Learn Ladies Styling for Salsa ON 1 and ON 2. Part 1
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SOY LATINA is the best step by step Ladies Styling Training Program ever created. Let out the Latina in you!!
4.5 (123 ratings)
Instead of using a simple lifetime average, Udemy calculates a course's star rating by considering a number of different factors such as the number of ratings, the age of ratings, and the likelihood of fraudulent ratings.
6,016 students enrolled
Created by Irene Miguel
Last updated 3/2014
Price: Free
  • 1.5 hours on-demand video
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • By the end of the course you will be able to understand Ladies Styling for Salsa
  • - Do the "Dancers Posture"
  • -Do the most important body movement for all latin dances: The cuban motion
  • -Apply the Cuban Motion to your basic steps and shines
  • - Do the "Push" which is the way we step in salsa
  • -Apply the Cuban Motion to the Push
  • - Do the Hand Design and apply it to arm movements and positions
  • -Do more than 20 Arm positions
  • - More than 10 Arm movements
  • -Apply all the arm positions and movements to the cuban Motion
  • -Apply the arm positions and movements to the basic steps and shines
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  • Enough space to move
  • Dance shoes or socks

Welcome to Part 1 of Learn Ladies Styling ON 1 and ON 2 course: SOY LATINA Ladies Styling Training Program.

Soy Latina is a specially designed Ladies Styling Training Programme developed by one of the world’s top Latin Dance instructors, Irene Miguel. Soy Latina offers the most complete step-by-step Ladies Styling training program ever created. From Beginners to Advanced dancers as well as Teachers, this unique Training Program promises to develop your Ladies Styling so that you shine on the dance floor! With over 20 years of teaching experience, Irene Miguel has developed this special training programme for women of all levels, ages and abilities. Through Soy Latina you will gain a deeper understanding of Salsa Ladies Styling and will develop soft, feminine arm styling and movement to your dance. Soy Latina is divided in 3 levels; Foundation, Intermediate and Advanced. Each lesson relates to individual shines and partner work that will help you refine the smallest details of your styling and will make you look great when styling! After this course you will simply be the only one worth watching on the dance floor! So please shine responsibly!

Each lecture is taught both from the front and the back , in front of a mirror, as if you were in a real class, making it very easy to follow.

Most steps and exercises have a demo, instruction and practice lecture, so once you know the exercise you can just practice it with music.

Review by Lee Knights London Salsa Scene


SOY LATINA - "Impressive" "As good as it gets"

Irene Miguel, one of the most creative forces in the world of salsa dancing, has just released her most ambitious home study guide for dancers yet. Here, she presents Soy Latina, a ladies' salsa styling training programme, poured out over 8 hours of instruction and an impressive five courses Foundation Level SOY LATINA.

The first course covers the fundamental principals of ladies' salsa styling, including posture, Cuban motion, push, hand design as well as a store of arm positions, taught without and with music. On course 2, there are breakdowns of basic On1 and On2 footwork patterns, followed by footwork patterns with styling. Moving onto more advanced arm styling and shine work on course 3, Irene introduces her Danzalifestyle system, with its special accent on musicality and more.Time for dancers to go deeper on course 4, as Irene teaches a score of shines to suit a range of musical rhythms, all demonstrated without and with music. After all the intensive work-outs, dancers reap the reward on course 5. Here, Irene guides salseras through footwork and styling in partner-work. The culmination is instruction on how to marry up posture, hand and arm styling and Cuban motion with partner-work.

The setting is Irene's uncluttered studio, with all instruction given by Irene herself. Mostly, she teaches with her back to the viewer, facing a wall-size studio mirror, so you can pick up every detail. This gives the impression that this is for real - it's just you and Irene, in her studio, in a private one-to-one session. As good as it gets in terms of digital dance instruction. Well structured, with high production values, each section and disk building naturally from one to the next, this is suitable for women salsa/mambo dancers at all levels, from beginners to instructors.
This course could serve a double purpose for dancers, as it has the potential to open up a new route to teaching. Irene is looking for dancers who excel at this foundation level programme to take on more advanced training, working towards qualifying as Soy Latina Ladies' Salsa Styling teachers.For more information on becoming a Soy Latina instructor, Soy Latina workshops and intensive courses, Contact us

