Gianfranco Bighi (Italy)

I stumbled upon some interesting videos at a YouTube Channel called Gianfranco Bighi from the Que Vadis Dancing Dance School in Ferrara, half way between Bologna and Venice!

No doubt that we are talking about an “Old School” classic dance teacher with many years of experience. There are videos of Cuban Salsa, Puertorican Salsa, Kizumba and more. Most of the videos are uploaded in 2012. Be sure to keep the different styles of Salsa separate.

The videos are worth a study because the moves can be used right away: good and easy to lead. Even if you don’t know Italian, most of it makes sense. Below I list all the Cuban Salsa videos because it really is a little difficult to use this messy YouTube Channel with so many different styles.

Cuban Salsa, Advanced Level


“Saoco” is Puertorican slang for something great! 

Same video at YouTube: Saoco.

Ponle Savor

Should probally be spelled “Ponle Sabor” meaning “Add Flavor”.
A well known move except for many variations.

Same video at YouTube: Ponle Savor.

Melao soft

I am not sure of the meaning of “Melao”, but I think it is a honey melon”.

Same video at YouTube: Melao soft.

Mas Sabroso

“Mas Sabrosa” means “More tasty”.

Same video at YouTube: Mas Sabroso.

La Tuya

La tuya means “yours”.

Same video at YouTube: La Tuya.

El Niño

Niño means “boy”.
The leader has four hook turns in this move.

Same video at YouTube: El Niño.

El gancho Maik

El gancho Maik (male name) probably means “Maik with the hook”.

Same video at YouTube: El gancho Maik.

Dedo con Gancho

The finger with the hook.

Same video at YouTube: Dedo con Gancho.

Club Taco

Same video at YouTube: Club Taco.


City in Cuba.

Same video at YouTube: Camagüey.

Siete Complicado

Same video at YouTube: Siete Complicado.

Presa doble

The first word “Presa” is probably Italiean and means “grib” or “hand hold”, that is “Double handhold”.

Same video at YouTube: Presa doble.


Beach town not far from Havana Cuba.

Same video at YouTube: Guanabo.

El Puente

The Bridge. This is a very great simple move I now use a lot.

Same video at YouTube: El Puente.

Sombrero de Manny

Just “hat” and a male name or diminutive form. A rather common move often started with Sombrero doble.

Same video at YouTube: Sombrero de Manny.


Same video at YouTube: Elegantissima.

Cuban Salsa, Intermediate Level

Intermedio, Part 2

Same video at YouTube: Intermedio, Part 2.

For some unknown reason, Intermedio Part 1 is missing.

Cuban Salsa, Beginner level

Principianti, Part 3

Same video at YouTube: Principianti, Part 3.

Principianti, Part 2

Same video at YouTube: Principianti, Part 2.

Principianti, Part 1

Same video at YouTube: Principianti, Part 1.

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