About me: I'm not latino but have been dancing salsa for 10+ years in linea and am learning cuban now as a beginner. I dance very comfortably with many people in San Francisco, on 1 or cuban (to a lesser degree). I have noticed however that many latin women who don't seem to truly know salsa---when I ask them they say they just 'feel the groove' or grew up listening to it--- tend to do almost a cumbia-type step where they step back on 3. Also they use a lot of upper-body and arm movement. I'm in Medellin/Bogota now and this has become a problem---it is actually very painful for me to dance with them because they have a strong sense of groove but we are not meshing especially on combinations/turns....help! Any advice on how to modify turns to work with this 'style', if I am making any sense? My gut tells me that as I get better with cuban dancing maybe it would help but not even sure on that one....any help on clearing up what might be going on would be a godsend. Thanks!