Learn to Salsa!

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Are you interested in building your confidence, finding your inner sensuality, and adding spice to your life?  If you answered, “Yes”, then one avenue you may wish to investigate is Salsa dancing!

Salsa music is infectious and the dance moves are flowing, rhythmic, and smooth.  Salsa is a dance known by many, which can be performed all over the country.  One can find Salsa dance “socials” in cities throughout the U.S.  People dance the salsa in nightclubs, bars, ballrooms, exercise classes, or in their own homes.

Many large cities, worldwide, even host Salsa competitions and conferences.  In these environments, people share different Salsa techniques, dance moves, music varieties, and other passions pertaining to the Salsa dance.  If you have an interest, many such competitions can be found online or in your local newspaper.

One can even find Salsa “how to” videos and exhibitions on-line, especially on sites such as YouTube.  Also, there are several mobile apps available.  A few of the apps are: Salsa Anywhere, Pocket Salsa, and Salsa Dancing- Learn to Dance.  If you prefer to study Salsa dance moves from books, there are also several of these available.  One example is a book called, “Let’s Dance!” by Paul Bottomer.  There is a wide array of places to learn this beautiful dance.

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What is Salsa?

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A very famous television celebrity, Oprah Winfrey, once said, “Every day brings a chance for you to draw in a breath, kick off your shoes, and dance”.  Around the world, dancing is an activity that people do for entertainment, exercise, mental relief, and emotional joy.  Many people just enjoy the pure happiness of dancing around to music. Dancing, in many ways, gives individual people a chance to express who they are and how they feel at a particular moment in time. 

There are so many different types of dances.  For example, there is the Rumba, the Waltz, the Tango, the Cha-Cha-Cha, the Quickstep, and The Jive.  One dance, in particular, is famous for making people feel alive, vibrant, and sexy.  This dance is called the Salsa. 

Most people say that the Salsa dance originated in Cuba.  The dance was accompanied with the fast-paced, rhythmic sounds of Cuban musicians.  The term, “Salsa”, originated in America, in the early 1900’s.  It was meant to describe the new music and movements that appeared upbeat, rhythmic, and somewhat sensual.  The Salsa movement was brought to the United States after American soldiers witnessed the dancing and music during the Cuban War of 1898.   

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Welcome to our new blog about salsa dancing and salsa eating and anything else related to salsa!  My wife and I are excited to get this blog started!  Check back soon for some updates!  Until then, here’s a video of some authentic Dominican salsa dancing.  Enjoy!