Learn more about Salsa Dancing
Frequently asked questions
Salsa literally means “sauce” in Spanish, but it is also a type of ballroom dance. It emerged from Salsa music, which accompanies it. Salsa music is a popular type of Latin American music that often involves a guitar, trumpet, saxophone, and drums played by hands such as bongos or congas. Many Salsa moves come from other dance forms such as cha cha, mambo, and swing dance. Like these other forms of dance, Salsa is a partnered dance with a lead and a follow. People dance Salsa in places such as bars, nightclubs, restaurants, outdoor festivals, and other such social gatherings. Many find Salsa to be not only fun, but also good exercise.