Learn the basic salsa step for men with expert Latin dancing instruction from a professional salsa dancer in this free online dance lesson and choreography video clip.
Alright guys. What we're going to do now is we're going to teach you the basic steps of salsa real quick. On the basic, we're going to be dancing on 8 counts, pausing on 2, on 4, and on 8. Let me demonstrate the going forward first. Nice and slow. It's going to go 1, 2, 3, 5, 6, 7. Again. 1, 2, 3, 5, 6, 7. Let me do it turned around. We're going to go from here 5, 6, 7. 1, 2, 3, 5, 6, 7, 1, 2, 3, 5, and stop. To break it down a little bit, arm first. We want to keep our arms right here. This is called our home base. When you're dancing you want your body to move your arms, not move your arms for them. Also, we're going to pause on 4 and on 8. It's going to be broken down right here. We're going to forward on 1. We're going to step in place with your right leg on 2 and come together on 3. Pause on 4. We're going to go back. On 5, step in place. 6, together, 7. Nice and slow. 1, in place, together, back, in place, together. Let me do it sideways for you guys. Again, we're going to go forward with our left foot on 1, in place, together, back, in place, together. Now, what we want to do is we want to eliminate this whole coming together aspect. We want our basic to look as smooth as possible. We're going to go 1, 2, step behind our foot, and then on 5, 6, 7, 5, 6, 7. Take a look. Nice and slow. 1, 2, step behind, back, step in front, 1, 2, step behind, back, step in front. Now guys, that right there is our basic.