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Learn to salsa dance for beginners. This walkthrough video will help you learn how to salsa dance and provide you a series of salsa dance lessons that will teach you the basics steps to salsa dancing, right turns, cross body leads and the cross body lead 180. After practicing this salsa lesson a few times you will be able to do all the salsa moves that we show you at the beginning of the salsa video. For more free salsa dance lessons, check out our page at: https://www.addicted2salsa.com .

Salsa Lessons Shortcuts:
1:07 Basics Steps On1 Timing
3:20 Dancing with a Partner
4:17 Salsa Right Turn On1
5:17 Leading a Right Turn in Salsa Dancing
6:05 The Cross Body Lead
7:48 Cross Body Lead - Side Angle
8:10 Leading a Cross Body Lead
8:50 Cross Body Lead with Turn
9:12 Shanay Turns in Salsa
10:08 Cross Body Lead with Turn Steps
11:02 Cross Body Lead with Turn in Partnerwork
11:37 Cross Body Lead 180

As always, please consult your physician or an EMT, and wear the proper safety gear and harness before doing the moves in any dance video.

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  • Sierra Eaton
    Sierra Eaton 3 years ago What the hell i was just trying to make salsa this guys not a chef at all
  • Hugo plantfortune
    Hugo plantfortune 1 month ago hahahaha what a superb comment
  • Johnathan Garcia
    Johnathan Garcia 1 month ago this made my day
  • NICK BONNIE
    NICK BONNIE 2 months ago Many thanks, I've been looking for "free salsa dance steps" for a while now, and I think this has helped. You ever tried - Miyyan Wenacob Bulldozer - (do a google search ) ? Ive heard some amazing things about it and my neighbour got excellent success with it.
  • Son Lê Hoàng
    Son Lê Hoàng 2 months ago Just wonderful, I been tryin to find out about "classes salsa" for a while now, and I think this has helped. You ever tried - Miyyan Wenacob Bulldozer - (do a google search ) ? Ive heard some incredible things about it and my mate got great results with it.
  • Marko Petrovic
    Marko Petrovic 2 months ago Sierra Eaton Many thanks, been searching for "learning the salsa" for a while now, and I think this has helped. You ever tried - Miyyan Wenacob Bulldozer - (search on google ) ? Ive heard some amazing things about it and my neighbour got amazing results with it.
  • panedole
    panedole 2 months ago Winner of a video, I been tryin to find out about "best beginner salsa video" for a while now, and I think this has helped. You ever tried - Miyyan Wenacob Bulldozer - (do a search on google ) ? Ive heard some awesome things about it and my mate got great success with it.
  • Hovik Tatevossian
    Hovik Tatevossian 3 months ago Roger Sanchez I
  • serena T
    serena T 11 months ago 😂😂😂😶
  • Lemon LemonApple
    Lemon LemonApple 1 year ago Hahahhahahahahahah
  • Young Ebitda
    Young Ebitda 1 year ago 2 birds 1 stone
  • Abdulrhman -
    Abdulrhman - 1 year ago Sierra Eaton me too dude
  • Flowey The Flower
    Flowey The Flower 1 year ago Jajajaja
  • Marie Alonso
    Marie Alonso 1 year ago Haha
  • Shashidhar Kote
    Shashidhar Kote 1 year ago Zumba for beginners
  • Dorein Paul Emmanuel
    Dorein Paul Emmanuel 1 year ago it says dance clearly you dimwit!
  • Zaid
    Zaid 1 year ago Well now you know how to dance! Congrats!
  • SNOOZ QUEEN
    SNOOZ QUEEN 1 year ago im dying
  • Abigail Navarro
    Abigail Navarro 2 years ago jejeje definitely yur in the wrong channel way off.
  • Kris Steven
    Kris Steven 2 years ago jokes on you bitch...lol
  • outwiththem
    outwiththem 2 years ago we are not big eaters, we are big dancers....sorry for you..
  • Neiasha Simons
    Neiasha Simons 2 years ago Connor
  • Connor
    Connor 2 years ago W
  • Harmen ganesh van der Meijden
    Harmen ganesh van der Meijden 2 years ago (edited) that joke was great whahaha
  • Quartz Crystal
    Quartz Crystal 3 years ago lolz
  • Mutsu Hanma
    Mutsu Hanma 2 years ago instructions unclear, headbutted my wife
  • hayden nielsen
    hayden nielsen 3 years ago Have to learn how to salsa for a friends quinciñueta... Nervous.. Hahaha a white American boy trying to salsa
  • Articulated Monkey
    Articulated Monkey 1 week ago @Melina Encarnacion In my experience of both xbody styles and cuban styles - cuban feels more natural and flows as you dance around eachother.
