The sensual and sultry style of Salsa brings passion, energy, and joy to the dance floor. Salsa originated from the Cuban Son and the Afro-Cuban dance, Rumba. In relation to the well-liked music style, Salsa is constantly developing, and modern dance styles are named according to the geographical areas where they begin and are expanded upon. Some of the popular Salsa styles are Columbian, Cuban, Los Angeles, On Clave, New York, Palladium, Puerto Rican, and Rueda.

In New York City in the early 1970s, several dance studios sensed the popularity of the flourishing dance form and took advantage of the Salsa craze by creating a curriculum to teach the dance to an eager public. Salsa taught in Fred Astaire Dance Studios is based on Mambo patterns, but danced on the “one.”