'Salsa-history' Dance Articles


Salsa Video Contest : Only a few days left for your entry!

Posted on about 9 years ago
Salsa Video Contest : Only a few days left for your entry!

If you haven't yet found out - we are hosting our first contest ever on the website in partnership with FOX and So You Think You Can Dance! You only have a few days left to submit your video. Remember, it just has to be a quick video with a dance pattern that you think people will like! You don't need a fancy camera and you don't need to explain the move. It's that simple! It is something you can do at the end of a salsa dance class! Salsa, Cha Cha, Merengue, Salsaton.. anything goes. [Instructions]...




Mexico City and the Origins of Mambo

Posted on almost 10 years ago
Mexico City and the Origins of Mambo

You ever wondered how Salsa started? Where it started? When it began?I am a nut for the history of things so I have been researching Salsa for a while now. I have been around the NY/NJ Salsa scene for about 10 years now and I have seen how it has changed. Yeah, there are more instructors. Yeah, there are more places to dance. Yeah, the dancers are better. But the most important change has been that mainstream people are again appreciating the Art of Salsa now and they are wanting to take part in it. I have been working on a set of articles that will detail the history of Salsa/Mambo through the last six decades. In the meanwhile, let me give you a little peek.<br/><br/><br/><br/>Although this video is from a 1965 film, this Mexican film "El Dengue del Amor" shows the importance that Mexico had in the development of Mambo in the 1950s. The song in this video is "Mambo Universitario" starring Perez Prado as himself. The university portrayed is the U.N.A.M. (Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico) whose professional soccer team are the "Pumas"....




Salsa Vintage : Our Latin Thing..

Posted on about 10 years ago
Salsa Vintage : Our Latin Thing..

I have come to realize that the videos that I have come to enjoy the most are the ones that provide me an emotional connection to the past of salsa. Sometimes I wonder if this is my 'second' life since somehow watching these vintage videos makes me flashback to a time I was never born....