What is Salsa?
Perhaps the most popular and well-known form of social dance, salsa originated in the Caribbean. The movements have their origins in Cuban Son, cha-cha-cha, mambo and Puerto Rican bomba and plena and other dance forms. Due to its many influences, the name salsa (meaning ‘sauce’ or ‘mixture’) is quite suiting.
The dance itself is a very elegant one, in which moves are interwoven seamlessly and succeed each other in high tempo. The basic steps are easy to learn yet difficult to master, making this the perfect dance to start off with.
Salsa at the USC
Most of the salsa classes are given by the University Sports Centre. Leidance offers an extra class: Leidance Advanced Salsa Class. This is an extra advanced course for those who have finished the advanced course. Be aware that the level in this class is high!
DISCLAIMER: Due to the Corona crisis, the classes are continued during summer break, but follow a different schedule:
- Tuesday 19:40-20:40 Beginners
- Thursday 19:30-20:30 Semi-Advanced
- Thursday 20:40-21:40 Advanced
You can sign up per individual class a couple days ahead, through the My USC Leiden Sports application or dmsonline.uscleiden.
More information about the dance classes at the University Sports Centre can be found here.
We hope to see you at the salsa classes!
About Johnathan Hoijer
The salsa teacher is Johnathan Hoijer.
More information about him will be displayed here soon!