When we say Salsa, our mind goes to Cuba! Salsa is an invigorating and sensual dance that does not require a lot of space on the dance floor. Usually, it is danced in two, whereby the woman and the man stay very close one to another, but it may also be danced without a partner.
Salsa is a buoyant dance, and with a bit of attitude added, you will most surely manage to impress!
Just as all most popular dance styles, the origins of salsa are rather doubtful, whereas there are a lot of theories to this end. The fact that is universally accepted is that contemporary salsa evolved from various Latin dance styles, from Mambo, to Rumba and Cha-cha.
A large part of salsa origins date back to the creation of Mambo and Rumba, at the end of 1930’ and the beginning of 1940’ in Cuba. The musicians from Cuba and Puerto Rico emigrated to America during the inter-war period of the 20th century, forming alliances with the Afro-American jazz community.
Soon after, well-known Latin musicians such as Desi Arnaz, Carmen Miranda, Celia Cruz and Tito Puente have promoted the Latin music and took over America.
A buoyant dance, full of attitude.