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    Is leading without the follower changing direction possible? (Cuban Salsa or Casino)

    Great advice and input, thanks so much you all. It's only now that I figured what I was really aiming for is to gain "flow" with followers that are not that proficient dancers. There are 10% of folllowers I dance really well with and it's mostly because they pivot instead of stepping back and...
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    Is leading without the follower changing direction possible? (Cuban Salsa or Casino)

    Short explanation: I wonder if it is possible to lead the follower with him/her doing as few shard-edged directional changes as possible. For example, I would consider a Dil que no a change of direction. Also every Enchufla can be categorized as a change of direction because the follower is...
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    Everything is Salsa: Similarities between Salsa and other sports

    Hi guys, I just came across a teacher called PrzeMek Wereszczynski (he is on youtube, google him!) who has an interesting generalized approach: It's quite funny, he teaches experts from other sports (e.g. Ballet, Boxing perhaps even Badminton ;-)) how to dance Salsa, thereby using similar...
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    On the question of archieving Flow (centrifugal force)

    People have different goals in what way they like to dance Salsa. I was never so much interested in my dancing having a large variety of patterns or making it as Cuban as possible (whatever that means, although in the end it may have the same result, bear with me). What I always wanted to...
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    Congresses/Festivals with a focus on Cuban Salsa or Casino?

    Thanks for this amazing answer @MrR , and sharing all your festival experiences! Concering the minor role of Cuban salsa seems to play during most Salsa congresses, that is really a sad development. I am still glad Cuban Salsa is not as commercialized as Mambo. Also I have nothing against Afro...
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    Congresses/Festivals with a focus on Cuban Salsa or Casino?

    Currently I am living in Berlin, so every festival in Europa would come into question for me to travel to. I haven't been to any of the festival yet but most often it seems that the European festival are focussed on Mambo/Salsa on 1/Salsa on 2. Take London ("Mamboland" - the name says it all)...
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    Congresses/Festivals with a focus on Cuban Salsa or Casino?

    Closest to what I was looking for seems to be San Diego Cuban Dance Congress Unidanza Hamburg BailAtlanta 2017 I still cannot add links, so please go ahead and check them out yourself. Shouldn't be hard to find, though!
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    Any Casino/Cuban Salsa Festivals focussing on Casino only?

    No, no. This has nothing to do with religion or otherwise. It is just the way I look at Salsa and Casino now, as a beginner/intermediate, I would prefer (and I know this is quite debatable as well) learning the footwork and leading first and then continue to layer everything else (Rumba...
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    Any Casino/Cuban Salsa Festivals focussing on Casino only?

    Hey everyone, I know it might sound like quite a contradiction, but I wanted to know if you guys had any experiences with Cuban Salsa/Casino congresses that do not put their focus on Afro or Rumba elements but more on Casino itself. Just to clarify, I have nothing against other influences and...
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    Differences between Cuban Salsa and Casino on the dance floor

    @vit What I was trying to say with "artificial" settting was that I would like to see couples dancing non-choreographed on the dancefloor (and also not explaining the moves). Not so much interested in rueda dancing. Your video is great, but how can I spot the differences between both styles in...
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    Differences between Cuban Salsa and Casino on the dance floor

    Thanks everyone so far! @azzey Mostly like @vit said, I would love to see comparing Miami style salsa dances with Cuban casino ones. What I would be particularly interested in is the the encircling of the follower and the rotations in in comparison to Miami style, so basically the "circle" vs...
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    Differences between Cuban Salsa and Casino on the dance floor

    Dissonant Harmony was right, I was referring to the difference between the "original" Cuban Casino and Miami Casino/"Cuban Salsa" (not the "slot" style but the "triangular" one). wol already gave an answer hinting into the right direction. Concerning the differences of both dances, though the...
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    Differences between Cuban Salsa and Casino on the dance floor

    After reading through many threads in this forum, I think the question about the history and the historic influences of (Cuban) Salsa, Son and Casino has been debated numerous times. As far as I could see, people here do not really make a difference between Cuban Salsa and Casino. This stands...
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    Cuban Salsa: Detailled visual breakdown of basic steps and Dil Que No?

    So many great advice and interesting articles, thank you both so much! I will definitely read up on that. @Dissonant Harmony The "Salsa"-timeline was very helpful thank you. I think I got it at least partly right but for example the story of Salsa Lovers was completely new to me. This is...
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    Cuban Salsa: Detailled visual breakdown of basic steps and Dil Que No?

    @vit Thanks! I even knew about that Salsa series, but I only looked at their pattern videos so far. What is missing is a certain logic to when to apply which steps. And how are patterns and the basics connected? Are some basics better for the beginning of the song, some better for the closing of...