Social dance style
In fact, salsa today is much more than just a dance; under the name of SALSA, a number of Latin American dances (reggaeton, bachata, merengue and others) are performing, of which Salsa is the most popular and as a locomotive pulls the rest of the dances. Salsa is a whole World Movement that unites tens (and maybe hundreds) of thousands of people all over the planet. From Australia to Finland, from Dubai to Hong Kong - in almost every country there is now a community of salsa fans. Salsa can be attributed to ballroom dancing, if you make a specific routine, choreography and sharpen it to shine. In this way we get a Sports salsa. Of course, sports dance looks much more spectacular than any social, due to the speed, contrasts, amplitude of movement. If you have just started practicing salsa, do it on a basic, easy level. From 3-4 salsa elements you can get 20-25 new movements, we will show you how! Later on the sports style can be added. The popularity of salsa dancing as a form of exercise is justified, since it’s fun and low impact, making it suitable for all levels of physical fitness. This form of Dance develops a sense of rhythm, flexibility and allows you to feel free and easy, which later will help you in mastering other Dance styles.
History of Salsa
Salsa is a dance originated in Cuba, combining features of Latin American and Puerto Rican styles. In terms of salsa dance history, it’s interesting to think that salsa is reasonably new, and yet it has musical roots that go back for centuries. Salsa music wasn’t even really known in the rest of the world until around 40 years ago. Popular Latin American musicians such as Gloria Estefan, Ricky Martin and Shakira have used salsa elements in their music and it’s not seen as an alternative type of music – it’s totally mainstream.
You might be familiar with salsa as that chunky, spiced tomato condiment that you eat with corn chips, and this is kind of where the name of the dance comes from. Salsa means sauce in Spanish, and it’s appropriate, since salsa music is really a sauce, mixed together from other styles of Cuban music, with heavy Puerto Rican influence. It’s an interesting moment in salsa dance history to realize that “salsa” was apparently a term selected by record label marketing departments as a blanket term to describe Cuban style music that wasn’t Rumba.
Training Options Available
- Groups - Salsa can be danced in couples and as a part of Ladies solo training - (please, see our Group training schedule) or create your own Private group of friends, choose your own time and day.
- Private training - one on one with the Instructor.
- M/F Instructors to choose.
- Main Ballroom or separate cosy studio for private sessions and small groups.
There are following Levels of dancing, defining proficiency levels, you can choose from based on your current dance skills:
- Beginner ( no previous dance experience required)
- Advanced (after the completion of the Beginner course)
Your skill Level will increase the more you participate in trainings and practice the Dance Sport.
All our Dance trainers are award winners in their home countries, specialists in 10 dances of International European dance program and other forms of Dance, will
guide you through a variety of Dance styles and bring to the heights of the dancing skills. To raise your dancing level to an even Higher standard, Isaia Berardi &
Cinzia Birarelli, multiple International Dance champions , top 10 dancers in the World, mentors of our team, come to Palais de Danse from Italy on a regular basis.
Suggestions To Other Dance Styles