Monday, June 4, 2007

Take Hold Ballroom Beginners LA-Style "On 1" Salsa

I went back to the Take Hold Ballroom 7:30 beginners salsa lesson tonight. Last time, Jimmy Rumba, the instructor, of, tried to give me special instruction to figure out the cross-body-lead, but I had a lot of trouble, but thanks in part to, I figured out that move and most of the basic steps. Tonight was much better, though by the end of the lesson I could not remember enough steps to finish the final mini-performance with my partner. I think I'll need to go two to three more times to the beginner class before really mastering it.

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According to the basic pattern looks like the diagram below. Visit the link for more information.


Here are some videos about the basic step and cross-body-lead.

First, from people who know what they are talking about, from

The Basic Step

The Cross-Body Lead

And, from me, for comic relief, in my no-award-winning Salsa For Klutzes series. Looking back now, I think made up half of this about the left turn. It's based on DVDs, but I still think I may be doing it wrong, so be warned. And, laugh!

Tbe Basic Step

The Cross-Body Lead

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