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Learning to dance salsa in the lead role involves building a repertoire of moves. The most important element when it comes to learning salsa at home is to practice with your partner. This will take you to the point where you can pick your moves based on the music. Having a teacher to coach you can help your non-verbal communication significantly. When learning at home, another aspect you can concentrate on is body strength training. Dancers require considerable upper body strength to keep stepping while maintaining upper body posture. Having a background in jazz, ballroom, Afro-Cuban or any other contemporary dance forms can help you become a professional in salsa fast.
Whether you want to dance casually or professionally, dance teachers at ipassio can mentor you based on your preferred style. Our dance teachers may use various styles of dance like Merengue, Rumba, Cha-cha, etc to complement your learning if they found it to be necessary. These ballroom dance experts are some of the best in the world, excelling in multiple dance forms including hip hop and several Latin dance forms. If you're looking to perform at a competition or at a special event, you would really need private dance lessons. Our expert teachers also share lessons that help you to use gravity to your advantage to perform effortless moves.
For students with no prior salsa experience, you'll learn various salsa rhythms, basic salsa steps, etc. You'll also be taught how to explore your own salsa moves. Some of the most common salsa moves including basics side, back basics, cross body lead etc will be covered. Additionally, moves like sunrise, back spot turn, left turn wind up and many others based on student's requirements will be taught. Since no salsa learning is complete without practice, you'll be taught several exercise routines that can be performed at home with or without a partner. For experienced dancers, our teachers guide you on your shines, spinning and even styling.
Learning salsa by yourself depends on the type of role you like: lead or follow. If you're comfortable with follow, then all you need is a good sense of musicality and rhythm, bit of dance experience and willingness to listen to your partner. You may not require even a single dance lesson if your partner is a good lead. If you wish to dance lead, you'll need to practice some of the basic techniques in salsa including the ability to spot your tunes, using the balls of your feet and keeping yourself grounded even when you're doing something else. These can be quite challenging if you’re trying to learn salsa all by yourself. Once you master the basics, you'll have to start dancing with your partner.