Learn to Dance The Salsa
As Salsa music began to emerge from New York City in the 1960s, Mambo dancing was already extremely popular. The term, “Salsa,” was eventually coined there in the mid-‘70s, but the dance itself actually originated in the Caribbean. Its moves evolved from parts of the Mambo, Son, Cha Cha, Bomba, and Plena. Nearly every country throughout Latin American and the Caribbean now has its own Salsa style.
When to Dance the Salsa
Performed in either an open or closed position, the Salsa is a sexy partner dance that works at nightclubs or special events. The key to salsa dancing is having easy-to-hear tempos. While some music may be purely instrumental, artists like Marc Anthony and Gloria Estefan have some excellent salsa tunes.
You don’t need an excuse to learn to dance, but if you do – think about:
- Owning the dance floor at an upcoming event, like a wedding, cruise, or holiday party
- Rekindling that spark of romance with your special someone
- Going out and socializing instead of being stuck at home in front of the TV
- Getting a little exercise and having fun while you do it