Instructional Videos

Click here for instructional videos of beginner moves
Click here for instructional videos of intermediate and advanced moves

NOTE: If a video won't play for you, close the link and try re-opening it. You can often coax it to play that way.

Beginner Moves

  1. For dancing Salsa (one on one)
  2. For dancing Cuban Salsa (Rueda)

At this link, you can watch an explanation of the Salsa basic and the key principle of "frame" (or "tension") which makes lead and follow possible:  https://youtu.be/FP4IKdUK5qY   

For beginning and intermediate students who want to see the common moves danced to music, click the link below this step list.  The moves in order in this video are: Uno y Dos, then Vacila with a shine (i.e. footwork).  Then the couples move into a circle.  They do Dame, Enchufla doble arriba, Sombrero, Besito (an "air kiss), Chevaria (3 twists), Puente (the "bridge" move), Balsero, Pa ti pa mi, Kentucky, Pelota con dos, Adios con la Hermana, Dame, Dame dos, Dame arriba (going back to the previous partner), Photo, Beso, Setenta, Enchufla con mambo, Dedo, Adios, and Candado.   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TDPs6DC16zM  

Click here to see Pelota Con Dos explained in Spanish & English

Click here to see Abanico: Part 1  Part 2

Click here to see Evelyn in English & Spanish:  Part 1   Part 2 
(Also on Youtube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WSHWLUnEq1A)

Click here to see Pa Ti Pa Mi

Click here to see Sombrero, Vacila, and Vacilense los dos:
Part 1  Part 2  Part 3  (As a Youtube video:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=17CDrY8EnyE)

Click here to see Uno

Click here to see Dos

Click here to see Candado and Candado Pa ti:
Part 1  Part 2

Click here to see Siete

Click here to see Balsero

Click here to see Exhibe and Exhibe Doble

Click here to see Beso and Beso Complicado:  Part 1  Part 2

Click here to see balsero nuevo:
Part 1  Part 2  Part 3

Click here to see Kentucky: part 1  part 2

Click here to see Sombrero de Manny

Click here to see Adios Con La Hermana Especiale

Click here to see Montaņa Especiale

Click here to see Dedo Extended: part 1 

Click here to see Dedo Loco

Click here to see Dedo Saboreado: Part 1  Part 2  (Same thing on Youtube:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jzn4ZS6BnBY)

Click here to see Sombrero Doble

Click here to see Sueter.

Click here to see Azuquita Part 1.  Click here to see Azuquita Part 2.

Click here to see Kentucky Complicado.

Click here to see Carnival Unisex.

Click here to see Cuba Libre.

Click here to see Serpiente.

Click here to see L. A. de Glen. 

Click here to see Michaela.

Click here to see La Presa.

Click here to see Carnival Complicado Part 1.  Click here to see Carnival Complicado Part 2.

Click here to see Besito Largo

Click here to see Besito Largo Especiale

Click here to see La Mia.

Click here to see El Classico.
Click here to see another clip of El Classico.

Click here to see Bicardi Limone

Click here to see El Sordo

Click here to see Setenta Complicado Derecha y al Revers

Click here to see El Lipton

Click here to see Exhibe con Gancho:
Part 1  Part 2  Part 3    (Same thing on Youtube:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LGjxJB93po4)

Click here to see Puente Complicado blended with Puente al Revers:  Part 1  Part 2  Part 3   (Same thing on youtube:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=We_c2MvWohI)

Click here to see Rubenada, Sordo, Carnival, & Carnival Unisex:
Part 1  Part 2  Part 3  (Same thing as a Youtube video:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L7wfc40X18A)

Click here to see Thalia:
Part 1  Part 2  Part 3    (Same thing on youtube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R57rq3MlHEY) And another video of the move:  Click here to see Thalia

Click here to see Rubenada

Click here to see Carnival Extended Ganged with Thalia:
Part 1  Part 2  Part 3  Part 4

Click here to see La Bonita

Click here to see Guanabacoa

Click here to see La Jenny

Click here to see La Jenny Especiale

Click here to see Bicardi Limone

Click here to see Triple Lock

Click here to see Sin Nombre

Click here to see Sin Nombre Especiale part 1

Click here to see Sin Nombre Especiale part 2  Note the orientation of the center changes from what it was in part one above.

Click here to see Conquita con Melao

Click here to see Abanico Complicado

Click here to see Abanico Complicado Complicado (not a mistake)

Click here to see Carnival

Click here to see Flamenco Caliente

Click here to see The Promenade

Click here to see Beso Complicado with Straight Jacket

Click here to see Exhibe con Gancho  (Same thing on Youtube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LGjxJB93po4)

Click here to see La Tuya

Click here to see La Presa

Click here to see La Presa Extended

Click here to see Consorte

Click here to see Noventa

Click here to see Setenta con Gancho

Click here to see Sombrero Doble

Click here to see Bebe

Click here to see Barb teach at the Puerto Rico Congress

Click here to see Barb's workshop at the 2007 Miami Salsa Congress

To see videos of Barb teaching at the 2011 St. Patrick Salsa Festival in Dublin, Ireland:    Click here for part 1     Click here for part 2.

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DIT also has additional videos and music available in a pay-per-view format here:  http://www.salsa-mambo.com/danceintime


Big thanks go to all those who helped in the preparation of these videos--Ilene, Rita, Sheila, Rodrigo, Anka, Fred, Monica, Yadiel, Yvonne, Anna, and others--as well as to Glen for patient instruction in bringing many of these moves to life. 

Copyright Barbara Bernstein of DanceInTime.com, 2005