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Mambo Salsa Dance Articles and Dance Tips, for good social dancing
Definition of the down beats or chord beats

Definition of the down beats or chord beats

Definition Of The Down Beats Or Chord Beats THE DOWN BEATS OR CHORD BEATS The downbeats are the strongest beat of any phrase of music, not including the waltz. The downbeats are beats: 1, 3, 5, 7. It is important to note that New York "On 2" salsa/mambo dancers...

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Choose to smile

Choose to smile

Choose to Smile: This article has nothing to do with dancing, but it has a lot to do with life. A friend sent it to me, and I thought of sharing it with all of you. A 92-year-old, petite, well-poised and proud man, who is fully dressed each morning by eight o'clock,...

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10 tips to improve your salsa dancing

10 tips to improve your salsa dancing

10 Tips to improve your salsa dancing 1. You're your own worst critic... Watch yourself in a mirror or videotape yourself; and see what you like or don't like about your salsa dancing and change it... 2. Whether you're just starting out or been dancing for a while,...

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Facts on benefits of dancing

Facts on benefits of dancing

The Facts on Benefits of Dancing 1. Forever Young. Dancing is tremendously beneficial in keeping us young. It retards the aging process immensely. It benefits our heart, cardiovascular system and increases our lung capacity. Fact: The muscle exertion and breathing...

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Benefits of dancing

Benefits of dancing

Benefits of Dancing Salsa Mambo Salsa Mambo dancing is an ideal way of exercise for your cardiovascular system. It is recommended to be a workout that is beneficial in many ways. It contributes to good posture and body alignment. In addition, it increases your...

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The Art of Dancing

The Art of Dancing

THE ART OF DANCING THE ART OF DANCING Stands at the source of all the arts that express themselves first in the human person. The art of building or architecture is the beginning of all the arts that lie outside the person; and in the end they unite. Dancing is the...

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The six levels of Salsa dancing

The six levels of Salsa dancing

The Six levels of Salsa dancing Sitting in a restaurant one day, a student asked me to break down my interpretation of what skills are necessary to be the ultimate salsa dancer.  I broke it down into six levels. LEVEL 1 Beginner level.  Two people are just learning...

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Searching for the performer within you

Searching for the performer within you

SEARCHING FOR THE PERFORMER WITHIN YOU, A DANCERS JOURNEY! As you enter the nightclub, you begin to feel the music as it calls you to the dance floor. It captivates you. Your eyes move across the dance floor as the adrenaline in you begins to rise like mercury in a...

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How to find a good dance instructor

How to find a good dance instructor

How to find a good dance instructor Question: Want to learn how to dance salsa, but do not know where to start or where to go? Or been dancing salsa but want to get better at it? you tried to learn how to dance salsa but could not learn? Is your desire fundamental?...

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The Lead

The Lead

"The Lead" Question: What exactly is this "lead" thing anyway? Answer: Well, let’s see. Hmmm…. Lead? The lead is what we as men dance. It is made up of a set of responsibilities that we dance EXCLUSIVELY. Exclusively ladies. The lead starts with the dance...

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Norlan Vilchez
Norlan Vilchez

5 out of 5 stars

posted 2 months ago

Salsabor tropical dance class is one of the best things that has happened to me , at first I was a skeptic about going to a dance class because I thought it would be hard or I wouldn't get any good results , but it was the opposite with these classes. The teachers Kevin,Orlando and Tony are very patient and they interact with everybody to make sure that we are learning and comfortable at the same time . The learning environment has enough space , so it is not too packed . Since I have started taking classes here I have improved tremendously and I feel healthier and more relaxed with my body . I would recommend anybody to take theses classes without regret.

Darcy Weiss
Darcy Weiss

5 out of 5 stars

posted 2 months ago

When I first came down to Florida from New York City, I knew I wanted to continue my dancing classes. I tried a few schools but could not find my niche. Dancing, for me, is freedom - freedom from the ordinary tasks of life, freedom from thinking too much, freedom of my soul, heart and body. I felt nervous when I first walked into Step N Dance Salsabor Tropical Dance Studio. However, there was an aura of genuine warmth, genuine smiles and some of the loveliest people I have ever met in my life. They are inclusive, and invite you in with open arms. It all starts with the owner, of course, Tony Duarte. He is always smiling and very patient when teaching. He will get you dancing in no time at all! Kevin and Orlando are also wonderful and helpful. In New York City, you may get a hug at any dance school, but here, you get a hug AND a kiss on the cheek. This is a no brainer! Come here to learn to dance.

Emma Lopez
Emma Lopez

5 out of 5 stars

posted 5 months ago

Love this place!!! Don't know where to start but the one thing my husband and I like the most about this place is that we feel comfortable and secure. All students are on or about the same level since Tony divide the classes by level. The studio atmosphere is relaxing and friendly.
We have fun and learn at the same time. Kevin and Orlando, the instructors, are the best! They have a lot of patience and are very caring.
We have taken private lessons as well with Tony, and we love Tony. His technique is simple and effective.
He has a great and charismatic personality.
We started going because we wanted to learn how to dance but now we go because it is our place to relax and have fun.