Salsa dance classes in Bangalore – There are a few basic butt steps
of Salsa. The most common is the three weight changes (or steps) in each
four-beat measure. The beat on which one does not step might contain a
tap or kick, or weight transfer may simply continue with the actual step
not occurring until the next beat. The option chosen depends upon
individual choice and upon the specific style being danced. One of the
steps is called a “break,” which involves a change in direction.
Different styles of Salsa are often differentiated by the timing of the
break step (On Beat “Downbreak on 1” or Off Beat “Up beat on 2”). After 6
weight changes in 8 beats, the basic step cycle is complete. While
dancing, the basic step can be modified significantly as part of the
improvisation and stylings of the people dancing.
In many styles of Salsa dancing, as a dancer changes weight by
stepping, the upper body remains level and nearly unaffected by the
weight changes. Caught in the middle are the hips which end up moving
quite a bit – famously known as the “Cuban hip movement.” Perhaps
ironically, the Cuban Casino style of Salsa dancing actually has
significant amounts of movement above the waist, with up-and-down
shoulder movements and shifting of the ribcage.
The arms are used by the “lead” dancer, to communicate or signal the
“follower,” either in “open” or “closed” position. The open position
requires the two dancers to hold one or both hands, especially for moves
that involve turns, putting arms behind the back, or moving around each
other, to name a few examples. In the closed position, the leader puts
the right hand on the follower’s back, while the follower puts the left
hand on the leader’s shoulder.
In the original Latin America form, the forward/backward motion of
Salsa is done in diagonal or sideways with the 3-step weight change
Salsa Dance Classes in Bangalore
In some styles of salsa, such as LA and New York style, the dancers
remain in a slot or line (switching places), while in some Latin
American styles, such as Cuban style, the dancers circle around each
other, sometimes in 3 points. This circular style is especially true for