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  • The Salsa With Silvia Philosophy, Team & Goals

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    Here at the Salsa With Silvia Dance Studio, we proudly stand behind excellence! Our top priority is creating the best experience for our students. Please watch this video to learn more about our salsa, bahcata, merengue and other dance classes and levels we offer, our goals, our venue and meet our instructors and students. Show less
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    • Salsa With Silvia Instructors Joffre And Camille Get Standing Ovation At The Capital Congress - Duration: 3 minutes, 33 seconds.

      • 1 month ago
      • 147 views
      We could not be more proud of our instructors Joffre Arce and Camille Trotter. They absolutely killed it on stage with their debut performance of this brand new salsa routine. The audience loved th...
    • Amika Dance Company Represents The Salsa With Silvia Studio At The Capital Congress - Duration: 2 minutes, 39 seconds.

      • 1 month ago
      • 80 views
      Amika Dance Company, previously directed by Salsa With Silvia owner Silvia Alexiev, and now under the direction of instructor Kelly Atwood, proudly represented the studio at the DC Salsa Congress 2...
    • The JST Salsa With Silvia Team at the Capital Congress - Duration: 4 minutes, 30 seconds.

      • 1 month ago
      • 111 views
      Our amazing student performance team absolutely rocked it on stage. The JST Salsa With Silvia team is directed by or instructor Joffre Arce. That was their first performance at the DC Salsa Congres...
    • Joffre & Camille Perform At The Salsa With Silvia 2nd Year New Studio Anniversary Party - Duration: 5 minutes, 28 seconds.

      • 1 month ago
      • 272 views
      These two through a great show and blew everyone's mind. Instructor Joffre and Camille did an amazing job performing sensual bachata and hip hop.
    • DC Mayor Bowser Features Salsa With Silvia As A Small Business Success Story - Duration: 73 seconds.

      • 2 months ago
      • 152 views
      In January 2017 DC Mayor Bowser featured Salsa With Silvia as a small business success story in her two-year Accountability Report. The Mayor’s video crew came and shot a video interview with Salsa...
    • A Visit from The Stars: Jenna Johnson and Adam Rippon from Dancing with the Stars - Duration: 48 seconds.

      • 2 months ago
      • 2,300 views
      The Salsa With Silvia Studio had the honor of hosting Ballroom Star Jenna Johnson and US Olympian and Champion, figure skater Adam Rippon who visited our studio for 3 days to rehearse for the new s...
    • The Salsa With Silvia Philosophy, Team & Goals - Duration: 8 minutes, 44 seconds.

      • 2 months ago
      • 733 views
      Here at the Salsa With Silvia Dance Studio, we proudly stand behind excellence! Our top priority is creating the best experience for our students. Please watch this video to learn more about our sa...
    • WEEK 2 BEGINNER LEVEL 2: Single And Double Copa - Duration: 6 minutes, 22 seconds.

      • 5 months ago
      • 1,339 views
      In these videos we go through the core material that we cover during the 4-week Salsa series at the Salsa With Silvia Dance Studio. Of course we cover a lot more in the actual classes but these vid...
    • WEEK 1 BEGINNER LEVEL 2: Slides And Double Enchufla - Duration: 7 minutes, 9 seconds.

      • 5 months ago
      • 1,098 views
      In these videos we go through the core material that we cover during the 4-week Salsa series at the Salsa With Silvia Dance Studio. Of course we cover a lot more in the actual classes but these vid...
    • WEEK 4 BEGINNER LEVEL 1: Review - Duration: 4 minutes, 18 seconds.

      • 5 months ago
      • 552 views
      In these videos we go through the core material that we cover during the 4-week Salsa series at the Salsa With Silvia Dance Studio. Of course we cover a lot more in the actual classes but these vid...
    • WEEK 3 BEGINNER LEVEL 1: Hammer Lock With Back Break (Enchufla) - Duration: 6 minutes, 28 seconds.

