If you want to learn from scratch, go to a teacher. That said, I dance Cha Cha Cha and Rumba to a good standard and wanted to learn Salsa in a hurry so that I could dance with somebody I know, so I already understood the style involved. This DVD was well presented and I was able to learn the eight steps in it with little difficulty. I liked the way the footwork was explained at each stage and the lady's and man's steps shown separately and slowly. Just like a real teacher! It was useful when the demonstrations showed how to combine the steps in interesting ways. The audio CD was a bonus, it had many of the tracks used at the dances and was great for practice. If you can aleady dance Latin then you can learn Salsa from this, otherwise it is a good basic reference. I have given it five stars. Just. Only eight steps is a little on the stingy side and at Salsa speed one soon runs out of ways of keeping one's partner entertained. A dozen steps would have been a lot better. But at the price and the quality, perhaps I should not complain.