Salsa is a syncretistic dance form with origins from the Cuban Son and Afro-Cuban dance. It is generally associated with the salsa music style, although it may be danced under other types of tropical music. Salsa is normally a partner dance, although there are forms such as a line dance form "Salsa suelta" and a round dance form "Rueda de Casino" where multiple couples exchange partners in a circle. Salsa can be improvised or performed with a set routine.
This is a very energetic Latin dance complete with spins, sharp movement, and crisp turns. It is very popular in Latin clubs along with Merengue. Styles vary depending on where you are from. For instance, Costa Rican salsa in general goes side to side but LA style goes forward and backwards. This dance is also similar to Mambo. A great dance to learn if you want to break into the Latin club scene. We teach the “on-one” L.A. style.