Salsa in the news – February 2018




Students celebrate Latin dance, culture with Bailando

The Campus Events + Entertainment’s Mexican American Culture Committee hosted the dance gathering “Bailando.” The first half of the event featured an open dance floor with a diverse range of Latin music, from lively dance music such as Salsa and Bachata to the traditional styles of Rancheras and …

Dancing makes you more intelligent: A single salsa class boosts a person’s understanding, focus …

Dr Redding also said dance classes can help widowed people who are lonely, while the traditional music they waltz to can bring back valuable memories for those with dementia. Speaking before giving a talk at Cheltenham Science Festival, she said: ‘Dancing, you take physical risks you would not on …

Holy City Salsa expands youth offerings, including kids and teens latin dance

Holy City Salsa owner Georgia Schrubbe says that she is “always blown away by how much the kids respond to [Latin] music and the movement. With songs like ‘Despacito’ and ‘Mi Gente,’ being so popular right now, Latin music and dance is more accessible and in the mainstream than ever before.

Cole Handy’s Cuba Experience

We learned the steps to a few of the traditional religious dances, as well as how to salsa, which I thought was one of the most fun activities of the entire trip. After we learned these dance moves, we attended a couple of venues where we could practice with live music and watch professional salsa dancers …

Orquesta Iluziones ready to dish out salsa music at Hobart show

Orquesta Iluziones ready to dish out salsa music at Hobart show … Saying his 12-member orchestra is skilled in both salsa and merengue, Flores further explained that his group focuses on a certain musical style. … The musicians in Orquesta Iluziones will join forces for a night of dancing in Hobart.

VIDEO: Meet the dancing dentist who uses salsa to relax patients

… unusual calming technique at the newly opened Envisage surgery in Cow Wynd, said: “I used to help teach salsa in a different life and it works its way into my dentistry more times than you’d imagine. “We have enough space here and if patients are nervous and they hear music and want to dance then …

In the Heights: An Apollo Music Club Production

A big dance number occurred during the song “In the Club,” which featured salsa dancing from all of the performers on stage. The energy was contagious, and there wasn’t a performer on stage that wasn’t fully engaged in the show. The performers kept up beautifully with the upbeat tempo of the songs, …

What the ‘Latin rhythm’ means for all the ice dance short dances

When Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir won the 2010 Vancouver Olympic gold in ice dance, they competed in three phases. The compulsory dance was “Tango Romantica,” followed by the original dance, which was a “folk/ country dance.” In the free dance, music and themes were left up to the skaters …

Richmond dance social reflects on the evolution of Bachata

When playing latin music, most dance venues focus on salsa, a genre that emerged in New York in the 1960s. For this reason, Kleinberg said, she and Rivera wanted to differentiate their brand by focusing on bachata, a Dominican genre whose popularity has skyrocketed in recent decades.

Out & About: Joan Soriano concert, Latin Dance Party at Jefferson Center

A concert of bachata music will likely make you feel like dancing, but it’s a sit-down show at (the recently christened) Fostek. Pool your energy for the post-concert event at neighboring Fitzpatrick Hall. The 15th Annual Latin Dance Party, with salsa lessons provided by Salsa Noke, will feature grooving …

Make a latin move on your partner

Richard will be focusing on three social dance forms in his workshop — Salsa, Bachata and Merengue. “I thought why not celebrate this Valentine’s Day the Latin way. I will be teaching them the basics of these different dance styles, and then we would all dance for some Latin music at the end,” he adds.

Review: ‘On Your Feet!’ hits all the notes

Are you ready for the hot rhythms of Latin music? “On Your Feet!”, at Wharton Center though Sunday, serves up a frothy concoction of salsa dancing, lights, terrific music and a dab of romance in the bio-show of Emilio and Gloria Estefan. The show sprints through the life of Gloria Estefan, soon to be …





Enter for a chance to win tickets to the Vueve Clicquot Carnaval Rose Garden!

Set in the beautiful Museum Park overlooking Biscayne Bay, the afternoon will include traditional Carnaval entertainment with salsa dancing and live music. Veuve Clicquot champagne will be available for purchase on-site, including Veuve Clicquot’s newest champagne, Veuve Clicquot Rich and Rich …

‘Unganisha’ showcases the African roots behind popular dance genres

The Homestretch radio space was transformed into a pop-up dance studio Friday, when two of the creative forces behind a unique African … Even a popular dance form like salsa — commonly thought of as a Latin dance form — has its roots in Africa, said Okoye. … “It was really scat music in Jamaica.

Latin Jazz Ensemble plans tribute to legendary vocalist

The Indiana University Jacobs School of Music Latin Jazz Ensemble’s concert at 8 p.m. Monday, “A Night in Havana: A Tribute to Celia Cruz,” will pay … their students hope to spawn a conversation of musical notes and dance moves between themselves and the audience during the Latin dance show.

The Shibutani Siblings’ Short Dance Music Is Keeping With A Theme, & Here’s Why

As for Team USA, the Shibutani siblings’ short dance music is keeping with the theme of this year’s PyeongChang performances. The American brother-sister … They will have to utilize Latin ballroom rhythms: Cha Cha, Rhumba, Samba, Mambo, Meringue, Salsa, and Bachata. This theme goes farther …

Tweets About “Despacito'” During The Short Dance Are Roasting These Music Picks

From figure skating to ice dancing, the Winter Olympics never cease to amaze me. I can hardly walk in a straight line on the solid ground much less salsa on slippery ice. These impressive Olympians have been conquering back to back ice dancing routines, but the three figure skate pairs performed …

Salsa Dance Latin Instrumental Music

Buy Salsa Dance Latin Instrumental Music by AnywaywellBeats on AudioJungle. “Salsa” – it’s an energetic positive salsa instrumental. Great music for salsa, youtube video’s, commercial projects!…

Work, Matters!: Finding passion for your work

What did make him happy was music, and salsa dancing. He’d be up till the wee hours of the morning dancing somewhere, and would turn up to work the next day after only 3 or 4 hours of sleep, and be totally unproductive at work. … At least, not the same passion that he had for music and dancing.

Simon Porte Jacquemus’ New Fashion Film is The Summer Escape We All Need Right Now

Made in collaboration with the Woolmark Company, the film, also titled La Bomba, was shot in a single sequence (a first for von Steiner) and features a cast of dancers, actors, models, acrobats, and Jacquemus’s young cousin Jean dancing under the sun to sultry salsa music. According to Jacquemus …

 Cumbia – Ageless Queen of Latin Music

Ask anyone outside of Latin America about Latin music and they will most likely know of salsa, samba, the ‘son Cubano’ of the Buena Vista Social Club, and possibly reggaeton (depending on their age). These are, without doubt, the most popular genres in the outside world, and they do have big …

At Pura Vida Sanctuary, the Afro roots in Latin dance come alive

“Maybe it’s because we live in Texas but a lot people still think salsa comes from Mexico,” Lewis said, laughing. “So that’s a lot of the driving force behind our brand, Pura Vida Afro-Latin Dance, because we try to acknowledge the Afro roots that exist in dances that primarily dubbed Latino that have a …