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What is this thing called "Salsa"? Didn't you ever wonder what the word "Salsa" meant or its history? I don't think it something which can easily be defined, as it does not arise from one specific place or person. But it is a combination of multiple roots and cultures as well as the creativity many people. In general, Salsa evolved as a refining of many Latin and Afro-Caribbean dances.
Salsa originated from Cuba in the 1920's as a meeting point of Spanish and African cultures, it is a partner dance and when executed it looks beautiful. There are various creative and great sets with can set the dance floor on fire when they are performed. Very popular through Latin & North America, Europe, Australia, Asia and Middle East, but now it is becoming a global phenomenon.
The Bachata Dance is of Dominican Republican heritage, and danced widely around the world. Latin dances have transformed the world with its charisma and charm. It has charged the world with its beats and counts, it looks so beautiful that everyone watching it wants to "get on their feet and start dancing".
Latin dances are the products of innovation; it's an experiment and creation of something called dance. The Bachata is an innovative Latin dance which focuses on the hip and foot movements according to the beat and rhythm of the music. To do the Bachata one has to have their soul in the dance as it is danced whole heartedly.
Cha Cha Cha is a very popular dance of the social Latin-American dances. It is a type of Mambo / Rumba which is highly dynamic and flirtatious; the Cha-Cha-Cha is full of passion and energy. This dance has its roots from Cuba and later on in New York, the cha-cha dance styles have varied over the past years into the Ballroom, Disco, Cuban, and Round dance cha-cha styles are different from each other with the techniques and speed.
The Cha Cha Cha can be danced to any type of Cuban music or Latin pop / rock. The Cuban Cha - Cha is a very sensual and seductive dance which has the ability to make everyone look good. The Cha-Cha is a vibrant, flamboyant and yet playful dance which gives it a unique sense of fun for the dancers as well as the audience. Cha-Cha is all about the way the body moves according to the rhythm and beat of the music, and thus connects the audience and the dancers as one.
Another Latin American dance is called the Merengue, this is a two-step dance and the tempos vary a great deal, it can be a quick and sharp dance which transforms into a slower ballroom merengue. This dance is easy to learn and is fun for everyone to learn.
Merengue is the official music and dance of the Dominican Republic, which is a combination of two dances from the 1700's and the early 1800's which was created by the black slaves mimicking their masters and putting their own twist on the dance