Salsa dancing
Home Shop Salsa Timing
& Rhythm

DVDs CDs
Practise 'Solo' at Home Salsa & Mambo
Partnerwork
Salsa & Mambo
Footwork
Salsa Video
Clips
DVDs by category
Practise 'Solo' at Home
"On the line" Salsa & Mambo, On1 & On2
Cuban Salsa
Styling inspiration from amazing dancers
Turn Patterns
Timing & Rhythm
Bachata & Merengue
All Products
From Salsa to Mambo via Cha Cha Cha
Timing Products
Timing Exercises Vol 4
Timing Exercises Vol 3
Timing Exercises Vol 1&2
Salsa Timing DVD
Salsa Timing CD
Salsa with the Stars
Advanced Salsa Figures
Cuban for "Non Cubanos"
Salsa Personal Training
Bachata Caribbean Style
Feelin' Merengue
Tools for Students
Timing Lesson
Salsa Dictionary
Salsa Footwork
Salsa Articles
About Salsa
About Merengue
Salsa Video Scripts

Us on Youtube: Salsa and Mambo, Bachata, Merengue

Frequently Asked Questions

Contact Us

© 2002-2012SalsaIsGood
All Rights Reserved.

DVDs made for learning - ask our customers...



Welcome to SalsaIsGood

Here you can find a guided tour of our site

If you like shopping, have a look at our DVDs and CD on the right hand side, click on the covers to find their full description or click on Watch salsa video clip to watch a video clip which summarises their content. Of course, click on …Buy salsa DVD if you wish to buy the product.

Our specialities are the Timing Products and our DVDs designed specifically for you to practice timing, footwork and even turn patterns, solo at home. We also have DVDs full of turn patterns, some of which are demonstrated and explained by over 40 dancers including some world famous stars. Finally don’t forget our Bachata DVDs, one of our best sellers.

We want to make sure you know what you buy. No other producers place so much information on-line about their products so that you can choose what best suits you. You can find a description of each DVD on their individual pages, a full description (word by word!) of their content (what we call scripts) and for some of them even a translation in French, Italian or Spanish. And if you like watching, you can check the trailers of our DVDs or check our YouTube pages.

If you like learning, there is plenty! First we have a full timing method, based on our Timing Products with a program to understand salsa and mambo rhythm, based on learning to clap to the music, understanding the rhythm of all different salsa instruments, executing the basic steps correctly on1, and on2, moving to more advanced footwork and learning how to execute all basic salsa and mambo moves on1, on2 and in Cha Cha Cha. Then there is our Salsa Method. This probably is not for everyone, but if you are not intimidated by some minor technicality we believe you will find something useful here: it consists of a method to understand and makeup salsa turn patterns, a way to write and memorise them and a full dictionary of the basic elements of salsa dancing.

If you like reading, oh well.. sit down, relax and get started, there is plenty for all tastes, including salsa DVD reviews, salsa and mambo music reviews and listings and salsa articles


Today's Salsa CD reviews


The Lebron Brothers – The New Horizon
:

Another mix CD from the Lebron Brothers, with some Latin song alternating to some Soul music.

Salsa Mambo dancers will surely enjoy ‘Tengo Testigo’, my favourite, a nice, well paced mambo, full of breaks which will inspire your interpretation. Also nice to dance to are ‘La Memoria’ and a reprise of the immortal classic ‘Como Fue’. ‘El Nuevo Amanecer’ is a less convincing mambo and ‘Tipico Merengue’ a Merengue, though not too compelling. all the other tracks are soul music, in typical 70s style.

Title Style Speed/Pace Our rank
Eres Tu Soul  
2*
Musica, Musica, Musica Samb/Pop  
2*
El Nuevo Amanecer NY Mambo Fast
2*
La Memoria NY Mambo Fast
3*
Theme For A Poor Man Soul  
2*
Tengo Testigo NY Mambo Medium
4*
Como Fue NY Mambo Medium
3*
Tipico Merengue Merengue Medium
2*
Survive Soul  
2*

 

Read more Salsa and Mambo CD reviews...

