Salsa is a Latin dance that is meant to be both sensual and sexy. It has only 3 basic moves that are repeated twice in every eight beats of music. These three beats are comprised of side to side steps that allow the dancers to show off their sensuality through hip movement. Because only three beats are needed, the movement of the fourth beat is up to the dancers. These moves can be smoothly sensual or wildly erotic. It depends upon the mood the music creates within the dancers.
Dancing together at a salsa club is an exciting time. Couples have an opportunity to express their wild side to each other in a public venue. This is perfectly acceptable within the salsa world. The dance is performed to show off the sensual side of a relationship. For many new salsa dancers this is a thrilling way to express their inner self.