Download video materials with a detailed analysis of the most popular mistakes in salsa - for solos and for couples, check yourself and get ready solutions!
Who it will be useful for:
  • For beginners
    For beginners - not to make mistakes at the very beginning and to pay attention to the most important points - yourself, your partner and the music. Useful exercises for plasticity and coordination, and important recommendations.
  • For advanced dancers
    To understand how to decipher the music, how to interact better in a couple, to improve your dance and technique, to work on mistakes, to find new points of development and take your dancing on another level.
Here is the checklist to improve your dancing:
5 mistakes in the couple dance:
  • Uncomfortable leading
    Leading without warning, wrong grip (uncomfortable for the girl), wrong position of the girl's hands.

    Often happens among beginners: when partners are worried about losing contact with his or her partner , they grab the hand strongly when leading, and also they don’t know how to timely tell the partner about the upcoming figure.
  • Steps without "delicious" hips
    When a girl doesn't engage her hips, the steps look boring and lack amplitude; this can directly affect the partner's leading.

    This may result in wrong speed of the movements - too fast or too slow. This is why it is important to engage hips. There are 2 exercises for practicing steps for girls.
  • Crooked frame
    There is no resistance, the hands are not in tone, hence the difficulty in interaction in the pair, it becomes impossible to do not only complex figures, but also the simplest ones.

    In any social dance it is important; it is the connection between partners through moderate resistance and tension in the hands.
  • Interaction without contact
    Shyness among the beginners - when students are afraid to add something new without experience, afraid to repeat after the partner in the dance, except for the base and something already familiar; egocentrism among the continuing - when your partner is focused only on himself and his dance. He can dance musically, but can’t interact with his partner.
  • Dancing without musical logic
    When you don’t know the structure of the song: for example, afro and rumba in the theme block or when you don’t know when it is best to dance solos and when to dance ligaments and figures.

    Uncomfortable when a partner inserts something into the dance without musical logic, and his partner has no clue what is happening or is on another level.
5 mistakes in solo dance:
  • Tight torso
    The chest doesn't work because it is very tight, hence the dance doesn’t look voluminous and amplitude. The block includes four exercises designed to develop body plasticity

    In Cuban plasticity, everything starts with the body, so when there's a problem here, it's a plasticity problem in the whole body.
  • No grip on the floor
    When steps are without proper weight transfer, improper spring (rocking). There are two exercises to work on this .

    A very common mistake among beginners, because there is a difference in how we walk normally and how we walk when we dance.
  • Unnatural rumba
    When the rumba moves away from the original, what happens is the steps are bigger, the amplitude is huge and the swing is wrong, and the frame in the hands disappears.

    There are 2 ways to dance the rumba - traditional and the one more like a show, the first option always looks natural and more aesthetical.
  • Turning afro into a show
    When the afro moves away from the traditional, or it appears too much and out of place.

    There are 3 ways to dance afro - traditional, show, academic. The first one always looks natural and organic on the dance floor.
  • Problem with rhythm and musicality
    Students can't identify strong and weak parts, don't understand how to dance to the music, don't know how to focus on the vocals and instruments to dance to the rhythm, don't catch the accents.

    This is very common in beginners and in continuing students who are not developing.
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