Learn SALSA in 5 Hours and Dance Your Way to Fun & Excitement!
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Learn SALSA in 5 Hours and Dance Your Way to Fun & Excitement!

Five Hours of Expert Instruction That Will Bring You Endless Hours of Fun & Excitement.
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4.9 (84 ratings)
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Published 8/2011
English
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Includes:
  • 5 hours on-demand video
  • 1 Supplemental Resource
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Basic Steps and New Steps
  • Open Shines (show-off moves done separately or with a partner)
  • Leader (Male) and Follower (Female) Drills
  • Simple and complex Turns and turn patterns
  • Partnering Techniques. This is where you put all the pieces of the puzzle together.
  • How to vary, change, and stylize each move
  • How to do Shoulder Rolls, Shoulder Shakes and/or Shimmies
  • How to do Full Body Rolls
  • How to do Hip Circles
  • How to do Arm Styling
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Requirements
  • <b>Shoes:</b> Comfortable shoes with leather or other hard soles that are somewhat slippery and will not catch on carpets or smooth floors. You want to be able to spin and slide... not stick.
  • <b>Time (and a commitment) to practice:</b> The work in this course gets more complex with each hour and it is important to be able to practice until you can make each move natural, easy and your own. You're going for "muscle memory". This is a total sensory experience: You have to feel the rhythm, the count, the patterns, the connections, the music and of course, your partner. You will want to "own" each move and PRACTICE/REPETITION is the ONLY way.
  • <b>A Practice Partner:</b> You can memorize every step, turn and shine in the world, but until you put it together with a partner, it isn't SALSA! Try to find someone with similar interests and goals as yourself or even someone with more dance experience and remember to ALWAYS HAVE FUN while learning. This should be a happy experience for you.
  • <b>A "CAN DO" attitude:</b> SALSA is FUN! It shouldn't be stressful or competitive. Work at your own pace... Take as much time as you need for each hour, but enjoy yourself! Feel the magic of the movement and the music! This course can really change your life!
Description
Don't Wait Another Minute -- Start Dancing Salsa TODAY!

Have you always wanted to learn SALSA or improve your SALSA technique? Do you want to impress your friends at your favorite gathering or family function? Burn calories and get in shape while dancing and having FUN??? Build confidence and improve your social life?

SEAON STYLIST-BRISTOL, a master teacher with more than 15 years of experience breaks SALSA down into a series of simple, basic, steps, moves and turns that fit together like pieces of a puzzle. He has been teaching, choreographing and performing his unique SALSA techniques and stylings all over the world at SALSA events, festivals and congresses. Now, in this brand new introductory course he will teach YOU everything you need to know to get started having fun and dancing at any Latin Dance Club or SALSA event locally, or anywhere in the world! Once you learn the basics, there will be no stopping you!

It's been proven beyond a doubt: SALSA dancing is one of the happiest ways to meet people, spend a night out on the town or even throw a party with friends. SALSA is known for its high energy, hot and even sexy moves, but it doesn't stop there. It's also energetic, rhythmic and an ever-growing, equal-opportunity, worldwide movement and phenomenon that never gets old, never discriminates and never goes out of style!

The course includes 5 hour-long videos, each one containing 5 or 6 segments, each segment teaching 1 to 3 new moves or combining moves learned previously, plus many extras

Who is the target audience?
  • This course is for ANYONE who has ever wanted to learn SALSA, age 8 to 88. Total beginners and dancers with some experience will LOVE this course and Seaon's unique style of teaching.
  • ANYONE looking for an easy and fun way to meet that special someone for dancing, dating or just having fun! Guys who want to meet girls, Girls who want to meet guys or any other combo.
  • Experienced dancers who want to brush up on their technique and learn some new moves.
  • ANYONE who wants to tone their body, get in shape and burn calories without knowingly doing exercise. When you dance SALSA, perspiration is inevitable and if you're out on the dance floor you're probably NOT eating.
  • If you want to change your life, immerse yourself in a new culture, find physical (instead of virtual) ways to express your inner feelings and passions, smile more and connect to something very real, palpable, exciting and always fun.
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Curriculum For This Course
Expand All 19 Lectures Collapse All 19 Lectures 05:07:14
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Hour ONE
4 Lectures 01:03:34

