Saturday, December 31, 2011

Salsa 2 - Fall 2011 - Week 12


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Saturday, December 24, 2011

Salsa 2 - Fall 2011 - Week 11


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This is a simple combination composed of Cross Body leads, Open breaks, Inside turns and Hand toss.

Saturday, November 26, 2011

Inside turn combination 1.


Dance Conmigo offers private & group Salsa classes in Montreal
http://www.danceconmigo.com/salsa

Dance Teachers: Alain Guillot & Cheryl Williams

This is an inside turn combination that flow well and puts many elements into play. We use this figure at the end of our salsa 1 program to prepare the students for more complicated patterns coming up in Salsa 2.

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Friday, November 11, 2011

Monday, November 7, 2011

Beginner's Salsa, the Inside turn


Dance Conmigo offers private & group Salsa classes in Montreal
http://www.danceconmigo.com/salsa

The inside turn is one of the most important step in Salsa, it is the transition between beginner's salsa and intermediate salsa.
In this step the leader guides his partner forward on "5" turns her on "6-7" and by "1" she should be facing the partner.
For the Follower, she will step forward on 5, turn on 6-7 while always advance down the line. On 1 she should be facing her partner.

Friday, November 4, 2011

Salsa 2 Fall 2011 Week 8



Dance Conmigo offers private & group Salsa classes in Montreal
http://www.danceconmigo.com/salsa

In This video we did two similar combiantions.

On the first combination, we started with a
Cross body lead
Open Break
hand change
Sobrero
Head roll.

On the second combination, after the open break, we did
a hand under
inside turn
half right turn for the leader
right turn for the follower.

Monday, October 31, 2011

Salsa 3 - Fall 2011 - Week 7


Dance Conmigo offers private & group Salsa classes in Montreal
http://www.danceconmigo.com/salsa

This move, we call it the "Pretzel" It is based on the Cuban steps of Back-step, pivot, back-step, pivot. The big challenge is what to do with the hands and how to have a proper connection. We wish you hours of fun making this work. It took me a few months to feel comfortable doing this move, but each time that I do it with an unsuspecting follower, I feel like a hero.

Sunday, October 30, 2011

Salsa 2 - Fall 2011 - Week 7


Dance Conmigo offers private & group Salsa classes in Montreal
http://www.danceconmigo.com/salsa

basic
crossbody lead
open break
outside turn
right turn for lead
right turn for follow
lead follow into right side
lead follow outside turn on 5,6,7

Saturday, October 29, 2011

Salsa 1 - (Cross Body Lead, Open Break, Close Position)


Dance Conmigo offers private & group Salsa classes in Montreal
http://www.danceconmigo.com/salsa

basic
crossbody lead
open break
changes hands, right turn
loop to closed

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Salsa 2 - Fall 2011 - Week 6


Dance Conmigo offers private & group Salsa classes in Montreal
http://www.danceconmigo.com/salsa

basic
crossbody lead, open break
shoulder check x 2
spin follow out
lead's half turn
inside turn
crossbody lead

Friday, October 21, 2011

Salsa 3 - Fall 2011 - Week 6


Dance Conmigo offers private & group Salsa classes in Montreal
http://www.danceconmigo.com/salsa

basic
lead's half turn - while leading follow's right-turn
basics in shadow position, with 2 blocks
half turn for follow, guided from left-hand/left-hand hold
lead opens into crossbody lead position, catches follow's wrist
inside turn free spin
catch follow's back, walk around to crossbody lead

Friday, October 14, 2011

Salsa 3 - Fall 2011 - Week 5


Dance Conmigo offers private & group Salsa classes in Montreal
http://www.danceconmigo.com/salsa

basic
right turn for follow (keep both hands, end in hammerlock)
double inside turn
leader's "walk around"

Salsa 2 - Fall 2011 - Week 5


Dance Conmigo offers private & group Salsa classes in Montreal
http://www.danceconmigo.com/salsa

basic
crossbody lead
open break, change hands, right turn (get both hands)
half turn bringing follow's left arm into hammerlock
right turn for follow
loop over follow's head
inside turn for follow
leader loops over his head to end in closed

Monday, October 10, 2011

Salsa 3 week 4 Fall 2011


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All our salsa videos can be found at http://salsamontreal.blogspot.com/
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In this video we did a variation of a yo-yo.
1. basic
2. Leader guided an inside turn getting almost side by side with partner, having his right arm all the way across her waist and doing a big step on 7
3. For 1-2-3, leader does back step while pushing his partner back and around him and getting her right hand with his right hand.
4. for 5-6-7 the leader crosses his right over left foot and pivots 360 to his left while his partner does an inside turn.

Salsa 2 Week 4 Fall 2011 at Dance Conmigo


Dance Conmigo offers private and group classes.
All our salsa videos can be found at http://salsamontreal.blogspot.com/
www.danceconmigo.com

In this video we did:
1. basics
2. Left turn for the Follower,
3. Free turn (inside turn)
4. Leader stop follower on the shoulder
5. Leader and follower do a right turn at the same time.

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Salsa 3 - Fall 2011 - Week 3


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Cross Body Lead
Open Break
Rotation
Open Break
Underarm Turn Rotation
Open Break
Block follow on the hip, left spin for follow on 5, 6, 7

Sunday, October 2, 2011

Salsa 2 - Fall 2011 - Week 3


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Half turn
right-turn for lead
right-turn for follow (lead asks for follow's hand under)
"the wrap" Half turn
right-turn for follow
"the photo" Half turn
right-turn for follow (guided by lead's left hand only)
lead loops arm over his head to end in closed

Saturday, September 24, 2011

Salsa 2 - Fall 2011 - Week 2


Inside turn combination with outside walk
1. basic
2. Inside turn
3. Outside walk
4. Inside turn
5. Half right turn
6. Inside turn
7. Basic

Friday, September 23, 2011

Salsa 3 - Fall 2011 - Week 2


1. Basic
2. Cross body lead
3. Open break
4. Hand change - right turn
5. Follow's Cross body lead until she is side by side with leader
5. Leg decoration
6. Outside turn with magic hand change
7. Inside turn
8. Men's half right turn
9. Inside turn
10. Outside turn.

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Salsa 3 Week 1 Fall 2011


Walk around, inside-outside turn combo
1. Cross body lead
2. Open break
3. Outside turn (keeping both hands)
4. Open break
5. Walk around
6. Inside turn
7. Outside turn
8. Inside turn

Monday, September 19, 2011

Salsa 2 week 1 Fall 2011


Inside turn combination
1. Basic
2. Cross body lead
3. Open Break
4. Hand Change (on 3)
5. Right Turn
6. Inside Turn with hands crosses
7. Right Turn to close position