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Dance Lessons for Kids: Salsa


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Follow this step-by-step guide to master the Salsa routine!

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Dance Lessons for Kids: Salsa

  1. 1. EOTO : SalsaDance Lessons for Kids Weekly Children’s Newspaper Weekly Children’s Newspaper
  2. 2. In this series, Sumeet Nagdev will teach you some basicpositions for salsa. Salsa is a South American socialdance form. It is widely used in ballroom competitions asa sport. You will learn the basic steps of the Cuban salsain this series. Weekly Children’s Newspaper
  3. 3. Step 1: The boy holdswith the left armwhereas the girl givesthe boy her right arm.The boy should gentlyplace the right arm onthe left shoulderblade of the girlwhereas the girl’s leftarm should rest onthe boy’s rightshoulder. Weekly Children’s Newspaper
  4. 4. Step 2: In this dance,the boy is the leaderand the girl is thefollower. The boyinitiates by puttinghis left foot straight infront and transferringthe weight to the leftfoot whereas the girltakes her right footback and transfersher weight to theright foot. Weekly Children’s Newspaper
  5. 5. Step 3: In this step,transfer the weight tothe opposite leg whilestaying in the sameposition. So the boytransfers weight tohis right foot and thegirl to her left foot. Weekly Children’s Newspaper
  6. 6. Step 4: Go back to thesame position wherewe started buttransfer your weightagain. So the boytransfers weight tothe left foot whereasthe girl to the rightfoot. Here you maylook as if you arestanding still. Weekly Children’s Newspaper
  7. 7. Step 5: This step doesnot exist in the literalsense. Salsa counts goas follows 1, 2, 3...5,6, 7. That means thatthe 4 and the 8 aresilent and are not tobe counted or dancedon. Weekly Children’s Newspaper
  8. 8. Step 6, 7 and 8: Thesewill be the same assteps 1, 2 and 3 but inreverse. The girlbrings her left foot infront and the boytakes his right footback. Eventually, theyreach the startposition. Weekly Children’s Newspaper
  9. 9. Step 9: Spot Turn:The girl continues thebasic step and stepsher left foot in front. Weekly Children’s Newspaper
  10. 10. Step 10: Spot Turn:The boy needs topush the girl gentlywith his right armplaced on her leftshoulder blade. Weekly Children’s Newspaper
  11. 11. Step 11: Spot Turn:The girl shouldcomplete a turn fromunder the held armsand come back to thebasic start position. Weekly Children’s Newspaper
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