This is it!  This is where you will begin to feel the Salsa groove.  It's your Salsa "bible" Nothing in the entire course is more important than this first hour!  It's your introduction to the timing, the beat, the count and ALL your basic steps. Once you've mastered them, you will easilylearn how to put them together in your basic partnerwork!  AMAZING!  It all fits together like a puzzle.  This hour also includes your first turns and open shines.

If you practice enough, so that your bones and muscles remember the moves, (it really doesn't take very long!) you will be on your way to the Salsa clubs and endless smiles after the very first lesson. 

This video contains 6 Segments and 21 elements.

Preview 01:03:34

This is the course syllabus containing all of the material and information you'll be learning in the next 5 hours. Enjoy!!!

Course Syllabus
6 pages

SLOW TEMPO - This Song was used in Hours 1 & 2.  You will hear your Instructor's voice counting along with you.

Practice Music #1 - Rhythm & Bone Slow With Count
4.3 MB

FASTER TEMPO - This Song was used in Hours 1 & 2.  You will hear your Instructor's voice counting along with you.

Practice Music #2 - Rhythm & Bone Fast With Count
3.3 MB
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Hour TWO
3 Lectures 55:18

Workin' the groove into turn patterns!  In this hour you will begin learning how to apply your basic techniques and begin creating turn patterns for the dance floor!  This hour also includes some simple open shines for you to do solo or with your partner when you need a break from turn patterns.  ENJOY!!!

Video - Hour TWO: IN & OUT, AROUND THE WORLD WITH SUSIE Q
55:18

SLOW TEMPO - This Song was used in Hours 1 & 2.  You will hear NOT your Instructor's voice counting along with you.  This will help you to begin training your ear to listen and identify the counts and timing for yourself.

Practice Music #3 - Rhythm & Bone Slow No Count
4.4 MB

FASTER TEMPO - This Song was used in Hours 1 & 2.  You will NOT hear your Instructor's voice counting along with you.  Same as practice music #3, but to a slightly faster temp, cuz all salsa songs vary in tempo and style.

Practice Music #4 - Rhythm & Bone Fast No Count
3.4 MB
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Hour THREE
3 Lectures 01:00:37
  • This is hour 3 and the mid-point in this Salsa Series.  In this hour you'll begin to approach a more intermediate level, so make sure you have studied and practiced hours # 1 & 2 in thier entirety.  Enjoy some of Seaon's unique open shines like the Pachanga Strut and and the Cuban Half & Half, as well as a few new stylish turn patterns!
Video - Hour THREE: STRUT YOUR STUFF WITH A CUBAN HALF & HALF!
01:00:37

SLOW TEMPO - This Song was used in Hours 3, 4 & 5.  You will hear your Instructor's voice counting along with you.

Practice Music #5 - SaChey Montuno Slow With Count
2.9 MB

FASTER TEMPO - This Song was used in Hours 3, 4 & 5.  You will hear your Instructor's voice counting along with you.

Practice Music #6 - SaChey Montuno Fast With Count
3.6 MB
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Hour FOUR
3 Lectures 58:13

In this 4th hour of the series, Seaon gives you some open footwork that looks flashy but should easily fall into your repetoire of shines.  Then he challenges you with some four turns and turn patterns that are sure you make you stand out on the dance floor and/or impress your friends and family.  Go GET IT!!

Video - Hour FOUR: FEEL THE PULSATIONS & TURN, TURN, TURN
58:13

SLOW TEMPO - This Song was used in Hours 3, 4 & 5.  You will NOT hear your Instructor's voice counting along with you.

