Perfect for dancing with any Latin music with or without partner. Brief history and origin of Salsa dance is that it initially developed into a particular style in the 1940s and comes from a tradition of Latin dance styles that dates back to the early 1900s. It is heavily influenced by Afro-Cuban traditions and dance styles such as mambo, guaguanco and danzon. As people moved to new locations and assimilated into new cultures, salsa evolved into fresh styles. Some of today’s most popular forms of salsa include styles influenced by the cultures of New York, Puerto Rico and Los Angeles. Salsa is everywhere today as dancers heat up the floors of nightclubs, ballrooms, outdoor festivals, living room, front or back yard.