Salsa > Your Favorite Salsa Moves

Discussion in 'Salsa' started by peachexploration, Feb 17, 2004.

  1. peachexploration

    peachexploration New Member
    My favorite is the Fling. :D
  2. Spitfire

    Spitfire Well-Known Member

  3. youngsta

    youngsta Active Member

    I just meant it's not the 'desired' way to do the steps. It's me so I of course I don't think it's bad! :D
  4. Pacion

    Pacion New Member

    Yes, my thoughts exactly! One of my favourite moves, which I don't get to do very often :oops: is a very simple walk or promonade (the guys want to do their spins/combinations :( ). Somehow the guys wraps the girl in his arms :D :D :D then they walk forward for either one or two 8 counts, "checks her" (not sure if that is the correct terminology) and then they either walk backwards again, or he goes into another move.

    I think the walk/promonade might have been copied from the rumba?

    Where if these guys I have danced it with picked it up, if it is to a slow/medium paced song, it is "very romantic" :D
  5. Vin

    Vin New Member

    I have a new favorite move, yeah,
    (timing is on1)
    It starts on an open break with our right hands holding, and then I pull on her as if leading a half-turn and back out. But instead of letting her step back on the three I grab hold of her shoulders and then from behind give her momentum to freespin around, she should go around twice and when she gets out of the freespin we should be on the one again and ready to continue.
    Also I like to do pretzels in salsa because if you actually get the timing right it looks cool.
  6. tj

    tj New Member

    Both George and Jason know (and teach) Registrala, so they could show you if you're dying to know. (It really is a nice move, something that is totally non-existent/unique in an LA Style dominated scene.)

    And IMHO, it's not really all that important for non-Casino dancers to know names of moves, being as it should be all non-verbal anyway.

    Funny story: back in Denver, one of my friends (who was an excellent follow) used to complain to me me about how this one guy would constantly tell her what move he wanted her to do. Apparently cuz follows couldn't understand his lead!

    About my fav move:

    There's this semi-leadable body wave thing where you bring her in close on a CBL, and then bodywave apart from each other. Gotten rather addicted to this move (although it still needs work!).

    Another fav is from a lady's hammerlock, RH to her LH, spin her out of it during a CBL, and finish it with you doing a Basic side-by-side (you doing reverse footwork), her forearm tucked under your arm/elbow. Simple, but fun!

    A little more complicated: double hammerlock, rotating CBL. It feels so good when it flows smoothly.

    There are too many fun moves!!!
  7. dragon3085

    dragon3085 New Member

    I like having the girl face loops, or hair combs, or whatever you call them where you are. For some reason when I first started I had the hardest time leading those things so I guess I 'm partial to them now. Also a lot of girls can work in an immense about of styling with such a simple tech. They also mix well with a cross body lead. Hand flicks are a favorite of mine as well. Form much the same reasons.
  8. Sagitta

    Sagitta Well-Known Member

    Thanks for the name, Vin. Yesterday night i was trying to think of it and it was bothering me. The pretzel, the pretzel....

    I thought of go along with your face loops, hair combs.,.,
  9. dragon3085

    dragon3085 New Member

    Another favorite of mine would be of Juan and Diana's advanced NY salsa type called the S&M standing for Super Mario. I'd like to get a chance to take a workshop with that guy sometime.
  10. Haz

    Haz New Member

    Is there a video/picture/description/etc of this move anywhere online?
  11. peachexploration

    peachexploration New Member

    I like that one too. :D I have their DVD's. They explain their moves very clearly which makes them very easy to catch onto. Very nice!
  12. dragon3085

    dragon3085 New Member

    Also I don't know if you have the 1st 2 other tapes or dvd, but have you notice that almost all the advance moves build from moves they taught on earlier tapes? Its a shame Diana's with Salsa Brava now. There are if I recall 2 more tapes in the series that I had a chance to buy when those to were still together, but when they split they also quit offering the 2 and 3rd volume of the advanced series. So close...
  13. tj

    tj New Member

    Really! How long has she been with them?

    Quite silly considering their letting their differences get in the way of making some $$.

    I did get a chance to watch Super Mario when he was in Hawaii. Since I was only there for the opening night of the Congress, I never did get the chance to take his workshop(s).
  14. dragon3085

    dragon3085 New Member

    Well remember the guy from Brava she met in Cancun? She married him about a year or so later. As far as I know They are still together I'll have to ask Jami the latest. Last Jami was telling, as we were talking about bring her and Diana back to austin again, was that Diana was having to sign some contracts with Salsa Brava that prevented her from teaching with anybody but Salsa Brava- Don't really remember everything it was 1 am and Jami was still giving me a Tour of Times Square. Juan actually had those tapes with him in Cancun when we were there Tim. Seeing as how they were vol 2 and 3 of the advanced series, I didn't think I was really ready or needed them at the time. D'Oh!!
  15. peachexploration

    peachexploration New Member

    Hmm, that seems quite odd to me. If there is an association problem, why sell Volume I and not Volumes 2 & 3? The first Volume still sells very well. :? If you hadn't said anything, I would not have known they weren't still collaborating...Oh well, at least we have the first volume. :D It's a shame though, they work really well together but such is the salsa life. :)

    Back to the topic: Love their Setenta move. Love it in Rueda as well. :D
  16. dragon3085

    dragon3085 New Member

    Well vol. one was on sell well before the split, Vol 2 and 3 were being announced the week the split happened basically. I'm sure someday somehow the other tapes will come out.

    Another favorite move of mine, is off of Shaka Brown's tape, where basically after doing a cbl with hand crossed, left on top, the guy spins under and then uses his right elbow to flick the girls arm up. Hard to explain but looks really cool when done. :)
  17. peachexploration

    peachexploration New Member

    Yeah, I like that one too. Very playful. I like to add hiprolls to that one.

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