The Ballroom and Latin Dances


The Salsa is now very popular in many clubs. Its roots are based in the Afro-Spanish musical traditions of Cuba but its worldwide popularity can be attributed to the Puerto Ricans of New York. The term salsa was used to indicate a fusion of different rhythms and styles- mambo, rumba, bomba' and was coined at the end of the 1960's to market Latino music. It is a fast, lively dance, often with similar foot patterns to the mambo.