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Basic dance steps for beginners – Ballroom dance steps (3 videos below)

by Leon Turetsky · 2 comments


Basic dance stepsEvery dancer needs to make it their quest to master the basic dance steps. It doesn’t matter if you are learning Latin or Ballroom dancing, the better your basic steps are, the better your advanced moves will be.

Today I want to teach you how to do the basic steps for beginners in: Cha Cha, Salsa and Rumba. These are just a few of the Ballroom dance steps that we teach here on our website. Each video will break down the count, men’s steps, ladies’ steps, the lead and give you some extra tips on technique. Be sure to watch all the lessons from beginning to end to get every detail. We also included the foot positions in text for each basic step! If you are interested in learning more Ballroom dancing steps visit our online dance lessons.

Salsa basic dance step video:

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The Salsa basic steps for men are as follows:
Step #1: Step fwd with left foot
Step #2: Replace weight on the right foot
Step #3: Close left foot to right foot

Step #4: Step back with the right foot
Step #5: Replace weight on the left foot
Step #6: Close right foot to left foot
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The Salsa basic steps for women are as follows:
Step #1: Step back with right foot
Step #2: Replace weight on the left foot
Step #3: Close right foot to left foot

Step #4: Step forward with the left foot
Step #5: Replace weight on the right foot
Step #6: Close left foot to right foot

Cha Cha basic dance step video:

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The Cha Cha basic dance steps for men are as follows:
Step #1: Step side with the left foot
Step #2: Step back with the right foot
Step #3: Replace weight on the left foot
Steps #4,5,6: Do a triple step in place – right, left, right

Step #7: Step forward with the left foot
Step #8: Replace weight on the right foot
Step #9,10,11: Do a triple step in place – left, right , left
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The Cha Cha basic steps for women are as follows:
Step #1: Step side with the right foot
Step #2: Step forward with the left foot
Step #3: Replace weight on the right foot
Steps #4,5,6: Do a triple step in place – left, right, left

Step #7: Step back with the right foot
Step #8: Replace weight on the left foot
Step #9,10,11: Do a triple step in place – right, left , right

Rumba basic dance step video:

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The Rumba basic steps for men are as follows:

Step #1: Step side with the left foot
Step #2: Close right foot to left foot and switch weight
Step #3: Switch weight on the left foot

Step #4: Step side with right foot
Step #5: Close left foot to right foot and switch weight
Step #6: Switch weight on the right foot
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The Rumba basic steps for women are as follows:
Step #1: Step side with the right foot
Step #2: Close left foot to right foot and switch weight
Step #3: Switch weight on the right foot

Step #4: Step side with the left foot
Step #5: Close right foot to left foot and switch weight
Step #6: Switch weight on the left foot
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By Leonid Turetsky

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cynthia October 14, 2012 at 1:53 am

I am an middleage lady. At this age i feel shame to join class as i am worried about the comments. I have always loved others dancing, so i want to try at home whether i can really dance.

Leon October 14, 2012 at 4:14 pm

Dont be afraid to start dancing at your age! But yes, learning to dance at home is a great and non-threatening way to start!

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