SALSABOR FLORIDA is the new South-Florida Salsa and Afro-Caribbean Dance School coming from PARIS. Recognized as a High Pedagogy and Teaching Quality school, SALSABOR classes enjoy a high international regard. In 1997, SALSABOR introduced the Mambo, New York or On 2 Style of salsa dancing to France, where it is commonly called ‘Puertorican Salsa’ (in recognition of the contribution of the Puerto Rican diaspora in developing this style). It subsequently trained most of the recognized salsa instructors of this style in France, which now nourishes one of the strongest On2 scenes worldwide.
In 2013, SALSABOR founder Cliford Jasmin and his partner Gaëlle Jasmin moved to Miami, Florida, to develop here a new branch of SALSABOR. At SALSABOR Florida, the Jasmins not only offer classes in On2/ Mambo for all levels, but also a range of Caribbean dance styles including Bachata, Chachacha, Bolero, and, most crucially, Haitian kompa. Cliford’s Haitian heritage has impelled him and Gaëlle to return to this dance form of his island, which in fact traces its roots back to the moment of the Haitian Revolution. Through research on these roots and earlier forms of this dance in the 20th century, Cliford and Gaëlle Jasmin propose a new approach and pedagogy that they term ‘Kompa Artistic’; currently, they are engaged in its creation and dissemination.