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Salsa Syllabus

Beginner

1. Basic
2. Right Turn
3. Left Turn

A) What is Home Position
B) Basic on the Ball of the Feet (feet Together)
C) Finger Connection on Open Position
D) High 5 Turn Technique

4. Cross Body Lead
5. Side Pass (AKA Reverse Cross Body Lead)
6. Cross Body Lead W/ Walk Through (AKA Under The Bridge)
7. Cross Body Lead W/ Left Turn (Inside Turn)

E) 90 Degree Angle Frame on connections and turns
F) Basic Step with Feet Slightly Apart
G) Timing Recognition where the 1 beat is (Slow Music)
H) Weight Transfer on Basic (15% Transfer) W/ heel Up on Back Break
I) Firm resistance awareness

8. Cross Body Lead W/ Right Turn (Outside Turn)
9 Open Break W/ Ladies Right Turn
10. Cumbia Step

J) Basic Arm Movement (Side To Side)
K) Proper Timing on1 Slow Music 100% of Time)
L) Proper Close Position & Open Position Frame
M) Knowledge of Progressive Basic
N) Dancing with firm resistance 100% of the time


MEN ONLY MUST KNOW BEGINNER COMBO # 1 & 2 (NO BASICS IN BETWEEN)

COMBO #1

  1. Ladies Turn (Choose Steps 2-3
  2. Left Side Move (Choose Steps 4, 6-8)
    REPEAT ONCE

COMBO #2

  1. Men’s Right or Left Turn
  2. Left Side Move (Choose Steps 4, 6-8)
  3. Left Side Move (Choose Steps 4, 6-8)
  4. Right Side Move (Cumbia Step, Side Pass or Open Break w/ Ladies Right Turn) REPEAT

Intermediate

11. Butterfly & Cradle
12. Open Break inside Turn
13. Open Break Outside Turn

A) Proper Knee Action
B) Progressive Basic Implementation/Inner Tights Closed
C) What is Hair Comb/ Loop
D) Maintain Timing to Medium Tempo 50 % Time
E) Flexible resistance awareness
F) Slot Dancing: keeping the line
G) Understanding how to use the torso on Turns (how to create momentum)

14. Around the World
15. Spot Turn
16. Cumbia Into Men’s Hook Turn
17. Basic In Place (Shadow and Cradle)

H) Circular Arm Action
I) Understanding Accents
J) Maintain Timing Medium Tempo 100 % time
K) Dancing with flexible resistance 100% of the time
L) Loop and Hair Comb Implementation on Dancing
M) Closed Inner Thighs Traveling Turns (Ladies)
N) Using Torso On Turns Always (Ladies)

18. Copa Step
19. Switch Position
20. Double Turns

O) Timing Fast Tempo 50% Of Time
P) Dancing Using Knee Hip, Arm Movement Connection
Q) Full Implementation of Accents in Dancing
R) Hand Recognition


MEN MUST KNOW COMBINATION

  1. Men’s Turn (Step 2-3)
  2. Left Side Step (Choose Steps 4, 6-8, 11 or 19)
  3. Left Side Step (Choose Different Steps 4-7, 11 or 19)
  4. Right Side Step (Choose Steps 12-18)
  5. Ladies Turn (Step 2-3 or 20)
  6. Shines (Must do at least 3 and reconnect)

REPEAT ONCE WITH DIFFERENT STEPS


 LEVEL 6 INTERMEDIATE SHINES:

  • -Right & Left Turn
  • Crossover
  • Cumbia Step
  • Hook Turn
  • Side Basic
  • Suzie Q
  • Point and Crossover 

Advance

21. CBL w/ Men’s Right Turn
22. Side to Side CBL
23. Around the World w/ Side Pass
24. Cross Over Into men’s Right Turn

A) Basic Push Technique
B) Lead/Follow From the Body (body distance)
C) Ladies Styling Technique on Turns: Hair Comb
D) Feet Together on Traveling Turns (ladies close)
E) Dance to fast tempo 50% time

25. Hammerlock Turns (Double & CBL)
26. Windmill Turns (Double & CBL)
27. Butterfly w/ Men’s Right Turn
28. CBL Inside Turn on Second Beat

F) Body Movement on Basic (Torso Engagement)
G) Core Engagement
H) Understanding Accents Awareness
I) Maintain Timing Fast Tempo 100 % time
J) Follow Steps Eyes Closed (ladies)
K) Ladies Styling Technique on Turns: Reverse Hair Comb
L) Introduction Spotting (Ladies)

29. 360
30. Switch Position 360
31. CBL/Copa Step w/ Double Turns
32. Triple Spins

M) Spin Preparation (Ladies)
N) Spotting Always
O) Body Movement on Basic (Shoulders)
P) Leading Moves with Eyes Closed (men)
Q) Ladies Toe Engagement
R) Ladies Styling Technique on Turns: Tracing


MEN MUST KNOW COMBINATION # 3

  1. Basic
  2. Cross Body Lead
  3. Right Side Pass (Choose Steps 5,9-10, 12-18, 23, 27)
  4. Left Side Step (Choose Steps 4, 6, 7-8, 11, 19, 21-26, 28-30)
  5. Men’s Turn and or Ladies Turn (Step 2-3 , 20, 31)

REPEAT THEN ADD SHINES
F) Shines (Must do all 6 Eight Shines alternating with Intermediate
Shines: One Intermediate Shines, One Advance, One Intermediate, One Advance, and so on, 12 counts total, Then Repeat) REPEAT 2 TIMES W/ DIFFERENT STEPS


LEVEL 9 ADVANCE SHINES:

  • 4 Points
  • Double Cross Sequence
  • Grape Vine
  • Syncopated Suzie
  • Walk and Point
  • Pachanga

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