Oozing with a sensuous style, Salsa has it all – passion, energy, and joy. At Fred Astaire Dance Studios of Upper Montclair we have salsa classes that will get you out on the dance floor. Salsa night at your favorite nightclub? You’ll be ready in any social dancing situation!
We offer salsa instruction through group classes and private lessons. Our salsa dance classes are fun and suited for all levels of experience.
Origins of Salsa Dancing:
As a dance form, Salsa has its origins in the Cuban Son and the Afro-Cuban dance, Rumba. As it relates to the popular music style, Salsa continues to evolve with new variations popping up all the time. New modern dance styles are associated and named according to the geographies where they are developed. Popular Salsa styles are Cuban, Columbian, Los Angeles, New York (or Eddie Torres Style), Palladium, Puerto Rican, Rueda, and On Clave.
In the early 1970s in New York City, several franchised and independent dance studios, sensing the popularity of the burgeoning dance form capitalized on the Salsa craze by developing a standardized curriculum in which 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.”
We also offer a number of other Latin dance lessons, including Argentine tango, cha cha and more. Take the first step towards realizing your ballroom dance goals, at Fred Astaire Dance Studios of Upper Montclair!