How to do the Salsa Mia?

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  How to do the Salsa Mia?

 
 
   

Miami Style :
Although the Miami Salsa style has its roots in Cuba. This “tap & step” is a characteristic of Miami style salsa and you’ll know Salsa dance it when you see it. Miami style salsa makes use of “ganchos” or arm-hooks, which is when one elbow is hooked over the partners elbow to create a kind of arm lock giving the leader


Once a dance student learns the basic moves of salsa, it's time to learn the many variations. One of these is called the Salsa Mia, a variation on the basic forward and back steps. It involves crossing one foot in front of the other.

  1. Begin with the basic salsa steps. Step forward on the left foot, rock back on the right foot and return your left foot to the starting position. Pause for one beat, then step back on the right foot, rock forward on the left and return your right foot to the starting position. Pause for one beat.
  2. Cross your left foot in front of your right foot. Take a small step with your right foot so it's slightly to the right of your left foot, then step with your left foot again, crossing it in front of your right foot. Remember to pause for one beat after completing this move.
  3. Repeat in the other direction. Cross your right foot in front of your left foot. Take a small step with your left foot so it's slightly to the left of your right foot, then step with your right foot again, crossing it in front of your left foot. Remember to pause for one beat.
  4. Return to the basic steps.
  5. Use the Salsa Mia to perform a cross body lead and change positions with a partner on the dance floor. The man performs the first half of the Salsa Mia and turns to allow the woman to pass him. The woman performs a turn, then the man performs the second half of the Salsa Mia and turns to face the woman.


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