In Havana, Cuba in the 1950's people danced ‘Son’ and other Cuban rhythms in the clubs and at parties. It was only after 1973 when these styles arrived in North America that the name ‘Salsa’ was created.
The salsa is a mix of Afro-Caribbean styles like ‘Bomba’, ‘Plena’, ‘Guaguancó’, ‘Tamborito’, ‘Murga’, ‘Merengue’, and jazz.
These days it seems there is more emphasis placed on discussing whether you dance on ’1’, on ’2’, on ’3’, NY style, LA style, Cuban style etc. rather than the importance of having fun with the movement in the music. For us, Salsa is a fun dance with turns and cool body movements that are very grounded, groovy and sensual with an Afro feeling. We combine these ideas with some fantastic salsa music, add a Cuban touch and dance the night away!
We are not worried if you dance salsa in lines or in a circle… we just want you to understand the feeling the music gives you and the way it makes you want to move!