Pete "El Conde"
Son de la Calle
Gilberto Santa Rosa
Afro-Cuban All Stars
Soneros de Oriente
Los Amigos Invisibles
as a social gathering of
music to be a group of Latin rhythmic styles that contains the clave beat.
Cha Cha Cha
, Rumba, Merengue, Guaracha, Timba, Songo, and others.
If it respects the Clave it's Salsa!
Here you will find information on
Places that play
Salsa History and
from around the world, plus
Art On-2, an Art Gallery (with two rooms)
that shows the work of Mambo and Salsa enthusiasts.
The content of this website is copyrighted and its use
is restricted as stated in the
Palladium Mambo Legends
Mike Ramos and Freddie
Ríos dancing to the music
of "El Rey"
"Click" Image to play
Cha Cha Chá Video.
To see Salsa Video Clips
of Dancers and Musicians
doing-it to the salsa beat
Salsa Dance Steps
Salsa is One - But there are many interpretations. In this section you can examine the
Basic Salsa dance steps in diagram and concise written language. New York Salsa on "2" Eddie Torres-Style
and Razz M' Tazz, as well as the JustSalsa on "2" basic dance step is detailed. Also you will find
Cuban-style and Los Angeles-style on "1" Salsa dance steps in an easy to understand way.
For more information on
Salsa Dance Steps
Salsa Recipes ~ Healthy and Nutritious
are not only easy to make and delicious they are healthy and nutritious as well.
Papaya, mango, jalapeño peppers,
plus cilantro and basil are some of the ingredients in these unique salsa recipes.
Have fun making these
with your friends. Your going to Love Salsa more!
For more information on
New York Latin Club and Venue Listings
Latin Clubs is a new web page on justsalsa.com
with venue information including, Name, Address, Telephone Number and Cross Streets of New York Clubs and Venues
that hold Latin and Salsa Music, Dance, and Cultural Events.
To check-it-out "Click Here"
Salsa History is a web page with links to the Salsa History articles on
Since they were scattered around the site, we decided to make a page that links them from one easy place.
This page shall be updated frequently. To check-it-out "Click Here"
21st Century Salsa ~ At NY's Choice Music-Dance Nights
The Dance team "Salsa Siglo 21" (a.k.a. 21st Century Salsa) is making the rounds in New York.
21st Century Salsa, a unique ensemble made-up of a both young and old dancers of diverse cultural and racial backgrounds,
has been seen on the dance floors of New York's Salsa circuit. They dance Rueda de Casino (al estilo cubano),
Los Angeles-style, Puerto Rican-style (both "jibarito" and "en Clave" styles), as well as New York's On-2 and Off-2 styles.
They can dance to the pulse (accentuating the 1 & 3 beats that drive the melody and harmony in the music ) or to the syncopated
rhythms in the music (the African component).
They roll together, but once inside the club they mix it up with the crowd and dance with everybody.
It is a pleasure to watch this eclectic group of people "do-it" to the Salsa beat.
They don't show-off; they dance as if no one were watching - even though its hard to keep your eyes off of them when
they are on the dance floor because of the sheer joy on their faces. Actually it would be hard to tell they are a group if it
weren't for the subtle costumes, (insignia guayaberas or 21st Century Salsa tee shirts). They don't stop the other social dancers
with any preordained flashy dance studio choreography or routines. They are just "in-to" Salsa for the fun of it; and it shows.
Salsa Dancing is like making Love
Salsa dancing is like making Love; If you are not on the Woman?s rhythm -
Nobody is really having Fun. Salsa dance has many interpretations or "styles"
and can be danced accentuating different beats in the music. If you dance accentuating the
first beat the musical bar it is often called dancing on-1. The same goes if you dance accentuating
the second beat; it is called dancing on-2. Often the best dancers dance to the "Clave" beat.
