Things to know about salsa danceOn July 26, 2020 by admin
Salsa was introduced during the 1900s in eastern Cuba, where various musical elements, with different styles of music and dance. Cuban son and Afro Cuban rumba are the two main musical instruments which create rhythm, which is known as salsa. Salsa was influenced by local Cuban music and American jazz due to musicians relocating to New York City, the music heavily evolved. There is a variety of cultures in Latin America which contribute to the diversity of salsa. The most regular percussion instruments are Bongos, Congas, Timbales, Maracas and Cowbells. The string instruments guitar, piano, violin and electric guitar. Trumpets, flutes, trombone and saxophone are brass instruments commonly used. The salsa grew rapidly to become popular all over Latin America and within Hispanic communities worldwide.
MAIN STEPS OF SALSA
In salsa you shift your body weight from foot to foot with the rhythm of the music, the lower body moves in a specific pattern, most of the movement in salsa occurs below the waist. Generally, the dance has been divided into eight movements along with the music, movement number four is shifting your direction and movement number eight is finishing the dance.
SALSA DANCE OUTFIT
The dance would be incomplete without an outfit. The outfit of Salsa is usually bright and colourful or a dancer can wear all black with a gorgeous pair of shoes to top it off. Some dancers love to pair a pair of leggings with a flash top and sparkly shoes to go on stage to perform smoothly. Majority of the female dancers do not wear long shirts or they could come in their way and do not let them groove and move gracefully. Therefore, they also wear dance shoes that have a suede sole so that they could groove and shake their bodies on the hard and soft floor easily without hurting their feet.
SALSA DANCE SCHOOLS
As time is passing, the trend of salsa and dance is increasing. People take interest to pursue a career in dance and arts. Therefore, some many schools and institutes have dance classes in Dubai, US, Pakistan and other parts of the world. You will find salsa classes in Dubai schools as well that give importance to dance and physical training.
So, that’s the basic guide and information about salsa. Salsa is one of the kinds of dance in which couple groove together. They have to wear specific kinds of shoes while they have to make sure to wear clothes that make rhythm with their dance’s theme.