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Quick Salsa Styling Tips for Ladies

Posted on about 8 years ago
Quick Salsa Styling Tips for Ladies

If anyone out there is wondering, "what can I do to improve that doesn't involve the natural process of getting good over time," I have some answers for you. Using body language (one of the main ways people communicate), you can improve how you look when you dance simply by remembering these easy tips. Look at it this way...for dancers who are taking classes or doing what they can to improve their dancing over time, these tips will help you look good while you are in the process of learning. Often, when a dancer is learning something new, the basics are thrown out the window. What ends up happening is that the body language suffers, so while you may have a great new footwork pattern, you've sacrificed some important basics. While you learn, keep these tips in mind, and you'll always look great!<br/> 1. Chin Up <br/>The saying, "chin up" is popular for a reason! With your chin down you come across as self-conscious or sad, hence describing personalities as generally "down" or "up." When dancers learn something new or lack confidence in what they are doing, the chin tends to go straight down subconsciously. By reminding yourself to keep your chin up every once in a while, you will give off the perception that you are confident and happy with the dance. An additional benefit is that keeping your chin up enables you to literally "look up to" your partner as you dance, which will be understood as a sign of respect....




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....