Oh my gosh! Salsa is so fun! Even better, with Learn to Dance Salsa it is also easy to learn. Each disk is a different skill level and it goes from easy to harder. The first disk shows step by step each move and learn basic stance and posture. By the end you are dancing basic routines that are easy to follow. By disk two you are learning more complicated moves. The beat is great and it really pushes you to learn the dance moves. I found it a little harder to follow, but I think I could have used more time with disk one. By disk three you should know basically what you are doing and it gets harder, the tempo gets faster-it’s so fun! I think it would be more fun if I was any good at it!
I love the music on the dvds and the step by step directions. This is definitely not a dvd set for someone just looking to fool around and recreationally dance the salsa. I say this because the way it is designed you will almost be forced to learn how to salsa. I love the extra feature on the dvds that give the history of the salsa and also teach about salsa etiquette. I really liked this set and was able to learn a new dance with my husband and have a great time with him. We had a blast learning the steps together and getting creative on the “dance floor” If you are looking to learn the salsa-I definitely recommend this set!
Salsa Dancing Lessons, Step by Step
Why learn to Salsa Dance? It’s fun, social, and a passion that will last you a lifetime! The benefits to health, fitness, coordination, and lifestyle will be far beyond what you can imagine now! Anyone can, and should, learn to Salsa Dance. Give it a try, with the finest beginners dance DVD on the market.
It’s finally here – your definitive guide to learn to salsa dance. Don’t miss this fantastic DVD that really walks you, step-by-step, through all the fundamentals of Salsa Dancing in a fun, social and energetic way. WHAT IS ON THESE 3 VIDEOS: Join SalsaCrazy as we help you to understand the important basic concepts that will enable you to become a great social salsa dancer. If you’ve been wanting to learn to salsa dance, but thought that it would be too complicated – have no fear – this method is fast and best of all EASY!
You’ll Start with the basic concepts revealed, explained and practiced. You will understand the simple concepts of timing and footwork – today! Get into the basic step and learn a few fun salsa patterns. Learn what to do, and what will look good out in the real world. DVD menus let you go back and review! LADIES WILL LEARN: How to follow, basic turns and dance frame, and of course, styling and how to create the cuban motion – or those sexy salsa hips you’ve always wanted. Step by step instruction on how to get the movement going – use it in your basic from the start. In addition, an interview on Salsa History, and Dance Club etiquette is also covered.
If your idea of dancing is a one, two chip step and an occasional dip, then it’s time for a different type of Salsa in your life. A fusion of African, Cuban and Latin American rhythms, the word means “flavor” or “style”, and unlike the “show-off” dancing that takes over the whole dance floor, this dance form occupies a smaller fixed area, retaining the intimacy of the dance while making it quite obvious that you know what you’re doing.
Salsa utilizes an eight beat pattern, two bars of four beats, with three steps and a skipped beat in each bar. The skipped beat is often used for something fancy like a toe tap or kick. Salsa can be danced solo or with a partner, but you’d better learn both, because once you start strutting your stuff on the dance floor you’re sure to get a lot of willing partners.
If you’re serious about kicking your dance life up a notch, and have a partner that doesn’t have two left feet, this Beginners three-pack is recommended for you. If you just want to taste before buying, you should rent or borrow Volume One, which is available separately, but for the whole experience, this three DVD package is the most convenient.
The instructors make it easy by first demonstrating the steps slowly, one movement at a time, and then repeating the figures over and over to give you enough time to get the idea. This means that you don’t have to stop dancing and replay the section continuously, even though you still need to practice afterwards. The steps are eye-catching, and can be used in the formal ballroom dance arena as well as casually at a clubs, parties and even in your living room. For people who have previous experience with this dance form, the instructors offer up lots of tips and secrets, and even if you already dance like a star you can learn something from this series. (I showed this one to a highly experienced and qualified dance instructor, and even she was duly impressed.)
If you’re ready to put some spice in your dance life, it’s Salsa time!!! –Amanda Richards: HALL OF FAME, TOP 1000 REVIEWER, VINE VOICE