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Timing, rhythm & music interpretation in Salsa

Timing Training Set$120

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Decorations, marking the break and accents, spontaneity...

Imagine a piece of music that repeats the same phrase over and over again. It would be boring. Similarly imagine the basic steps repeated over and over. They are boring too. Music gets interesting when variations are used. Similarly you can free your basic step and make it interesting as we just saw. But music goes from interesting to exciting when breaks and rich arrangements are used. You can add the same excitement to your dance too by learning how to decorate and interpret the breaks and the accents.

We saw that an accent is a note or a beat which is louder than others. Breaks are music accents which are emphasized by several instruments together, by generating a sudden release of energy. In our timing DVD we show a few examples..

The most obvious way to mark a clear break in dancing is by performing a dip. or a drop. several other stylistic moves are taught in standard LA and NY salsa, especially in lady's styling videos. In our timing DVD we show you plenty of example of more natural way to mark breaks, taken from dancer fro all over the world. Observe them but do not learn them by memory, find inspiration from them so that you can develop your own and make them happen naturally in the spur of the music!

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