Salsa suelta ("loose salsa"), or suelta, is a form of dancing to salsa music. Though the term technically describes any instance of salsa being danced without touching a partner, it is normally used to refer to a type of line dancing. As in casino rueda, there is often a leader who calls out names of set moves or simply dances a move for the rest of the group to follow. The dance moves may be borrowed from dances related to salsa, from jazz and hip-hop to rumba and orisha. Suelta is also commonly danced to reggaetón.
Forms of suelta
- during partner dancing, each person does his or her own solo dance; also known as shines
- during partner dancing, the partners break away and dance a mirror image dance step
- salsa performances often include a modern-jazz dance inspired routine
- solo salsa dancing
- a group of people line dancing in one or more rows, all facing one direction or else facing each other
- coordinated dance moves by members of a salsa or merengue band