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How to Do Advanced Funky Salsa Moves

Learn how to do advanced funky salsa moves with this Howcast Latin dance video.


Ashley: Hey guys, Ashley and Henry here. Right now we're gonna show you Funky Salsa, a little bit more advanced.

Henry: So let's show you the pattern, and then we're going to break it down for you. So start with the basic step. One, two, three, five, six, seven, one, two. We're gonna do a back break. And one, two, three and roll away, and roll away, and turning, and one, two, three, five, six, seven.

Ashley: OK. So let's break that down. We start with our basic. So by now we know our basic, going back for the girls, forward for the guys. Five, six, seven, you're going to open, connect hands. On one, two, three, he's inviting you in, girls. You're just going to pivot to face the opposite side.

Now, we're together, right? I feel my shoulder against Henry's chest. We have a connection with our hands, and he's going to initiate the movement from here. We're going to do two body rolls, starting with the chest to the hip, chest to the hip. Now, we need to recover and exit from this. So he's going to lead me with that left arm, out, open me into a turn, and back onto the one.

Henry: Yes? So gentlemen, what happens is when you do the basic step, one, two, three, five, six, seven, you'll do a back break. Now this back break is gonna feel like a slingshot, you're bringing them back into you. So after you break, one, and cut number two, you're going to pull them with the right and grab them next to you, right? Here is going to be count number five, and your chest is going to be connected with the lady's. You're gonna lead them into a body wave. By you doing a body wave, your body wave is really more sideways, it's not as frontal as the ladies. It's two of them, and then to finish it up, you're gonna push away with your forearm, the right forearm. So lean forward, at the same time you're turning them with your left hand. And that's the five, six, seven, and go back to the, ladies back on the one. Guys forward with the left, and count number one. OK?

So let's break it down one more time, slower. So it goes, one, two, three, five, six, seven. You back break, bring the lady with you. And we body wave, and we body wave. And then the five, you lead the lady out, five, six, seven. Go back to the basic, five, six, seven.

Ashley: Yeah? So let's try that along with the music.

Henry: Six, seven and, one, two, three, five, six, seven, one, two, three, five, six, seven, one, two, three, five, six, seven, one, two, three, five, six, seven, one, two, three, five, six, seven. One more time. Back break. One, two, three, five, six, seven, five, six, seven, one, five, six, seven ... And that's how you do ...

Ashley: Funky Salsa Advanced!

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