Hi everyone, I m new to Salsa and I m already hooked. I am searching for good DVDs to suplement my classes and going to the clubs. There are many videos toMessage 1 of 4 , Nov 30, 2006View SourceHi everyone,
I'm new to Salsa and I'm already hooked. I am searching for good DVDs
to suplement my classes and going to the clubs. There are many videos
to choose from and it's hard to know which one to pick.
The four that I'm considering at this moment are:
Hot Salsa Lessons
The Quick & Dirty Guide to Salsa
Learn to Salsa Dance Video Series
New York Salsa - Beginner
I found these on Amazon and read reviews there and other sites. Any
other recommendations? What do you all think?
If anyone has any of these videos used and are interested in selling
let me know.
Amazon.com is the worst possible place to buy salsa DVDs. The fees are high and dance teachers do not make much money. People who sell on Amazon are intoMessage 1 of 4 , Dec 1 9:22 AMView SourceAmazon.com is the worst possible place to buy salsa
DVDs. The fees are high and dance teachers do not make
much money. People who sell on Amazon are into
marketing, not salsa dancing.
You want to search for the best salsa dancers around
and buy their DVDs that they sell on their own web
Here is some stuff to get you started:
Have fun and try not to spend too much money!
New York Salsa featuring Cultural Explosion and Mike Bello Salsa Music, Rhythm, Phrasing & Timing CD are the best for me. Steps are important but ...feelingMessage 1 of 4 , Dec 1 11:49 AMView SourceNew York Salsa featuring Cultural Explosion and Mike Bello "Salsa Music,
Rhythm, Phrasing & Timing" CD are the best for me. Steps are important
but ...feeling the rhythms...being on the beat...corazon...are important
See ya on the floor,
Looking at my bookshelf right now, I count almost thirty instructional salsa DVDs. I have almost all the videos of Josie Neglia, Salsamania (John Narvaez andMessage 1 of 4 , Dec 2 9:39 AMView SourceLooking at my bookshelf right now, I count almost thirty instructional
salsa DVDs. I have almost all the videos of Josie Neglia, Salsamania
(John Narvaez and Liz Rojas), Shaka Brown, and Bernard Martinez, plus
more by Frankie Martinez, Magna Gopal, Edie the Salsa Freak, Tropical
Gem, and Johnny Vasquez. I bought most of them when I was a beginner
and worried that I didn't have enough patterns to keep a woman
interested through an entire song.
As it turns out, I haven't gotten much use out of them. The patterns
I learned in the group classes were the ones I ended up using on the
Spend your money on private lessons instead. Get a practice partner
from your group classes and set up a regular time to practice. Take
notes when you get home from your group class on what you learned,
then use the notes as your agenda for practicing. Take group lessons
from several instructors. Frequently people become groupies of their
first salsa teacher and think he/she is the best one in town, even
though they've never had even one lesson from anybody else.
The only videos I would recommend are the ones about technique. Magna
Gopal's spin video (imambo.tv) is very helpful. Get that video and do
it over and over and over, so you can spin properly from the start.
If you do that, you won't have to unlearn a lot of bad habits.
Frankie Martinez's body isolations video (imambo.tv) is difficult for
beginners (and intermediates like me), but your dancing will improve
if you keep working away at it.
The most useful thing to buy is Salsa Grooves software, which you can
find at www.salsagrooves.com. Salsa Grooves explains all the
different percussion instruments and allows you to sample them
individually or together. It will help you find the One and stay on
beat. Salsa rhythms are very complicated and it's frustrating to
figure out the beat if you don't know the instruments. I wish I had
Salsa Grooves when I started two years ago, it would have saved a lot