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Salsa is a Latin dance associated with the music genre of the same name which originated in the 1960s in New York City. Salsa is a process of uniting Cuban dances that were popular in the ballrooms and nightclubs of Havana by the end of the 1950s.

The Los Angeles Salsa Style (LA style) is danced strictly on 1, in a line, using elements of various North American and stage dances. This helps prevent dancers from hitting other couples on a crowded dance floor. It is strongly influenced by the Latin HustleSwingArgentine Tango, Mambo dancers from Mexico, and Latin Ballroom dancing styles.

Rogelio Moreno, Francisco, and Luis Vazquez are credited for the early development and growth of LA Style as well as Albert Torres, Laura Canellias, and Joe Cassiniare. Later dancers such as Alex Da Silva, Edie Lewis, Joby Martinez, and Johnny Vazquez are often credited with developing the LA style of dancing as we know it today. 

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