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|Red Hot Salsa Beginner DVD|
Actors: Ron Rosario, Bethana Rosario
Director: Farrin Rosenthal
Genres: Special Interests, Educational
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Best beginners Salsa DVD
Salsavideoreviews.org | Christchurch, Canterbury New Zealand | 07/05/2002
(4 out of 5 stars)
"NY STYLE - As the reviewer Ivan Torres did not read my review fully I must say at the beginning & the end of this review that this is a NY style in the intermediate & advanced DVD videos of this series.
Level = Absolute Beginners
The Red Hot DVD's lessons are divided into chapters meaning you can skip to the lesson you want or you can repeat the lesson for as long as you want. The case comes with a written menu to find a step or reply a step.
This Salsa DVD starts off with a demonstration of the style of Salsa taught by Ron & Bethana.
Ron & Bethana are teaching what I describe as the fourth major Salsa style.
This style of Salsa is international. I have never been to a country yet or nightclub where someone was not teaching or dancing this style. I am not sure of this style's history so it may have started in New York. In my current city over 75% of the Salsa schools teach their basic techniques this way. This DVD has a huge market.
This couple teach a very smooth flowing Salsa. This DVD video teaches you the fundamentals of Salsa. They both take turns teaching so you get both sexes views & steps. They break the steps down for both sexes so if you are single you can learn the steps as well. Ron counts the beats + Quick Quick Slow + adds music. They teach Cuban motion for the basic step. They break the steps down in directions like front, side, back. They give you options for these basic steps. They teach basic combinations so you can add the steps all together to produce a good flow.
This is a good basic very detailed DVD video to teach a good flowing Salsa. It is suitable for couples or singles.
I would also recommend this video for beginner Salsa teachers.
Note : This is one of my most favorite styles of Salsa. I use this style for Salsa Romantic & for modern NY Salsa music. This is an On 2 NY style in the intermediate & advanced DVD videos.."
Great Beginner Video (Salsa on 1)
Ivan Torres | San Juan, Puerto Rico | 05/04/2005
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Explains and demonstrates the basics very well. I especially like the approach to teaching turns and combinations. They don't teach set combinations. They give you basic turn components and show you how to combine them, do variations and how to flow from one move to another. This allows the beginner to create the combinations he feels comfortable with and keep adding moves on his own as he progresses.
I must disagree with another reviewers' description of this style as 'New York on 2'. This is a Salsa 'On 1' description of the steps. Ron clearly describes the basic stepping on the 1-2-3, 5-6-7 and breaking (stepping forward) on the 1.
'New York Style on 2' Steps are on the 1-2-3, 5-6-7 also, but breaks on the 2.
If you are a beginner and are confused by this, I can tell you the style presented here is very widely used, the easiest to learn and a good starting point for other styles.