What’s the difference between Salsa on 1, Salsa on 2, and Mambo

What’s the difference between Salsa on 1, Salsa on 2, and Mambo?

What’s Salsa on 2?

While the basic step is the same for Salsa on 1, Salsa on 2, and Mambo – the musicality is different. Here’s a quick chart to sort out the differences:

Salsa on 1
  • Start dancing on the 1
  • The break step happens on 1
  • Leaders start with a forward step
Salsa on 2
  • Start dancing on the 1
  • The break step happens on 2
  • Leaders start with a back step
Mambo
  • Start dancing on the 2
  • The break step happens on 2
  • Leaders start with a forward step

This is a confusing topic for many dancers, so I made a short video sorting out the differences between Salsa on 1, Salsa on 2, and Mambo. Hope you enjoy!

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