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Salsa Volume 2: Intermediate - Advanced Patterms

By The Dance Store

Price: Error: Data not available (100)  •  Length: 2 hours
Patterns: over 40  •  Instructors: Joe, Sarah & Patricia

DVD Only  
Also available as an mp4 download file!

This is a great video for learning turns, figures, and patterns. This two-hour video shows more than 40 patterns, including all of the most common and the most important salsa figures. Specifically, this video shows:

These patterns cover the major "pattern themes" and "footwork categories" in salsa. Except for the patterns involving syncopated double turns, all of these figures are leadable figures for social dancing.

More About Salsa Volume 2

Though there are hundreds of salsa figures, most of these use just twelve basic footwork patterns or "themes." Once you know these basic themes, it's easy to build hundreds of figures and it's easy to chain these figures together. For a given footwork pattern, many figures can be developed by changing the arm-work and the hand connections. For example, a she goes / he goes alternating turn sequence can involve a one-hand connection, a two-hand parallel connection, a cross-hand pretzel connection, or a hand change sequence. Each has a different look, but they could all use the same footwork pattern. Most footwork patterns can involve at least five different hand connections.

This video goes over the twelve most popular footwork and pattern themes. Then, we typically show five or more figures that use each theme. Building off of the twelve basic themes is the easiest way to develop a huge repertoire of figures.

Most salsa DVDs or videotapes show only a handful of figures. The student has to buy many videos to learn only a couple dozen moves. Worse, the student never learns the "common denominator" themes that lie beneath almost all salsa figures. This two-hour video is sure to increase your repertoire at least five fold.

This video also shows almost all partner "syllabus" figures, including those from the Cuba / south Florida casino rueda syllabus that are applicable to couple dancing. In addition, this video shows all of the standard ballroom mambo syllabus figures. Most important, this video shows all of the popular "night club" social dance figures that are imminently leadable.

The Video Outline is as follows:

Part 1: Introduction and Previews

Part 2: An introduction to the twelve most popular pattern themes. Note on the counting protocol: his forward basic occurs on counts 1,2, and 3; his backward basic occurs on counts 5,6, and 7. These "themes" include:

Part 3: Many new moves and moves using the above themes. These moves include:

Part 4: Patterns grouped by footwork theme. In this part, we group a bazillion figures into their "theme" categories. This is a great way to remember moves and it's a great way to quickly build your repertoire.

Part 5: Bonus patterns. Seven more figures are shown.

If you are interested in this title be sure to check out our two Salsa Specials. With either special you'll save on what amounts to hours of instruction through an information-packed set of Salsa DVDs that you can replay over and over again!

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