Salsa dancing in Barcelona
Salsa dancing is a popular Latin dance form originated from the Cuban Son dances in 1940. This dance form is often executed as a partner dance on salsa music and has influences from the dance of Mambo, Danzon and the Afro-Cuban rumba. Besides Latin America, North America, Australia, Europe and some Asian countries are fond of this dance style as well. Every year there is are several salsa events organized in Barcelona and the nearest festival will take place on the 18th of March. The ´Salsa y Latin Jazz Festival´ will be held at Sala Apolo in Poble Sec and will start at 8 in the evening. Many people will attend this event and will be dressed in impressive dresses and appropriate salsa clothing.
The dancing of Salsa is often done in pairs of two but the style can also be danced individually or with multiple couples who exchange their partners while dancing in a circle. This last form is called ´Rueda de Casino´. Individual dances are often improvised and group dances are often performed with a routine. There are many variations to the salsa dancing, since it is executed around the whole world, but the most commonly danced and therefore the most popular one are the Cuban-style, Cali-style, Puerto Rican-style and the LA-style.
Salsa is getting more and more popular in Barcelona. Besides the special salsa bars, which are often opened every night of the week, clubs nowadays play salsa songs as well and all around the city there are dance classes to follow. On the weekends, the bars and clubs often open late at night at it will be early in the morning before the entire club is crowded. You can go the dance classes as a couple or as an individual. With this social dance you will easily make friends and enjoy yourself. The Antilla BCN Latin Club in Barcelona has live music every Thursday and Rueda de Casino on Wednesdays, which is the multi couple dance that was mentioned earlier. Also the club La Clave is a great place to experience the salsa dancing and to enjoy the salsa music. This is known to be one of the best salsa clubs in Barcelona. There are even organizations that offer holidays to Barcelona whereby everything is related to salsa. These Salsa holidays bring you to the best salsa bars, will tell where to buy the prettiest salsa clothes and will offer you dance classes and workshops. What is better than mixing a holiday with this great dance? The beautiful weather, impressive sights and numerous of salsa bars make your stay in Barcelona complete.
If you are interested in this Latin dance you should visit one of the events or salsa bars in Barcelona or go on a true salsa holiday. Further events and sights in this city can be found with the several accommodations for your stay on these vacation apartments Barcelona or Barcelona properties. This article was written by an enthusiastic dance and travel writer Sanne, from Apartime.com.
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