Dance Tips – Video : Five(ish) Minute Dance Lesson: Salsa


    Five(ish) Minute Dance Lesson: Salsa



    It’s time to move! All three Latin dance styles shown in these lessons have basic steps that are easy to learn and fun to try. Get up out of your chair and get your hips swaying! Soon you’ll find yourself dancing!

    Salsa is done at a faster tempo than other Latin dances, and involves three different kinds of steps: forward/back, side step, and cumbia (or ½ swing). Notice that the dance is performed to counts of four, but there is no step on the fourth beat. This pause or rest can be interpreted differently. Some dancers use this pause as an opportunity to add a « highlight » or bit of personal flair.