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Salsa is a Latin-American dance form that emerged in New York City. It was developed by the Puerto Rican and Dominicans residing there.
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Salsa dance developed largely in New York City from the 1940s and '50s, though it was not labeled Salsa until the 1960s. It peaked in popularity in the 1970s.
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Salsa may be called as a Latin dance as it originated within the Latin-American diaspora of NYC. Its moves are Latin-American and it is also associated with the music genre, also known as Salsa.
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Salsa dance socials can be held anywhere - clubs, bars, ballrooms, restaurants, etc. If it's an outdoor event, can also be held outside.
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The tempo of music generally used for dancing the Salsa is between the range of 150 to 250 bpm (beats per minute). However, most people dance between the range of 160-200 bpm.
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Douglas Colon a.k.a. Dancin' Doug was one of the first generation breakdancers. He was among what they called the "Original B-boys".
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Two distinct styles of Salsa dancing exist viz., Cuban or Casino, in which the couple gears around one another and Los Angeles or in line, where the dancers attempt to stay on an imaginary straight line.
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Many popular Salsa moves have been influenced from Cuban Son, Cha Cha Cha, Danzón, and Mumba.
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Typically, a basic salsa step can be completed in eight beats. This not only includes stepping on the beats, but also pausing and clapping on some beats.
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In Salsa, hip moves create a visual effect, keeping the torso non-movable.
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