Salsa means “dressing” and Salsa has many different ingredients. The most important of all these ingredients is the joy, that we really want to feel and live, the one characteristic joy of the Caribbean countries.
The joy, this state of happiness in which we enter when we dance Salsa, is what I call magic, a magic that we all want to reach. Thus, we only need our body to move with the rhythm of the music and this is why wee first need to understand the rhythm of the Salsa.
It is very easy!
Salsa music works like this: 1, 2, 3, 4, 1, 2, 3, 4, …
To turn into a Salsa dancer you only need to do three steps and one break, three steps and one break. That means: 1, 2, 3, break, 5, 6, 7, break. This is how the rhythm works.
It is very important not to dance hectically and paying respect to the two breaks to reach that our body moves in harmony with the rhythm and to feel the magic, the happiness, this state of felicity that we indulge every time we flow with the Caribbean rhythms.