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PLACA presents: Salsa in the Commons

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In celebration and encouragement of the arrival of spring, the Moynihan Institute and the Program on Latin America and the Caribbean invite you to join us for a Salsa workshop and celebration. Brian Bromka of La Familia de la Salsa will host this workshop using the Rueda de Casino method of teaching Salsa dancing.  Whether you are a beginner, an expert or a wall flower, please join us in the Strasser Commons for Latin American food and dance. Help us welcome the warmth and vitality of Spring to the Maxwell School.

Rueda de Casino

WHAT IS RUEDA DE CASINO? Rueda de Casino is a wonderful, exciting and exhilarating form of Cuban style Salsa dancing and is the preferred method for teaching Salsa in Cuba!! Leaders and followers are arranged in a circle with a caller telling the dancers what move is coming next via verbal cues and hand gestures. There are approximately 200-300 moves ranging from the simplest to the most complex. Sometimes there is stomping of feet, yelling, hand gestures, clapping etc. making this traditional dance a vivid and exciting spectacle!


Here is an example of Rueda de Casino:


Brian Bromka is founder, artistic director, master instructor, and choreographer of "La Familia de la Salsa", one of the largest Latin dance organizations in New York State.  His career in the performing arts has spanned four decades and includes radio, television, stage and film as well as multitude of performances in dance, voice and percussion.  Read more..

There will be Latin American food, warmth and friendship.  Please join us!

sponsored by the Program on Latin America and the Caribbean at the Moynihan Institute of Global Affairs

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