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|What Is Salsa Dance?|
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Salsa Dance is a melded dance form, originating in Cuba where European and African popular music and culture were undergoing a fusion. It later spread to Puerto Rico and the rest of the Caribbean Isles.
Salsa is essentially Cuban with deep Afro-Cuban beats, and additional musical influences from many music styles including: Son Cubano, and Rumba and its sub-genres. Salsa later included improvisations to regional rhythms such as boogaloo, charanga and pachanga, guaracha, and bomba.
Salsa is normally a partner dance, although there are recognized solo forms, line dancing (suelta), and Rueda de Casino where groups of couples exchange partners in a circle. Salsa can be improvised or performed with a set routine.
Salsa is popular throughout Latin America, the United States, Spain, Japan, Portugal, France, Eastern Europe and Italy.