Salsa is a syncretic dance genre from Cuba, the meeting point of European and African popular culture. It is essentially Cuban with deep Afro-Cuban beats and additional musical influences from Son, Guaguancó and Rumba. Salsa can be improvised or performed with a set routine.

OUDC teaches Cuban-style salsa. This is danced in three points which creates a circular motion as the couple face each other making intricate patterns of arms and body movement. The major distinction of Cuban salsa styling is that male partners will show off under the guise of having to attract attention and tease females while the women are femininely sexy, with major body and muscle isolations.


The Syllabus for Salsa and Rueda can be found here.