The Guide to
Hot Moves for the Salsa Addict
Volume II
Section I  Section
II  Section III  Section
IV  Section V  Section
VI  Section VII  Section
VIII  Section IX  Section
X
SECTION I  Double Turns
Move#1:

2WRT switching LR to RR (opt. straight into W head comb & XB)
I said "on the 2nd turn." I should have said "after the 2nd turn."
Move#2:

Double Hammerlock (2WRT) into Pretzel
Move#3:

WRT

WLT, float (similar to a pullin)

rock / RE:2WRT
Move#4: (SloMo)

XB:WLT stopping into sweetheart

unwind & 2WRT with simultaneous MLT at end
Move#5: (SloMo)

XB:2WLT with LR hands overhead
XB with 2WLT timing:
5,6,7&8,1,2,3
M:R,L,R,.,L,R,L
W:L,R,LRL,R,L,R
Move#6:

XB:2WLT with RR hands overhead and then around back
I said "move to the left." I should have said "move to the right,
and rotate to the left." Same for next move.
Move#7:
SECTION II  Advanced Tunnel Variations
(see Move#18 in Volume I for basic tunnel variation)
Move#8:

WRT

XB:WLT into Lauren's sweetheart wrap

rotate CCW together, forward break W & tunnel out
Move#9:

WRT into hammerlock

XB with WLT

keep turning W for an additional WLT into wrap (rotating CCW a little)
/ forward break W & tunnel out
Move#10: Sambuka Tunnel

WLT, pullin into sambuka

rotate CW together, forward break W & tunnel out
Move#11: Sambuka Deep Tunnel
(Cuban
Inspired Move)

WLT, pullin into sambuka

exhibala (rotating CCW together), forward W & tunnel out
SECTION III  Hustle Move & Variations
Move#12: Hustle Move (SloMo)

RR,LL:WRT into hammerlock

head comb W & XB:WLT

W continues to turn L winding W up around Mback / grab RR & XB:2WLT

XB
Windup Move timing:
5,6,7,8,1,2,3,4,5
W:L,R,L,R,L,R,.,.,L
M:R,L,R,.,L,R,L,.,R
Move#13: PreHustle and Hustle

RR,LL:WRT

XB:WLT into sweetheart

unwind & (releasing RR) (2)WRT winding LL behind Wback

Hustle Move

Hustle Move cont finishing with XB:2WLT with RR overhead & then around
back

XB
Move#14: (SloMo)

RR:LL:WRT

XB:WLT into sweetheart

unwind & multWRT(5WRT in this case) w/WLhand wound behind Wback

(continuing 5WRT)

head comb and Hustle Move

Hustle Move continued finishing with XB:2WLT with RR overhead & then
around back

XB
5WRT timing:
5,6,7,8,1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,1
W:L,R,L,R,L,R,L,R,L,R,L,,.R
M:R,L,R,.,L,R,L,.,R,L,R,.,L
turns completed:0 1 2 3
4 5
My verbal explanation of the turns wasn't so good. I was
counting 1,2,3, pausing, and then 5,6,7, etc. This
confused Lauren
with her footwork
as she needs to turn on 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8, etc.
The slow motion
segment shows this more clearly.
Move#15: Loose Hustle Move

XB:WLT w/hand flick

catch W and bring W around to Mback / XB:2WLT with RR released or hip
flick

XB
SECTION IV  Miscellaneous Moves
Move#16: OneHanded Head Duck

head comb W with RR / XB:WLT with Whead duck with hands staying behind
Wneck

XB
Move#17:

LR:MRT winding hands behind back and duck and come up

XB:WLT by MRhand flick
(on5 lead is not done.)
Move#18:

RL:WRT

(Double) released wrap and catch by locking elbows / unwind & WRT ducking
under locked arms (switching to on3 if double released wrap)
Move#19: Our Trompo XB (SloMo)

RR:LL:WRT

XB:WLT

1/2MRT under RR and XB:WLT as Trompo
SECTION V  Multiple Turns with more complicated timing
Move#20: (SloMo)

LR:WRT

multWLT switching LR to RR to LR

continue multWLT

contunue multWLT and end with body slam
timing: 1,2,3,4,1,2,1,2,1,2,1,etc.
W: R,L,R,L,R,L,R,L,R,L,R
M: L,R,L,.,R,.,L,.,R,.,L
(I don't quite keep to this. I sometimes switch
to stepping on every beat while switching hands.)
Move#21:

WRT w/LR with simultaneous 1/2MLT with hands ending up on MLshoulder

hand drop catching with MRhand & 2WRT
Move#22:

WRT w/LR with simultaneous 1/2MLT with hands ending up on MLshoulder

hand drop catching with MLhand / reverse side sweetheart (WRT) placing
MRhand on WRshoulder to reverse W

unwind W and 2WLT
Move#23: (SloMos)

