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Find the Salsa Dance Beat Exercise Soundtrack

Find the Salsa Dance Beat Exercise Soundtrack

I am very happy to have found out that interest in learning to dance on2 (NY/PR) timing has started becoming very popular on To help everyone become more familiar with the clave and the VERY important conga slap, I haveeditedthe original salsa clave track I created in Garageband for Episode 25 : Finding the Salsa Beat and modified it for an easier learning experience. This should help everyone make it part of their daily schedule to play the track at least 3 times a day while they do some other task. Doing this will allow your brain to sink-in that conga beat and rhythmsubconsciously- so that it starts becoming easily recognizable by your ears.

Happy Salsa Valentine's Day from Addicted2Salsa!

Happy Salsa Valentine's Day from Addicted2Salsa!

All of us here at Addicted2Salsa hope you have a wonderful Valentine's day! May you share the salsa love with all your friends and "special" ones.For those looking for gift ideas for that special Valentine in your salsa scene, RitmoBello (RB) wrote an article on great salsa gift ideas. While RB suggests several clothing related items, here at @ddicted, we would love recommending salsa music - since it is the main reason we love salsa. You can find some of our previous articles hereandhere. You candefinitelyget ideas from our forums here: Salsa Music Makeover.We'd like to thank our friends atJava-Lava Coffee Shack in Des Moines, Iowa for the wonderful salsa coffee creations below for Valentine's Day. Cedric Parlade, the chief Java Lava Designermakes some amazing coffee creations. If you are in the near-by Iowa area, be sure to stop by Java Lava Coffee Shack - they have Salsa Nights now!

First Place at Stevens Steakhouse Competition in Los Angeles

Over the weekend there was an amazing competition at Steven's Steakhouse in Los Angeles, California where many professional salsa dance couples competed for a grand prize of $10,000 smackeroos in addition to respect from the overall salsa community. We are happy to congratulate Christian Oviedo and Liz Lira for winning first place and showing us why they are number 1 (must see video)!The second and third place winners are:

An example of why salsa music is the most flavorful!

Today I'm in such great mood after taking some time to listen to salsa music peacefully. It always reminds me on why salsa music, in my opinion, is the most flavorful type of music (pun intended)! While dancing bachata and merengue is still fun every now and then, the music will never triumph the unlimited possible of permutations that salsa composers can create. If you follow me on twitter, I was just talking about "Agzate" by Richie Ray and Bobby Cruz on their LIVE version of the song(link)with the energetic and amazing piano solo. For those who want to start (or end the day) in a great mood, I found a video of them performing it this song live on YouTube! I think it is hard to surpass, in terms of the emotional effect caused when you listen to a LIVE version of a great song.I should do more articles on music. I forgotten how much I love it. Here are some other great videos!Here are some more....

7 Great Tips to Improve Balance while Dancing

7 Great Tips to Improve Balance while Dancing

Perhaps the most difficult part of learning to dance for ladies is achieving steady balance. Like most skills, balance takes time and practice to achieve, but here are some ways to speed up the process.

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