ˇSalsa a la Cubana!
Instructional Video #1
The Fundamentals of Cuban-Style Casino Salsa Dancing

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The Video

This DVD, 36 minutes in length, teaches the fundamentals of authentic Cuban-style Salsa.  This is not a beginner's video.  Instead, it is designed for the dancer who is already familiar with some style of salsa, and wants to learn this unique style.

The video starts off by showing dancing highlights in clubs.
Then, each couple demos their dancing for a minute and half each.
At the end are some more highlights of dancing in clubs including a high-energy rueda.

The instruction is given by two couples:  Ibert & Sunny, and Joel & Yaqueline who are among the very best dancers I have seen.

This first instructional video, explains the fundamentals of Cuban-Style Casino Salsa Dancing:

The instruction is as follows:
For each move, the instructors demonstrate it to music, executing the move twice with two different angles to the camera.  Then, the move is broken down, with a voice counting the steps.  On some moves, further explanation is given (by the instructors themselves) in Spanish.  If you don't understand Spanish, there is (will be) a translation in the "The Guide to the Video" (see below.)

The Instructors

  Ibert Vázquez Moreno and Sunny Soriano Malo de Molina

Ibert and Sunny are members of the Conjunto Folklorico del Oriente.  They are proficient in a variety of dance forms, including ballet, modern, all Cuban Folkloric dance forms, and Cuban Salsa.  They have a very deep understanding of the dance, and are able to explain the elements of what makes Cuban-style salsa unique.

Yaqueline Abiaque and Joel Fernandez Ferrer 

Joel and Yaqueline formed their own duo, and call it "Son JJ" (JJ stands for Joel & Jaqueline - an alternate spelling of her name.)  They have some of the most unique moves I have ever seen.  Together, they make a very captivating couple to watch.

The Guide to the Video

The Guide, is available for free by clicking on the button above.  It contains a list of moves and explanations from the video.  More info on the guide page ...

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Sample Video Clips

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