      • 5 months ago
      • 907 views
      In these videos we go through the core material that we cover during the 4-week Salsa series at the Salsa With Silvia Dance Studio. Of course we cover a lot more in the actual classes but these vid...
    • WEEK 3 INTERMEDIATE LEVEL 2: Double Turns - Duration: 6 minutes, 9 seconds.

      • 5 months ago
      • 516 views
      In these videos we go through the core material that we cover during the 4-week Salsa series at the Salsa With Silvia Dance Studio. Of course we cover a lot more in the actual classes but these vid...
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    • Salsa Video Lesson 26: The Sombrero - Duration: 5 minutes, 26 seconds.

      • 8 years ago
      • 144,488 views
      This is an intermediate move that you will enjoy a lot. While hard to do slowly, it is a lot of fun when you do it with music on the dance floor. I hope you enjoy this new salsa move. We called it ...
    • Salsa Lesson 19: Ladies Shines & Styling - Duration: 9 minutes, 13 seconds.

      • 8 years ago
      • 110,938 views
      I have received several requests for more lessons in styling and this video is giving you exactly this; shines and styling. Shines are steps or footwork that you need to know when your partner lets...
    • Salsa Lesson 7: One Hand Copa - Duration: 4 minutes, 57 seconds.

      • 9 years ago
      • 86,118 views
      This week things are getting a little more advanced. We are learning the very commonly used copa. We will begin with a one hand copa and next week we will learn another way to lead the same move.
    • Salsa Video Lesson 36: The Titanic Turn Pattern - Duration: 9 minutes, 28 seconds.

      • 8 years ago
      • 79,908 views
      Level: Intermediate
      Hello again with another intermediate turn pattern. This move is very commonly used and it's easy to lead and follow. At the some time it looks and feels like it flows so take i...
    • Salsa Lesson 1: Ladies Right Turn - Duration: 4 minutes, 44 seconds.

      • 9 years ago
      • 76,641 views
      The "Trick Of The Week" videos are designed to give you a new step, partnering technique and or a styling tip every week. As you watch these videos in order, you will learn something new with each ...
    • Salsa Lesson 8: Double Hand Copa - Duration: 3 minutes, 22 seconds.

      • 9 years ago
      • 64,197 views
      This week is and extension of our previous lesson and we are just learning another way to lead/follow a copa. Enjoy and come back for the next week's lesson!
    • Salsa Lesson 2: Men's Right Turn With A Switch Behind The Back - Duration: 4 minutes, 22 seconds.

      • 9 years ago
      • 63,115 views
      Learn how to execute a right turn after you turn the lady. Add one more Ladies' Right Turn while in the right handshake to turn this into the Right Turn Combo
    • Salsa Lesson 13: Shoulder Check - Duration: 4 minutes, 22 seconds.

      • 9 years ago
      • 59,922 views
      This week we are learning another very commonly used partnering move called shoulder check. Enjoy and subscribe for more free videos.
    • Salsa Lesson 5: Broken Left Turn (BLT) For Ladies - Duration: 5 minutes, 11 seconds.

      • 9 years ago
      • 57,238 views
      This week the leads will learn how to lead a broken left turn (BLT) and the followers will learn their footwork for BLT. In this lesson we also do a little combo with BLT and CBL (Cross Body Lead),...
    • Salsa Video Lesson 40: The Houdini Move - Duration: 8 minutes, 5 seconds.

      • 7 years ago
      • 56,421 views
      Hello, dear salsa enthusiasts and thank you for your great support and feedback! This is a really cool looking salsa move for the leads. Be prepared to impress your partners on the dance floor. Kee...
    • Silvia and Oscar free style salsa dancing on 1 - Duration: 4 minutes, 43 seconds.

      • 8 years ago
      • 53,728 views
      This video includes a lot of the salsa moves you've already learned with Silvia. Watching dancers dance in a social setting is a very good way for you to pick up some cool styling techniques as wel...
    • Salsa Video Lesson 25: Practice Turn Pattern & Double Spin Technique For Followers - Duration: 9 minutes, 41 seconds.

