Salsa Dancing

Posted by Saloni Nagpaul
May 13, 2013


Salsa dancing is a dance style associated with the salsa style of music now popular worldwide. Salsa music has its origins sometime in the 1950s to 1970s, with the truly distinct salsa style coming out of New York in the 1970s.

The music fuses a number of Cuban styles, particularly the son, but also draws from a number of other Latin American musical styles. Salsa is normally a lead & follow (freestyle) partner dance, although there are other recognized forms.

Salsa dancing is done on eight-beat music, with dancers moving on three beats, pausing for one beat, dancing for three beats, and pausing for one beat. The movement style is left-right-left-pause, then right-left-right-pause. During the pause in most salsa dancing some sort of flourish is utilized, be it a stomp of the foot, casting out the hand or kicking the lower leg.

Salsa dancing is mostly a stationary dance, with little movement around the dance floor. Instead, dancers rely on the subtle movement of their legs and upper bodies to convey the energy of the dance.

In addition to the basic stylistic variations of on one and on two, there are a number of major schools of salsa dancing style. The main on one styles are LA style, Colombian style and Cuban style. The main on two styles are ballroom mamba, en clave and palladium two.


Salsa dancing is incredibly popular throughout Latin America and the United States, and in India as well.

Truth of the matter is that no matter how you define salsa dancing is full of sensual appeal. The limberness of the human body, the quick movements and more make it enchanting. And for a long time Bollywood has had a love affair with Salsa. Variations of Salsa can be seen in movies like Honeymoon Travels Pvt. Ltd., Kal Ho Na Ho and more.

So, the next time you are in the mood to dance, why not learn Salsa?


Salsa classes in  Hyderabad.

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Address : Sai Datha Arcade, 405, 1st Floor,

Beside Maruthi Show Room, Hyderabad




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Beside Ramser Cafe, Secunderabad.



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