Salsa, as we know it today, originates from New York city. It is said that it is a mix of many latin dances like Mambo, Cuban son, cha cha cha, Guaguancó, cumbia and more. The music is a blend of Cuban, Puerto Rican, Colombian, Dominican and American jazz mixed all in one. Celia Cruz said “echale salsita” in one of her songs and thus the name was born. It has lots of variations worldwide. New York style on 2, L.A style on 1, Cuban style, Colombian style, even Mambo style… Whatever you may call it, dance and enjoy!
Group classes are from 5-20 couples per class and depending on the class and there are 1 – 2 teachers per class as well as assistants to help out. If you don’t know what level you are, come by and one of our teachers will be glad to evaluate you.
At the introductory level of Salsa we will introduce you to the culture and the history of the dance, get familiarized with the basics and learn how to follow the music, and your partner. From Foot placement to hand placement, this is where you get your solid foundation.
You will learn more complicated footwork and turn combinations. You will also be more comfortable