What is Salsa?
The word 'Salsa' means 'a variety of ingredients' which simply
describes what salsa dancing is! It is an umbrella term encompassing a fusion of
rhythms from Latin American to Afro Cuban. They include a myriad of dances,
such as mambo, chachacha, son, cumbia, guaira, guaracha, songo, meringue and
bachata to name but a few!
Salsa is of course the pinnacle of our aim, however to truly learn to dance
is so much more. Salsa Soul teaches various styles of salsa and Latin
American dances. Primarily the Cuban and Cross body styles are those
concentrated on, with a huge variety of music being played after classes
from salsa to Lambada.
Dancing in its many forms is a physical expression and personal
interpretation of music. Learning to dance is one thing, but learning to
feel the music and feel a sense of exhilaration due to that ability to
express is priceless! The enthusiasm bubbling within the salsa soul classes
makes learning to dance painless and fun, whilst burning up to 300 plus
Zia Tasker has a long standing dance background
having practiced dance in the forms of tap, modern and ballet from the age
of three. In these disciplines she passed all grades and moved on to Latin
dance with a need to express herself more individually. Whilst on her
journey Salsa Soul has appeared in several newspaper articles and two
magazines, the most recent featuring Zia's tuition of a competition winner
in 'Glamour Magazine'. She also coached a London Classical Dance school when
they included Salsa in a show performance.