Let's Dance Salsa - Beginning Lessons 1 takes a new approach to teaching Salsa dancing! Professional dance instructor Marlon Silva teaches beginners and experts alike with his step-by-step detailed instruction. His technique breaks all Salsa moves and combos down into building blocks, which are then assembled into more complicated moves that can be adapted to any music or club atmosphere. Rather than teaching by counting steps, Marlon's method has taught thousands of students around the country to dance in less time with greater ease. Marlon starts the Let's Dance Salsa series off at the ground level with the first building block from which all moves stem: beginning Salsa dance steps! With step-by-step instruction and detailed foot and hand movements, Marlon and Susie Neff show how to look good and stay in step with the music. Marlon takes the steps from the first lesson and adds a second building block: spinning. While teaching the beginning steps, he leads the student into the first spins and back into the steps. What You'll Learn: Basic Steps - Marlon Silva and his partner, Susie Neff, teach the basic steps of salsa dancing in Marlon's own style based on the back-and-forth or Cumbia step. Spinning - Learn how to spin with the right technique, including the three essential points of spinning. Couple Dancing - Marlon and Susie demonstrate dancing as a couple and the proper technique for hand position, resistance and distance. Leader Techniques - Marlon and Susie demonstrate techniques for dancing around your partner. Basic Combinations - Add spice to the combination by spinning around each other in opposite directions. Instructor: Marlon Silva, originally from Latin America, has been called That red-hot chili pepper of a dance instructor by the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review. He choreographs, performs and teaches Salsa and Merengue throughout the Western Pennsylvania area. Silva is the host of Inecom Entertainment Company's Let's Dance Salsa instructional film series. Based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Silva has taught Salsa at the Dance Alloy, University of Pittsburgh, Duquesne University and Oxford Athletic Clubs. He has choreographed and performed shows at many venues including the Three Rivers Arts Festival, the Frick Art Museum and the Shadyside Arts Festival. His hot style of Latin dance has been written about in the Pittsburgh Post Gazette, the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review and In Pittsburgh Magazine. Silvas Salsa dance instruction method uses the beat of Salsa music instead of the counting steps method taught by other instructors. This natural style of Salsa dancing is easier to learn and more fun on the dance floor. Silva believes that if you can walk, he can teach you to dance Salsa.