Salsa Dancing Lesson for All Ages and Skills Set for Wednesday, May 29
Time: 7 p.m.
Date: Wednesday, May 29, 2019
Place: Drake Community Library, Caulkins Community Room, 930 Park St., Grinnell
Silvia Ardila will lead an informal lesson in salsa dancing, a popular form of social dance originating from Cuban folk dances. The event is free and open to the public. Attendees will learn “basico” footwork and beginning partner turns and spins, accompanied by today’s popular salsa music. All ages and skill levels are welcome, and comfortable clothing and shoes are recommended.
Silvia Ardila began salsa dancing in her native Caracas, Venezuela. Upon moving to San Juan, Puerto Rico, she joined one of the area’s top Salsa Academies, training there for years. She regularly attends Puerto Rican salsa festivals and performances to expand her repertoire of steps and turns.
Ardila also will teach salsa dancing at Summerfest on Saturday, June 15. “Salsa Dance: Lessons and History,” designed for people of all ages and skill levels, will run from 11 a.m. to noon in Flanagan Theatre in the Bucksbaum Center for the Arts, Sixth Avenue and Park Street. Now in its fifth year, Summerfest provides a daylong celebration of learning and discovery for curious minds of all ages.