Learn to Salsa Dance

A Little Background

Bradley Roberts and Agustina Sayavedra. Photography by Felipe Jimenez Photography and Design.
Instructors Bradley Roberts & Agustina Sayavedra.
Salsa dancing comes in many styles but the more common forms originated in Cuba and Colombia. The most common form in the United States is a blend of Cuban Son from the 1920s and Afro-Cuban rumba. The basic steps are danced on an eight count, with pauses on the fourth and eighth beat. Bachata is a much slower and sensual dance and originated in the Dominican Republic in the early 20th century then spread to other parts of Latin America and Mediterranean Europe. Bachata is also danced on an eight count, but with taps on the fourth and eighth beats instead of pauses. Both are partner dances that can also be danced alone as shines.


Matthew Mitchell and Melany Munoz. Photography by Felipe Jimenez Photography and Design.
Matthew Mitchell & Melany Munoz

Where to dance in Gainesville:

Salsa Caliente Dance Studios
Gator Salsa Club
Imperial Dance Studio
Sharab Lounge
Kava Bar & Hookah Lounge