  • Mike Post
    Mike Post 10 months ago Even if you were the worst dancer in the world, they would still really appreciate you taking that effort!
  • Sydney Tansky
    Sydney Tansky 1 year ago You got this! I’m a white latina
  • Javier G Lopez Tavarez
    Javier G Lopez Tavarez 1 year ago Quinciñueta? Did you meant Quinceañera? Lol
  • Melina Encarnacion
    Melina Encarnacion 1 year ago you can practice alone, I had to learn it in school before. But if you are a female, or doing the following role, you have to start with putting your foot back then forward because the leading dancer is to lead by moving forward first. it's a bit confusing at first but when you listen to salsa music while dancing it goes easier.
  • Joe Cooper
    Joe Cooper 1 year ago hayden nielsen I have to learn Salsa in school 🤣😐Can you dance it alone ? 😁
  • chung CHug
    chung CHug 2 years ago same bud
  • Josh Adams
    Josh Adams 2 years ago hayden nielsen facts bro this guy sucks
  • Norman Vazquez
    Norman Vazquez 2 years ago he died, it was too much for him and the heat of the salsa made him spontaneously combust
  • Someone Had To
    Someone Had To 3 years ago +hayden nielsen Yep, hopefully it went well my friend. Somewhat similar situation here. Haha
  • sofea babby
    sofea babby 3 years ago SAME OMG! So nervous, how'd it go for you?
  • Kennedy Tsang
    Kennedy Tsang 3 years ago +hayden nielsen How did it good bro? I am also learning how to salsa for a friends too lol Nervous
  • Rincy Albert
    Rincy Albert 3 years ago n n. illness.
  • Lalalabanya
    Lalalabanya 3 years ago Good luck!! I'm sure you'll do great. :)
  • Mr. McGee
    Mr. McGee 5 years ago i swear you had powdered sugar on your hands when you were talking in the introduction
  • Daniel Traynor
    Daniel Traynor 3 weeks ago Icing Sugar
  • Fruitycoconut G
    Fruitycoconut G 3 months ago Ahaha !
  • vimala devi
    vimala devi 4 months ago Whatever but your comment made me laugh out loud 🤣
  • moongirl Spears
    moongirl Spears 4 months ago It's the sun
  • Jesus Gonzalez
    Jesus Gonzalez 5 months ago LMAO 😂
  • Putri Dewi Purnamasari
    Putri Dewi Purnamasari 6 months ago It's actually a light but sugar it's okay lmao.
  • Thanos
    Thanos 8 months ago Or cocaine
  • Diana Morales
    Diana Morales 8 months ago In some angle it looked like he painted his nails lol
  • K P
    K P 9 months ago Dumb reaction
  • John Facioli
    John Facioli 9 months ago “Sugar”
  • Asmae Abdellah
    Asmae Abdellah 2 years ago hahaah
  • Muskaan
    Muskaan 5 years ago It was light lol
  • George Garcia
    George Garcia 4 years ago I struggle so bad with partner dancing and salsa dancing. I've had lessons twice and it still feels completely unnatural. This is so embarrassing for me because believe it or not, I'm Cuban American and living in Miami. Knowing how to salsa dance is almost a requirement. It's embarrassing when I say I can't really dance salsa, and people look at me like I'm from Mars. "But aren't you Cuban" they say with a twisted face. Truth is, I grew up in  family that never danced and never went to parties. My mother really never thought to teach me. And I really grew up in schools that were completely Americanized. I grew up dancing to The Romantics, U2 and The Police. An 80's MTV kid. It messes with your social life a bit because you're expected to know it. My ex wife didn't care... I think. I've got to at least learn the basic moves this video teaches. Otherwise, they may kick me out of Miami for good!
