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Home | Partnerwork Technique

Partnerwork Technique
NY Style

Hot turn pattern lessons that help you become a stronger dancer so you can show it off on the dance floor.

BAILA Society's attention to detail and technique have placed Daniel and Ahtoy amongst the world's most sought after partnerwork instructors. BASo Online partnerwork videos demonstrate essential leading and following techniques necessary for non-verbal communication on the dance floor. Leaders will learn how to execute figures with the appropriate signals, timing, and momentum. Followers will learn how to respond rapidly to these signals with the appropriate body resistance and speed.

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Our partnerwork technique is organized into the following sections

  • Salsa in 7 Days
    We teach you the seven fundamental figures of Salsa that will enable you to lead/follow any of our weekly Beginner Patterns and provide you with the foundation to master all subsequent levels.

  • Beginner Patterns
    We combine the Basic Seven concepts you learned in the prior level (Salsa in 7 Days) in different ways and with little bells and whistles, so you can practice and get comfortable executing multiple steps in a row and for your Salsa mind-body connection to deepen while having fun.

  • Intermediate Patterns
    We introduce different handholds, additional spins, and new angles to add a creative component and personal style to your dancing.

  • Advanced Patterns
    Advanced Patterns work with multiple spins into half and quarter angles, and unusual directional changes using body weight transfers to make you feel and look like you were 'Dancing with the Stars'.

  • Pre-Pro Patterns
    These patterns combine multiple spins per bar with complicated handholds and switches in conjunction with a variety of body angles and directions to challenge you and your partner to rise to an almost professional level and to prepare you for stage performing.

  • BASo Signature Series
    This section features a compilation of our favorite moves, figures that highlight our specific style, approach and passion for Salsa.

  • Cha-Cha Series
    You asked, we listened. The BASo Online Dance Academy now features Cha-Cha instruction so that you're not left out on the dance floor when the DJ decides to slow it down.

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Sample Intermediate Partnerwork Lesson

Here's a preview of the technique breakdown that you receive with all of our online partnerwork lessons. You wont find this level of detail anywhere else. Sign up for your free 3-day trial.

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Walk-Around Workshop
Walk-Around Workshop

Have you felt repetitive in a few movements and are looking to spice it up? Daniel has a fix that is sure to challenge you. This lesson serves as a workshop for the very popular Walk-Around. Daniel teaches the details of the basic walkaround and scales this same movement up from a beginner level movement through to Advanced levels and adds a special surprise. A Pre-professional level version of this movement which can be seen in BAILA Society's "Algo Mas" Choreography. Gabriela, in this lesson, demonstrates how one can follow all these movements, regardless of the level of complexity in the leader's execution. Walking in circles can be fun sometimes. Enjoy! . . . more