The naming convention is a bit wired. In NY City it seems that different schools have different names for the same moves. At times one school will pass a move as such then another school will use the same name for a completely different move. Despite a lot of moves having different names a lot of moves use the same names through different schools as well.
Yes, my thoughts exactly! One of my favourite moves, which I don't get to do very often is a very simple walk or promonade (the guys want to do their spins/combinations ). Somehow the guys wraps the girl in his arms 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"
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.
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.
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.
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...
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...
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!!
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. 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.
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.