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SALSA Shines & Footwork: Vol 3 (Our SHINES BUNDLES Concept)

A well structured & detailed guide to make your SALSA Shines & Turn Patterns Musical, Attractive & Graceful (All Levels)

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44 students4 hours 3 minutes

Created by Anuj Sukhija, offered on Udemy

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Wait No More and learn an amazingly effective method of learning SALSA SHINES & FOOTWORK so that you can remember, recall & recreate all the SHINES that you learn when you hit the Salsa Social Dancing floor.

What do we mean by Shines & Footwork? Why do we need these? What are the benefits, advantages and takeaways from Shines/Footwork?

Solo Dancing or Shines & Footwork, are well-worth learning & is helpful for many reasons in Partner dance styles. 'Shines' are usually referred to patterns, steps & footwork beyond just the basic steps. 'Footwork' is generally means any kind of Footwork including basic steps & Shines. Learning basics is one thing, but footwork & shines, surprisingly is an extremely important factor in learning partner-work & improving your whole self dance in general. This applies to all partner dance styles, including Salsa, Mambo, Cha Cha, Bachata & yes even Kizomba.

Advantages: Dancers who spend allot of time on shines or footwork have quite a few advantages; they can have a more fun with social dancing because they have more tools in their tool kit. They can break away from their dance partner and freestyle with shines they have learnt and even create new ones of the fly. This allows them to express in ways that many don’t. It you are confident enough to dance without the rules of partner work, allow your partner to express themselves in new ways, and generally increase the variety in your movements. Their body-movement is better, they can turn quicker when executing turn patterns that required them to turn, 'male or female'. They look better because of their own personal style, fluidity of movement, body movement, styling, musical interpretation and their technique, timing and speed. While social dancing it also adds more variety to the dance and there are sections in the music that can require solo dancing.

Benefits from Shines & Footwork: Timing, Musicality, Control, Expression, Foot speed, Weight shifting & Transfer, Foot placement, Styling, Flavor, Fluidity, Posture, Mastering basic steps, Body position & angles, Acceleration & deceleration, Directions Changes, Sharp vs Smooth movements, Move more easily, Body Movement, Muscle memory, Grounding & Floor Pressure, Solo dance technique, Turns, Pivots & Spins, Balance, Confidence, Learning Routines Faster and.....Finally having fun!

Most of these benefits above, you can’t learn from partner-work alone and only benefit your dancing a whole.

You do need a good chunk of above such as body movement, speed, styling, flavor, Fluidity, etc. Once you make these building blocks muscle memory, through practice and repetition, your dancing will grow massively to the point you can express in a way that relates to the music, known as musicality.

Unfortunately, a lot of beginners & unexperienced dancers, or not well trained ones, tend to dismiss shines and think that they are a waste of time. They will never be used and should be for performing only! They also may believe that learning partner-work should be the main focus of on learning to dance. This just shows a lack of understanding of these dance styles. You actually need both!

So in a nutshell, if you want to be a great partner-work dancer or even a well balanced dancer, you really do need shines & footwork!

Now, Once you have read the above details about SALSA SHINES & FOOTWORK, Do you wish to learn these the right way, in extremely detailed manner, step by step? Or to improve your Salsa Body Movements / Language & Musicality? Did you always want to make your Shines, Turn patterns, Partner Work look much more smoother, richer, fluid, graceful, attractive & inspiring to people who are looking at you while you dance in Salsa Socials or in stage performances?

Do you feel you have been dancing Salsa for a while, have been taking lessons, doing shines and partner-work classes, attending workshops & Latin Dance festival but still you feel that there is something missing and your dancing is not as smooth, technically correct or attractive as much as you want it to be? Then Perhaps, Salsa Shines & Footwork is one thing that you might be lacking in your skillset !! Why not explore it with us, in this course?

Anuj Sukhija started dancing & teaching Salsa professionally in 2009 & has developed a teaching methodology which is well structured, disciplined and easy to understand and thus can make anyone learn dance in a short span of time.

Sign Up Today and take anything and everything you so in Salsa to next level sooner than soon !! :)

Best Practices to extract the maximum out of this course:

  • Do not skip lessons or jump videos. Learn in the order in which various Sections & lessons appear in this course.

  • Practice, Practice, Practice !! Whatever you learn from a video, Practice it well before going to the next video. Practice it well and if needed watch the video again and again.

  • We have listed a lot of practice exercises - Slow Counts, Faster Counts, Count Music, Song Practice. Refer to all these again and again till the content of the lesson you learnt enters your muscle memory.

  • Have a lot of fun learning from this course & implementing your learning into your dancing ! Remember why you started learning Salsa :)

What you will learn

  • A completely NEW LEARNING & TEACHING CONCEPT / METHODOLOGY called SHINES BUNDLES to efficiently learn, practice & remember Salsa Shines & Footwork
  • SHINES BUNDLES Method also significantly improves your efficiency to recall & recreate Shines in your body the magic of rich and beautiful Salsa Music & Songs
  • 20+ Shines & Footwork Variations - With Proper Broken Down techniques - Taught Systematically on Music, Counts & Provided Extremely in-Depth Explanation.
  • 6 Practice Combinations - Again broken down & Taught Systematically on Music, Counts & Provided Extremely in-Depth Explanation.
  • A BONUS Shines Choreography taught in extremely detailed manner (including the Shines taught till now) - On one of the classic Salsa Songs - Guantanamera
  • Detailed Whole Body Warm Up Exercises (Separately for Upper Body & Lower Body)
  • A lot of practice exercises to choose from - On Slow Counts, Faster counts, Music, etc
  • Important Tips on Technique, Styling, Choices of variations, Musicality & Body Movements involved in learning these shines & Salsa Dancing in general


  • An "I CAN and I WILL" attitude as well as enthusiasm & knack for learning & studying the in-depth, proper & correct details of Salsa Dancing or anything that you start learning.
  • Time (and a commitment) to practice: Learn to dance require time and dedication. Human body needs time to adapt to new movements (muscle memory) so it is important to practice until you are able to perform the step and move to the next one.
  • Learning anything should be fun and should not be a pressure or nightmare. So take your own time and practice as much as you need between each video, but more important, enjoy all the process. Feel the magic of the movement and music and keep a positive attitude towards what you can achieve. We don't know about life but this course will surely change your Salsa & will take it to next higher level !!
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  • Price: $34.99
  • Platform: Udemy
  • Language: English
  • 4 hours 3 minutes
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