New Mexico Salsa Congress

Grand Ballroom of Sandia Resort & Casino

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In a Nutshell

Salsa dancer and instructor Edie the Salsa Freak teaches men and women the art of salsa dance in a salsa beginner’s bootcamp

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Promotional value expires Jan 15, 2017. Amount paid never expires. Registration required. Email first and last name, and number in party to info@nmsalsacongress.com by January 13th at the latest. Limit 1 per person, may buy 1 additional as gift. Valid only for option purchased. Taught by Edie the Salsa Freak. Valid for all ages. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

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  • Two-Hour Salsa Bootcamp For One
  • Two-Hour Salsa Bootcamp For Two

Salsa Bootcamp is from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. on January 14, 2017.

Salsa Dancing: A Melting Pot of Cuban Rhythms

Learn a bit about where this spicy dance style comes from with Groupon’s brief introduction to salsa.

Brought into the mainstream by Cuban and Puerto Rican immigrants in 1960s New York, salsa continues to rattle dance floors around the world. Though styles differ from country to country—the United States alone can claim distinctive styles for New York, LA, and Miami—spectators can easily recognize the dance by its sultry hip movements and up-tempo pace. Like its accompanying music, which echoes beats from Puerto Rican plena and American jazz, salsa dance incorporates a diverse range of influences, including the lively steps of the Cuban-style són, the jutting hip movements of African rumba, and the partner-based formations of French-born country dance. As Celia Cruz—internationally hailed as the queen of the genre—astutely observed, salsa is essentially “all the Cuban rhythms under one name.”

In recent years, the dance form has spread beyond clubs and into gyms, rising as a popular form of aerobic exercise designed to build cardiovascular endurance, tone legs, and improve coordination. Salsa influences can be spotted within the Zumba fitness program, which infuses salsa steps with other lively styles in dynamic and social group settings.


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