This short video was part of a lesson provided to Bolling Military Base for a Hispanic Heritage program. This shows an explanation of how to do the basic step, and the principle of frame which makes leading and following possible.

There are several styles of Salsa.  Below are youtube links to Barb teaching basic steps for one on one Salsa.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R5ZEYDYQ2tY  Salsa Lesson, part 1

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gg2BYy6VzTo   Salsa Lesson,  part 2

https://www.youtube.com/edit?o=U&video_id=k5Y8g59IxuA   Salsa Lesson, part 3

Below is a video of a Merengue lesson which includes an explanation of "Cuban Motion," the hip sway seen in Latin dances.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wqw6vSbukfU  

 

The remainder of this page has demonstrations and explanations of more advanced, "Cuban style" Salsa moves:

This is a video of a performance comprised of common Cuban Salsa moves done in a "Rueda circle."  This is useful for students who want to review moves:   youtu.be/Y-FxQSPU16w
The steps performed in order are:  Uno, Pa ti pa mi, Dame/Dame Dos, Besitos, Kentucky, Dame, Adios con la Hermana, Dame, Dedo Extended (Dedo directly into Montana), Dame, Setenta, Puente, Dame, Candado.  

Additional selected videos of Cuban Salsa moves:

1.  Evelyn  (in English & Spanish):  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WSHWLUnEq1A

2.  Sombrero, Vacila, and Vacilense los dos:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=17CDrY8EnyE)

3.  Dedo Saboreado:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jzn4ZS6BnBY)

4.  Exhibe con Gancho: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LGjxJB93po4)

5.  Puente Complicado blended with Puente al Revers:   http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=We_c2MvWohI)

6.   Rubenada, Sordo, Carnival, & Carnival Unisex:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L7wfc40X18A)

7.  Thalia: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R57rq3MlHEY 

8.  Exhibe con gancho:   http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LGjxJB93po4 

9.  Below is another video of a performance that included common intermediate moves:    

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TDPs6DC16zM  
The steps in order are: Uno y Dos, Vacila with a shine (i.e. footwork). Then the couples move into a circle and do Dame, Enchufla doble arriba, Sombrero, Besito (an "air kiss), Chevaria (3 twists), Puente (the "bridge" move), Balsero, Pa ti pa mi, Kentucky, Pelota con dos, Adios con la Hermana, Dame, Dame dos, Dame arriba (going back to the previous partner), Photo, Beso, Setenta, Enchufla con mambo, Dedo, Adios, and Candado.

10.  At this link https://youtu.be/WH7_HFX4nf4, there is a video of the following moves (all of which were taught at a "Rueda Exchange" event in NY): Choco, Calvo, Azuquita, and Carnival.

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Big thanks to everyone who helped prepare these videos.