Shum - This is a "Dailynism".  It is neither Spanish nor English, rather it is Dailyn's way of saying "your own personal style" or adding flavour to your dance.

T.P.C. - Another "Dailynism" ... Technically Properly Correct.  You are doing the step or turn properly, without any shum.

Cuban Salsa Terms

Casino - Cuban salsa dancing with a partner.

Rueda de Casino - Cuban salsa dancing with a group ... from 4 to 40!

Paso Cubano - a back step, travelling on the 3.


Guapea - backward and forward step; often used in between turns.


Exhibila - "show her off" - on outside turn for follower.


Paseo - "go for a walk" - the follower walks around the leader.


Dile que no - "tell her no" - a cross body lead, usually to Guapea.


Dile que si - "tell her yes" - a cross body lead to close/social position.


Enchufla - "plug her in" - counter clockwise turn for follower.


Setenta - "70" - combination of exhibila keeping hold of followers left hand which goes behind her back - three enchiladas.


Guaguaco - a step from AfroCuban dance - totally difference beat.


Mambo - a slower step 1/2, 3/4, 5/6, 7/8.

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