Today's Salsa DVD reviews



Melissa Fernandez- Video Reviews  - Mel's Moves: Ladies Styling

 

Level: Intermediate

Style: LA

Content: Styling moves for the cross body lead; examples of moves during a guy's break and shines with styling elements. Bonues: Afro-Cuban rumba, spins, arm styling & headrolls. Includes: Bloopers, Introduction, MSB Fever Show & Show with Cristian Oviedo

General Comment: The material is good and delivered in Melissa's usual exhuberant, confident and faultless style. There are a lot of useful elements which have been broken down very well so that you can imagine being able to do them yourself. An intemediate dancers should be able to pick up most of the styling moves with some practice. What lets this video down badly is the filming which is very jerky when she dances at normal speed.

Reviewed by Ally - Good

 
Read more Salsa and Mambo DVD reviews...

Salsa articles

On2? Which On2? I am writing this post to all experienced salsa dancers out there, and in particular to all salsa instructors. I have a question which hopefully will spark an e-mail exchange from which I may understand a few things which are unclear to me. In order to put this into context, first a few 'facts'.

Fact 1 . Roughly speaking, most people dance salsa either On1, or On2 Modern Mambo (NY style) or On2 Classic Mambo (Puerto Rican style also similar to Cuban contratiempo). Today Modern Mambo is used more frequently than Classic Mambo at congresses and salsa classes around the world.. more...

 
The Salsa 10 Commandments: 1)You shall not dance out of time, 2) You shall not refuse a dance to a less advanced dancer , 3) You shall respect other dancers on the dance floor more...

 
Creativity, Style and Salsa: How can I be creative in my dancing? How does SuperMario come up with his incredible moves? Did Eddie Torres invent NY style? What is style? Who creates a style? What does it mean to be creative anyway?

There are no objective answers to the above questions. They all, one way or the other, depend on subjective views on the artistic expression we call salsa, on what we like, and on what we intend by salsa in the first place. But we can still say reasonable things about the matter and make the creative process clearer and possibly easier. What follows are some thoughts of mine, mostly borrowed from my maths background. I am sure all this must have been said already within the art or humanistic literature, and if you are aware of work in this area please let me know, so that I can learn more.

Read more articles...

 

Our DVDs

Salsa Timing Exercises
Mambo Timing Exercises
This program will help you solve your timing problems once and for all more..
Salsa Video Clip
4 DVDs - $80 $70
Click for more info

Bachata Caribbean Style
Bachata DVD
You have never seen Bachata danced this way.. You have never seen it look so good ! more...
Bachata Video Clip
3 DVDs - $80 $70
Click for more info

Timing Exercises Vol 4
Cha Cha Cha Timing Exercises
A little chachacha effort now, and you will have endless salsa fun forever! more..
Mambo Video Clip
DVD - $30
Click for more info

From Salsa to Mambo
Mambo DVD
Learn and practise all the essential footwork you need to dance On1, On2 and Cha Cha Cha more..
Mambo Video Clip
DVD - $30
Click for more info

Salsa Personal Training
Cuban salsa
Practice your partnerwork by yourself, anywhere in your own home more..
Cuba Salsa Video Clip
2 DVDs - $60 $50
Click for more info

Timing Exercises Vol 3
Mambo Footwork exercises
Develop your musicality, speed, agility & precision of Salsa & Mambo footwork more..
Mambo Video Clip
DVD - $30
Click for more info

Salsa on the Spur of the Music
Salsa on the Spur of ther Music - Salsa Timing DVD
A DVD all about music timing, rhythm, music interpretation and spontaneity more..
DVD - $30
Click for more info

Advanced Salsa Figures in NY/LA and Cuban Style
Advanced Salsa DVD
15 Very Unusual Advanced and Super-Advanced Salsa Turn Patterns more...
Salsa Video Clip
DVD - $30
Click for more info

Salsa with the Stars,
Salsa Stars
How about 43 international salsa stars in 3 hours over 2 DVDs?!!!! more..
Salsa Stars
2 DVDs - $60 $50
Click for more info

Feelin'Merengue
Merengue DVD
A collection of ideas on how to interpret, enrich and decorate your merengue more ....
Merengue DVD
DVD - $22
Click for more info

Cuban Salsa for "Non Cubanos"
Salsa Casino Style DVD
33 (!!) turn patters Enough to dance 2 entire songs without ever repeating a move!! more...
DVD - $25
Click for more info

Salsa on the Beat
Salsa Timing
A basic dance class plus music tuition in a single CD more..
Salsa Rhythm
CD - $19
Click for more info

Ordering & Shipping Information Translated pages Contact Us