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How to Lead in Salsa Dancing

Learn how to lead your salsa dance partner in this Howcast dance video with expert Jorday Rivera.


Hello, my name is Jorday Rivera, and I am an expert in salsa. I own two dance studios in Queens, New York. We're going to be learning a progression of salsa moves so we can actually go out, practice, take it to the clubs, take it to a party, and you can show off all the great moves you learned.
Tips on leading now I'm going to let his question go to my partner Marco.

Marco: So basically what you need to know is that when we are dancing it's one of the last places where the man is the man. We are the boss on the dance floor and so we call the shots and you cannot let a woman lead you. You are in charge so what you want to do is you grab your partner right around mid shoulder blade lane right around her broad [XXX] don't get [XXX] though. Grab her and this is going to be your engine. This is how you are directing your dance and your other hand your left hand is grabbing her right hand and this is going to be your steering wheel. That's what you need to know for a good lead. Make sure you are the boss on the dance floor.

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