Joel & Maria discuss in this video some of the different styles of Salsa and why its important to know the timing of the instruments that prompt you to dance a different style.
Normally when we do our “break step” is the style we are dancing. For instance if we break on the 1st beat of the music, we are dancing “On1”, and if we break on the 2nd beat of the music we are dancing “On2” Some styles also call for different patterns, dance linear, dance circular, etc. They feel to be able to communicate best with your dance partner, understanding the timing, musicality and styles is a great way to be a more well rounded dancer.