Practice Music #7 - SaChey Montuno Slow No Count
2.8 MB

FASTER TEMPO - This Song was used in Hours 3, 4 & 5.  You will NOT hear your Instructor's voice counting along with you.

Practice Music #8 - SaChey Montuno Fast No Count
3.7 MB
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Hour FIVE
6 Lectures 01:03:32

In the last hour of the SALSA 1 course, Seaon helps you refine your stylings and hone your turning skills.  This is where you'll learn the secrets of shoulder rolls, body rolls, shoulder shakes, etc., and add new turn patterns changing hands and using  your arms in different ways.  It's a marathon of Club Dance tecnique . . and we hope you will take it right out to the nearest club to practice and show off your new moves.  Have at it!  This is the beginning - there's no where go but up and out . . . dancing, that is.  Have fun . . . See you on the dance floor!

Hour FIVE: ICING ON THE CAKE!
01:03:32

SLOW TEMPO - This song was used randomly throughout the 5 hour course.  It's a basic salsa percussion rhythm with your Instructor's voice giving you the count.

All Percussion Slow With Count
3.0 MB

FASTER TEMPO - This song was used randomly throughout the 5 hour course.  It's a basic salsa percussion rhythm with your Instructor's voice giving you the count.

All Percussion Fast With Count
3.1 MB

SLOW TEMPO - This song was used randomly throughout the 5 hour course.  It's a basic salsa percussion rhythm WITHOUT your Instructor's voice giving you the count.

All Percussion Slow No Count
3.1 MB

FASTER TEMPO - This song was used randomly throughout the 5 hour course.  It's a basic salsa percussion rhythm WITHOUT your Instructor's voice giving you the count.

All Percussion Fast No Count
3.2 MB

This is a bonus track!!  Enyoy!!!

Bonus Track - Happy Or Sad No Count
3.3 MB
About the Instructor
Seaon Stylist-Bristol
4.9 Average rating
84 Reviews
1,249 Students
2 Courses
Salsa/Latin Dance Instructor, Dancer & Choreographer

OnSean Zion/AKA Seaon has been a world traveling and well-known SALSA dancer, choreographer and instructor for more than 15 years. His unique dance styling ability and reputation, both as a leader and a follower, earned him the nickname Seaon "Stylist" - and it stuck. As an innovative dancer, OnSean's elegance, grace, and pure rhythmic interpretation is much admired and copied. As an instructor, his care and detailed attention to musicality, turn patterns, and footwork demands precision and concentration from his students. As a choreographer and performer, he routinely offers one-of-a- kind dance exhibitions whenever he appears. He has participated in many international SALSA festivals as a performer, choreographer, judge and instructor, including repeat appearances in many cities including Berlin, Hong Kong, New York, Paris, Las Vegas, Tokyo, Seoul, Los Angeles, San Diego, Miami and San Francisco.
 
OnSean (pronounced On-Shawn) is a true reflection of his innate talent and his upbringing. Born and reared in Georgetown, the Capital city of Guyana, he was always a natural singer and dancer and was much in demand as a soloist in church, even as a small child.  He moved to NYC as a teenager and began his professional singing and dance training in earnest. In addition to private coaching as a singer, he trained in dance with the Razz M Tazz Dance Company, the Eddie Torres Dance Company and many others.

Although Guyana is in South America, it is the only English-speaking country on the continent and it is more a part of the same cultural and geopolitical family as Trinidad, Barbados, Jamaica and the other English-speaking, Caribbean islands.  Nevertheless, thanks to the availability of movies and cd’s, OnSean became enamored of SALSA when he was very young through exposure to movies like “Dirty Dancing”, “Come Dance With Me” and “Salsa”

OnSean's newest project, "ROCK WITH YOU, The King of Pop LATIN Style" exposes his strong and beautiful singing voice and music styles and expands his scope and influence beyond the SALSA world into the world of legitimate stage musicals and values. You won't want to miss this metamorphosis.