WWW.SALSA-DVDS.COM and WWW.STEPS4SALSA.COM are initiatives of Annetje Riel.
We are dedicated to bringing together Salsa Instruction Materials by the best Salsa Instructors in the world in one place.
Based in California, USA, the site has grown to be the biggest store on the internet for salsa instruction materials and registrations of congresses, with goods shipped from the Netherlands and Los Angeles, USA.
We sell dvds/videos by many world renowned instructors, below the FAQ section on this page you will find a detailed description of all instructors (by clicking on their name). Please go to www.salsa-dvds.com/shop/ for a look at our inventory and pricing. Home
How do I know which level I should choose?
Although it is not easy to determine one's level at a distance, we have designed a guideline to help you choose. Go to the category 'Level'.
Are Instructional Videos a good learning tool; is it possible to learn to dance from videos?
Instructional videos are great for a variety of reasons: - they can be used in the privacy of your own home any time, at your convenience - they are very easy-to-follow and great to learn & review patterns with or without a partner - It is cost effective. - there are many steps & variations and you can go at your own pace - details about hands and counts are easy to visualize and learn - you can rewind and review them as many times as you want, whenever you feel like it.
I have never danced before, and don't know where to start, any suggestions?
Look for the videos marked with 1 star (*) in the beginners section, those are the tapes that require no experience at all.
I've got two left feet and my husband can't hear the beat of the music. Can we really learn how to dance from videotapes?
By far, the biggest barrier will be attitude, not aptitude. A long time ago, I thought about dance ability like I thought about artistic ability: you either had it or you didn't. Now, I don't think about either of those abilities like that. I've personally watched some folks that I thought would be (I hate to say it) hopeless develop into formidable dancers. This experience has been very inspirational and it has made me completely rethink and reject the notion that natural talent is destiny. I believe that anybody who can tap their foot or clap their hands in time to the beat of the music is trainable. When I observe crowds of folks at concerts, I see that 99% of the people can successfully clap their hands, tap their feet, sing along, or play "air guitar" in time to the beat of the music. Almost every teen-aged boy has played "air guitar" or "air drums." This leads me to believe that 99% of adults are rhythmically capable. As far as having two left feet: again, the barrier is attitude, not aptitude. Social dancing requires no more "talent" than rope skipping, swimming, skiing, or riding a bike. Besides, for the rhythm 'thing' we sell cd's to help out!
I hate back order delays, do you always have all inventory on hand?
Generally, we do. Sometimes the demand is so high that we cannot be supplied in time. We will give you an estimate date when the tape will be shipped. If we cannot ship it within 30 days, you have the right to annul (that part of) your order.
What happens if a disc arrives damaged, or doesn't play?
Contact us, upon return of the damaged disc, we will replace it at no cost to you.
What video formats are offered?
We offer Videos in both NTSC and PAL format, and DVD's, and CVD's.
How do I know which format to order?
PAL is being used in the following countries: Australia, Algeria, Austria, Belgium, China, Denmark, Germany, Holland, Hong Kong, India, Ireland, Italy, N. Zealand, Norway, Pakistan, Portugal, Sweden, Spain, Switzerland, South Africa, Singapore, United Kingdom NTSC is being used in: America, Bahamas, Canada, Chile, Costa Rica, Jamaica, Japan, Mexico, Peru, Philippines, South Korea, Taiwan. If your country is not listed, check your video player, it will be printed in the machine.
If I order on-line can I be assured that the transaction is secure?
We utilize SSL to ensure safe, secure transactions. SSL(Secured Sockets Layer) is designed to establish a secure connection between your computer and ours using encryption technology. Encryption translates your confidential order information into a secret code that only we can read. This is the most effective way to ensure that your order information is protected. We also require you to enter your credit card number each time you order, since we do not want to store this sensitive information on our site. Your credit card information is used only to process your order. We believe these elements provide a very secure shopping environment.
Can I order over the phone?
Yes you can. If you want to order, or need any information or help, you are welcome to contact us at +1 626 548 7940 between 11am and 4pm US Central Time.
Who do I contact if I have a problem with my order?
We are ready to help if you have questions about your order. You can submit an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and an on-line customer service representatives will respond within 48 hours, or you can call +1 626 548 7940, between 11am and 4pm US Central Time.
When will my credit card be charged?
Your credit card will be charged shortly after you place your order.
What if my credit card payment is declined?
Check all info: your name as it appears on the card, the credit card number, the expiration date, the security code. Make sure your billing address is the address the credit card company has on file, the shipping address can be any address.
When I submit the order, what kind of confirmation will I get that you have received it?
Upon receipt of your order, we will send you an e-mail confirmation. Upon charging your credit card you will receive another confirmation.
If I don't have a credit card, can I still order at SALSA-DVDS.COM?
Yes, you can make a bank transfer to our account in the Netherlands: choose the 'bank' option, or you can use PAYPAL.
If I do not live in the US, can I still order online?
Yes! SALSA-DVDS.COM ships all over the world.
Are there any hidden costs?
No, there are not. If you have completed your order, you will see an overview of the complete order, including shipping costs and taxes (if applicable). You will be asked to confirm again, at that point. If you don't, the order does not go through! Home