Re: Rumba Rhythm Posted by nloftofan1 12/6/2012 9:26:00 AM
One professional dance instructor I know thinks that the reason that Salsa became very popular while Mambo faded out as a popular dance style is that breaking on "1" (Salsa) is easier than breaking on "2". I don't want to get into an argument with people who argue that Salsa dancers don't always break on the 1 beat (argue with my instructor friend). He just thinks that Salsa caught on because it is easier; many people have trouble "finding" the 2 beat. A lot of Salsa music is very good, but so is a lot of Mambo music (and you can dance Mambo to Salsa music, as long as the 1 beat isn't too heavy).