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We are entering a NEW Salsa Revolution in 2023!

Salsa dancing, with its energetic rhythms, passionate movements, and contagious joy, has become a beloved cultural phenomenon embraced by people from all walks of life. Originating in Cuba and Africa, and influenced by various music genres such as Son and Mambo, Salsa has evolved over time, captivating hearts and inspiring dancers worldwide with it's jazzy Latin rhythm.

In Josie Neglia's classes, we take you on a fascinating journey through the roots of salsa, exploring its beginnings in Cuba and the influences that shaped its unique style. From there, we uncover the evolution of Salsa through the decades, examining how it transformed and adapted to different cultural contexts.

One of the key figures in the world of Salsa is Josie Neglia, a renowned dancer and instructor who has dedicated her life to sharing the joy and beauty of salsa with others. We delve into Josie's remarkable journey, from her early days as a Salsa enthusiast in Toronto, influenced by ballroom Mambo, Colombian & Cuban style Salsa to becoming one of the most respected figures in the field of Los Angeles Style Salsa On 1. Her passion, expertise, and commitment to spreading the art of Salsa through her international travel, instructional videos to her online course at, helped shape the history of Salsa dancing worldwide.

As Salsa gained popularity, it became a central part of popular culture. We explore the impact of salsa in films, television shows, and commercials, and how its universal appeal has transcended borders. From the vibrant streets of New York City (recorded with Fania Records) & Los Angeles Night Clubs, to the dance halls of Latin America and beyond, Salsa has captivated audiences with its infectious rhythms and mesmerizing moves.

Furthermore, we delve into the new rise of Salsa in mainstream media, particularly through shows like "Dancing with the Stars," "So You Think You Can Dance" and "World of Dance." With Salsa showcased on a global stage, the dance form experienced a surge in popularity, attracting a whole new generation of enthusiasts.

Salsa is not just a dance; it is a means of connection and expression. We examine how Salsa has broken cultural barriers and brought people together, fostering unity and understanding. Through personal stories, testimonials, and historical references, we highlight the transformative power of Salsa in individuals' lives and the communities it has touched.

Lastly, we embark on a global tour, exploring how Salsa has spread and flourished in different parts of the world. From Europe to Asia, Africa to Australia, Salsa has left an indelible mark on dance cultures worldwide, exemplifying the beauty of diversity and the universal language of movement.

Get ready to experience the spirit, rhythm, and magic of Salsa at Josie Neglia Dance Academy where we start a new 4-week series every month. Let us embrace the dance, celebrate its colorful heritage, and embrace its future as a global phenomenon. Together, Josie Neglia will assist you in uncovering the secrets of Salsa and ignite our passion for this mesmerizing art form.

Join for details or call 310-869-8313.


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