|In this 50 minute video, Luis will teach you basic Latin Dance technique concentrating on Merengue. This DVD is the sister DVD to Latin Dance "Plena" with Luis Salgado - Volume I. Using a fast paced rhythm, the Merengue explores the technique of living on the down beat of "one". This high energy video introduces Latin motions, rhythm, and style, while keeping a jazz foundation. This class includes isolations, coordination, cardio, strength, and some flexibility exercises. Filmed in a classroom format, learning from Luis is made easy as he teaches at a beginner level enabling any dancer to develop an understanding of this style and musicality. This unique style is brought direct to you from Luis's native home, Puerto Rico, and neighbor country of Santo Domingo. 50 mins. (2011) DVD-All-Region.|
Luis Salgado play's "Jose" and is the Latin Assistant Choreographer of the new hit Broadway Musical "In The Heights - Best Musical 2008 at the Tony Awards. He moved to NY in 2002 dreaming of achieving his passion of performing on a Broadway stage. As of today, Luis has performed in shows like The Mambo Kings (Frankie Suarez), Fame on 42nd Street (Joe Vegas u/s), and Aida among others. Film Credits includes: Step Up 2 The Streets (Alejandro), Dirty Dancing 2 (Diego Luna's Dance Double), Enchanted, Across the Universe, American Gangster and The Great Observer. In 2007 Luis choreographed the musicals Serenade and The Drop Outs in NYC and co-directed/choreographed the original show Mezcla in Peru. Luis has been able to assist choreographers like Maria Torres in the film Enchanted, Jamal Sims in the film Step Up 2 the Streets and is thrilled to be representing his culture as Latin assistant choreographer at In The Heights, BroadwayWorld.com Gypsy of the Month and a Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Ensemble for In the Heights. Luis co-produced his own DVD "Latin Fusion with Luis Salgado" and is the director of R. Evolucion Latina - Dare to go Beyond!, an artistic movement that celebrates the lives, careers, triumphs and existence of all Latino artists in and out of the New York Performing Art Community.
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