Salsa Dance Videos & DVDs
Let's Dance Salsa is a new video series that takes a fresh approach to teaching Salsa dancing! Professional dance instructor Marlon Silva teaches beginners and experts alike with his step-by-step detailed instruction. His technique breaks all Salsa moves and combos down into building blocks, which are then assembled into more complicated moves that can be adapted to any music or club atmosphere. Rather than teaching by counting steps, Marlon's method has taught thousands of students around the country to dance in less time with greater ease. His tapes and DVD have benefits beyond the dance club by giving low impact aerobic workouts and the ability to meet other people with the confidence of being an expert Salsa dancer! "If you can walk, I can teach you to dance Salsa!" - Marlon Silva. And Lets Dance Salsa is effective with or without a partner! This premium video series is for those who seek the highest quality dance instruction and really want to learn how to dance Salsa or advance their Salsa skills! With over 1.5 hours of instruction on each video, these programs feature the unique Salsa and Merengue dance lessons from nationally known instructor, choreographer and performer Marlon Silva. Learn how to Salsa in the privacy of your own home. Marlon teaches with easy-to-follow instructions on superior quality video. Order today and be dancing Salsa tomorrow night!
Let's Dance Salsa Advanced & Expert Combinations Video
DVD Only - $19.95 Not available separate.
For dancers who want nothing but the best, this video offers premium instruction designed to make you the flashiest dancer in the club. Marlon Silva teaches you techniques and tricks that are not available anywhere else, all in the privacy of your own home. What you'll learn:
Square Dance: Learn the square dance, a technique used in competitions to measure the dance floor. If you lose the beat, the square dance is a good way to get it back. This maneuver is for slow to medium salsas and consists of a square pattern, and can be used as a warm-up instead of stretching.
The Knee: Learn a flashy technique called The Knee. The leader crouches on one knee and leads the follower back and forth. Leaders jump back up, catch the follower's hand, and continue dancing.
Dip essentials: Learn dip essentials for salsa. Instructor Marlon Silva and his partner, Suzie Neff, explain how the leader should wrap his arms around his partner's back to give her confidence and balance. This is the safest way to dip. Once the follower is lowered and caught, begin to twist in place. Follow this method and avoid injury.
Dip Variations: Learn some variations to spice up your dips, including Neck Combinations and Tango Dips. Leaders should make sure their arms stay bent instead of locked to prevent injury. Also included are some important tips for safety and balance.
Leader's Blender: Mix it up with the Blender technique! This complex spinning maneuver requires total control in the spins of both followers and leaders. The resulting motion resembles a blender. Also included are tips on maintaining balance while switching direction and avoiding dizziness.
Follower's Blender: Now that the leaders have learned the blender, the followers need to know their role. Both leaders and followers must exhibit total control in their spins. Instructor Marlon Silva and his partner Suzie Neff also demonstrate how to add different combinations to the end of the blender.
Reverse: Learn how to reverse any combination, including how to change hand positions that enable the leader to switch from a counterclockwise to a clockwise rotation. Several different combination reversals are illustrated.
Topspin: The Topspin is a combination that requires a strong leader and a follower who can spin with the right technique. Marlon offers a detailed look at the complex handwork! When executed correctly, the motion resembles the spinning of a top, and requires tremendous control on the follower's part.
The Spool Up: A combination that requires a lot of control on the followers side, the Spool Up starts with the leader spinning the follower's knee, moving up the body to the waist and hands, and then moving back down again. You can spice up the combination by adding The Blender combination or ending with a split. Also included is how to signal the follower to spin and how to change the direction of the spin.
120 mins. (2002) Marlon Silva
DVD - All Region