This pattern is short in lessons but packed with great material. The course starts right away with a "left-to-right turn" combo for the leaders, and is followed by a bit more challenging "left-to-right turn" variation for the followers, we call the Cross Body Lead Titanic. We finish it with a new "Open Break" variation, and of course: Style it all up! 

what You're going to learn



As a leader, hand connections tend to get lost when we spin ourselves, or switch hands in-between moves. In this combo we take on that challenge and we step it up by using a "Fake Left Turn" into a "Right turn".



The Cross Body Left Titanic, as is called in San Diego, is a follower’s left-to-right turn combination that has over eight variations. This course focuses on the original Titanic that started it all, the shaking-hands version. 



Open Break moves flow well when coming from a right turn variation, which is how we’re going to super size this combo by adding an "Open Break" move at the end of the CBL Titanic’s Right Turn.



This is the longest pattern in this series so that alone is challenge #1. Challenge #2 introducing a “hair-combs” and "drop catches” for the leaders. Followers, let’s also enhance and style a “cross over combo”, a level 1 combo.


In each lesson, you will learn how to lead and follow a new Level 2 move. Leaders will learn how to use this new move to create a combination with Level 1 moves that you already know. Followers will practice reading cues and reacting. In each lesson you will continue reinforcing fundamental techniques and footwork you’ve learned while incorporating new information.
This is how all partnering courses are structured:  
  • Learn the footwork associated with each move or turn.
  • Layer-in technique through a series of steps and important tips.
  • Gradually add components individually and build an entire move.
  • Combine moves into combos and then create entire patterns.
  • Practice at various music speeds to improve processing time. 

We will spend a majority of our time dancing together in order to help you build better muscle memory, give you added confidence on the dance floor, and continue preparing you for the next stage - every step of the way.  

what our students say

"We had tried private lessons before but never felt a real connection with Salsa until Juan and Erica started teaching us. It isn't just about learning the steps; they teach you how to hear the beats... how to become better leads and follows... I highly recommend them to anyone who is looking to either start their dancing journey or enhance their current one."

- Jamileh B.

"Absolutely no regrets. I still cannot believe I can dance salsa after 4 lessons. And in all honesty, I have practiced very little due to my super busy schedule. Almost all my dance time is during my lessons. I no longer have to stand on the side at the club when they play salsa. Juan's program really works..."

- O.M.

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meet your instructors

Erica Hernandez

Erica is dedicated to teaching people how to Salsa Dance. She believes anyone can learn how to dance by finding a program that works with their unique background and learning style. She partnered with Juan-2-3 to create a curriculum that focuses on the key fundamentals of Salsa; connection, footwork, partner moves, spin technique, rhythm and musicality. After guiding hundreds of students through their step-by-step program, she has experienced the greatest joy for a dance teacher-watching her students have fun on the dance floor! 

Erica began dancing at the age of four. She learned ballet, jazz, and hip hop. She participated in Drill Team, Cheer, and Song learning about formations and how to synchronize movements on a team. While getting her BS in Electrical Engineering at SDSU, she fell in love with Salsa dancing. In 2005, she joined Majesty in Motion Dance Company and trained hard everyday. She earned a spot on the professional team where she performed and taught with her dance partner Juan-2-3. Since 2006, Erica has been teaching people how to Salsa Dance locally, nationally, and internationally. 

Juan-2-3 Hernandez

Colombian, born in Brooklyn raised between Spain and New York. In 1999, while in the Military and having lived in Japan for two years, Juan-2-3 arrived to San Diego. It was then that he was introduced to Salsa group classes and dance teams. Although he struggled to learn, his passion for Salsa never stopped. In 2002 he joined Majesty in Motion Dance company and worked his way up to their professional team, then became co-director of the company and meet his beloved new partner Erica, now wife. Unfortunately, in 2010 he had to quit the team due to military injuries that kept worsening. However, his passion to teach still thrives today. Besides continuing to teach, choreograph and perform Salsa, Juan now also hopes to reach the world and inspire people from all walks of life that "Anyone Can Salsa dance".