I discovered this form of dancing just over 5 years ago and I just don’t know how I did not discover or see this form of music and dance earlier in my life. But one thing I have discovered in my relationships and salsa is that it is a good indicator of your relationship with your partner
I honestly believe that how well or bad that you dance salsa with your partner indicates how good or bad your relationship is.
I am learning cuban style salsa and one of the fundamental rules of this form of dance is that the man leads and the woman follows. This is Cuban and Latin South American cultuur. The macho man who is strong, dominant and shows his partner he can lead and can lead well and the woman who is willing to submit and follow the signals of her partner. If the woman plays a dominant role in the relationship or marriage then more than likely it won’t work when you dance Cuban style salsa. Also if problems start developing in the relationship it will also affect how well you dance together. I then assume (but have not actually proven it personally) if you dance very well with someone it could be a very good indicator that you could have a successful relationship. ( looking forward to hearing your viewpoints on that latter assumption)
I also have noted the importance of personal contact while dancing. If done right it enhances the dance experience. During the dance it is just you and the person your dancing with. Your attention or concern should not be with your other friends or the people present, whether they can see how good or bad that you or your partner is dancing. Your focus is the person in front of you looking at him or her periodically, concentrating on leading or being lead and listening to the rhythm of the music. I found an interesting clip about cuban cultuur and dance. Please note the comment of one woman being interviewed in that clip about how she dances Cuban cultuur:
Anyway I am still a novice because the more I read up on Salsa the more I realise how little I know. I have just discovered another wordpress publisher that discusses Cuban rhythm and and its history in depth and turns my articles into sesame seeds. So if latin music touches you and are learning to dance salsa then you have to read his blogs. Here is his link;