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Salsa I - The basics plus 13 easy figures plus demo

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Chapter One - Fundamentals and Fundamental Figures

1. - Forward Back Basic

2. - Lady's Comb

3. - Man's Comb

4. - Basic Turning

5. - Side Breaks

6. - Forward Breaks

7. - Back-and-to-the-side Breaks (BATTS)(5th Position Breaks)

8. - Lady's Underarm Right Turn

9. - Man's Underarm Right Turn

10. - Chase Turn

11. - Lady's Underarm Turn from Man's Open Break

12. - Three right turns: Lady's, Man's with hand change, Lady's with handshake hold

12a. - Photos of the different dance handholds

13. - Back Spot Turn

14. - Forward Spot Turn

Chapter Two - Demonstration Video - Click Here

This demonstration video shows many of above figures of Salsa 1, a few from Salsa 2, and several which appear in neither section. Unlike the videos above which are from 6 to 18 seconds, this movie is 60 seconds in length and takes proportionately longer to download (over a dial-up 56k modem connection about 16 minutes). With high speed connections, the video will begin to play in seconds.

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See Salsa 2 Table of Contents

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