To simplify this for students, I divide technique into five main areas.
This helps to break down a vast subject in a way that is much easier to understand.
I can then provide drills and exercises which are underpinned by clear principles and transferable to a multitude of different scenarios on the dance floor rather than in the context of specific moves and combinations.
This empowers students to troubleshoot other issues within their dancing and also gives them a gateway to understanding some of the technical elements of Salsa style, enabling them to be more discerning when developing their own style.
The five areas are as follows:
Working on these areas will create an excellent movement foundation and enable more challenging shines and partnerwork combinations to be mastered.