Salsa is a popular form of social dance that originated in the Caribbean. The movements of salsa have origins in Cuban Son, cha-cha-cha, mambo and Puerto Rican bomba and plena and other dance forms. The dance, along with the salsa music, originated in the mid-1970s in New York Salsa dance socials are commonly held in night clubs, bars, ballrooms,
restaurants, and outside, especially if part of an outdoor festival.
Salsa dancing is an international dance that can be found in most
metropolitan cities in the world. Festivals are held annually, often called a Salsa Congress, in various
host cities aimed to attract variety of salsa dancers from other cities
and countries. The events bring dancers together to share their passion
for the dance, build community, and to share moves and tips with each
other. These events usually include salsa dance performers, live salsa
music, workshops, open dancing, and contests.