Salsa is a popular social dance that originated from Cuban folk dances. The movements in salsa have elements from Afro-Cuban dance, cha cha, mambo and several other dance forms that were popular in Latin America and the Caribbean. Salsa is a fluid and passionate dance form, where the upper body tends to remain still while the dancer performs various hip movements. A characteristic feature of salsa is Cuban motion. It is an incredibly popular style and salsa dance socials are held in nightclubs, bars and restaurants.