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The benefits of spinning On2 (salsa dancing)

Posted on almost 11 years ago
The benefits of spinning On2 (salsa dancing)

I can just feel all the hate mail that is already headed my way. "Oh, here goes Anthony, talking about On2"... but before you hit that send button - first read the article....




Basic Salsa Steps Table : Map On1 to On2 timing steps

Posted on about 11 years ago
Basic Salsa Steps Table : Map On1 to On2 timing steps

So I thought I might post something that is pretty useful for me right now. I actually wrote this on a napkin at a club while I was working on my on2. Sometimes I go to the club and I see a move that I like and decompose it. Now, I can't only decompose it now, but I have to 'translate' it to the beat pattern I need to dance on. For example, if I see an On1 move, I need to figure out how to do it On1, and then translate the steps On1. If you have this similar situation on how to translate moves, I give you this useful table:<br/><br/><br/><br/>On1 Steps<br/><br/>NY On2 Steps<br/><br/>PR On2 #1<br/>PR On2 #2<br/><br/><br/> <br/>1<br/>&lt;-&gt;<br/>6<br/>&lt;-&gt;<br/><br/>2<br/>2<br/><br/><br/> <br/>2<br/>&lt;-&gt;<br/>7<br/>&lt;-&gt;<br/>3<br/>3<br/><br/><br/><br/><br/>3<br/>&lt;-&gt;<br/>8 (pause)<br/>&lt;-&gt;<br/>4 (pause)<br/>4<br/><br/><br/>Neutral <br/>4 (pause)<br/>&lt;-&gt;<br/>1<br/>&lt;-&gt;<br/>5<br/>5 (pause)<br/><br/><br/> <br/>5<br/>&lt;-&gt;<br/>2<br/>&lt;-&gt;<br/>6<br/>6<br/><br/><br/> <br/>6<br/>&lt;-&gt;<br/>3<br/>&lt;-&gt;<br/>7<br/>7<br/><br/><br/><br/><br/>7<br/>&lt;-&gt;<br/>4 (pause)<br/>&lt;-&gt;<br/>8 (pause)<br/>8<br/><br/><br/>Neutral <br/>8 (pause)<br/>&lt;-&gt;<br/>5<br/>&lt;-&gt;<br/>1<br/>1 (pause)<br/><br/><br/>One thing you'll notice is that from On1 to any form of On2, there is no direct step-correlation. Why? Well, its mainly because the pauses taken are in differnt locations. Therefore, dancing On2, is slower than dancing On1. I will write an article later on about what I call 'hang-time' in order to explain this effect - but I hope this table helps some of you trying to decypher any moves you see. The amount of Hang-Time is shown in yellow for each type of style....