The Guide to

Hot Moves for the Salsa Addict
Volume II

Section I | Section II | Section III | Section IV | Section V | Section VI | Section VII | Section VIII | Section IX | Section X

SECTION I - Double Turns


Move#2: Move#3: Move#4:        (SloMo) Move#5:        (SloMo)      5,6,7&8,1,2,3



SECTION II - Advanced Tunnel Variations

  (see Move#18 in Volume I for basic tunnel variation)


Move#9: Move#10:     Sambuka Tunnel Move#11:    Sambuka Deep Tunnel    (Cuban Inspired Move)

SECTION III - Hustle Move & Variations

Move#12:    Hustle Move  (SloMo)

  Wind-up Move timing:

Move#13:     Pre-Hustle and Hustle

Move#14:     (SloMo)   5WRT timing:
  turns completed:0   1   2   3   4   5
  My verbal explanation of the turns wasn't so good.  I was
   counting 1,2,3, pausing, and then 5,6,7, etc.  This confused Lauren
          with her footwork as she needs to turn on 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8, etc.
          The slow motion segment shows this more clearly.

Move#15:      Loose Hustle Move

SECTION IV - Miscellaneous Moves

Move#16:    One-Handed Head Duck

Move#17: Move#18: Move#19:     Our Trompo XB   (SloMo)

SECTION V - Multiple Turns with more complicated timing

Move#20:          (SloMo)

  timing: 1,2,3,4,1,2,1,2,1,2,1,etc.
  W: R,L,R,L,R,L,R,L,R,L,R
  M: L,R,L,.,R,.,L,.,R,.,L
   (I don't quite keep to this.  I sometimes switch to stepping on every beat while switching hands.)


Move#22: Move#23:    (SloMos)      timimg: 5,6,7,8,1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,1
    unwind & 2WRT:
   W: L,R,L,R,L,R,L,.,R
   M: R,L,R,L,R,L,R,.,L(on5)
          u   1   2
   u - means finished unwinding

    unwind & 4WRT:
   W: L,R,L,R,L,R,L,R,L,R,L,.,R
   W: L,R,L,.,R,L,R,L,R,L,R,L,R
   M: R,L,R,.,L,.,R,.,L,.,R,.,L
          u   1   2   3   4
  (Woman can do either of above footwork.  The only difference
  is that she goes 5,6,7,pause and then go 1,2,1,2.etc. or she
  skip the pause and go right into the 1,2,1,2,etc. later pausing
  before resuming the basic step. In reality, watching slow motion
  clips, she will often do something in between.)

SECTION VI - Fake-Out Cross-Bodies

Move#24:  Fake-Out Cross-Body Lead

Move#25: Move#26: Move#27: Move#28:

SECTION VII - Pure-Cuban Moves

(By "Pure-Cuban" I mean moves that would normally be done by Cubans in Cuba.)


Move#30: Move#31:   Released Blind Paseala Move#32:   Early Vacilala Routine # 1:

SECTION VIII - Cuban-Inspired Moves

(By "Cuban-Inspired" I mean moves that would not normally be done by Cubans in Cuba, but instead moves in which I combined techniques from the U.S.A. (fast turning usually) that use some concept or timing from Cuban moves.)

Move#33:     Early Double Hecho switching hands behind back

Move#34:    Vacilala Con Mucho Engaņo Move#35:    Vacilala Con Demasiado Engaņo Move#36: Move#37:      Double Hecho   (this move is done in Cuba sometimes) Move#38:     Double Vacilala   (this move is done in Cuba sometimes) Move#39:    Vacilala Butt-Bump   (this move is done in Cuba sometimes) Routine # 2:

SECTION IX - More Pure-Cuban & Cuban-Inspired Moves

Move#40:      Wide-Open Panque    (Cuban Inspired Move)

Move#41:      My Little Tornillo  (Cuban Inspired Move) Move#42:      Cuban Double Pretzel  (this move is done in Cuba sometimes)

SECTION X - Dip, Lunge, and Drop

Move#43:      Lauren's leg wrap dip

Move#44:     The Jesus Lunge   (SloMo)

Move#45:     Drop Your Pants Drop   (SloMo)