Posts Tagged ‘statistics’

I perfer dancing…

Tuesday, November 29th, 2011

We asked our facebook users which style of Salsa they love to dance. While Cuban Salsa took the lead, we could also see the Mambo style just a little behind, leaving the L.A. style and the Romantic Salsa genre far behind. The most surprising finding is that nobody chose the “Mixed” option – it seems like every dancer got his preferred style, and there is nobody who prefers just a little bit of everything.

To make the survey more interesting, we gave the dancers to add their own answer. While we spotted many non-salsa styles in theĀ  answer list, such as Cha Cha and Tango Argentino, it seems like Bachata is the most popular foreign style amongst Salsa dancers. However, Merengue, the other genre from the Dominican Republic, was not mentioned even once!

Here are the complete results of the survey, with just over 180 participants:

Which is your preferred style? Let us know in the comments section below…

Salsa Timing Video: Interesting youtube Insights

Friday, October 1st, 2010

Two weeks after uploading the new Salsa timing video “La Pantera Mambo”, I have decided to peek at its youtube insights, and discovered a few interesting trends:

Hot Spots

Hot Spots in youtube videos are places where the viewers are most attentive to what is going on in the video. One of the ways youtube calculates the hotspots is by counting how many users are rewinding the video to watch a certain part of it again:

Hot Spots in "La Pantera Mambo"

As you can see in the graph above, there are two hot spots. The second is near the end of the video, and the first one turns out to be the piano solo part of the song. It seems like dancers find the piano solo as the most challenging part to keep up with the rhythm, so many of them rewind the video and view that part multiple times.


By looking at the demographics chart above, you can see that most of the viewers are men – almost 75%. Can you think of a reason for that?

You are invited to leave a comment below and tell us why there are way more men viewers than women in your opinion…