Salsa describes the fast, Latin music coming out of New York City in the late 1960s. Salsa dancing is a fusion of Cuban, Puerto Rican and American styles, characterized by a complex rhythm, small steps, Cuban motion, and a close hold.
Salsa dancing is popular, sassy, sexy, and fun! Salsa has a recurring 8-beat pattern, with patterns using 3 steps during each 4 beats. The skipped beat is usually marked by a tap or a kick.