In this short video lesson I cover basic concepts of hip action and body rhythm for Salsa and other latin dances, apply these concepts to Salsa basic steps, and establish the 3 fundamental types of body rhythm, or “Cuban Motion”. Key concepts include basic body mechanics, footwork, leg action, and the imagery of “Squashing Grapes” to describe and conceptualize the synergy of these techniques. Varying amounts of these techniques are used to produce and styllize the Salsa hip action, as well as hip actions in other Latin American or rhythm dance styles. Let me know if you have any salsa/latin dance technique questions!