The blog will have opinions on topics like this, as well as showcasing some new music as well as other things that I think will help the salsa dancing community in Syracuse and the surrounding CNY (Central New York) area.
I think there's tremendous value in the series though I don't necessarily agree with everything being said. The biggest part is that the series is biased towards On2 is THE way to dance, but being that many of the people are coming from NYC that's understandable. However, the main point made here in this snippet, is that people focus too much on learning turn patterns. They focus on "the steps" and back away from the music and are simply on beat. Which is well and good and I think that things have evolved that developed such complicated combinations on what is an advanced level that continues to rise. But being able to have a variety of body movements and apply them to what the music is doing is truly what it's about. One should ask "what does a sound look like?" then apply it to songs socially.
One person that I've thought does extraordinarily well at this is Peter Fige. I've included a video of him doing a freestyle (not a choreography) with a partner. Notice how he hits spots in the music with finishing turns, and how he'll use isolations like shaking his shoulders to a shimmy and what the music is doing.