'Gabellini' Dance Articles


The Windmill Move and Ladies' Styling

Posted on over 8 years ago
The Windmill Move and Ladies' Styling

In this episode of Addicted2Salsa salsa dance video lessons, we will show you how to perform a basic salsa windmill combination into what we call the "hourglass copa". The Windmill is very similar to other moves you have done that require an cross-body lead with an outside turn, except this is just a variation in styling of that basic move. The hourglass copa is based off of basic copa move (a.k.a in-and-out), except that the lead requires the use of two points of contact on the ladies' shoulder blades....




Review of Salsa Dance Shoes for Men

Posted on over 8 years ago
Review of Salsa Dance Shoes for Men

In the large spectrum of dance shoes, there is very little written about the variety of options available to men. Now that I have gone through enough salsa dance shoe phases, it is time to provide my experience and mini-reviews of the dance shoes I have worn throughout my salsa lifetime.<br/><br/>If you have been a long time fan of the addicted2salsa podcast, you may have noticed the original shoes that I wore for the series. Those days are gone, and so are those shoes that were given the famous name, 'salsa boots'. Here I present an overview of my dance shoe evolution throughout different stages of my salsa life.<br/><br/>While I know beginners are sometimes preoccupied with having a good set of dance shoes since they will help their 'salsa game' - most of these shoes only add an incremental amount of performance enhancement compared to proper training and execution of footwork and patterns. Shoes are no replacement for real salsa dance practice.<br/><br/>This is the list of shoes I will be comparing in order of how I bought and used them:<br/> <br/> The Street Shoes <br/> The Bloch Sneakers <br/> The Jazz Shoes <br/> The Latin Ballroom Shoes <br/> The Practice Sneakers <br/> The "Pointy" Shoes <br/> The Modern Suede Shoe...




Salsa Dancing Lesson : Fun Loop-Over Locks

Posted on over 8 years ago
Salsa Dancing Lesson : Fun Loop-Over Locks

In this episode of Addicted2Salsa we show you how to perform a basic blind cross-body lead with a loop-over lock salsa move. While the move may look easy at first, it is the timing and the proper leading where some may have difficulties. Also, we will take it and chain it together, going from a cross-body hammer-lock to a reverse loop-over. I consider this a more intermediate dance pattern because you have to be very careful on how you lead this move. These moves done incorrectly can hurt the girl in VERY bad ways. At the very end of the episode, we decided to add one of our bloopers from filming. Enjoy!...