Getting familiar with the rhythm

Getting familiar with the rhythm by: Clapping, Stomping with the feet and Dancing on the spot.
It is very important to get familiar with the rhythm of the music you will dance to. Notice here on this video clip that will get familiar with the rhythm of Salsa in two ways.

By clapping the hands on the count of 1, 2, 3, pause on the 4th and  5, 6, 7, pause on the 8th.
Dancing on the spot counting count of 1, 2, 3, pause on the 4th and 5, 6, 7, pause on the 8th.

Repeat this exercise many times until you master it.

This is the way to get familiar with the rhythm of salsa.