Salsa is one of the most popular Latin social dances. It is danced to the rhythm of the music that bears the same name. It is a couple dance, but it can also be danced alone. It was created by Puerto Ricans, Cubans and other Hispanic Americans.
Salsa appears in the 1960s with the fusion of Latin rhythms: son, Cuban rumba, mambo, jazz, forming a mixture of rhythms and styles, hence its name, SALSA.
It was in Cuba where this dance was born, but it was the United States that developed it and launched it throughout the world.
Types and styles of sauce
- Cuban salsa.
- Venezuelan salsa.
- Salsa online or Los Angeles style.
- New York sauce or Mambo style.
- The sauce in Cuban Wheel.
- Puerto Rican sauce.
- Salsa style Colombia or Cali style (name of a city in Colombia)
Tips to identify the musical time of a salsa song:
Listen carefully to the music. Identify your speed.
Grasp what is the beat 1 or strong beat of the song, where is the rhythmic and musical accent.
Try to match beat 1 of the basic step with beat 1 of the song.