No matter what style(s) of Latin dance that you plan to teach, get some training from a Latin dance educator. Find some mentors that can truly break down the Elements of Dance (Energy/Force, Time and Space). Not all Latin dance fitness instructor understand the true style of Latin dance or other genres of dance. A lot of them use improper terminology.
Just because one can yell out Salsa and perform it well doesn’t mean one can teach efficiently.
Break it down:
Quick (one beat), Quick (one beat), Slow (2 beats)
You can start the pattern on Count One or Count Two.
I have been teaching different genres of dance for over 25 years. It takes a lot of training, to be a dance educator.
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CAHPERD, VP of Dance (2009-2010) Dance Presenter