  • Articulated Monkey
    Articulated Monkey 1 week ago THis is the poroblem with other people and their stupid assumption, They assume that because you come from place X you can automatically do Y perfectly :(
  • i should probably do something productive l
    i should probably do something productive l 1 week ago literallt dont feel bad my prima was puerto tocan and cuban but she was raised in america and por dios esto niña no puede bailar por nadie. Like it’s so bad LMFAO even she laughs ab it. And for me and her we were both latina but raised in american schools and our parents speak english so our spanish is there but it’s not as natural sounding as it would if i lived back in cuba.
  • leo leo
    leo leo 2 months ago This was great, thanks, I been tryin to find out about "learn how to dance salsa video" for a while now, and I think this has helped. You ever tried - Miyyan Wenacob Bulldozer - (Have a quick look on google cant remember the place now ) ? Ive heard some pretty good things about it and my mate got amazing results with it.
  • Fruitycoconut G
    Fruitycoconut G 3 months ago @Mike Post kicked out of miami
  • Giovanni Oyola
    Giovanni Oyola 3 months ago And I’m from PR and every time I say I don’t know how to dance everyone goes -But you are puertorican!
  • Calliope Lyre
    Calliope Lyre 3 months ago So cute.
  • German Scheit
    German Scheit 4 months ago I know the struggle bra
  • Kitty crack corn and Idc
    Kitty crack corn and Idc 5 months ago I relate to this except I know how to dance I just can't speak Spanish...
  • Bruce Charlie
    Bruce Charlie 6 months ago I'm an engineer that is shit at maths but I still work for rolls Royce... some things in life don't come easy and will always be a struggle for your brain, but a man has to still get on with it
  • hmm
    hmm 10 months ago George Garcia Bro same over here, we’re gringo Miamins.
  • Mike Post
    Mike Post 10 months ago (edited) It's been 3 years since you posted this. How's it going, @George Garcia? As for your original comment: man, you had two lessons. It'll come. Chill.
  • VIVIKAS WORLD
    VIVIKAS WORLD 11 months ago I feel you, I only know how to dance to rnb lolll
  • xMyPointlessChannelx
    xMyPointlessChannelx 1 year ago George Garcia I can relate lol but it’s when I say I can’t speak Spanish. I also just started taking salsa lessons too aha.
  • j2times2006
    j2times2006 1 year ago Right there with you man. It’s a little t of fun and as long as you put the effort in you’ll see some results. Just started going to classes myself and the more you do these steps the more comfortable you’ll get trust me. The toughest part is overcoming the beginning
  • Liliana Feliciano
    Liliana Feliciano 1 year ago George Garcia I know the struggles I'm Puerto Rican people tell me music is in my blood my family can danced but they never thought me I feel embarrassed and I hate feeling this way that I can't dance my own music
  • Esther Gonzalez Martinez
    Esther Gonzalez Martinez 1 year ago @Iris Bonet ,
  • Imanuela E
    Imanuela E 1 year ago Hahaha! I can so relate. I'm a beginner, 5 lessons or so, and though I've been told I've picked it up really fast, by far the most frequent feedback is that I should "let the man lead." I'm working on it though. I think I'm getting better, but sadly the only way I'll ever become a really good salsa dancer is to learn how to follow. I love the music and atmosphere so much, anyway it's only for the duration of the dance!
  • Iris Bonet Vlogs
    Iris Bonet Vlogs 2 years ago George Garcia I'm Puerto Rican and don't know how to let a guy lead for the life of me.. lol "I'm an independent woman that don't need no man" bahaha
  • Johnny Resto
    Johnny Resto 2 years ago BAESIKLI bro I'm taking this girl on a date and she wants to go salsa dancing but I don't even know the basics which I told her, but she's persistent on we go. Time to swallow my pride and just dance
  • Lara Marchese
    Lara Marchese 2 years ago George Garcia get your hips moving
  • BAESIKLI
    BAESIKLI 2 years ago :( I went to this party the other day and I guess the ladies there thought I could dance so I gave it a try (which I can't)... I took a mad L, I was the embarrassment of the party and I'm Ecuadorian. I promise that next time I pull up, imma prove all them wrong 😈🤘
  • szililolabu
    szililolabu 4 years ago @Manny George it may take months to feel the beat. But worth it.
