PARTNER DANCE DESCRIPTIONS

Salsa

Salsa is one of the most popular social dances in the world. It is primarily danced to Latin music with Afro-Cuban rhythms. Salsa dancing has become so universally popular that there are Salsa nightclubs, lessons, and dancing in practically every major metropolitan city. Salsa music is characterized by its rolling and multi-layered rhythms. The dance is characterized by rolling hip motion and body movement, as well as numerous spin and turn patterns.

There are several styles of Salsa, all of which are closely related.  The May I Have This Dance syllabus is based on the most universal style taught at studios and danced in nightclubs throughout the world.  This style “breaks” on the 1st beat of the musical phrase and is primarily danced in a slot with plenty of rotational movement.  It includes mostly partnered patterns with opportunities for fancy footwork, shines, and even the occasional solo steps.


We also teach several other styles and related dances like Street-Style Salsa, Cumbia, Rueda, Salsa on 2, and traditional Mambo.

Song Suggestions:

  • Salsa Con Candela - Karamba

  • Que Locura Enamorarme De Ti - Huey Dunbar

  • En Barranquilla Me Quedo - Joe Arroyo

  • Me Libere - El Gran Combo

  • El Negro Bembon - Ismael Rivera

  • Guarare - Ray Barretto

  • Hong Kong Mambo - Tito Puente

  • Mi Tierra - Gloria Estefan

  • Micaela - Sonora Carruseles

  • Mi Media Mitad - Rey Ruiz

  • Solo Con Ella - Puerto Rican Power

 

Click the link below to see a demonstration of this dance

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ivtOH_cugyQ

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