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Let’s Dance: Salsa
May 20 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm$25
A great opportunity to learn and refine your social dance skills in a fun, friendly, and exciting environment!
Sunday, May 20
2:00 – 3:30 p.m. in Studio 3
Advanced registration required; space is limited.
Salsa – not the dip with chips! – is one of the most popular styles of social dance today which you can dance with a partner, on your own, or as a group. Salsa as we know it is a very recent dance from Cuba, where different latin dance styles and music all came together. The term ‘salsa’ is something of an umbrella term because it really represents a variety of Latin and Afro-Caribbean musical genres. Salsa is upbeat and energetic, and a fun night out with friends, so get one step ahead by taking this workshop!
This class will include 1 hour of instruction with 30 minutes of free dance to practice your newly learned moves!
Why take a dance class?
- Dancing is good for your heart, and promotes better coordination, balance and agility.
- Dancing with a romantic partner creates another way for the two of you to connect with each other. As you dance together, your eyes meet, your bodies are close together, you can feel one another breathing.
- It’s a great excuse for a date night! Treat yourself to a nice dinner afterwards.
- Learn some moves that you can show off at the next wedding or night on the town. You don’t have to learn lifts or even a choreographed number, just pick up some basic ballroom skills to help you look like you know what you’re doing on the dance floor.
- It’s fun! Feeling silly and laughing is part of the process. But you’ll find yourself building confidence as you nail those moves!
Not part of a couple? Not to worry! You can bring anyone — you just need a dance partner for this class. Keep your eyes peeled for future dance classes where having a partner is not necessary.
What to Wear: Dress comfortably for movement. Please no flip-flops (footwear should stay on the foot.)
About the Instructor:
Barnaly Pande teaches a range of different dance styles, though her passion is for the elegant ballroom and energetic Latin American dances (think: Dancing With The Stars.) She loves teaching people to dance for the first time but some of her own students have, like her, gone on to achieve national titles.