Cuban Salsa: Arcoiris

Rainbow. Arcoiris means rainbow and is sometimes spelled Arco Iris. The move starts like other Setenta moves with Hammerlock, and for that reason the move is also called Setenta con Arcoiris. I prefer the short form, and there is a reason for the name. The figure clearly has a part that looks like a bow, a rainbow. There are a

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Cuban Salsa: a move’s level seldom makes sense

Most dance schools have at least three levels: beginner, intermediate and advanced. Many have five levels: beginner, improver, two intermediate levels and advanced. Some dance schools just number their levels. So far it makes sense. But it mostly makes little sense to group Salsa moves, figures, combinations, turn patterns (all four expressions mean the same) into such categories except for

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Bachata Sensual: Why so difficult as a social dance?

We have leading and following, and we have leading and following. In dance styles like Cuban Salsa and Bachata Sensual the concepts of leading and following might be the same but the reality and challenges as experienced on the dance floor are as different as night and day. A leader can lead Cuban Salsa literally speaking. The Follow needs to

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Cuban Salsa: Setenta Nuevo Complicado

Setenta Nuevo is a Complicado making Setenta Nuevo Complicado a double Complicado. The move is attributed to Maykel Almuina from the notorious “Salsa Lovers” DVD based course in “Casino”, Cuban Salsa. Notorious because the execution of the moves sometimes has major issues, but the many DVDs are a great archive of standard Cuban Salsa moves for anyone to implement their

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Lindy Beige: Fight or Dance?

Lindy Beige has made a very long rant: “Fighting is like dancing (so men don’t like to dance)”. 45 minutes! I find it not only entertaining but very, very interesting and inspiring. I recommend it to the whole dance community. Lindy Beige is a British YouTuber with close to a million followers. Lindy mixes the most hilarious fun and seriousness

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