  • michael knight
    michael knight 4 years ago i give you alot of props for admitting it,almost same story here except im puerto rican from new york. all my relatives whom still live in nyc are dance machines and its embarassing for me when i went to a family reunion 4 yrs ago aunts and cousins dragged me out on dance floor and i felt like a complete moron trying to dance. i still had alot of fun ,but not very confident...where we as a family went wrong is when i was super young my dad retired and moved us way upstate ny from brooklyn, all my relatives stayed in the city meanwhile we moved to a small country hick town where i was the only spanish person in the whole school district. now looking back i realize i lost touch with my culture. having kids myself now i want to learn my salsa ,merengue , and of course bachata. got a wedding coming up in couple months down in the city and i soo wanna dance with all my relatives all of whom are wonderful dancers.seems to come natural for them.sorry about the rant. i wish you the best of luck.
  • Angelica Acevedo-Morales
    Angelica Acevedo-Morales 4 years ago Don't feel bad. That's because you was born and raise in America. I'm Puerto Rican. I was born and raise in New York City. I had to teach myself how to dance salsa because my family are just the same as your family. You will learn, it just takes practice.
  • Sunnilocs
    Sunnilocs 5 years ago A good partner is essential.  Many leads don't realize the importance of the push and pull.
  • Articulated Monkey
    Articulated Monkey 1 week ago A good follow is also important! I get a lot of follows who just can't keep time, or have any sense of rhythm at all!
  • Hemant Kush
    Hemant Kush 1 month ago Sunblock
  • Hemant Kush
    Hemant Kush 1 month ago salsrvDi
  • Laura Kuiper
    Laura Kuiper 5 years ago Your way of teaching is so clear and understandable: super!
  • ZFlyingVLover
    ZFlyingVLover 3 years ago To all salsa wannabe's . **IMPORTANT**:Note that you can click on the gear icon in the lower right hand part of the video and slow this or any video down. This is very useful to see what's going on when the instructor isn't thinking about instructing and is just having fun. Sometimes the instructor isn't able to communicate what needs to be done because they either arent good communicators or they forget. For me its been alot easier to watch than to listen to instructions as I am a visual learner. I hope this helps everyone.
  • Neal Turner
    Neal Turner 10 months ago THANKS SAME AS YOU VISUAL
  • Thresh Main
    Thresh Main 2 years ago You forget the most important thing, u need to move those hipps. Or as i like to call it. SHAKE THAT ASSSSSSSSSSS!
  • i should probably do something productive l
    i should probably do something productive l 1 week ago YOU SOUND LIKE THAT ONE DRUNK TIA OR PRIMA GIVING SALSA LESSONS IN THE MIDDLE OF THE PARTY.
  • 5feetgoaround fullflapsC150
    5feetgoaround fullflapsC150 4 months ago @Judi Christopher-You dont do that as a beginner. It will confuse an throw you off. Do it much later.
  • Judi Christopher
    Judi Christopher 1 year ago YES!!! That is why Salsa dancing is so sexy... It is a Beautiful dance... (From New Mexico USA)
  • Jessica M
    Jessica M 5 years ago This is sooo clear and precise!! Just the video I was looking for! Thanks so much! I'm hoping my fiance and I could learn some dances for the wedding to spice things up! I'm def subscribing :-)
  • Esther Gonzalez Martinez
    Esther Gonzalez Martinez 1 year ago P lo
  • Addicted2Salsa
    Addicted2Salsa 5 years ago We did salsa dancing at our wedding (which was last July). It was fresh and fun - we even got the crowed involved half way through the dance to transition the party and get everyone on the floor.
  • Asim FLayeh
    Asim FLayeh 3 years ago This is amazing, but you wont learn it unless you do it physically i mean with a partner and an instructor to correct your posture
  • Mathew Z
    Mathew Z 3 years ago I came here bc i wanted to dance like cruz after a td 😢
  • Jordan Landsaw
    Jordan Landsaw 6 months ago Is anyone else here because they just started dating a Latin girl?
  • i should probably do something productive l
    i should probably do something productive l 1 week ago this literallt made me laugh sm dude u got this go learn how to dance for ur novia u got this
  • Articulated Monkey
    Articulated Monkey 1 week ago @V Martinez Lol date me, I've been dancing cuban style for years haha!
