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Salsa 101

Learn two essential salsa steps pulled from a melting pot of Latin American dance styles born in New York City.

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Headspace and Lincoln Center have teamed up to teach you a rich variety of dance moves from around the world. So put your phone where you can see it, stand up, and get ready to get moving. It's time for a Dance Break. (lively music) Salsa was born in New York City in the 1960s from the musical styles and influences brought to the city from Latin America. Salsa, which means sauce in Spanish, is a melting pot of Latin Caribbean rhythms. You got son, guaguanco, rumba, Latin jazz, pachanga and more, all in the mix. Here are two steps to get you dancing salsa. Step one, your hips are your steering wheel. Swing them like a hammer. Take your right leg back, change your hips to the right as you step forward on your left leg. Bring your right leg forward as your hips go to the left. Now repeat with your left side. Step two, put your weight on your left hip, swing your hip as you open your right leg. Cross your right foot behind, as you swing your hip back to the left. Switch your hips to the right as you open your left leg. Swing your hips to the left and cross your left leg behind as you swing your hip back to the right. Now you can dance to some extra level Willie Colon or Grupo Niche tunes anywhere. (lively music)...


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