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 popular 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.”

Benefits of Salsa dancing:

  • It’s a great cardio workout that strengthens and tones your legs, glutes, and core
  • Our dance classes and social dances are a great way to meet new people and make new friends
  • Dancing as been shown to reduce stress, improve your brain health, and even lower your cholesterol
  • Many people get a confidence boost from dance lessons

Here are some Fred Astaire students demonstrating a basic Salsa sequence:

Spice up Your Life by Learning to Salsa!

Ready to learn to Salsa dance? Give us a call at (919) 489-4313 or fill out the contact form below to schedule your first lesson! (New to Fred Astaire Dance Studio in Durham? Take advantage of our new student special!)

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