Terry DeanTerry is the owner and principal male dance instructor of Terry Dean’s Dance Studio, in Charlottesville, Virginia. He has been teaching ballroom dancing for 30 years and opened his own successful studio following a 19 year career with Arthur Murray Dance Studios. Terry has received accolades for his choreography and has been honored as Virginia State’s Top Studio and Top Teacher twice. He and his staff teach students of all levels, whether they are interested in social dancing, exhibition dancing, or competitive ballroom dance sport. He has led many of his students to win top level gold medal competitions, and he is pleased to share his expertise with you today.
Terry Dean: Hi! I am Terry Dean from Terry Dean Dance Studio. Today we are working on the Salsa. Now what we are going to do is we going to put all these groupings together so you get an idea of what Salsa is going to look like when its put together and the feeling, and the way the body moves and then once you get to do it yourself, you will get the idea what it feels like and looks like. So here we go, the basic step first quick-quick-slow-and, quick-quick-slow, so we are just turning the basic step. Keeping the body in motion and rotating, hips moving, feet tapping, open break with an underarm turn back to the basic, to Scallop. Do that again, Scallop-open break-basic-scallop back to the basic there we go. Thats the basic Salsa with some basic variations in there, you can do that and get a nice feel, you will be doing great. Now remember that you have to always learn the basic steps first, add the body stuff to it, some of them might be little be tricky at first so you might have to call your professional and see if you can get some help but for granted, I know you will have a whole lot of fun once you get, so that you can really do a good Salsa its a great a lot of fun. Here we go.