Modern name for the popular latin American dance originating from Cuba and Africa. This dance style has had many influences over the years from a range of countries creating the lively and upbeat dance we all know and love today.
A mix of styles and techniques that were brought together in Cuba and later travelled to the US and beyond. Nowadays there are two most popular forms of salsa, ‘Cuban’ style which is thought to be closest to origins and early formation of the dance, and the more modern ‘cross body’ (LA/NEW YORK – On1 & On2) style. Both styles are taught at Dance Revolution as we believe all aspects and styles of the dance should be celebrated.
Salsa is a dance that was created fairly recently with a mixture of many different styles and musical techniques that all came together in Cuba. After achieving popularity in Cuba, visiting musicians from the United States soon became intoxicated with this incredible music and dance style, carrying it back to the states where they kick-started a new popular age of Latin music & dance domination that never stopped.