hope, lucky four-leaf clovers, spring and the shamrock. You can even

I took up and learnt how to do the c-walk during the earliest days of my hip hop dancing journey, hugely because I was inspired by a very good friend of mine, Kiff (read his write-up about the dance persona!). Personally,  I think I was very attracted to that style of hip hop dance because of it’s cool and composed form of dance. C-walk actually originated from the word crip walk. It’s a gang dance performed by the Crips - and there’s another less ‘commercialized’ dance form from