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  • Salsa Basic

    Learn how to salsa! Karel breaks down the basic salsa step that is the basis for all partnerwork and shines (dancing individually) and explains the counts for New York style On2 salsa.

  • Basic Salsa Shines

    Learn 3 different salsa shines which you can use when dancing individually on the dance floor. Karel breaks down Front Double Cross, Suzy Q, and Cord Beats.

  • Basic Shine Combo 1

    Learn a combination of 3 classic New York style salsa shines which you can use when dancing individually. Karel teaches the Side Basic, Four Corners, and Front Double Cross and then puts them into a combo to practice.

  • Basic Shine Combo 2

    Learn a 2nd combination of 3 classic New York style salsa shines which you can use when dancing individually. Karel teaches Cross-Overs, Front Double Basic and Spiral Step and then puts them into a combo to practice.

  • Basic Salsa Turns

    Learn how to turn! Karel teaches left turns, right turns, and half-turns and then puts them into a turn combination for you to practice.

  • Salsa Basic Body Movement

    Karel explains and breaks down in detail the body movement for the basic salsa step. This video is great for dancers of all levels!

  • Salsa Basic Arms

    Karel demonstrates how to properly use your arms for the salsa basic

  • Body Movement

    Tips for improving your body movement including how to use your ribs, hips and torso. Learn a combo with Cross-Overs, Right turn, and Side Steps.

  • Basic Arm Styling 1

    Learn how to style your arms during the Side Basic, Right turn and Step Steps

  • Flower bomb: Arm Styling Exercises

    Learn Karel’s classic Flower bomb arm exercise which she teaches as a warm-up in many of her classes. Great for all levels!

  • Basic Arm Styling For Turns

    Karel shows how to use your arms and body movement to style left turns, half turns, and right turns.

  • Beginner Shine Combo 1

    Dance a beginner shine combination that includes Suzy Q plus and the Swing Step

  • Body rolls

    Karel shows how to use body rolls in your salsa dancing

  • Drops

    Work on perfecting the two kinds of drops to add levels to your dancing

  • Grapevine, Slave step and Cross turns

    Continue learning steps on the basic syllabus. I introduced cross turns to work on skills such as pushing the floor away, spotting and changing weight while turning

  • Head rolls

    In this class I teach you how to do proper head rolls, how to protect your body when using them and different ways to add them to your dancing

  • Cross overs

    Continue working on the beginner syllabus. In this class we talk about the importance of crossovers and we learn different variations of them. Also includes exercises to strengthen your crossovers