SALSA ON 2 / MAMBO DANCE CLASSES
Footworks (shines) & Partner work (patterns)
« Salsa », Spanish word meaning « sauce ». Salsa mixes various cultures coming from Cuba, the United States and Porto-Rico, it is at the same time a dance of improvisation, generally danced by couple, and a musical genre originating from Cuba.
The man leads the combination of moves to his partner, with some moments of soloes called « Shines ».
In salsa dance as in salsa music, there are different styles. There are 3 main manners to dance salsa :
- the cuban style (« casino style »),
- the colombian style
- the mambo style.
In the mambo style, you can also count variations : the Palladium style on 2 (precursor originated directly from the cuban Son), the Eddie Torres style on 2 and the LA style on 1.
But whatever the style of Salsa you like or wish to dance, the basics are the same. The important is to master them well to be free in your dance and be able to adapt easily to any partner, on any musical style.
This is the essential dancing education you will find at Salsabor !