'Luda-kroitor' Dance Articles


The Oliver Salsa Turn

Posted on almost 8 years ago
The Oliver Salsa Turn

In this salsa dance lesson video, Anthony Persaud and Julie Merrill (addicted2salsa) teach you the reverse "around the world" salsa dancing move combination. This move was taught by one of our favorite salsa dancers from Australia, Oliver Pineda. Oliver, and his partner Luda, have been salsa dance champions at the World Salsa Dance Championships several years in a row in the On2 division. If you ever get an opportunity to take one of their Latin dance workshops, we highly recommend it. Check out their site @http://www.latinmotion.com.au/...




Beautiful Salsa Dancing : Amazing Musicality and Smoothness

Posted on over 8 years ago
Beautiful Salsa Dancing : Amazing Musicality and Smoothness

This video is Oliver and Luda "performance social dancing" (non-choreography) to the famous song "Hacha y Machete". I'd like everyone to watch this video at least three times and pay attention to a few very important things. Enjoy the video on your first viewing of course! On your second, pay attention to the body movement. The song "Hacha y Machete" has a lot of detailed instrumentation, and Oliver, probably having heard and danced the salsa song many times, can showcase the minute detail of those instruments through his body movement. You can even see how his shimmies match the change in percussion rhythm in the song when they break apart (you might have to raise the volume to hear). On you third viewing, pay very close attention to his ability to control his movements perfectly in shines as well as in partner work. He is able to stop fast turns on "a dime", perform smooth yet controlled hand movements of his patterns without affecting Luda's balance, and his ability to stay on perfect timing. These are the types of dance attributes and techniques that all salsa dancer should hope to perfect, regardless of your style of salsa....




Why THEY ARE the On2 World Salsa Champions since 2006

Posted on over 9 years ago
Why THEY ARE the On2 World Salsa Champions since 2006

I finally started recovering from our trip to the 10th Annual Los Angeles Salsa Congress. While the event gets various mixed reviews this year, one workshop session I personally enjoyed was by the famous pair, the on2 World Salsa Champions: Oliver and Luda. For those who may not have known about their amazing dance skills, I posted a video below of, what I consider one of their best choreographies. They have won first place every year since 2005 at the World Salsa Championships. This performance shows how sharp yet smooth technical skill, amazing musicality in choreography and their ability to inspire future performers. The Australia salsa scene is lucky to have this amazing pair....