Learn to Dance Salsa Online

Salsa is a fast, flashy dance known for fun turn combinations, fancy footwork, and strong lead-follow connection.

In this comprehensive online course, you will learn the basics of Salsa and then quickly ramp up through a series of flashy variations to keep your dancing vibrant.

What You Will Learn

    1. Welcome to Salsa!

    1. How We Teach

    2. Lead and Follow

    3. Dance Positions

    1. Music

    2. Basic

    3. Spot Turn Footwork

    4. Follow's Spot Turn

    5. Behind-the-Back Hand Change

    6. Behind-the-Back Hand Change to Follow's Spot Turn

    7. Cross-Body Lead

    8. Closed Position in Salsa

    9. Dishrag Phoenix

    10. Latin Hips

    11. Arch Turn, Side Pass

    12. Arch Turn, Free Spin

    13. Hairbrush Free Spin

    14. Practice with Music

    15. Cross-Body Inside Turn

    16. Crossed-Hand Matador

    17. Turns Exercise

    18. Double Inside Turn

    19. Triple Inside Turn

    20. Conversational Partnering

    21. Braced R-in-R Turn

    22. Braced R-in-R Free Spin

    23. Braced R-in-R Around the World

    24. Cradle Copa

    25. Free Copa

    26. Rainbow Copa

    27. Double Rainbow Copa

    28. Cradle Whip

    29. Whip

    30. Walkback Sweetheart

    31. Hand Juggling

    1. Intro to On2 Salsa

    2. On2 Basic

    3. On2 Spot Turn

    4. On2 Behind-the-Back Hand Change to Spot Turn

    5. On2 Cross-Body Lead

    6. Cross-Body Lead On1 vs. On2

    7. On2 Triple Inside Turn

    1. Intro to Salsa Shines

    2. Getting Into and Out of Salsa Shines

    3. Converting Shines to Follow's Timing

    4. Side Breaks

    5. Piano Step

    6. Left Spot Turn

    7. Suzy-Q

    8. Suzy-Q Plus

    9. The Slide

    10. Musicality in Salsa Shines

    11. Exuding Confidence in Salsa Shines

    12. If You Want More Shines...

About this course

  • $99.00
  • 54 lessons


Here's a preview of some of the music this course will teach you to dance to:

Your Instructors

Nick & Melissa Enge

Nick & Melissa Enge are social dance instructors at the University of Texas, where they teach hundreds of students how to dance every semester. They are known for their relaxed, fun-loving approach to dancing, which puts even the most terrified students at ease. Given that their in-person classes are always full, with a waitlist, they created this site so that anyone, anywhere can learn from them at any time, and experience the joy of dancing!

Misty Enge

Misty, Nick and Melissa's Siberian Forest Cat, is named after the early 20th century dancer Mistinguette, inventor of the Apache dance. Whenever she graces a lesson with her presence, she is always sure to steal the show.


  • What will I learn in this course?

    In this course, you'll learn the basics and many popular variations of Salsa. Whether you choose to learn to lead or follow, after taking this course, you'll have a good understanding of how to dance Salsa.

  • Why should I learn Salsa online?

    In our online classes, everyone gets the best view, instead of having to crane their neck to see what the teacher is doing. In addition, when learning online, you can watch the lessons over and over again (now, and any time in the future), as well as rewinding or slowing down the video if you need more help with a particular step.

  • Why should I learn Salsa from you?

    Unlike many other sites that offer online classes, where you might only get a quick demonstration of the steps, in the hours of detailed instruction you will receive in this course, you'll actually get a step-by-step breakdown of each variation as well as many specific tips about the finer points of leading and following them. In addition, in developing this course, we thought carefully about how to arrange the variations so that each lesson builds on what you've learned in the previous lessons, so you'll always know exactly what's going on.

  • Do I need a partner?

    No! In addition to teaching the variations in a partnered context for students who are learning with a partner, in each lesson, we virtually dance the steps with you so that even if you're learning solo, you'll have us to dance with.