This is not about another ballroom vs street dancing thread. My issue is more about how this debate gets framed and carried away. As Flujo rightly asked What is this street style salsa dancing?. At least with Ballroom dancing we know what it is, it is well defined etc. Street style salsa dancing? Almost anyone whether they know how to dance any particular salsa style well or not, claim that they dance 'street style' The following article: I think that the author is contrasting "Ballroom dancing" vs what she calls "street salsa". And not "Ballroom salsa" vs "street salsa". Is there such a thing as "Ballroom salsa"? I echo what Hyh's said in another thread: Ofcourse there is Ballroom Latin/American smooth (which also includes Ballroom Mambo?). Clips shown below... youtube.com/watch?v=V9wM8rcg7n0 youtube.com/watch?v=ARmNHrlN2PI (copying from a post by peach exploration) I can say that 99% of salsa dancers I watched or dance with don't dance Ballroom Mambo, which is the closest ballroom discipline to salsa dancing. Do some people confuse salsa style on the display in performance dancing and competitive dancing (at Salsa Congresses or Albert Torres's WSC) with Ballroom style salsa. Contrast to what is danced in the clubs being street salsa (in their mind). An anecdote I have written about before. Once unknowingly I led a casino/Cuban dancer in my usual NY/LA style xbl/slot. After the dance she remarked "you danced ballroom style, I don't dance that". I chuckled. It was first time I heard the term ballroom style (was a while back, since then I heard it a lot in discussions). So what is this street salsa and street style? Isn't it same as most of the salsa-addicts, like on this forum or at any regular salsa club, actually dance. Why so much discussion about ballroom dancing and salsa dancing? The ballroom dancers don't dance anything called "ballroom salsa" (as understood by self proclaimed street salesr@s) or most don't care about it (unless they also dance salsa).