Salsa & Merengue Dance Class for Beginners
Edyael Casaperalta, a member of the Rural Strategies staff, learned to shimmy from her father, a suave man from the Salsa-dancing district of El Callao in Lima, Peru. She will teach you the joy of shaking your shoulders and keeping the rhythm with your hands. She will also teach you how to appropriately guide your partner on a left and right turn, or how to transfix your partner with elegantly coordinated arm movements. Want to impress your friends? She will teach you to distinguish between Salsa and Merengue music. All with an easy-to-follow count system and a super eager non-professional dance aficionado. If you have time, she might want to engage you in a lengthy conversation about the gender roles in Salsa and Merengue dance and how to deconstruct them, and custom-create a play list just for you of some of the most famous hits of the genres. "Azucar!" $50, Donate Now.