Who is the target audience?
  • women of all ages, backgrounds and abilities who want to learn how to be more confident, feminine and eelegant
  • Salsa dancers looking to improve their styling
  • Salsa teachers looking for new ideas for their classes
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Curriculum For This Course
17 Lectures
The Principples
9 Lectures 29:35

In this video Irene welcomes to students to the course

Welcome to Soy Latina

In this video Irene explains how to do SOY LATINA System

How to do the System

In this video Irene explains what you will learn on this first course

Introduction to Section 1

In this video Irene explains how to get into the dancer's posture

Dancer's Posture

In this video Irene explains the cuban motion which is the natural body movement of all latin dances

Cuban Motion: Instruction

In this video the student practices the Cuban Motion with music

Cuban Motion Practice

In this video Irene explains the "Push" which is the way we step in salsa dance

The Push: Instruction

The Push: Practice

In this video Irene Teaches the salsa Hand position or Hand Design

Hand Design: Instruction
Arm Styling
8 Lectures 52:20

In this video Irene Teaches different Arm positions

Arm Positions: Instruction

In this video Irene adds the Arm Positions to the cuban motion

Arm Positions: With Cuban Motion Instruction

In this video we practice the Arm positions and cuban motion with music

Arm Positions: With Cuban Motion Practice

In this video Irene teaches Arm Combinations

Arm Combinations: Instruction

In this video we practice the Arm Combinations with music

Arm Combinations: Practice

Side to side Arms: Instruction

Side to side Arms: with Cuban Motion

Side to side Arms: Practice
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About the Instructor
Irene Miguel
4.6 Average rating
135 Reviews
6,020 Students
3 Courses
Dance Teacher

Irene Miguel winner of the salsa UK Lifestyle Achievement Award 2006, is a leading choreographer, performer and teacher with a background in Ballet, Jazz, Contemporary, Yoga and Pilates. With 20 years of experience in dance and fitness she has developed her own training systems: "Danzalifestyle systems, the world's first holistic approach to Salsa and Mambo" the systems include emphasis on musicality, improvisation, posture, breathing, flexibility and safety. She was the first international teacher to teach performance courses specially designed for congresses, giving the students the opportunity to perform alongside their favourite salsa stars!

Irene has been travelling around the world teaching and performing for 20 years and has partnered dancers such as Seon Stylist, Angel Ortis, Edgard Del Rosario, Leon Rose, Laith Sami, Frank Santos and Tamambo amongst others. During Irene’s time teaching abroad, she has visited many cities within the UK, US, Holland, France, Spain, Switzerland, Italy, Greece, Turkey, China, Puerto Rico, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Argentina and Brazil to name a few! She is continuing to spread the Latin Dance movement across the world and plans to visit many more places.

Irene’s main teacher and inspiration is Eddie Torres with whom she has been studying since 1999. She has also learned from Nelson Flores, Stracy Diaz, Frankie Martinez, Melissa Rosado amongst others. She continues to study both dance and music with these teachers and many others.

Irene firmly believes that we should never stop learning and encourages her students to do the same.


  • BA Dance and Performing Arts
  • BSc (Hons) Sports Science, Fitness and Health
  • BSY Yoga Teacher
  • YMCA RSA Exercise to Music
  • Stott Pilates Teacher
  • BSY Shiatsu
  • Ashtanga Yoga Teacher
  • AFAA Aerobics Instructor
  • BAWLA Fitness Leader
  • Red Cross Life Saving Certificate
  • NVQ 1 and 2 Video Production
  • NVQ 1 and 2 Music Production

Lifetime Achievement Award UK Salsa Congress 2006
EUROPEAN Salsa Champion 1998 / EUROPEAN Salsa Champion 2000

Irene is very active in the Salsa community and has participated in various Championships and Congresses as a Judge. Below is a list of the events that Irene has participated in as a Judge;

  1. IDO British Salsa Championships 2010
  2. Hong Kong salsa championships 2009
  3. British Salsa Championship since 1998
  4. Bacardi Paris Salsa Competition 2001
  5. Club Salsa UK 2001
  6. Salsa Open Argentina 2005
  7. European Salsa Open 2006 at the UK Salsa Congress