Get into seductive tropical rhythms with these Salsa classes! Salsa has been described as dancing with attitude and it’s certainly true to say that this legendary Latin routine has been one of the biggest dance trends of recent years even though its roots go way back.
If you don’t know the background to the dance the distinctive Salsa style has a record company to thank for its name. As many Cubans emigrated to the USA in the late 1950s the exile communities brought their musical and dancing traditions with them. One record company wanted a name to cover all the variants of music the Cubans loved to dance to – and they called it Salsa.
Salsa soon started referring to the dance as well as the music which was quickly becoming one of the most popular styles of partner dancing in urban areas of the US. The dance spread worldwide and has produced Salsa clubs the length and breadth of the UK too so there’s sure to be Salsa classes on offer near you.
When you learn Salsa it’s all about the two of you having fun as your experienced teacher shows you the steps one at a time. They’ll give plenty of demonstrations and helpful suggestions about how to move – and you’ll have lots of practice as you build up one step after another to get the basic Salsa routine.
The teachers will show you how to pick up the rhythm and follow it so don’t worry if you usually find it tough to keep in time to the music. We think a dance like Salsa is best learned in a group as you get to see how the others are doing it (or not as the case may be!) and you can follow their rhythm and steps. These beginner classes last around 45 minutes which gives you plenty of time to fall in love with Salsa dancing.
Indeed Salsa can be addictive! Once you’ve had your first taste you might well want to join a Salsa club so you can dance the evening away to the brilliant sounds and rhythms of Salsa music. And thanks to these Salsa classes you’ll already have the basic moves to be able to hold your own on the dance floor.