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Salsa is a highly popular and versatile dance, found in many Vancouver area settings (outside of pandemic conditions). If you like traveling to Mexico or the Caribbean, this dance will feature into the enjoyment of your trips.

Salsa in its most basic form is fairly easy to learn. The basic steps are identical to Mambo, so you're learning two dances at the same time! The dance consists of a constant Quick Quick Slow action involving small steps to create cuban motion.

In this video dance class that totals over an hour of instruction, you'll learn Salsa with enough technique that you'll look great in any social dance setting.


This course is over an hour long. The program is broken into multiple parts to help make it easy for you to work on the individual figures.

Introduction (length 1:56)
In this lesson we give a quick overview of the dance.

Music and Structure (length 11:22)
In this lesson we go over the music and structure of Salsa, such as the use of the feet, connection and musical interpretation.

Salsa Basic Steps (length 15:18)
There are three basic figures in Salsa. We cover each of them in detail, including things to watch for so that you can avoid problems.

Lady’s Underarm Turn (length 9:31)
The Lady’s Underarm Turn is the first of a series of turns that we cover in this course.

Man’s Right Turn (length 11:36)
There are two versions of the Man’s Right Turn: a simple version and a fancy version. We show you how to perform both of them.

The Cross Body Lead (length 15:45)
The Cross Body Lead isn't technically a beginner step, but it's not too hard to learn and forms the foundation of many other figures in Salsa.

Man’s Left Turn (length 3:53)
The Man's Left Turn starts off very similar to the Cross Body Lead, with a couple of key differences. From there, it's even easier.

Putting it all Together (length 4:53)
In the final lesson, we show you how you can combine the different figures we've covered in this dance to create fun, interesting choreography on the fly.

Preview the course

Want to know what the program looks like before you commit? Watch the preview introduction.

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George Pytlik

Author George Pytlik

Before turning pro, George achieved impressive results as an amateur competitor, holding the Senior (30+) Latin championship in BC, Canada for 7 consecutive years with his wife Wendy. The couple twice achieved a top-3 Canadian ranking in Senior Latin as well as a 3rd place Canadian ranking in 30+ Ten Dance. Today, George and Wendy are professional teachers with a vision of growing a strong dance community in Delta near Vancouver, BC.

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