Salsa dance, commerce explored in Juliet McMains’ book ‘Spinning Mambo into Salsa

UW dance professor Juliet McMains’ book “Spinning Mambo Into Salsa: Caribbean Dance in Global Commerce,” was published in 2015 by Oxford University Press.

Juliet McMains is an associate professor in the University of Washington Dance Program and author of “Spinning Mambo into Salsa: Caribbean Dance in Global Commerce,” published in 2015 by Oxford University Press. She answered a few questions about her work and the book.

What’s the concept behind this book?

I began my own love affair with salsa in 1997, when the salsa dance boom was in its infancy and salsa dance styles around the world were still incredibly diverse.