Staten Island Ballroom Dancers - Dance Steps
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The Lady's Steps

Basic Step

      1. Step backward with your right foot (first beat)
      2. Left foot in place, weight shifts to it (second beat)
      3. Step forward with your right foot (third beat)

      *  Pause on fourth beat
      4. Step forward with your left foot (first beat)
      5. Right foot in place, weight shifts to it (second beat)
      6. Step backward with your left foot (third beat)

      *   Pause on fourth beat

  

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Staten Island Ballroom Dancers - Basic Steps Salsa

Salsa Dancing is a  very energetic and sensual Latin dance. Lots of fun, complete with spins, sharp movement, and crisp turns.  Salsa is a sensual Latin dance, similar to mambo. Both have a pattern of six steps over eight counts of music and they both share many of the same moves.

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The Gentlemen's Steps

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The basic rhythm is 4/4 timing however only three steps are made for every four beats with one step to each beat and one beat being skipped. The skipped beat is called a tag, a tap, a kick, a flick, or the like. The steps can be from side to side or forward-backward and in circles. When dancing you must keep a straight upper body posture and move your hips as much as possible.

Staten Island Ballroom Dancers - Basic Steps Salsa

Learn The Basic Dance Steps of The Salsa

Basic Step

     1. Step forward with your left foot (first beat)
     2. Right foot in place, weight shifts to it (second beat)
     3. Step backward with your left foot (third beat)

     *  Pause on fourth beat
     4. Step backward with your right foot (first beat)
     5. Left foot in place, weight shifts to it (second beat)
     6. Step forward with your right foot (third beat)

     *  Pause on fourth beat

     

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