This website contains over 100 charts of Salsa moves (sometimes called steps, figures or patterns). Each move is explained step by step with instructions and diagrams.
The moves are mostly New York and L.A. (Cross Body Lead) style. The rest are Columbian and Cuban style.
How To Use SalsaNotes
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The Table of Contents should be the first place to go, but that is quite large and confusing when seen for the first time, so here is a guide to help you through the complexity.
To make up your own routines go to the Resource of Salsa Moves. Find the section for moves starting in Closed Hold (or Open Hold) then click on the move you want to start with. Links at the bottom of each move's chart help you choose the next move.
Always use the tutorials, moves and routines, that are at an appropriate level for your abilities.
If you find any safety issues in these notes, please Contact Us about them immediatly.
When I first started going to Salsa classes I found I could not remember the moves and routines from one week's Salsa lesson to the next. After a year I realized I had to overcome this problem or give up, so I started to make notes on the moves and techniques. This did the trick, and the free style dancing after the lessons became fun.
I knew other people had the same problem, so I made some of the notes available to everyone on this website. I am not a Salsa dance expert but I hope you find these notes useful.