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Salsa Style Differences: LA Style Versus Cuban at Salsa Dublin

By Salsa Dublin | In News, Uncategorised | on July 25, 2016

Salsa Style Differences: LA Style Versus Cuban at Salsa Dublin

LA Style – Salsa Dublin

The LA style is danced strictly on 1 in a slot / line. The LA style is heavily influenced by Swing, Argentine Tango and Latin Ballroom. The two essential elements of this dance are the forward–backward basic step and the cross-body lead.  

In this style of salsa, a dancer shifts their weight by stepping, the upper body remains level, while weight shifts cause the hips to move.

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, isolations, shimmies, body rolls, and hand styling – all of these can be incorporated to your LA Salsa dancing.

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Cuban Salsa – Salsa Dublin

The Cuban style of salsa dancing involves more movement above the waist, with more shoulder movements and shifting of the ribcage.

In some styles of salsa, such as New York/ LA style, the dancers remain mostly in front of one another (switching places), while in Latin American styles, such as Cuban style, the dancers circle around each other.

This circular style is inspired by ‘Cuban Son’, however, as it is a popular music, it is open to improvisation and thus it is continuously evolving.

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What students say about Cuban Salsa & LA Style Salsa

‘In my last school I could only get one style and when I can get only one, I soon start craving for the other. I’m lucky that I live somewhere where I can get both’

‘I find LA Style to be organised and controlled, while Cuban the followers are supposed to keep moving around which is A LOT of fun’

‘I am happy I began with LA Style as gaining confidence helped my progress into Cuban style Salsa’

 

When can I dance both styles at Salsa Dublin?

Cuban Salsa

  • 7.30 – 8.30
  • Tuesday & Friday

LA Style

  • 7.30 – 8.30
  • Thursday & Sunday

 

Salsa Dublin Class Schedules

Review the timetable for full classes times and details – http://www.salsadublin.com/salsa-bachata-kizomba-classes-timetable/

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