Project Description

From Salsa to Merengue and Cha Cha to Cumbia this program will teach students the steps and stylings of multiple Latin dance forms.

If an assembly is requested, students will get to perform a simple dance routine that they learn during the residency.

Students will also learn about the intricate music behind these dance styles. Jose will demonstrate the rhythms of these styles of Latin music, and students will get to participate in playing rhythm instruments such as the Cowbell, clave, and guiro.

While learning the steps and rhythms of salsa, students also build strong self-esteem and learn individuality and how to treat others with respect. Jose says, “They will not only learn how to dance, but will learn how to socialize, communicate with others and become a confident adult. No matter where they are from, even if they don’t speak the same language, they make friends all around the world when they dance salsa.”

Final Product

Students will know the fundamentals of several Latin dance styles, including salsa, merengue, cha cha cha, bachata, and cumbia. In the process, students also learn interpersonal skills and learn about Latin cultures.

Learning Outcomes

• Learn basic steps for several Latin dances
• Practice interperso