Associated with the genre of music of the same name, Salsa is a Latin dance that originated in the 1960s in New York City. The dance is a combination of Cuban, Dominican, and Puerto Rican movements that were popular in the social scenes of San Juan and la Havana in the late 1950s. It was mainly created by Dominicans and Puerto Ricans living in NY in the late 1960s and early 1970s. Salsa is known for its many styles across the United States and Latin America, making it a fun dance to experience anywhere you might travel to.
Salsa is the particular blend of classic Latin music and movements of the Mambo and Cha-Cha combined with the effortless and rotating actions of Swing and Hustle. A timeless dance for clubs, weddings, and more, Salsa is suited for crowded dance floors, making it a must-learn for Latin social dancing.
Students wishing to learn Salsa at Arthur Murray Dance Centers can join an exciting dance environment where Salsa has been a staple in our community. Since the 60s when Arthur Murray helped develop the Salsa craze, the dance center has been a prominent place for students to learn the Salsa.
While some of our students use their new Salsa moves to dance at a local night club, others use our lessons to prepare for an upcoming cruise or vacation. Either way, learning the Salsa promises to be a fun time and a practical skill. Visit our studio and ask one of our professional instructors to give you a spin on the dance floor — see what you’ve been missing.