      • 8 years ago
      • 53,140 views
      Some of you noticed that the audio of lesson 14 has been muted by YouTube because the song I used turned out to be copyrighted. So in this pattern I go over some of the moves from lesson 14 and I a...
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  • ADVANCED SALSA LESSONS AND DEMOS Play all

    • Salsa Video Lesson 55: Wrap And Pull - Duration: 5 minutes, 12 seconds.

      • 6 years ago
      • 16,729 views
      This salsa lesson combines three very smooth salsa moves. We have done 2 of them already but there is something new in this combo to give you something cool to use on the dance floor.
      Follow this d...
    • Salsa Video Lesson 54: He Turns She Turns - Duration: 4 minutes, 11 seconds.

      • 6 years ago
      • 12,120 views
      Hey Salseros and Salseras and Happy New Year! I hope this one is full of dancing and tons of dreams come true. This is a very nice salsa turn combo and it requires a strong lead but it flows pretty...
    • Salsa Video Lesson 53 - Christmas Edition 2011 Fun Salsa Pattern - Duration: 5 minutes, 31 seconds.

      • 6 years ago
      • 6,420 views
      This special video offers a fun variation of the single hand copa, as well as it gives the ladies a chance to practice their triple spins. In the end we add a combo of salsa footwork to top off thi...
    • Salsa Video Lesson 48: Hand Toss Behind Her Back - Duration: 9 minutes, 21 seconds.

      • 7 years ago
      • 12,656 views
      This is a really neat salsa move that I combined with several other moves that we've learned already. It never hurts to try and memorize a few of these salsa turn patterns and have them ready when ...
    • Salsa Video Lesson 47: The Coca Cola Move - Duration: 7 minutes, 12 seconds.

      • 7 years ago
      • 47,809 views
      This move was requested by on of my viewers and I hope all of you like it. The coca cola salsa move is easy when you understand the proper technique. So, I hope I did all right explaining it. Make ...
    • Salsa Video Lesson 46: Ladies Footwork & Styling - Duration: 9 minutes, 47 seconds.

      • 7 years ago
      • 16,387 views
      Ladies, this one is for you. Learning choreographed footwork will give you ideas for free style shines when your partner lets you dance on your own. Salsa footwork helps you work on your styling, c...
    • Salsa VideoLesson 45: The Walk Aound Move - Duration: 8 minutes, 33 seconds.

      • 7 years ago
      • 23,391 views
      This move may seem complicated but I urge you to give it a shot. When you try it three counts at a time you will see that you CAN do it. Now that you've learned your basic salsa moves it's time for...
    • Salsa Video Lesson 44 - The Waker Move - Duration: 7 minutes, 33 seconds.

      • 7 years ago
      • 13,750 views
      Happy New Year, everyone! I hope this year is a year for dancing for you and your friends and family. Learn how to dance and you will be worry-free in 2011, I promise. This move is advanced but pre...
    • Salsa Video Lesson 40: The Houdini Move - Duration: 8 minutes, 5 seconds.

      • 7 years ago
      • 56,421 views
      Hello, dear salsa enthusiasts and thank you for your great support and feedback! This is a really cool looking salsa move for the leads. Be prepared to impress your partners on the dance floor. Kee...
    • Salsa Video Lesson 39: The Touch-and-go pattern - Duration: 7 minutes, 47 seconds.

      • 7 years ago
      • 18,702 views
      This intermediate-advanced salsa turn pattern is a bit more complicated but try to follow the instructions and you'll enjoy it in the end. Your small donations to http://www.salsawithsilvia.com hel...
    • Salsa Video Lesson 38: The Grape Vine Move Ladies Shines & Styling - Duration: 9 minutes, 1 second.