The Clave is a five note rhythmic pattern of African origin, which is vital to
Places & City Guides
In this section there are Fan Pages for the Salsa Artists, Bands, Dancers,
and Dance Groups, some of which you can see in the border of this page. Check out your favorite Artist, Musician or Dancer
or suggest one via
New York Salsa
From New York City, there are photographs of dancers, musicians,
and employees at night clubs, outdoor events, and other venues that play Salsa music. Also there are
Dance Groups, and
Dance Instructor listings with some, but minimal, editorial or review given.
New York &
New Jersey Salsa Dance Instructors
Select New York Salsa Clubs
Here are the select Manhattan places to enjoy yourselves in New York City and to see Salsa Siglo 21.
They come early and leave early, taking advantage of Free or reduced admission prices and other specials, because they all have work to do, take care of
their children, or their Lovers and friends that don't dance as much as they do.
11 Doyers Street, Manhattan
~ (212) 227-3099
If you are after an exceptional
evening of Dancing try Pulqueria a traditional Mexican restaurant and bar with Fine Food and Spirits.
Hidden in New York's Chinatown this underground Salsa venue is the real deal. There is no sign outside or
even a building number on the door. The only indication that there is anything happening at Pulqueria is
the Aztec motif over the stairs leading to the basement entrance, the crowd of people outside, and the
quiet rumble of the music that emanates up to the street when the band is playing. If you are in New York on any
Wednesday night don't miss going to Pulqueria. Admission is FREE.
221 West 46 Street
~ (212) 391-6881
Each week at Club Cache the DJs spin classic Salsa music,
Mambo, and a touch of Cha Cha Cha. Local and international
Salsa dancers attend this club, known as the Home of the Mambo, just like the Palladium was in
the 1940?s through the 1960?s. Club Cache offers a great dance floor,
full bar, and comfortable seating areas. .The Cuban bartender serves up the fine spirits.
There are Salsa dance performances
almost every week. This Salsa night is for
new and old-school Salsa Dance and music lovers.
This no-frills club is New York's best kept Salsa secret.
Doors open from 10 PM to 2 AM. Admission $10.
Discount admission passes are available upon request.
Just E-mail JustSalsa.
222 Thompson Street Street
Quite a groove gets going on Friday and Saturday nights at Cuba, a Greenwhich Village Cuban Restaurant.
Many great Cuban Son bands play live Salsa with a real traditional cuban feel.
Good food and fine spirits are served in the three dining rooms and the two bars.
Unfortunatlly there is No dancing.
60 Thompson St., Manhattan
Thom Bar is the rooftop bar/lounge
of the Thompson Street Hotel. Every Sunday night the best dancers in NYC converge to dance to Live Cuban
Music provided by Grupo Irek, New York's hottest Cuban Son Band. Led by singer Chino Pons, the band
captivates both the audience and the dancers, are frenetically enlightened to the traditional sounds of
Havana. The crowd is comprised mainly of NYC chic partygoers and a mix of tourists. The dancing is the
spectacle of choice at this hotspot located in New York's trendy SoHo neighborhood. Sunday nights at
Thom Bar may well be New York's most attractive Salsa Party. Fueled by pricey drinks the
Live music plays from 9pm until around 1am in the morning. Admission is FREE.
Salsa Congress (Congreso) and Conventions
The dates of
2013 International Salsa Congresses, conventions, and festivals are listed in
this section. See the World ~ Dance Salsa!
