Come and dance salsa in Barcelona
The Barcelona Salsa Congress 2019 is back again, ready to teach you everything you need to know about salsa! Have you always wanted to go, but always thought ‘‘Maybe not this year’’? Or have you always wanted to learn how to dance salsa? This is your chance! From Friday 5th of April until Sunday 7th April the Barcelona Salsa Congress will be taking room at Hotel Don Candido. You can go on a fullday pass or an VIP pass. Or maybe you just want to attend some workshops? During these three days you will learn everything you need to know about steps, styling and how to dance like a professional!
This is the place to be from Friday 5th until Sunday 7th of April if you want to get inspired from all the amazing dancers. Proffessional dancers such as Anna Navarro and Mambo Projects will be attending to just mention few. Amazing DJ Will and DJ Husky, will of course be there to provide the best salsaton beats just for you!
Not convinced yet if you want to attend? Have a look at this video from Barcelona Salsa Congress 2016 and get your mind blowned by amazing dancers Sergio and Ana. I mean look at their footwork – It’s just amazing!
History of Salsa
Modern salsa was born in Cuba, and the movements have mixtures of different dancestyles, such as Afro-Cuban dance, mambo, cha-cha-cha. Salsa is a popular dance in many parts of Latin America, such as Puerto Rico and Cali, Colombia where they have their own styles. Did you know that Salsa was performed for the first time during the final years of 19th century? And that salsa is getting more popular in more parts of the world? Dancing salsa is a social dance that has brought together many people. By dancing salsa you add your chances to meet a lifelong friend or a lifetime partner. It’s social and it’s fun, so what are you waiting for?
Different types of salsa
There are two main salsa styles that are being danced in many parts of the world. The first one is The Cuban style, where salsa has it’s origins. The Cuban style is when there’s not a fixed line, instead the couple is dancing around each other. The second style is The Los Angeles style, line style where the dancing is in a straight line. Usually this type is more common for performance shows, meanwhile the Cuban style is more groovy. Both styles have the same rythm and are using the same basic steps and it’s easy to mix between both styles in one dance.
There are also two more types that are less known worldwide. The Salsa New York style, this style looks very similar to the L.A style, but the difference is that it’s danced with the first step on the second bit of the rythm instead of on the first bit. Then we have The Colombian Salsa style, from Cali, also known as the ”Salsa capital” of Colombia. This type of dance has much faster foot movements, including cha-cha-cha steps.
Here is a video of the different types of salsa, have a look so you can see the differences!
How to get there
The easiest way to get to Rambleta del Pare Alegre is by taking the train. The nearest train station is Placa Catalunya. You can take the train S1 to Terrassa Nacions Unides and go off at stop Terrassa – Rambla.