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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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Armando Paredes
Armando Paredes

5 out of 5 stars

posted 3 months ago

Hello, I have been taking classes for about four months now and plan to continue attending for many more. Like many, I was nervous and wasn't sure what to expect during my first class. But I quickly I realized that the instructors and students don't expect you to know how to dance and are very friendly and understanding. No one judges you if you make a mistake and the instructors and students are more than willing to show you the right way. I enjoy the way the classes are taught  because in each class you learn something new and get the chance to practice what you already know. So I would highly recommend anybody who always wanted to learn how to dance to come to the studio and try a few classes, you won't regret it. A special mention to Toni, he is the best!

Luis Quinones
Luis Quinones

5 out of 5 stars

posted 2 months ago

At Step n Dance I get not just dancing lessons but also physical exercise and emotional relaxation at the same time. I unwind from a hard work day while boosting my cardio during the multiple sessions available. The group classes enable me to experience personal differences, get constructive feedback from a dance partner, laugh when we share the same learning challenges, and celebrate once we master the steps.

It feels great being able to go out with my wife and enjoy more dancing moves. The need to learn steps, patterns and rhythm also keeps my memory more active, while working on flexing my muscles to keep up with the timing, twists, turns and balance.

From day one, I realized there was hope when by the end of class my first patterns were already coming out. Tony, and his team, provide an excellent ambiance and structure while keeping the fun going during the learning process.
Come and give it a try, you won’t regret it.

Betty Reyes
Betty Reyes

5 out of 5 stars

posted 5 months ago

Step N Dance is a great place if you want to learn how to dance. But it is also a place to enjoy new friends, laugh, and relax. Dance classes have helped me work on other areas of life that I would not have thought about. One of them is that I recovered my sense of sensuality as a woman, which I left behind when I became a mom. Another, is that I can relate to persons more easily, I do not feel people are invading my space. I have recovered my sense of humor, and engage in humorous conversations. Tony also has life insights that help you to dance and approach on your life. This is a place to stay, make, friends, and learn with passion many Latin moves. I love Step N dance.