  • barrya
    barrya 1 month ago (edited) @Fruitycoconut G like me😂😂😂😂😂😤😤😤i think its hair
  • Fruitycoconut G
    Fruitycoconut G 3 months ago Damn your profil picture. I thought something was on my screen and tried to remove it 😤
  • V Martinez
    V Martinez 5 months ago @Jordan Landsaw not really why do u think im here
  • Jordan Landsaw
    Jordan Landsaw 5 months ago V Martinez so turns out my Latin girl is the only Colombian woman in the world that doesn’t know how to salsa. 💃
  • V Martinez
    V Martinez 5 months ago i am a latin girl
  • Vincent Coleman
    Vincent Coleman 6 months ago Nope. But I want to tho lol I figure this will be my ticket to success!!
  • Fotios Kiamos
    Fotios Kiamos 4 years ago I've been watching your videos for years and I honestly believe that you post the absolute best tutoring salsa videos on the net. I know so because I have attended several dancing lessons. Well done! Greetings from Greece!
  • alphavirginis
    alphavirginis 4 years ago From 1:38 to 3:50 the woman's steps are wrong, and this may become really confusing for a beginner. If the man is going with his LF forward, the woman should go with her RF back and not with her LF forward like it's shown in the video. But overall, I like your teaching style and enjoy your videos.
  • Bud Noopy
    Bud Noopy 4 years ago I need an Teacher xD i live in Santo Domingo somo can help me ???
  • Ms Jay
    Ms Jay 5 years ago @Addicted2Salsa  Thank you Thank you for this video and sharing your expertise. I REALLY APPRECIATED IT. Much Love from the caribbean
  • Vani Subramaniam
    Vani Subramaniam 3 years ago Exactly what I was looking for :) thanks a ton!
  • Julia Pontones
    Julia Pontones 4 years ago Hi! "Chaine" turns are from ballet! I am a ballet teacher and these are so much fun to do. The french word means to "link" like a chain.
  • Maria Christina Ruiz
    Maria Christina Ruiz 2 years ago It's crazy how this comes natural to Latinos lol
  • Articulated Monkey
    Articulated Monkey 1 week ago @Kevin M It's not being born with a natural dance ability..It comes from a natural sense of rhythm, I was lucky as I'm a drummer aswell...so the sense of timing and music came automatically lol
  • duvan mendoza
    duvan mendoza 2 months ago I'm colombian, and I can't dance like this at all kek, it's not hard tho
  • Kenny James
    Kenny James 2 months ago @Kevin M Well said Kevin. TRUE!
  • alisa crus
    alisa crus 4 months ago Latina here, cant dance for shhiiiitttt lol i wanna learn so bad though
  • DY/L17
    DY/L17 5 months ago Jajaja , eso es normal . Lo llevamos en la sangre . In english : Hahaha, that's normal. It's in our blood
  • Slick D
    Slick D 5 months ago Everything comes easy when it's a fundamental of your upbringing. You learn easiest as a child.
  • Jesus Mendoza
    Jesus Mendoza 6 months ago Venezuelan and I fucking suck at it hahha
  • Xu pulse
    Xu pulse 6 months ago (edited) Its weird cause Im American and if I have a good lead its easy. I hadn't danced salsa a day in my life and the first time someone took me out on the dance for and I just followed easily and I didnt even know what I was doing. I came here to see the actual steps and understand. I also loved it but honestly knew I messed a little somehow. I have always appreciated Latin cultural as well as Mexican
  • Rohan Douglas
    Rohan Douglas 6 months ago @Kevin M you are so right. they grew up doing bits from they are babies as that's the dominant dance of their culture.
  • judy godinez
    judy godinez 6 months ago have you seen all the latinos that can't do this...
  • Sr Rizo
    Sr Rizo 7 months ago Im Latino and my dads from Honduras my mom ls cuban and today a Columbian showed me up cause i cant salsa😅 so i am now here trying to learn salsa
  • kittygirl8706
    kittygirl8706 7 months ago Nope, latina here and o can't dance for the life of me. Reason why i try these tutorials lol
  • Nkunzimana Evrard
    Nkunzimana Evrard 7 months ago I wonder if your english is natural or you went for school for it
  • Edisson Ramos
    Edisson Ramos 9 months ago No one is born with the "ability to Salsa" but we Latinos in majority are definitely born with rhythm which makes the "ability to Salsa" way much easier.
  • Katrina Black
    Katrina Black 10 months ago lol i am boricua and i can't do this chenay(?) turn
  • Kevin M
    Kevin M 1 year ago Does it ... or do 'Latinos' (your words) learn it through seeing and doing at a young age? I doubt anyone is born with the ability to Salsa (fluidly) without ever seeing or doing it.