The history of salsa music and salsa dancing!
Characteristics of Salsa Music
Salsa is a ‘partner dance’ meaning the man leads and the woman follows his steps. In salsa, the hips of the dancers, both man and woman, are always moving. Salsa music has four beats per measure but the dancers only take steps on three of the beats, leaving a pause for one beat. This is often confusing for beginners. Beginners could count it like step, step, step, pause to get the hang of it. The dance includes both turn patterns as well as moments where the couple could separate and dance apart for a breif time before retuning to the salsa dance together.
Salsa Music is connected to the dance know as salsa dancing.
Salsa dancing is a couple's dance.
When dancing, the boy and girl's hips are constantly moving and twisting.
When salsa dancing, the couple are supposed to be really close.