Top 12 Salsa Dancing Movies

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Star Wars Salsa Dancing

Song: “BS Mambo” by Salsón May the 4th be with you! It was a lot of fun putting together our latest salsa video– and also a lot of work! We filmed the video at the Algodones Sand Dunes two hours east of San Diego, where some of the scenes from Return of the Jedi and …

Song: “Tu Con El” by Frankie Ruiz When Imaan Taghavi from the Omni Movement approached us about doing a collab, we quickly landed on the idea of doing a trio– two leads dancing with one follow. For the story we decided on two suitors competing for the attention of the same woman. The classic salsa …

Salsa dancing isn’t just for humans anymore! A number of pet owners have taught their dogs how to dance salsa, with some even doing partnerwork and following turn patterns! Here are some of the best videos of salsa dancing dogs from around the web: Salsa Dancing Dog with Partnerwork Stuart the Salsa Dancing Dog Salsa …

Johnny Pacheco Fania Clarinet

Johnny Pacheco, considered by many to be the “godfather of salsa music” passed away today at age 85 from an undisclosed cause. Pacheco, originally from the Dominican Republic, moved to the Bronx in the 1940s where he developed his talent for music. Pacheco attended the Juilliard School in New York City, and started his own …

Different Styles of Salsa Dancing

If you’re new to salsa dancing, you may not be aware that there are actually a few different types of salsa dancing that are danced around the world. The music that they are danced to is usually the same (although there are a few exceptions) but that the styles are different enough that if you …

Top Salsa Songs DJ Felipe

Want to get into salsa music, but don’t know where to start? Not to worry– we sat down with veteran salsa DJ Felipe Martinez, aka DJ EldelaClave, and asked for his top picks. Born in Colombia and raised on the sounds of cumbia, cha cha, and salsa, DJ EldelaClave is one of the most popular …

Song: “Indestructible” by Diego El Cigala I’ve been in love with Colombian salsa since I first saw it performed on stage at the SF Salsa Congress in 2010. The incredibly fast footwork of Colombian-style salsa just captures the energy of high-tempo salsa songs in a way that other styles can’t match. My favorite Colombian couple …

Song: “Aguanile” by Héctor Lavoe & Willie Colón 2020 was not an easy year to say the least, and it was an especially difficult time being a salsa dancer, with global lockdowns and restrictions virtually shutting down all dance studios and venues, no salsa congresses and festivals, and no social dancing. But 2020 also brought …

Omambo Dance Project

Omar Muñoz, the founder and director of the Omambo Dance Project, announced today that he has decided to end the team after 7 years in operation. Founded in 2013 in Los Angeles, Omambo Dance Project quickly grew to become one of the top competitive dance teams in the world. Omar drew on his experience as …

World Latin Dance Cup Online 2021

The 2021 World Latin Dance Cup Moves Online 2020 was a year that saw most salsa competitions cancelled due to the pandemic, and with widespread vaccination still on the horizon, the World Latin Dance Cup (WLDC) has announced that their 2021 competition will be held online. The 2021 WLDC will be a month-long online extravaganza, …