      • 7 years ago
      • 47,164 views
      Ladies, I've received a number of requests for a video with ladies shines and styling in salsa so here I go trying to help you. The grape vine move is a bit challenging but if you follow the instru...
    • Salsa Video Lesson 37: The Hand Toss Turn Pattern - Duration: 9 minutes, 10 seconds.

      • 7 years ago
      • 24,195 views
      Level: Intermediate-Advanced.
      Hello everyone and sorry for the delay but my camera chose to malfunction this time.
      This is a really neat hand toss pattern so try to study it well. Hand toss moves...
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  • INTERMEDIATE SALSA LESSONS Play all

    • Silvia Teaching an Intermediate Combo - Duration: 2 minutes, 28 seconds.

      • 9 years ago
      • 15,828 views
      That is a cool combo you may want to look into.
    • Salsa Lesson 13: Shoulder Check - Duration: 4 minutes, 22 seconds.

      • 9 years ago
      • 59,922 views
      This week we are learning another very commonly used partnering move called shoulder check. Enjoy and subscribe for more free videos.
    • Salsa Lesson 15: Crucifix - Duration: 4 minutes, 36 seconds.

      • 9 years ago
      • 44,988 views
      This is a fun move but it requires precise technique. Make sure you follow the instructions. This move is easily lead on the dance floor. Next time we will combine the crucifix with a few more move...
    • Salsa Lesson 16: Practice Turn Pattern - Duration: 4 minutes, 9 seconds.

      • 8 years ago
      • 29,672 views
      This week we are combining a few moves that we've already learned in a neat practice pattern. Enjoy and come back for more Salsa With Silvia Tricks of the Week.
    • Salsa Lesson 17: Practice Pattern - Duration: 7 minutes, 36 seconds.

      • 8 years ago
      • 25,259 views
      Albert and Silvia show a fun practice pattern with some steps that you have learned in previous lessons as well as some new leading techniques and ladies styling. Have fun!
    • Salsa Lesson 18: Practice Pattern & Styling With Special Guest Miguel Mendez - Duration: 7 minutes, 26 seconds.

      • 8 years ago
      • 22,440 views
      This week we have a special guest; the owner of the Dance Academy Of Salsa in Chicago Miguel Mendez. Miguel helps Silvia with this very neat practice pattern, in which you will learn not only new m...
    • Salsa Lesson 19: Ladies Shines & Styling - Duration: 9 minutes, 13 seconds.

      • 8 years ago
      • 110,938 views
      I have received several requests for more lessons in styling and this video is giving you exactly this; shines and styling. Shines are steps or footwork that you need to know when your partner lets...
    • Salsa Lesson 20: Intermediate Turn Pattern - Duration: 9 minutes, 41 seconds.

      • 8 years ago
      • 31,009 views
      Use this pattern to add more to your salsa vocabulary so that you never run out of moves on the dance floor. Ladies, there are some neat styling tips for you in this video. Be sure to check back ag...
    • Salsa Video Lesson 24: The Wrap - Duration: 6 minutes, 23 seconds.

      • 8 years ago
      • 49,895 views
      Hello again, here is one more move to add to your salsa vocabulary. We called it the wrap. I hope you enjoy it. Keep on dancing!
    • Salsa Video Lesson 26: The Sombrero - Duration: 5 minutes, 26 seconds.

      • 8 years ago
      • 144,488 views
      This is an intermediate move that you will enjoy a lot. While hard to do slowly, it is a lot of fun when you do it with music on the dance floor. I hope you enjoy this new salsa move. We called it ...
    • Salsa Video Lesson 32: Behind The Back Turn - Duration: 7 minutes, 30 seconds.

      • 8 years ago
      • 29,044 views
      This is an intermediate combo that gives you one new move + a variation of the double hand copa, which we've done in the past. It's a pretty neat pattern that will spice up your salsa vocabulary. E...
    • Salsa Video Lesson 33: The 180 Cross Body Lead - Duration: 5 minutes, 28 seconds.

