I dance in two different scenes. One is made up mostly of studio trained dancers (LVG, JA’s, etc.). I’m still new to this scene so I can’t say whether the socials were more packed back in the day or not. But LVG was packed on Christmas day. I never danced in Europe so all I know about the international scene is what I read here. But not too far from me, there is also a salsa school that teaches only NY style salsa (no bachata or any other style of dance) and those classes are always packed whenever I have been there. The other is made up mostly of vernacular dancers (West Gate Lounge). A lot of the same people from Sabrosuras old Sabor post that shows people dancing @ the Taino Towers dance here. I don’t know about other places but this place has always been packed when I have gone there but I think it’s because of the great bands that play here (danced to Roberto Roena and Eddie Palmieri last year). Now the younger family members I have asked who still live in PR would rather dance Reggaeton than Salsa. One of the reasons given to me when I asked why was similar to what elanimal also wrote above. They feel they have to take classes (like I do) in order to go out and have a nice time dancing. But they have no problem getting down to salsa when it’s a family function. So I guess, “what kills salsa” is dependent upon where you live and what scene you belong to?