Acosta Dance Foundation: Salsa Classes

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Cuban culture encompasses a wide range of dance forms. After the colonisation of Cuba by the Spanish Kingdom, European dance forms were introduced such as the French contredanse, which gave rise to the Cuban contradanza and spawned a series of ballroom dances between the 19th and 20th centuries, including the Danzón, Mambo and Cha-Cha-Cha. Many of these dance elements from European dance and religious dances were fused to form the basis of Cuban technique.

Cuban music also contributed to the emergence of Latin dance styles such as salsa. Salsa is a Latin dance associated with the music genre of the same name; it is an amalgamation of Cuban dances, such as Mambo, Pachanga and Rumba, as well as American dances, such as Swing and Tap.

In these workshops, you will learn how to salsa through the basics of other Cuban rhythms while significantly improving your dancing skills, balance, fitness levels, coordination and flexibility.