'On1' Dance Articles


The benefits of spinning On2 (salsa dancing)

Posted on almost 8 years ago
The benefits of spinning On2 (salsa dancing)

I can just feel all the hate mail that is already headed my way. "Oh, here goes Anthony, talking about On2"... but before you hit that send button - first read the article....




Basic Salsa Steps Table : Map On1 to On2 timing steps

Posted on about 8 years ago
Basic Salsa Steps Table : Map On1 to On2 timing steps

So I thought I might post something that is pretty useful for me right now. I actually wrote this on a napkin at a club while I was working on my on2. Sometimes I go to the club and I see a move that I like and decompose it. Now, I can't only decompose it now, but I have to 'translate' it to the beat pattern I need to dance on. For example, if I see an On1 move, I need to figure out how to do it On1, and then translate the steps On1. If you have this similar situation on how to translate moves, I give you this useful table:



On1 Steps

NY On2 Steps

PR On2 #1
PR On2 #2



1
<->
6
<->

2
2



2
<->
7
<->
3
3




3
<->
8 (pause)
<->
4 (pause)
4


Neutral
4 (pause)
<->
1
<->
5
5 (pause)



5
<->
2
<->
6
6



6
<->
3
<->
7
7




7
<->
4 (pause)
<->
8 (pause)
8


Neutral
8 (pause)
<->
5
<->
1
1 (pause)


One thing you'll notice is that from On1 to any form of On2, there is no direct step-correlation. Why? Well, its mainly because the pauses taken are in differnt locations. Therefore, dancing On2, is slower than dancing On1. I will write an article later on about what I call 'hang-time' in order to explain this effect - but I hope this table helps some of you trying to decypher any moves you see. The amount of Hang-Time is shown in yellow for each type of style....