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Shines and Styling
Training exercises for ladies and men

Get noticed on the dance floor with BASo's innovative shines and styling videos .

For beginners, our lessons offer variations in head, arm, and body movement that can be used to enhance simple salsa floorwork patterns. Isolation exercises and training routines will be drawn from other dance disciplines to encourage flexibility, body control, and rhythm.

For advanced dancers, the main focus of the videos is to enhance the dancer's skill repertoire to performance quality. Students will learn the importance of posture, eye contact, and facial expressions when performing, as well as useful strategies for maximizing each movement.

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Shines and Styling is organized into the following sections:

  • Basic Shines - Ladies and Men
    We cover most basic principles of Salsa dancing and slowly incorporates figures to help you get used to fundamental concepts of dance, including balance, footwork, counter-body movement, polycentricity, arm styling and overall coordination.

  • Ladies Advanced Shines - Ladies and Men
    Advanced Shines uses salsa floorwork patterns to introduce more complex, polycentric, movements as well as stage performance technique.

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Sample Ladies Footwork Lesson

Here's a preview of a ladies' combo taught to you by world famous Ahtoy WonPat-Borja. Sign up for your free 3-day trial.

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Santo Rico Ladies Styling
NY Salsa Shines - Carmen
Santo Rico Ladies Styling

Carmen teaches an intricate shine pattern with a lot of body movement and fast footwork spiced up with some arm styling that is sure to challenge you on each count. Enjoy!
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