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Salsa Steps - LA style or New York style?

Q. Are your Salsa lessons based on LA style or NY style?

A. As you know, Salsa is a worldwide phenomenon that invokes a lot of passion and dedication in its followers. And, depending where they're from, people are often passionately dedicated to a particular style of Salsa dancing. All of us at Dancing for Dessert have had the pleasure of showing off our Salsa moves in New York, Miami and LA, and have found that there are amazing dancers in all of those places (and many others as well). Furthermore the subtle variations in style and steps that do exist in the different Salsa hotbeds only contribute to a richer and more interesting Salsa culture overall.

Despite these subtle differences, however, we've found that the basics of Salsa tend to be pretty much the same wherever you dance. It's kind of like how my mother's apple pie may taste different from your mother's apple pie, but the major ingredient is still apples (or in this case, Salsa!). Salsa steps are basically the same wherever you dance - especially the most basic steps. And a good Salsa dancer who can dance one style will usually have no problems whatsoever adapting or blending in with another style.

With that in mind, our online Salsa dancing instructions don't tend to favor one style over another. Instead we teach the basics in a way that will help you become more comfortable and versatile with Salsa dance steps in general. In that spirit, we have included both of the most popular basic Salsa steps in our program. The first pattern in our syllabus is Man Left-Foot Forward and the second pattern in our syllabus is Man Left-Foot-Backward.

Good Luck and Happy Dancing,

Andrew

Dancing For Dessert offers online dance instructions for all ballroom dance styles. Learn dance steps for salsa, swing, foxtrot, waltz, tango, rumba, cha cha, and wedding dances. Our online dance lessons will have you dancing with confidence and ease.

Salsa Steps - LA style or New York style?
posted by Dancing For Dessert on 10/10/2005 09:00:00 AM


I want to learn some Latin dance steps - Where should I start?

Q. My dance partner and I dance about 3 times a week and have always loved big band era music, Jitterbug and Swing. We have now decided we would like to learn some Latin dance steps. Do you have any suggestions for which dance we should start with?

A. Most of the Latin dances have very similar basic step patterns and combinations. All things being equal, however, we would usually recommend that students start their Latin dancing with Rumba. This is because good Rumba music is nice and slow and the basic dance steps are very simple. The slower music gives you more time to remember where your feet are going which makes it a lot easier to concentrate on things like leading, following and having a great time! Because of this Rumba is often thought of as the foundation of Latin dancing. Almost any studio that teaches all of the Latin Dances will get you started on Rumba steps very early in your learning.

That said, if you are really excited about a particular dance there is no reason why you couldn't start with that one. In general, enthusiasm is the mother of success - if you are pumped to learn to dance a good teacher should be able to make it easy no matter what dance you want to start with.

Finally, keep in mind that while each of our dance programs costs $15, we do offer our students access to all of our online dance instruction for just $50. This sometimes helps with the decision of "which dance program should we buy first".

Good Luck and Happy Dancing,

Andrew

Dancing For Dessert offers online dance instructions for all ballroom dance styles. Learn dance steps for salsa, swing, foxtrot, waltz, tango, rumba, cha cha, and wedding dances. Our online dance lessons will have you dancing with confidence and ease.

I want to learn some Latin dance steps - Where should I start?
posted by Dancing For Dessert on 10/03/2005 09:00:00 AM


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