Salsa dancing is a romantic, sensual dance that originated in the Puerto Rican islands of Cuba. It has now become popular all over the world. Salsa was originally called Savatea, which is translated as ‘Saviour dance’.
The original version of Salsa was mariachi, which means ‘fire dance’. It has since become known as a part of the Salsa dance repertoire because of the romantic background and feelings attached to it.
Salsa dancing is basically a combination of ballet and Flamenco style dances from Spain and Argentina. The new york style version of Salsa, which is very popular all over the world, features a beautiful feminine melody played with gentle footwork, delicate hand gestures and leaps and spins that are artistically choreographed to the music.
Both men and women can dance salsa and when groups dance together the power in the emotion behind salsa dancing can be clearly seen. As with any dance type there are a number of key steps and movements that are used throughout this style and one of the best ways to learn is to attend Salsa Classes London like those from rvdance.co.uk/dance-classes-london/salsa-classes-london/.
Practice really does make perfect when it comes to movement activities like dancing and spending some time in a salsa club or at a salsa dance event will allow you to test out your new skills and everything you have learnt in your classes. It is important to try this style of dancing with different people as your partner so you get a feel for the movements regardless of who it is that you are dancing with.