This history of salsa dance in New York, Los Angeles, and Miami tells the story of how commercialized salsa in the 1990s departed from 1950s mambo. It draws on over 100 interviews, archival research, and participant observation, and is rich with quotations and stories from practitioners and detailed movement description.
Juliet McMains, Ph.D. is a dance scholar and artist whose work centers on social dance practices and their theatrical expression on competition and theatrical stages. Her first book, Glamour Addiction: Inside the American Ballroom Dance Industry(Wesleyan, 2006) won the 2008 Congress on Research in Dance Outstanding Publication Award. She is currently an Associate Professor in the Dance Program at the University of Washington in Seattle.