'On2' Dance Articles


The Oliver Salsa Turn

Posted on over 7 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/...




Salsa Dance Footwork for Beginners

Posted on about 8 years ago
Salsa Dance Footwork for Beginners

This is part one of a short series of salsa dance instructional videos to encourage you to incorporate salsa footwork and Latin dance shines in your social dancing. Most beginners will compose their dance in a never ending series of turn patterns. This should help you get started on adding simple footwork dance segments to your dancing so you can allow the lady to enjoy herself by styling on her own....




Find the Salsa Dance Beat Exercise Soundtrack

Posted on over 8 years ago
Find the Salsa Dance Beat Exercise Soundtrack

I am very happy to have found out that interest in learning to dance on2 (NY/PR) timing has started becoming very popular on addicted2salsa.com. To help everyone become more familiar with the clave and the VERY important conga slap, I haveeditedthe original salsa clave track I created in Garageband for Episode 25 : Finding the Salsa Beat and modified it for an easier learning experience. This should help everyone make it part of their daily schedule to play the track at least 3 times a day while they do some other task. Doing this will allow your brain to sink-in that conga beat and rhythmsubconsciously- so that it starts becoming easily recognizable by your ears....




Salsa Dance Lesson : Salsa at the Disco

Posted on almost 9 years ago
Salsa Dance Lesson : Salsa at the Disco

Another quick episode of addicted2salsa podcast. Today we show you how to perform the famous "Salsa Disco" dance move using different amounts of spin. A lot of dancers get caught up in the fact about knowing very little moves, but in reality, by adding doubles and triples in their current salsa dance combination - they become almost new....




Sakara Dance Company in San Diego : First Impressions

Posted on about 9 years ago
Sakara Dance Company in San Diego : First Impressions

San Diego is a young salsa city. It is not as mature as San Francisco, Los Angeles or (even close) New York in terms of the salsa community. However, a lot of progress has been made over this last year. We have had Junior and Emily, Mambo2Salsa by Angel and Tulane, and Serena Cuevas' team (yet to be nicknamed and announced) begin to grow in San Diego.Today, a new dance team as come to San Diego: Sakara (www.sakara.us). The uniqueness of this dance team is the incorporation of enormous amounts of isolated body motions in their routine and style - which is a refresher to having to do zillion of patterns. Their tag-line: 'fluidity of movement'. It is a breath of fresh air. .....




Santo Rico Salsa Routine : Clasiqueando

Posted on about 9 years ago
Santo Rico Salsa Routine : Clasiqueando

This is one of my FAVORITE videos--Santo Rico is amazing. I had the pleasure of taking a class with them in NY in August, and remain in total awe of the skill of these dancers. The video is of one of their rehearsals, and we see not only some of the fastest spins out there, but also some great body movement. Enjoy!!!...




Salsa Fusion: Masacote Dance Company

Posted on about 9 years ago
Salsa Fusion: Masacote Dance Company

One of my favorite things about salsa dancing is the diversity of all the various kinds of dance that can be incorporated into the basic framework provided by salsa. In this series, I am going to share several videos that showcase the fusion of salsa with other styles of dance. <br/>The first video in this series comes from Masacote Dance Company from Boston, MA. For those of you who have not heard of Masacote, their leader, Joel Massicot, is both a musician and a dancer. He has a latin/salsa band called Ritmo Masacote. The goal of Masacote Dance Company is to bridge the gap between music and dance; Joel teaches his famous musicality workshop throughout the world.<br/>This performance is entitled "Afterlife", and was performed at Flava Invasion 3 on Feb 23rd, 2008. The routine is a mix of salsa with modern and contemporary dance elements. Enjoy!...




Mexico City and the Origins of Mambo

Posted on over 9 years ago
Mexico City and the Origins of Mambo

You ever wondered how Salsa started? Where it started? When it began?I am a nut for the history of things so I have been researching Salsa for a while now. I have been around the NY/NJ Salsa scene for about 10 years now and I have seen how it has changed. Yeah, there are more instructors. Yeah, there are more places to dance. Yeah, the dancers are better. But the most important change has been that mainstream people are again appreciating the Art of Salsa now and they are wanting to take part in it. I have been working on a set of articles that will detail the history of Salsa/Mambo through the last six decades. In the meanwhile, let me give you a little peek.<br/><br/><br/><br/>Although this video is from a 1965 film, this Mexican film "El Dengue del Amor" shows the importance that Mexico had in the development of Mambo in the 1950s. The song in this video is "Mambo Universitario" starring Perez Prado as himself. The university portrayed is the U.N.A.M. (Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico) whose professional soccer team are the "Pumas"....




7th Annual New York City Salsa Congress (2007)

Posted on almost 10 years ago
7th Annual New York City Salsa Congress (2007)

Now, until I get the new 'Salsa Congress' pages up and running, I'll inform you of the good salsa congresses that are coming up. Another great salsa congress to watch out for is the 7th Annual NYC Salsa Congress. If you couldn't make it to the Puerto Rico Salsa Congress this year, this is your second best bet since NY and PR are very similar in Latin culture and dance style (ON2)....




Eddie Torres explains Salsa On2

Posted on almost 10 years ago
Eddie Torres explains Salsa On2

Thanks to our correspondent Karlos, who sent us this nice video clip of an old Eddie Torres instructional DVD. I get a lot of questions about timing and clave - and of course, the main discussion of dancing On2/On1. Here is a great find, one of the best I've seen, on what it is to dance on clave. This instruction specifically shows you how the 'tumbao' or 'el vacio' hooks into the basic salsa step. Specifically, watch how when those parts of the beat match the parts where Eddie in the video breaks forward and back. Of course, that is all I will say (to reduce the nasty-grams about On2). Anyways, a video is worth ten-thousand words....