This is Jorge Camaguey with Misledis dancing Cuban style salsa at Warsaw Salsa Festival 2006.
Cuban Salsa has a circular feel to the dance and there tends to be much less spinning than Crossbody styles. The Miami style is very similar to Cuban except that dancers often tap on beats 4 & 8 rather than pause - this is how Cubans originally tended to dance salsa.
This Rueda De Casino performance is pure Cuban style.
This video clip shows 23 Cuban salsa moves. Some of the names or moves may differ from those used elsewhere.
This clip shows an interesting blend of styles with the winning routine at the Tropicana Tropics World Championships 2004 with Jhesus Appointe (From Puerto Rico) & Yanet Fuentes Torres (From Cuba living in London).
Miami Salsa dancers also tend to incorporate more spins in their Salsa than Cubans & have some different names for the same Rueda moves. The Crossbody styles (i.e. LA, New York & Puerto Rican styles) tend to make the lady travel in a straight line while the man steps aside to let her pass through. Nowadays LA style is sometimes referred to as New York On1 style. The following clips show some popular LA style performers. This Alex Da Silva & Alien Ramirez' at the Salsa Festival Hamburg 2007. Alex is credited with having created the LA style.
This is Francisco Vasquez idea of dancing socially! Francisco is the older of the famous Vaquez Brothers who spread the popularity of the LA style by encouraging people to dance like this socially - not for the faint hearted.
This clip shows Johnny Vazquez (the youngest brother of Francisco above) & Carolina Cerisola dancing their winning routine in the 2001 Mayan salsa competition in Los Angeles.
This is one of a number of routines by Eddie the Salsa Freak & Al (Liquid Silver) Espinoza - her husband at the time. Eddie was largely responsible for introducing the LA Style to the London & then all of the UK in the late 1990s.
This video clip shows the World Championship Las Vegas 2006 with various styles.