The dancing and music came together in 1970s New York, when Cuban and Puerto Rican immigrants combined the dancing and music of their homelands with the disco craze. Salsa music and dancing have a number of influences, including African drum rhythms, Spanish guitar music, and dances from Cuba and Puerto Rico.
Incorporating styling techniques into any style of salsa has become very common. For both men and women shines, leg work, arm work, body movement, spins, body isolations, shoulder shimmies and rolls, and even hand styling have become a huge trend in the salsa scene.
Dance Techniques (Types)
Moving from New York Salsa promptly evolved into many other styles, including Cali style, LA style, and Cuban style. Some salsa styles are showier than others, others involve more footwork, but they are all danced with the same passion.
- Combats stress and improves self-confidence
- Widen your social circle
- Become more graceful and coordinated
- Keeps your mind sharp and improves reflexes
- The ability to balance oneself in a number of positions
- Targeted Muscles Exercising
- Provides a new cultural experience
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