What Songs Can I Practise Salsa Dancing To?

What Songs Can I Practise Salsa Dancing To?

What Songs Can I Practise Salsa Dancing To?

We’ve all heard the saying that practise makes perfect but sometimes we can come across roadblocks. You may have the best intentions of practising your dancing but if you spend the first half an hour trying, in frustration, to work out what music to practise to you can quickly lose your motivation.

Allow me to try and remove some of those roadblocks by providing you with some songs that we use here at the QuickSteps Studio for beginner salsa students.

Why these song’s in particular? Whilst they may not sound like your typical Salsa music they fit the Salsa rhythm well. They are nice and slow giving you time to think between each step and recover from any mistakes made. These songs also have a prominent and regular beat to them which can be difficult to find in a fast, traditional Salsa.

The crazy percussion and intricate musical detail that make the salsa wonderful to listen to can be the same features that make it difficult to dance to… at first! Start with these tracks, stick to it, practise whenever you can and I promise it will get easier!

Slow Salsa Songs (Stage 1) 

I try – Macy Gray

Intentions – Ziggy Alberts 

Maria Jose – Frederico Aubele

Medium Salsa Songs (Stage 2)

Now that you have become comfortable dancing your salsa basics to the slow category let’s start to speed things up a little with the medium paced salsa songs… 

Mysterious Girl- Peter Andre 

El B’ano – Enrique Iglesias

Toda Una Vida- Leoni Torres 

Exit Signs – Hilltop Hoods 

Lost On You (salsa version) – Cubaneros 


Fast Salsa Songs (Stage 3)

The classic salsa song. Garunteed you will hear this next one at any salsa night or Latin event you go to! 

Vivir Mi Vida – Marc Anthony