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Social & Salsa Dance


Salsa's roots are based on Afro-Cuban Rumba, is open to improvisation and therefore it is continuously evolving. New modern salsa styles are associated and named to the original geographic areas that developed them. Characteristics that identify a style include: timing, basic steps, foot patterns, body rolls and movements, turns and figures, attitude, dance influences and the way that partners hold each other. The point in a musical bar music where a slightly larger step is taken (the break step) and the direction the step moves can often be used to identify a style.

Incorporating other dance styling techniques into salsa dancing has become very common, for both men and women: shimmies, leg work, arm work, body movement, spins, body isolations, shoulder shimmies, rolls, even hand styling, acrobatics and lifts.

YDA is proud to have an instructor who worked professionally in Cuba before moving to Canada and therefore offer our students the most pure form of Salsa available. Classes are offered for both the singles and partners

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