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Timing, rhythm & music interpretation in Salsa

Timing Training Set$120

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Decorations inherited from rumba...

Many elements of salsa expressivity are inherited from Cuban rumba. Some have been maintained in forms very close to their origins, other have been modified to the point of making them hard to recognize. In our timing DVD we show some nice rumba interpretations to highlight some of these decorations.

Probably the most typical is the 'drop' which happens with the off beat notes of the bass. we show some examples in rumba.. and then Stacey shows the same in salsa.

But the most common is surely the hand flip used by ladies either to mark their back breaks or to finish their XBL. We show it in salsa. and then in its rumba origin.

And obviously one of the trademarks of latin dancing.. the shoulder shaking. we show thsi one as well, first is salsa. and then in rumba..

It is great to see a renewed interest in the rumba tradition. we hope you enjoy the clip from our timing DVD and find inspiration for your salsa.

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