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Salsa for Beginners: Mastering the Solo Moves

Ioana Cristina

Salsa for Beginners: Mastering the Solo Moves

Ioana Cristina

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6 Lessons (16m)
    • 1. Welcome

    • 2. Introducing the Salsa Rhythm

    • 3. Basic Step

    • 4. Salsa Step

    • 5. Mambo Step

    • 6. Choreography

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About This Class

Dancing is a learned skill and we all start as beginners! I've been dancing since I know myself and would like to share my knowledge in hope of improving your dancing skills. 

Learn Cuban salsa by yourself

Through simple and effective instruction, I'll introduce you to the basic Cuban salsa steps, which you can practice solo. We start by breaking down the salsa rhythm, and then moving on to learning 3 different steps - Basic, Salsa, Mambo. By the end of the class, we put all moves together into a small choreography, which you can share with the others.

What you'll learn

Dance on the salsa rhythm

3 important basic salsa steps

Salsa choreography


I'll explain each step on counting and then we practice it on music.

Do I need a partner?

No. This class has been designed for solo dancers.

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