After the wedding ceremony is complete, the bouquet has been tossed and the cake has been cut, the time has come for the DJ to turn up the music for the dance floor. The bride and groom are ready for their first dance as a married couple.
In our last post, we talked about a social dance ( the Rumba) that is easy to learn and can be rolled out at most social events like proms, cruises and weddings. For weddings, depending on the formality desired, you may be called upon to dance the waltz or foxtrot. However, these formal dances may be quickly replaced with more energetic dances like the Salsa.
Salsa has it all – passion, energy, and joy.
Salsa expresses as in sensuous styles and has its origins in the Cuban Son and the Afro-Cuban dance, Rumba. As it relates to the popular music style, Salsa is continuously evolving, and new modern dance styles are associated and named according to the geographical areas from which they develop. Some of the popular Salsa styles are Cuban, Colombian, 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.”
Watch the video below to discover if your next wedding dance with be Salsa!