June 2013 ~ World
Paris Ubuntu Salsa Congress, 1-2
Zürich Salsa Congress, 7-9
Symposium Salsa Festival Portugal, 7-10
MamboCity Salsa Splash Calpe, 11-17
Summer SBK Festival Wroclaw PL, 13-16
Riga Salsa Festival, 13-16
Salsa Festival Dresden, 20-23
Guaguancó Festival Barcelona, 27-30
Croatian Summer Salsa Festival Rovinj, 25-30
White Night Salsa Fest St. Petersburg, 27-30
Salsa Strasbourg Festival, 28-30
June 2013 ~ USA & Mexico
Atlanta Salsa Cuban Congress, 6-9
Euroson Latino Puebla MEX, 26-29
July 2013 ~ World
Croatian Summer Salsa Festival Rovinj, 1
Summer Salsa & Kizomba Festival Warsaw, 4-7
Mambofestival Munich, 5-7
Salsa Love Frankfurt Festival, 5-8
Benidorm Salsa Congress (ES), 10-14
Salsa Viva Congress St. Petersburg, 12-14
Salsa Festival Thüringen, 12-14
Salsa Festival Hamburg, 12-14
India International Dance Congress Bangalore, 12-14
Salsa Beach Splash Sibernik, 16-22
Freiburg Salsa Festival, 18-21
July 2013 ~ USA
Salsa Dura Festival NYC, 5-7
August 2013 ~ World
Salsa Festival Chemnitz, 16-18
Salsa Gala Munich, 23-25
X MEGA BIBA Sopot PL, 14-18
Bachaturo Salsa Festival Warsaw, 23-25
Baltic Latino Congress Riga, 23-25
Salsa Jam Cyprus, 29-31
DC Bachata Congress Washington, 8-12
Tabarka Salsa Festival Tunesia, 11-18
Boston Salsa Festival, 16-18
Expo Latino Calgary, 23-25
August 2013 ~ USA
New York Salsa Congress, 28-31
San Diego Salsa Congress, 29-31
September 2013 ~ World
Salsa Jam Cyprus, 1-2
SalsaNors Rueda Congress Southhampton, 5-8
Salsa Rueda Festival Aarhus DK, 5-8
Lyon Salsa Congress, 6-8
Munich Salsa Congress 6-8
Havana ander Ruhr Duisburg, 13-15
Salsa Festival Tallinn, 13-15
Salsa Convention St. Gallen, 20-22
Step in Salsa Festival Paris, 27-29
September 2013 ~ USA & Canada
San Diego Salsa Congress, 1
New York Salsa Congress, 1-2
Marrakech Salsa Festival, 12-16
Festival Salsa Québec, 25-29
Hotlanta Salsa Congress Atlanta, 27-30
October 2013 ~ World
Berlin Salsa Congress 3-7
UNiDANZA Festival Hamburg, 4-6
Sicilia Salsa Festival Taormina, 9-13
Canada Salsa Congress Toronto, 10-14
Salsa Clubbing Salzburg, 11-12
Afro Bailar Multicultural Prague, 16-20
Latino Fest Prague, 17-19
Bachatamemucho München 18-20
Salsuri Suriname Congress Paramaribo, 23-27
Dome Salsa Cologne 25-27
Festival de Cuba Stuttgart, 25-27
MamboCity Salsa Splash Algarve, Portugal 25-30 Oct 1
Balkan Salsa Congress Borovets, 25-27
Cape Town Salsa Festival, 31 – Nov 3
November 2013 ~ World
Cape Town Salsa Festival, 1-3
Salsa Festival Warsaw, 8-10
Roma Salsa Festival, 15-17
The Paris Bachata Festival, 21-24
Manila Salsa Congress, 21-28
Tallinn Salsa Festival, 22-24
Baila en Cuba Havana, 24-29
Bachata Festival Munich, 29-30 & Dec 1
December 2013 ~ World
Bachata Festival Munich, Nov 29 Dec 1
Vienna Salsa Congress Wien, 6-8
Salsa Festival Düsseldorf, 27-28
"Click here" to see the photographs
of the dance performances, musicians, social dancers, and guests in attendance of past events.
Copa NY Salsa Congress,
Salsa Week Italy,
Paris Salsa Congress,
Barcelona Salsa Festival,
New York Salsa Congress,
Zurich Salsa Congress,
Detroit Salsa Congress,
PR Salsa Congress,
LA Salsa Congress.
Mambo Dream Team
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