And all you have to do is follow my simple instructions exactly how I say and you will never miss a beat again! First of all lets start with why you may be falling off rhythm.
Do you have any understanding of music? If so then great, If not this might be why you cant seem to stay on beat.
So if your not familiar with music, then here's a quick summary about salsa music you always count in 8's.
For example 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, and 8, that is what we call an 8 count.
But the tricky thing about salsa which you may not know is that you usually never ever dance on 4 or 8.
So for example you would dance on count 1, 2, 3 and pause on count 4, and dance on count 5, 6, 7 and pause on count 8.
This is a major principle of salsa dancing and if you don't understand it then this could really effect you dancing on the rhythm.
So lets say you have mastered the basic counting principle.
Now I have another trick for you to see if you really understand rhythm.
First I want you to play a salsa song, any song.
While you play this song close your eyes and listen to the music with your ears.
What I want you to do is count out loud to the rhythm of the song.
So as the song is playing you will count 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 and again 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, until the song has finished.
Next I want to repeat the same thing, so play a song, close your eyes, and now I want you to do the basic 3 step move with your eyes closed while you listen to the music.
Now please make sure that there are no sharp object around that can hurt you, the basic 3 step move should take you anywhere, you should be dancing in one place.
When you dance you must feel the music and for some people their environment can distract them and thats' what makes people fall off rhythm.
So again understand the song and the counts of the song.
Then play the song and count the beats out loud.
After wards repeat the same counting out loud and dance at the same time.