WRT w/LR with simultaneous 1/2MLT with hands ending up on MLshoulder

hand drop catching with MLhand / reverse side sweetheart (WRT) catching
RL

wind other way / (wind other way / wind back other way) unwind and

2(or4)WRT finishing on5 (or on1 if 4WRT) with a forward break
(1st counting explanation: At end, I said "71". I should have said
"7pause1")
timimg: 5,6,7,8,1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,1
unwind & 2WRT:
W: L,R,L,R,L,R,L,.,R
M: R,L,R,L,R,L,R,.,L(on5)
u
1 2
u  means finished unwinding
unwind & 4WRT:
W: L,R,L,R,L,R,L,R,L,R,L,.,R
W: L,R,L,.,R,L,R,L,R,L,R,L,R
M: R,L,R,.,L,.,R,.,L,.,R,.,L
u
1 2 3 4
(Woman can do either of above footwork. The only difference
is that she goes 5,6,7,pause and then go 1,2,1,2.etc. or she
skip the pause and go right into the 1,2,1,2,etc. later pausing
before resuming the basic step. In reality, watching slow motion
clips, she will often do something in between.)
SECTION VI  FakeOut CrossBodies
Move#24: FakeOut CrossBody Lead
Move#25:
Move#26:

FakeOut XB w/WLT and MLT
Move#27:

FakeOut XB w/WLT

right into rotating XB
Move#28:

FakeOut XB w/WLT and MLT

blind catch right into rotating XB
SECTION VII  PureCuban Moves
(By "PureCuban"
I mean moves that would normally be done by Cubans in Cuba.)
Move#29:

RR:LL Hecho (CubanWRT) (W comes around to MRside)

LL over Mhead and then RR over Mhead / pullin (W walks CW around M)

Dile Que No
Move#30:

RR:LL Hecho (CubanWRT) into hammerlock

WLT unwinding W / backMRT with RR going over Mhead

RR over Mhead / RR over Mhead (W walks CW as M rotates CW)

RR over Mhead / pullin

Dile Que No
Move#31: Released Blind Paseala

XB straight into released blind paseala

repeat ...

Dile Que No
(At end of counting explanation, I skipped 123.)
Move#32: Early Vacilala

Enchufala / pullin straight into early vacilala

Vacilala

Dile Que No
Routine # 1:

(Move#29)

(Move#29 cont)

Exhibala

(Move#30)

(Move#30 cont)

(Move#30 cont)

(Move#30 cont) straight into [Move#31]

[Move#31 cont]

[Move#31 cont]

[Move#31 cont]

[Move#32]

[Move#32 cont]

[Move#32 cont]
SECTION VIII  CubanInspired Moves
(By "CubanInspired"
I mean moves that would not normally be done by Cubans in Cuba, but instead
moves in which I combined techniques from the U.S.A. (fast turning usually)
that use some concept or timing from Cuban moves.)
Move#33: Early Double Hecho switching hands
behind back

Enchufala / pullin straight into early double hecho with switching hands
behind back

Double Hecho

Enchufala / pullin

Dile Que No
Move#34: Vacilala Con Mucho Engaņo

Vacilala

reverse W and W continues turning L

continue

on1 pickup into Dile Que No
Move#35: Vacilala Con Demasiado Engaņo

Vacilala

reverse W and W continues turning L

continue

continue / on5 pickup into finishing Dile Que No
Move#36:

RR:WRT

head comb W / LL:XB into windup

start Hecho and 2or3WRT

M head comb and XB
Move#37: Double Hecho (this
move is done in Cuba sometimes)

Double Hecho

Enchufala / pullin

Dile Que No
Move#38: Double Vacilala (this
move is done in Cuba sometimes)

Double Vacilala (don't spot very much!)

Dile Que No
Move#39: Vacilala ButtBump (this
move is done in Cuba sometimes)

Vacilala with butt bump about on3

Dile Que No
Routine # 2:

(Move#33)

(Move#33 cont)

straight into (Move#34)

(Move#34 cont)

(Move#34 cont)

[Move#35]

[Move#35 cont]

[Move#35 cont]

[Move#35 cont]

[Move#36]

[Move#36 cont]

[Move#36 cont]

[Move#36 cont]

[Move#37]

[Move#37 cont]

[Move#37 cont]

[Move#38]

[Move#38 cont]

[Move#39]

[Move#39]
SECTION IX  More PureCuban & CubanInspired Moves
Move#40: WideOpen Panque
(Cuban Inspired Move)

wideopen panque

repeat

start panque grabbing RL and 2WRT
Move#41: My Little Tornillo (Cuban
Inspired Move)

WRT

WLT / pullin

start Dile Que No and start Little Tornillo

continue and finish Dile Que No
Move#42: Cuban Double Pretzel (this
move is done in Cuba sometimes)

Dile Que No

straight into Hecho with simultaneous MLT with M doing extra left turn

straight into Cuban Pretzel

Enchufala / pullin
SECTION X  Dip, Lunge, and Drop
Move#43: Lauren's leg wrap dip
Move#44: The Jesus Lunge (SloMo)

RR:XB:WLT winding RR behind Wback

Pull W forward and lunge on5
Note: there are various ways in this  any left turn with RR behind
Wback may work
Move#45: Drop Your Pants Drop
(SloMo)

RL:WRT

released wrap straight into Drop Your Pants Drop