Salsa Cubana

When Salsa was popularized in the 1970s, in Cuba a popular dance known as “Casino” was marketed as Cuban-style salsa or Salsa Cubana abroad, to distinguish it from other Salsa styles. Salsa Casino is popular in many places around the world, including in Europe, Latin America, North America, and even in some countries in the…

Rueda de Casino

In the 1950s Salsa Rueda or more accurately “Rueda de Casino” was developed in Havana, Cuba. Pairs of dancers form a circle (“Rueda” in Spanish means “Wheel”), with dance moves called out by one person. Many of the moves involve rapidly swapping partners. “Rueda de Cuba” is original type of Rueda, originating from Cuba. It…

Salsa Cali

Salsa Cali, also known as Colombian Salsa and Salsa CaleƱa, is based on geographical location of the Colombian City of Cali. Cali is also known as the “Capital de la Salsa” (Salsa’s Capital); due to salsa music being the main genre in parties, nightclubs and festivals in the 21st century. The elements of Cali-Style Salsa…

Salsa Classica

Salsa Classica is a partnerdance where the leader leads the follower through a series of spins and turn patterns to the music. Any Style of a Salsa dancers can also break apart during a dance to dance solo, known as “shines”. In linear salsa, dancers remain in their “slot”, switching places from one side of…

Salsa NY-Style

Salsa New York Style is the most widely danced style in international Salsa Congresses, because it was developed by great professional dancers. It’s a show style, although it is danced at every social Salsa Dance Party these days, together with Salsa L.A.-Style and Salsa Cubana. Salsa New York Style is a linear form of salsa,…

Salsa LA-Style

Salsa Los Angeles style = “Salsa L.A.-Style” is danced “On1”, which meant that dancers make their first step forward on the first beat of the musicm. (In contrast to Salsa New York Style, which is danced “On2” = starts on the second beat of the music). Salsa L.A.-Style is danced in a line or “slot”,…