Salsaville’s latest DVD offers an instructional “Grande Tour” of the world’s four dominant styles of salsa dancing.
Did you know that salsa has become the most ubiquitous and international social dance in the world? You can now travel to just about any medium-sized city, anywhere on the globe, and find a salsa club! But dancers beware: salsa is not danced exactly the same everywhere you go!
This Three-Hour Long instructional DVD was designed for those who want to know it all. It takes you on a ‘Grande Tour du Monde’ of all of the four major styles of salsa dancing: New York, Los Angeles, Cumbia, and Cuban (a.k.a. “Casino”). Internationally recognized salsa masters Eric Freeman and Edie, The Salsa FREAK!! will not only teach you how to immediately recognize and distinguish these four styles, they will also teach you how to become a complete salsa dancer, so that you can adapt your style to suit that of your environment – wherever in the world you happen to be.
It all starts with the rhythm. Have you ever wondered what it means to dance salsa “on 1” or “on 2”? Did you know that there are two distinct ways of dancing “on 2”? And did you realize that you can also dance salsa “on 3”? Eric and Edie will explain all of this.
From then on, the DVD focuses on each style of salsa. For leaders – how to modify your timing, mechanics, and move repertoire accordingly. For followers – how to develop the flexibility to dance with any good lead and thus greatly improve the chance of being asked for that second dance.
As an added bonus, the last hour of this DVD features a series of informative open discussions, in which salsa masters Eric and Edie debate some of the most controversial aspects of the 50-year development of the salsa dance “sub-culture.” They pull no punches as they eat and laugh their way through an impromptu exchange of thoughts, ideas, and opinions.
Made mostly for people who are already comfortable dancing some salsa, this video will enable you to walk into any salsa club, anywhere in the world, with the confidence that
you will not only survive, but even have a great time.
Exactly 3 hours in length:
- Intro to Multi Style Salsa (5 minutes)
- New York Style (29 minutes)
- Demo of NY Style and Demos of the two different types of “on 2” dancing
- Los Angeles Style (27 minutes)
- Demo of Los Angeles Style
- Cumbia Style (11 minutes)
- Demo of Cumbia Style
- Cuban Style (44 minutes)
- Demo of Cuban Style (with special guest Yanieri Martinez Lopez)
- Putting it all together (4 minutes)
- Nine chapters of freestyle discussions of various topics (60 minutes)