Modern name for the popular latin American dance originating from Cuba, Africa, and North America. 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.
Salsa is a mix of styles and techniques that were brought together in New York and the US, influenced by Cuba, Puerto Rico, and other South American countries. ‘Salsa’ dance as we know it was actually 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. Nowadays the two most popular forms of salsa, are ‘Cuban style’, and the more modern ‘Cross Body Style’ (LA/NEW YORK – On1 & On2). We predominantly teach Cross Body – New York Salsa at Dance Revolution, although our teachers are well versed and qualified in the other styles also.