- Guernsey Salsa
Salsa Dance Moves - Improvers Dance Classes
|To refresh your memory, here are how some of the
Guernsey Salsa dance moves for improvers (+ Cuban Salsa - Ruedo Moves
These dance moves tips are designed to help you jog your memory after you have learnt the
dance moves in your Improvers dance classes.
Even though you are familiar with your basic salsa dance moves now, it is invaluable to keep
practicing basics dance steps and moves to music - until theyre in your blood running through your veins!
If you dont have a salsa dance partner with you, enjoy practicing shines alone, and if you can dance in
front of a mirror - it could be your new best friend!
How to start Guernsey Salsa Dance Moves for Improvers Leaders...
Both go back on '1' Left arm up to roll her into your right hip first
(Keep arms at waist height as she moves side to side)
Titanic (also called The Crucifix)
Both go back on '1' Right hand shake on top into Sombrero
hands close together as turn her alongside you,
then mans right hand over ladies right shoulder, then through gap into...
Half Titanic - then end with Left Hand shake on top for Full
Both go back on '1' Lead her to walk around you with your left hand
Straight hold, right hand gently over ladies head, lead straight, straight,
Start setenta style with hammer lock, circle the arms anti-clockwise
Start setenta style with hammer
lock, keep the left hand high as anti-clockwise around her halo while leader steps 'side close
side' end hip to hip with her 'wrapped up'.
Baa Boom - just point your left foot down the line.
Single or double handed turn out.
Lots of variations.
Start with right hand shake, ready to stop the lady firmly on 3.
Both leaders and ladies should be evenly balanced on 3, both facing sideways, with feet apart, and
ready to complete the move turning out either way.
Guernsey Salsa usually teaches first copa move turning out with mans left hand turning lady
anti clockwise back to her starting position.
Cuban Salsa - Dance
|Cuban Salsa dancing is in a rotating motion,
in open and closed hold.
Cuban Salsa can be danced alone, with a partner
or also as a group dance in a circle - which is fun!
Cuban Circle Salsa is known as Rueda de Casino
(Spanish for 'The Casino Wheel')
|When the 'Caller' calls the name of a move, all the
couples dance the same move at the same time, this often involves swapping partners during the
Guernsey Salsa Dance Classes - Cuban
Salsa Dance Moves -
Cuban Ruedo de Casino (Cuban Circle
Arriba (Dance clockwise in circle, closed hold)
Abajo (Dance anti-clockwise in circle, closed hold)
Taro (Man lifts left arm up and walks forward to next partner)
Dile Que No (Closed hold, open out, pass lady from right to left side of man to open
Guapio (Basic - Man back left foot, forward right foot - ladies reflect the opposite)
Dame Una (Dance with new partner on mans right)
Dame Dos, Dos con Dos (Like Dame Una - but skip a lady)
Fly, Fly Doble (Clap to kill the fly!)
Enchufla, Enchufla Doble, Enchufla en Media.
Adios, Adios con Hermana, La Familia
Cubanita (Start with enchufla)
Move + Festival (Repeat Move 3 times, Clap 1, 2 then 3 times)
More Salsa Linea and Bachata Dance Moves on Beginners page
|See Salsa Steps and Tips for more Cuban Rueda moves + help you with
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