      • 8 years ago
      • 18,825 views
      Here we are again, this time with an intermediate move that is very popular in salsa and yet a bit tricky to teach and learn so I am hoping I did a good enough job to help you understand it. Enjoy ...
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  • BEGINNER SALSA LESSONS Play all

    Learn the basics of salsa dancing with instructor Silvia from Salsa With Silvia. These are essential moves and combinations that are the building blocks to advanced salsa dancing.
    • Salsa Lesson 1: Ladies Right Turn - Duration: 4 minutes, 44 seconds.

      • 9 years ago
      • 76,641 views
      The "Trick Of The Week" videos are designed to give you a new step, partnering technique and or a styling tip every week. As you watch these videos in order, you will learn something new with each ...
    • Salsa Lesson 2: Men's Right Turn With A Switch Behind The Back - Duration: 4 minutes, 22 seconds.

      • 9 years ago
      • 63,115 views
      Learn how to execute a right turn after you turn the lady. Add one more Ladies' Right Turn while in the right handshake to turn this into the Right Turn Combo
    • Salsa Lesson 3: Men's Right Turn With a Duck - Duration: 3 minutes, 48 seconds.

      • 9 years ago
      • 45,323 views
      This week on Salsa With Silvia Trick Of The Week we will learn another way for the leads to do a right turn after they turn their partner first. Next week expect Cross Body Lead.
    • Salsa Lesson 4: Cross Body Lead - Duration: 4 minutes, 16 seconds.

      • 9 years ago
      • 47,371 views
      This week on Salsa With Silvia Trick of the Week we learn one of the most commonly used techniques in salsa dancing; the Cross Body Lead or CBL. Leaders use this technique to switch position with t...
    • Salsa Lesson 5: Broken Left Turn (BLT) For Ladies - Duration: 5 minutes, 11 seconds.

      • 9 years ago
      • 57,238 views
      This week the leads will learn how to lead a broken left turn (BLT) and the followers will learn their footwork for BLT. In this lesson we also do a little combo with BLT and CBL (Cross Body Lead),...
    • Silvia Teaching a Beginner Level Class - Duration: 3 minutes, 4 seconds.

      • 9 years ago
      • 13,575 views
      This is a video from the last class of a 6-week beginner level course. At this point in time students are able to perform short turn patterns and really enjoy dancing.
    • Salsa Lesson 6: Men Broken Left Turn - Duration: 3 minutes, 57 seconds.

      • 9 years ago
      • 45,094 views
      This is a little combo that will allow both leads and followers to practice their BLTs (broken left turns). Enjoy and subscribe for more :)
    • Salsa Lesson 7: One Hand Copa - Duration: 4 minutes, 57 seconds.

      • 9 years ago
      • 86,118 views
      This week things are getting a little more advanced. We are learning the very commonly used copa. We will begin with a one hand copa and next week we will learn another way to lead the same move.
    • Salsa Lesson 8: Double Hand Copa - Duration: 3 minutes, 22 seconds.

      • 9 years ago
      • 64,197 views
      This week is and extension of our previous lesson and we are just learning another way to lead/follow a copa. Enjoy and come back for the next week's lesson!
    • Salsa Lesson 10: Outside Cross Body Lead - Duration: 3 minutes, 21 seconds.

      • 9 years ago
      • 46,985 views
      Let's learn a different way to lead a CBL. This time the leads are going to spin the followers twice outside.
    • Salsa Video Lesson 41: The Reverse CBL Pattern - Duration: 8 minutes, 46 seconds.

      • 7 years ago
      • 28,912 views
      This is a great salsa pattern to know and lead on the dance floor. Ladies, there are a few styling tips for you in there so pay attention. I wanted to also mention that Roberto (my partner in this ...
    • Salsa Video Lesson 28: The Hammer Lock Move - Duration: 4 minutes, 37 seconds.

      • 8 years ago
      • 40,495 views
      I noticed that I use this move in several patterns but I haven't really broken it down so far so here it is. It's a commonly used beginner-intermediate move in salsa dancing. Next week, we'll have ...
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