How to Choose Salsa Dance Music

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How to Choose Salsa Dance Music

  1. Be aware that not all Latin music is right for salsa. Though you can certainly find many types of Spanish music that may work, you need to seek out the right rhythm. Try Merengue, for instance. It has a great two-step beat that works wonderfully for salsa dancing.
  2. Assess your level of skill and choose salsa dance music to fit your abilities. If you are a beginner, you may want to ask for some recommendations from a dance instructor. If you are a more sophisticated dancer, you can go to your local music store and get some great salsa music, but ask for help at the store if you are unsure.
  3. Get slow-tempo salsa music if you are a beginner. Alternately, get fast-tempo if you are advanced. In either case, always change up the music to keep from getting bored with the dance.
  4. Go online and research the different sounds and styles to see which one is right for you. To choose the right salsa dance music, you need a basic sense of the different types of Latin music to choose from.
  5. Listen to online clips of Boogaloo, Cumbia, Mambo, Timbia and Rumba. These are all types of salsa dance music. They each have a unique sound, with different beats and specific alternations between percussion and music.
  6. Start dancing. Once you have the right music, get in sync with the rhythm and enjoy the beauty of the dance. Whether you go solo or dance with a partner, the right music will send you to the next level.


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