Salsa on2 Week 2

I have been practicing what we learned from last week even if it was only for 5 or 10 min here and there.  So far so good.  I am having trouble hearing the clave and identify whether it’s 3/2 or 2/3 in the music still though.  Hopefully with time, this won’t be an issue eventually.

2nd week material in class:

  • Reviewed 3 2 Son clave 1&4 6 7
  • 2 3 Rumba Guaguanco clave.
  • Worked on cross body lead, right turn, copa.I like it that Alyssa focuses on where we should look at what count, how to use our hip movement to help with turns, when to shift weight, when to not committing our weight so that we would always be ready for the next move the lead is throwing at us

Someone had spent time to do this chart and for me, it’s VERY helpful so here it is.

Son and Rumba clave


Salsa on2 Week 1

I signed up for an 8-week salsa on2 course.  First week material is all about timing and basic body coordination.  We covered a lot.  I felt a bit overwhelmed during the class but thought to myself, if i can take away half of it then I am satisfied.  This definitely is going to be a learning process.  The below is what we had covered this week.

  1. 3 2 Son clave 1&4 6 7
  2. Tempo 123-567
  3. Contra-tempo 234-678
  4. Stepping on tempo and contra-tempo while listening to the conga
  5. Basic body coordination
  6. Right turn